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  1. I suspect that cruise lines will make some changes, I can't/won't speculate or even offer suggestions. They will do what they feel is reasonable. From the cruiser perspective, we as cruisers need to determine for ourselves what we are willing to do onboard a ship or not and then adjust our activity/behaviors accordingly and NOT rely on just what the cruise line chooses to do. There will be people who cruised in the past and won't step foot on a cruise ship every again. Not being judgmental, every person needs to decide for themselves. I can firmly say that my DH and I will cruise again and whatever new procedures/policies cruise lines put in place, we will deal with.
  2. We all know that cruising is suspended for now. We will be sailing again and when we are we will be STRONGER than before. Cruisers will make sure of it. Until our NEXT sailaway party. It will be terrific.
  3. Updated 3/3/20 -- Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS –Mey has been reported to be onboard. I will be sailing on Adventure starting this coming Sunday, 2/23 and it will be nice to meet her. Just returned from AD, and Mey was very nice…enjoyed the activities she did – lots of energy. ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13 and still onboard as of the 1/12/20 cruise, base on cruiser sighting. ****Anthem OTS – Mark Rous from England took over on 1/15 from Tresha Robb. Tresha is now the Entertainment Coordinator on CocoCay. ****Brilliance OTS – Who is currently onboard. Mosese Vataloka (known as Mo) left the ship in Cozumel on 2/20 (reported to me by a cruiser). He had been spotted onboard by a cruiser on 1/11. It is very unusual for a change to occur ‘mid cruise’ --- so it must have been some emergency. Hope all is well. ****Empress OTS – Tanya (not Tornado Tanya) takes over from Orlando Cruz on 11/30/19, based on information from the CD, Elvis Pinto ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Joe Chambers from Canada was spotted onboard in mid December as AM. Probably took over from Katie around 11/1. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Cian McMcormaic should have arrived on GR on 11/23. Don’t know if it is a 2 or 4 month contract – looking to learn if he is still onboard? *****Harmony – Chris Turdo should have returned on 2/2/20; Flavio Maeda just posted on FB that he will be rejoining the ship on 3/15, even though Chris Turdo was supposed to be onboard until 5/24…..in Royals world, things change. ****Independence OTS – Has Katie Turner returned as expected by the end of Dec 2019 to take over from Alex Paul? *****Jewel OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be on board from a cruiser on 2/20/20. *****Liberty OTS – Alex has been reported on board. ****Majesty OTS – Mauricio Diaz is onboard until April 2020 when he goes on vacation. Unsure of exact date. *****Mariner OTS – Angelle Rutten van Hemert was reported to be on Mariner on 1/15. Angelle confirmed with me that she will be on Mariner until the end of March 2020. *****Navigator OTS – Eric Lopez took over on 10/4. Received confirmation from a cruiser onboard on 1/15 that Eric is still onboard. If this is a 4 month contract then early February Eric should be leaving for vacation. *****Oasis OTS – Katheryn Falcon aka “Kat” has been reported to still be onboard on the 1/12/20 sailing. She joined the ship when it came out of drydock November 24. We sailed with her on Anthem and she was very good. High energy! ***** Ovation – Cecy Del Razo is reportedly onboard until April 2020. *****Quantum – Kitty is currently onboard based on information from 2/12. Don’t know when she started or how long she will be on the ship. *****Radiance OTS – Magic Marvin has been reported to me on 1/15 as onboard. No information about when he started or how long he will be onboard. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. IS Thiago Motta still onboard? **** Serenade OTS – Scott Rosen took over on 1/20/20 from Nick Huffman. Nick will be on vacation until 3/21/20 when he will join Symphony, taking over from Hannah. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has mentioned on her FB page on 1/11 that she is returning from vacation and rejoining Spectrum OTS. **** Symphony OTS – Hannah should be on board until 3/21 when Nick Huffman takes over. ***** Vision OTS – Katrina Blair joins the ship on 1/30, based on a FB post put up by John Blair. They always work together as everyone knows. Based on that, I expect that Katrina is onboard for a 4 month contract. *****Voyager OTS – The current AM on Voyager OTS is Sophie Galloway, an Aussie girl from Newcastle, New South Wales. Sophie is filling in for Mike Hannerup, while he is sick and Natalie Rosie temporarily took over as AM, but normally Natalie is just a member of the Entertainment Team. Hopefully Mike will recover soon.
  4. We just had Katy McCullagh on Adventure for the 2/23 to 2/29/20 sailing. She is bubbly and does a good job hosting the Love and Marriage show as well as MC'ing the nightclub events. She had a great 70's party on the Promenade, but that is probably very 'scripted' by the HO Entertainment Department. We have seen plenty of them to realize they are 'almost all alike' -- the staff personalities make the event different. I did not see her at all around the ship. My hubby caught up with her and chatted about her morning show, which is nice.
