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Epic Adventure Cruises

EAC will be a small ship adventure cruise line but with luxury amenities and affordable pricing to attract a wider and younger audience.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Travel
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2013
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

EAC will disrupt the rough and ready adventure cruise market with luxury cruise line features and affordable prices using a vessel with tough pole-to-pole capability but a larger capacity (200 vs 100 passengers) in a still intimate but spacious yacht. EAC will expand the market with lower pricing, attracting a more youthful demographic while generating high profitability from a segment with the highest per diem revenues in the cruise industry.


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    Dan Vaccaro
    President, CEO

    30 year career in banking and corporate finance with Chemical, Manufacturers Hanover and NatWest in middle market lending, risk review, credit policy. Commercial real estate finance with NYBDC. Consultant to midsize companies and startups. Avid cruiser with 66 cruise experiences. Industry expert in small ship cruising, itineraries, customer experience and ship financing. Developed cruise startup plan with new construction, shelved after 9/11/01.

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    Fred Gammon
    Vice President, Strategy

    30+ years experience in marketing and business development in UK and US, managing new revenue streams for Unilever, Gillette(P&G) and J&J. Responsible for analysis, strategy, product development and marketing. Founder and President of brand building and promotion agency Gammon Ragonesi Associates, serving such clients as Nestle, InBev Anheuser-Busch, Dunkin Donuts,Heinz, Red Bull. Avid cruiser and world traveler.

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    Ann Kaar
    Vice President, Marketing and Sales

    30 year cruise industry veteran. Held sales and marketing positions with Sitmar, Ocean, and Costa cruise lines. Exec. VP and General Manager at Pearl Cruises with focus on Asia, Australia and Pacific. Developed direct selling of incentive travel to corporate customers. At Royal Carribean developed Royal Journeys world cruise program. Intimately engaged in programs to optimize guests' on board and destination experience.

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    Cecilia Unger
    Vice President, Customer Experience

    Managed customer service and expedition staff on Salen Lindblad and Hapag- Lloyd vessels. Led high profile affinity and tour groups for Smithsonian, Natural History Museum, alumni groups,as Tour Manager for LifeLong Learning/INTRAV

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    John Tillotson
    Vice President, Vessel Planning & Operations

    Ex VP of Operations for Society Expeditions, conducting itinerary research, scouting, planning voyages operating in Antarctica, South America, South Pacific, Japan, Russian Far East and Alaska. Responsibilities also included securing permits, provisioning, expedition staffing (naturalists, lecture staff, physician). Program Manager for Internal Operations at Cruise West. Previously served as Expedition leader on EAC's charter vessel.

Previous Investors

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    EAC Management
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    Vessel Owner