Mac Maritime Projects

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City of Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA

MAC Maritime provides cruise consulting services to the City of Norfolk and the Decker Half Moone Center (cruise terminal). Responsibilities include developing marketing strategies, meetings with cruise lines and attending industry trade shows.

Performed a cruise pier improvement feasibility study in collaboration with Schneider Engineering to upgrade the cruise facilities for larger ships.

Belize Tourism Village
& Feinstein Group of Companies

Project Manager/Owner’s Representative


Port Coral: Serves as cruise industry liaison for new 40 acre cruise port and mixed-use development.

Stake Island Cruise Port: Developed conceptual plans and cost estimates for a new cruise port destination four miles off shore of Belize City.

Belize Tourism Village: Worked with local architects to design and construct a five acre cruise terminal, tour dispatch center, retail & entertainment complex. After completion, the development was subsequently sold to Royal Caribbean International.

Belize Ship Channel Study: Worked with cruise ship captains, Belize harbor pilots And coastal engineers to determine the feasibility and probable costs of dredging a Shorter and safer approach to the deep water anchoring basin for the latest generation of cruise ships.

Solarie Resort Marina

Manila, Philippines

Performed a master planning study to develop design concepts, financial proformas and marketing program for a new luxury yacht club and marina.

Holland America Line

Seattle, WA

Retained by Holland America Line to preform a site survey analysis and bathymetric survey at two private island cruise destinations to validate if either or both sites could accommodate a dedicated cruise pier and related upland development.

Nanaimo Port Authority

Marketing Representative

Nanaimo, British Columbia

The Canadian Port of Nanaimo, BC retained the services of MAC Maritime, Inc. to assist them with their marketing efforts to the cruise lines. A comprehensive program of meetings, conference attendance and outreach programs with be coordinated with port staff and the cruise industry to increase Nanaimo’s market share. Mike McFadden also carried out a feasibility study for the port in the early days of its evaluation for building a cruise berth and initiated contacts for them with the cruise line executives.

Guadeloupe Port Authority
& Guadeloupe Ministry of Tourism

Cruise Consultant

French West Indies

The Guadeloupe Port Authority and Ministry of Tourism contracted with MAC Maritime to work on their island’s behalf to increase both home port and port of call cruise business.  A comprehensive communications, advertising and lobbying campaign targeting the key decision makers of the North American and European based cruise lines was developed. 

Strategies included a series of meetings with the cruise lines and a visit to Guadeloupe by the Florida -Caribbean Cruise Association.

Port of Skjolden, Norway

Marketing Representative

Skjolden, Norway

Hired by the Port of Skjolden to aid in the development of their cruise ship business. This contract included an annual series of meetings with the North American and European cruise lines, plus attendance at industry trade shows to promote the port and destination.

Maryland Port Administration

Project Manager

Port of Baltimore - Maryland

Provide the Maryland Port Administration a feasibility study focusing on first, a market analysis to determine the position and future growth potential for the Port of Baltimore’s international cruise business and second, evaluate two sites under consideration for future cruise terminal development.

During the course of this feasibility study all aspects of the market drivers were analyzed to help determine the best site to recommend to the port for mid-term and long term success in attracting and growing their cruise business.

Jacksonville Port Authority

Senior Consultant

Jacksonville, Florida

MAC Maritime, Inc. performed a feasibility study for the relocation of the current cruise terminal operations to a site in Mayport Village, Florida. Conceptual site planning and consideration for a remote site to accommodate the embarkation process was studied.

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce

Senior Consultant

Avalon, California

Hired as a sub-contractor to PMG International, to develop a cruise port feasibility study. The study determined if a fixed or floating pier, needed to accommodate larger cruise ships, could be implemented seaward of the outer mole in Avalon Harbor. New floating dock technology was considered.

Port of New Orleans

Project Manager

New Orleans, Louisiana

Developed conceptual designs for the renovation and expansion of the Julia Street Cruise terminal to accommodate Royal Caribbean International’s “Voyager Class” cruise ships.  The recommendations of this study were incorporated into the port’s RFP for the construction of the project.

Port of San Diego

Project Manager

San Diego, California

Developed two feasibility studies for the port to determine one, the most feasible location for a fourth cruise terminal and berth within the main harbor area and two, a new location for tour vessels that service cruise ships to dock that complies with the latest security guidelines.

Port of Seattle

Project Manager

Seattle, Washington

Performed a critical analysis of the port’s proposed cruise terminal design at Pier 91 and based on this analysis, hosted a series of design workshops that included port staff, architects, engineers, cruise line representatives, stevedores, regulatory agencies and local law enforcement.  The project was completed for the 2009 cruise season.

Port of Los Angeles

Project Manager

Los Angeles, California

Developed a series of conceptual plans and performed feasibility studies to upgrade and expand cruise terminal facilities and related infrastructure at the port’s inner and outer harbor properties.  Specific sites that were addressed were cruise terminals 93 A&B, 90-91, berth 89 and outer harbor berths 49-55.

Dominica Port Authority

Project Manager

Dominica, West Indies

Developed expansion concepts and managed a ship simulation and navigation study for the Roseau and Woodbridge piers to accommodate Carnival Cruise Lines “Destiny Class” ships.

Port of Palm Beach

Project Manager

West Palm Beach, Florida

Feasibility study, ship simulation and navigation study to determine the largest cruise ship that could safely berth at the port’s new cruise terminal.  These efforts were coordinated with port harbor pilots, Radisson Seven Seas Cruise Line and cruise captains from V ships.