Who We Are

Original founded in 2013 in Australia, CRUISE RETIREMENT is made up of a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds such as travel, hospitality, law, aviation and maritime who saw an emerging trend beginning in the cruise sector; with a view to creating something a little different Cruise Retirement undertook significant research to ascertain the viability, sustainability and desirability of the concept to the 50+ age demographic.

We sourced some of the best industry experience from around the globe to put the Residential Cruise concept within reach of today's marketplace.

 

We are continually seeking great talent and ideas, better deals and great partnerships for our Benefits Programme for our Residents and understand that each client has different needs.

Our industry experience, vendor support, knowledge and long-standing industry relationships ensure your Residential travel experience will always surpass your expectations.​

Board of Directors

MICHAEL PICKERING

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Entrepreneur, lawyer, Michael Pickering is a well-respected legal professional, specializing in contract law, building and conveyancing and property law. 

 

Michael has worked worldwide in many high-profile cases and his work is thorough and meticulous.

MARC BARON

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - USA

Marc Baron is an entrepreneur based in Miami, Florida. He is a maritime solicitor and received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Florida.

 

Marc has worked in the maritime/cruise industry for many years, commencing his career as a Junior Associate for a leading law firm handling claims for P&I Insurance claims for Royal Caribbean Line. ​

STEPHEN PAIS

DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS

Ex-airline Executive, Stephen Pais has worked at a Senior Management level for some of the largest airlines in the World.

He was responsible for managing the logistics of an entire airline at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and spent over nine years working across three different major transport hubs in the United States.

CHRISTIAN BANNARD

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - AUSTRALIA

Christian Bannard has an extensive knowledge of computing and hospitality and was Head Chef of a successful restaurant in of Melbourne.

He has also worked at a Blue-chip level for one of the largest private healthcare provider along with assisting in project managing the building of two hospitals.

PETER KEYS

DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT

Entrepreneur, lawyer, Michael Pickering is a well-respected legal professional, specializing in contract law, building and conveyancing and property law. 

 

Michael has worked worldwide in many high-profile cases and his work is thorough and meticulous.

JACQUI KEYS

DIRECTOR OF SHIP PROJECTS

Marc Baron is an entrepreneur based in Miami, Florida. He is a maritime solicitor and received a Doctorate in Law from the University of Florida.

 

Marc has worked in the maritime/cruise industry for many years, commencing his career as a Junior Associate for a leading law firm handling claims for P&I Insurance claims for Royal Caribbean Line. ​

PETER KEYS

DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT

Ex Senior Banker, and risk manager
extraordinaire, Peter was a Committee
Member of a Big-Four bank in Australia, having spent his entire working life in and
around the banking sector, providing financial advice, conducting sales of bank software and analysing financial projections.

JACQUI KEYS

DIRECTOR OF SHIP PROJECTS

With a background in interior design, textiles and fabric manufacture, Jacqui has many years of experience at a management level and is heading up our ship refurbishment, leading a team of interior designers to make sure our ships look the best they can for you. Jacqui is also works closely with Stephen assisting in designing the aesthetics of marketing collateral and itineraries to make you drool.

GARY DHALIWAL

DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES

Gary is a Medical Doctor and has worked
in Family Medicine for many years around the Miami area of the United States. He is
also one of the founding members of a
large medicinal cannabis provider in the USA and owns a ferry in Europe.

Gary is responsible for all health services provided on-board with Cruise Retirement.

PHILIP HINKLEY

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL SALES

Real estate agent and retirement village
consultant, Phil is a serial entrepreneur
and has been very successful in a lengthy
career conducting sales in many different organisations, including timeshares, fractional ownership, real estate rentals and leasing, retirement village ownership and also marketing of products.

200 years of

COMBINED EXPERIENCE

We have the know-how you need.

Phone: USA (866) 688 7105      Australia 1800 887 827     United Kingdom +44 750 660 6091

United States: 201 S. Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2800, Miami FL 33131

Australia: Level 27, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

United Kingdom: 160 London Road Barking Essex IG11 8BB

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