  5. Generally a CD contract is for 4 months, unless they are just covering someone else's vacation and then it would be for 2 months. That is the norm, but odd things do happen at times in the Royal universe.
  6. Updated 3/1/20 -- Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS –Mey has been reported to be onboard. I will be sailing on Adventure starting this coming Sunday, 2/23 and it will be nice to meet her. Just returned from AD, and Mey was very nice…enjoyed the activities she did – lots of energy. ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13 and still onboard as of the 1/12/20 cruise, base on cruiser sighting. ****Anthem OTS – Mark Rous from England took over on 1/15 from Tresha Robb. Tresha is now the Entertainment Coordinator on CocoCay. ****Brilliance OTS – Mosese Vataloka (known as Mo) has been spotted onboard by a cruiser on 1/11. Don’t know when he began his contract at all. ****Empress OTS – Tanya (not Tornado Tanya) takes over from Orlando Cruz on 11/30/19, based on information from the CD, Elvis Pinto ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Joe Chambers from Canada was spotted onboard in mid December as AM. Probably took over from Katie around 11/1. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Cian McMcormaic should have arrived on GR on 11/23. Don’t know if it is a 2 or 4 month contract – looking to learn if he is still onboard? *****Harmony – Chris Turdo should have returned on 2/2/20; Flavio Maeda just posted on FB that he will be rejoining the ship on 3/15, even though Chris Turdo was supposed to be onboard until 5/24…..in Royals world, things change. ****Independence OTS – Has Katie Turner returned as expected by the end of Dec 2019 to take over from Alex Paul? *****Jewel OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be on board from a cruiser on 2/20/20. *****Liberty OTS – Alex has been reported on board. ****Majesty OTS – Mauricio Diaz is onboard until April 2020 when he goes on vacation. Unsure of exact date. *****Mariner OTS – Angelle Rutten van Hemert was reported to be on Mariner on 1/15. Angelle confirmed with me that she will be on Mariner until the end of March 2020. *****Navigator OTS – Eric Lopez took over on 10/4. Received confirmation from a cruiser onboard on 1/15 that Eric is still onboard. If this is a 4 month contract then early February Eric should be leaving for vacation. *****Oasis OTS – Katheryn Falcon aka “Kat” has been reported to still be onboard on the 1/12/20 sailing. She joined the ship when it came out of drydock November 24. We sailed with her on Anthem and she was very good. High energy! ***** Ovation – Cecy Del Razo is reportedly onboard until April 2020. *****Quantum – Kitty is currently onboard based on information from 2/12. Don’t know when she started or how long she will be on the ship. *****Radiance OTS – Magic Marvin has been reported to me on 1/15 as onboard. No information about when he started or how long he will be onboard. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. IS Thiago Motta still onboard? **** Serenade OTS – Scott Rosen took over on 1/20/20 from Nick Huffman. Nick will be on vacation until 3/21/20 when he will join Symphony, taking over from Hannah. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has mentioned on her FB page on 1/11 that she is returning from vacation and rejoining Spectrum OTS. **** Symphony OTS – Hannah should be on board until 3/21 when Nick Huffman takes over. ***** Vision OTS – Katrina Blair joins the ship on 1/30, based on a FB post put up by John Blair. They always work together as everyone knows. Based on that, I expect that Katrina is onboard for a 4 month contract. *****Voyager OTS – The current AM on Voyager OTS is Sophie Galloway, an Aussie girl from Newcastle, New South Wales. Sophie is filling in for Mike Hannerup, while he is sick and Natalie Rosie temporarily took over as AM, but normally Natalie is just a member of the Entertainment Team. Hopefully Mike will recover soon.
