Shannon McKee

Shannon McKee

Founder and President, Access Cruise Inc
Shannon McKee is an entrepreneur and cruise industry expert.   She began her career at sea in 1992, after graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Sales and Marketing.  Over the years she has worn many hats, climbing the corporate ladder before ultimately making the decision to showcase her entrepreneurial spirit. In 2010, Shannon established Access Cruise Inc., a cruise marketing consultant group where her clientele ranges from long-time cruise industry professionals to start-up entrepreneurs. In 2014, Shannon took her expertise and knowledge of shore excursions and opened Banana Coast Tours in Honduras to support a new cruise port.  In 2018, she became a co-founder of the ground-breaking destination planning platform, Zielia – a digital database that is a one-stop shop for cruise destination information.  With almost 30 years of first-hand leadership experience within the cruise industry, Shannon has been invited to participate in events globally to share her expertise.