  7. Thank you for the clarification.....I will update the thread.
  8. Updated 2/29/20 -- Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS –Mey has been reported to be onboard. I will be sailing on Adventure starting this coming Sunday, 2/23 and it will be nice to meet her. Just returned from AD, and Mey was very nice…enjoyed the activities she did – lots of energy. ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13 and still onboard as of the 1/12/20 cruise, base on cruiser sighting. ****Anthem OTS – Mark Rous from England took over on 1/15 from Tresha Robb. Tresha is now the Entertainment Coordinator on CocoCay. ****Brilliance OTS – Mosese Vataloka (known as Mo) has been spotted onboard by a cruiser on 1/11. Don’t know when he began his contract at all. ****Empress OTS – Tanya (not Tornado Tanya) takes over from Orlando Cruz on 11/30/19, based on information from the CD, Elvis Pinto ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Joe Chambers from Canada was spotted onboard in mid December as AM. Probably took over from Katie around 11/1. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Cian McMcormaic should have arrived on GR on 11/23. Don’t know if it is a 2 or 4 month contract – looking to learn if he is still onboard? *****Harmony – Chris Turdo should have returned on 2/2/20; Flavio Maeda just posted on FB that he will be rejoining the ship on 3/15, even though Chris Turdo was supposed to be onboard until 5/24…..in Royals world, things change. ****Independence OTS – Has Katie Turner returned as expected by the end of Dec 2019 to take over from Alex Paul? *****Jewel OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be on board from a cruiser on 2/20/20. *****Liberty OTS – Alex has been reported on board. ****Majesty OTS – Mauricio Diaz is onboard until April 2020 when he goes on vacation. Unsure of exact date. *****Mariner OTS – Angelle Rutten van Hemert was reported to be on Mariner on 1/15. Angelle confirmed with me that she will be on Mariner until the end of March 2020. *****Navigator OTS – Eric Lopez took over on 10/4. Received confirmation from a cruiser onboard on 1/15 that Eric is still onboard. If this is a 4 month contract then early February Eric should be leaving for vacation. *****Oasis OTS – Katheryn Falcon aka “Kat” has been reported to still be onboard on the 1/12/20 sailing. She joined the ship when it came out of drydock November 24. We sailed with her on Anthem and she was very good. High energy! ***** Ovation – Cecy Del Razo is reportedly onboard until April 2020. *****Quantum – Kitty is currently onboard based on information from 2/12. Don’t know when she started or how long she will be on the ship. *****Radiance OTS – Magic Marvin has been reported to me on 1/15 as onboard. No information about when he started or how long he will be onboard. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. IS Thiago Motta still onboard? **** Serenade OTS – Scott Rosen took over on 1/20/20 from Nick Huffman. Nick will be on vacation until 3/21/20 when he will join Symphony, taking over from Hannah. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has mentioned on her FB page on 1/11 that she is returning from vacation and rejoining Spectrum OTS. **** Symphony OTS – Hannah should be on board until 3/21 when Nick Huffman takes over. ***** Vision OTS – Katrina Blair joins the ship on 1/30, based on a FB post put up by John Blair. They always work together as everyone knows. Based on that, I expect that Katrina is onboard for a 4 month contract. *****Voyager OTS – Natalie Rosie is currently the AM, based on information told to me on 1/16. Don’t know when she started onboard Voyager.
  9. Updated 2/21/20 -- Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. I believe I made all the changes that I was given. I will be getting on Adventure on 2/23, so catch up on everything when I return. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS –Mey has been reported to be onboard. I will be sailing on Adventure starting this coming Sunday, 2/23 and it will be nice to meet her. ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13 and still onboard as of the 1/12/20 cruise, base on cruiser sighting. ****Anthem OTS – Mark Rous from England took over on 1/15 from Tresha Robb. Tresha is now the Entertainment Coordinator on CocoCay. ****Brilliance OTS – Mosese Vataloka (known as Mo) has been spotted onboard by a cruiser on 1/11. Don’t know when he began his contract at all. ****Empress OTS – Tanya (not Tornado Tanya) takes over from Orlando Cruz on 11/30/19, based on information from the CD, Elvis Pinto ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Joe Chambers from Canada was spotted onboard in mid December as AM. Probably took over from Katie around 11/1. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Cian McMcormaic should have arrived on GR on 11/23. Don’t know if it is a 2 or 4 month contract – looking to learn if he is still onboard? *****Harmony – Flavio Maeda has taken over from Chris Turdo as of 12/1. Chris Turdo is scheduled to return on 2/2 and remain onboard until 5/24. ****Independence OTS – Has Katie Turner returned as expected by the end of Dec 2019 to take over from Alex Paul? *****Jewel OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be on board from a cruiser on 2/20/20. *****Liberty OTS – Alex has been reported on board. ****Majesty OTS – Mauricio Diaz is onboard until April 2020 when he goes on vacation. Unsure of exact date. *****Mariner OTS – Angelle Rutten van Hemert was reported to be on Mariner on 1/15. Angelle confirmed with me that she will be on Mariner until the end of March 2020. *****Navigator OTS – Eric Lopez took over on 10/4. Received confirmation from a cruiser onboard on 1/15 that Eric is still onboard. If this is a 4 month contract then early February Eric should be leaving for vacation. *****Oasis OTS – Katheryn Falcon aka “Kat” has been reported to still be onboard on the 1/12/20 sailing. She joined the ship when it came out of drydock November 24. We sailed with her on Anthem and she was very good. High energy! ***** Ovation – Cecy Del Razo is reportedly onboard until April 2020. *****Quantum – Kitty is currently onboard based on information from 2/12. Don’t know when she started or how long she will be on the ship. *****Radiance OTS – Magic Marvin has been reported to me on 1/15 as onboard. No information about when he started or how long he will be onboard. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. IS Thiago Motta still onboard? **** Serenade OTS – Scott Rosen took over on 1/20/20 from Nick Huffman. Nick will be on vacation untio 3/21/20 when he will join Symphony, taking over from Hannah. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has mentioned on her FB page on 1/11 that she is returning from vacation and rejoining Spectrum OTS. **** Symphony OTS – Hannah should be on board until 3/21 when Nick Huffman takes over. ***** Vision OTS – Katrina Blair joins the ship on 1/30, based on a FB post put up by John Blair. They always work together as everyone knows. Based on that, I expect that Katrina is onboard for a 4 month contract. *****Voyager OTS – Natalie Rosie is currently the AM, based on information told to me on 1/16. Don’t know when she started onboard Voyager.
  10. We did look at the 'bar code' correctly and the bar code reader software we used, identified the cabin for us. Then just about two weeks ago we noticed on our reservation that we had a cabin and it was the very same one that we saw by looking at our bar code. All is well....and all that is left to do this coming Sunday is .....Sail Away!
  11. We loved this cruise. Our first stop in Boston we took a cab to Fenway Park, so we could be on the first tour of the day. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, Fenway Park is a must see...so great. Then we hopped on the T to downtown and museums to end at the Aquarium....then a Lyft back to the ship. The other ports were fabulous also. Lots to see and enjoy.
  12. Updated 2/04/20 -- Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS – Kelly from Alabama has taken over on 11/23. ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13 and still onboard as of the 1/12/20 cruise, base on cruiser sighting. ****Anthem OTS – Mark Rous from England took over on 1/15 from Tresha Robb. Tresha is now the Entertainment Coordinator on CocoCay. ****Brilliance OTS – Mosese Vataloka (known as Mo) has been spotted onboard by a cruiser on 1/11. Don’t know when he began his contract at all. ****Empress OTS – Tanya (not Tornado Tanya) takes over from Orlando Cruz on 11/30/19, based on information from the CD, Elvis Pinto ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Joe Chambers from Canada was spotted onboard in mid December as AM. Probably took over from Katie around 11/1. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Cian McMcormaic should have arrived on GR on 11/23. Don’t know if it is a 2 or 4 month contract – looking to learn if he is still onboard? *****Harmony – Flavio Maeda has taken over from Chris Turdo as of 12/1. Chris Turdo is scheduled to return on 2/2 and remain onboard until 5/24. ****Independence OTS – Has Katie Turner returned as expected by the end of Dec 2019 to take over from Alex Paul? *****Jewel OTS – Talitha from Brazil has been reported onboard on 2/4/20. *****Liberty OTS – Reynaldo from Brazil was spotted on board in mid November. Don’t know what he started this assignment. ****Majesty OTS – Mauricio Diaz is onboard until April 2020 when he goes on vacation. Unsure of exact date. *****Mariner OTS – Angelle Rutten van Hemert was reported to be on Mariner on 1/15. Angelle confirmed with me that she will be on Mariner until the end of March 2020. *****Navigator OTS – Eric Lopez took over on 10/4. Received confirmation from a cruiser onboard on 1/15 that Eric is still onboard. If this is a 4 month contract then early February Eric should be leaving for vacation. *****Oasis OTS – Katheryn Falcon aka “Kat” has been reported to still be onboard on the 1/12/20 sailing. She joined the ship when it came out of drydock November 24. We sailed with her on Anthem and she was very good. High energy! ***** Ovation – Cecy Del Razo is reportedly onboard on 2/4/20. *****Quantum – Who is currently the AM onboard? *****Radiance OTS – Magic Marvin has been reported to me on 1/15 as onboard. No information about when he started or how long he will be onboard. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. IS Thiago Motta still onboard? **** Serenade OTS – Nick has been spotted on the ship as AM. If someone can ask him how long his contract is and until when he will be onboard, that would be wonderful….THANKS for all the help. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has mentioned on her FB page on 1/11 that she is returning from vacation and rejoining Spectrum OTS. **** Symphony OTS – Hannah should have come onboard on 11/24. Is she still onboard? ***** Vision OTS – Katrina Blair joins the ship on 1/30, based on a FB post put up by John Blair. They always work together as everyone knows. Based on that, I expect that Katrina is onboard for a 4 month contract. *****Voyager OTS – Natalie Rosie is currently the AM, based on information told to me on 1/16. Don’t know when she started onboard Voyager.
  13. Thanks...either way, while you are on the sailing or when you get back....much appreciated!
  14. Just curious, since you just finished your cruise. Do you remember who the Activity Manager was onboard?
  15. I am hoping you are referring to Kim Scott on Allure. Thanks.
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