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Or perhaps he'll join Captain Johnny on Harmony for the Europe runs (the two of them seem to work very well together in that location based on our first-hand experience back in June)???
That's exactly what I was thinking!

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Adventure OTS - Dan Whitney started June 27 until Nov 7. then Mercedes Lafuente

 

Allure OTS - Bobby Brown started August 30 (for 2 months? for 4 months?) then who?

 

Anthem OTS - Luke Aerosmith started September 15 (until when? Then who?)

 

Brilliance OTS - Clo O'Connor September 3 (For 2 months? for 4 months? Then who?)

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker July 20 through November 20. Marc will return from his break on Jan 18 until May 3 (when the ship moves to Miami)(who is covering Marc's break Nov 20-Jan 18?)

 

Explorer OTS - Graham Seymour September 2 until January 28(Then who?)

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Peltier Aug 23 until sometime in January (exact date? Then who?)

 

Grandeur OTS - Jeff Arpin Aug 23 until November 11 (then who? Mitch has been reassigned to Voyager)

 

Independence OTS - Ricky Matthews Sept 13 through November 21, then Leigh Xuereb returns November 21 for 4 months. (Joff Eaton will be the CD from early June until September 2016)

 

Jewel OTS - John Blair September 26 for 4 months

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started August 26 (until when? then who?)

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov July 16 until the end of November. (exact date? then who?) (Leigh Xuereb will be assigned to Liberty in August 2016)

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres September 25 for 4 months (exact date? Then who?) (Marc Walker will be bringing the ship to Port Canaveral in May 2016, and then plans to retire shortly thereafter, after 20 years of service, to spend more time with his family)

 

Mariner OTS - Jamie Fentiman August 28 until sometime in November (exact date? Then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry July 5 until November 10, then Jerome Sueur November 10 until early January when John returns from his break

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 25 until late November (then who? exact handover date?)

 

Ovation OTS - Joff Eaton March until the end of May 2016, then Gordon Whatman

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes July 20 until late November (then who? exact handover date?)

 

Radiance OTS - Steve Davis September 3 through December 3, then Joff Eaton for December and January

 

Rhapsody OTS - Mike Hunnerup July 19 until Nov 19 (transatlantic) then Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira for the Brazilian season. (Graham has been reassigned to Explorer and will not be returning to Rhapsody)

 

Serenade OTS - Carly Boileau September 15 through November 13, then who?

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraioulo July 11 for the rest of the European Season (Nov 28? then who?)

 

Vision OTS - Rich Edwards September 13 until January 21

 

Voyager OTS - Fang Lixin for the Asian season; then Mitch Merucci beginning October 22 for the Australian Season

 

 

Ken Rush works behind the scenes on the new ships, helping to provide smooth take-outs. In between, he works with the new builds at the shipyard, and he fills in on the larger/newer ships as CD during the regular CD's break

Gordon Whatman is retired, but will be filling-in from time-to-time if needed (see Ovation - May 2016)

Allan Brooks works for Celebrity in their corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman is a CD with HAL

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is Customer Service & People Manager at Momentum Services Ltd

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Warren Allen (aka Warren Melhuish) lives in Ontario, Canada. He has retired from ship-life but still works on the stage.

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Boarding Liberty of the Seas this morning, so there won't be any updates until Thursday. Any updates that are posted to this thread will be added to the list then!

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Boarding Liberty of the Seas this morning, so there won't be any updates until Thursday. Any updates that are posted to this thread will be added to the list then!

 

Enjoy Liberty, Donna!

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Boarding Liberty of the Seas this morning, so there won't be any updates until Thursday. Any updates that are posted to this thread will be added to the list then!

 

Have fun!!!

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Just off Serenade this morning. Carly B and Tino were absolutely fabulous!! Most of the entertainment staff (Alessandro, Roberto and Sylvia)7 were great and very engaging but Manu was woefully...worst trivia and karaoke!! I did hear that Vision Class ships will be redeployed with Vision going after Splendour!

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Just off Serenade this morning. Carly B and Tino were absolutely fabulous!! Most of the entertainment staff (Alessandro, Roberto and Sylvia)7 were great and very engaging but Manu was woefully...worst trivia and karaoke!! I did hear that Vision Class ships will be redeployed with Vision going after Splendour!

 

By going after do you mean leaving the fleet or taking over the itineraries Splendour usually had?

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Greetings from Liberty in Bermuda!

 

I spoke to Dru last night, and he will be onboard until

December 6, and then Amy will be taking over as CD.

 

He said on the morning show that he doesn't have his full schedule yet, but he expects to be on Anthem at least for some of his contracts in 2016

 

I really like Dru as a CD a lot. Very witty and intelligent.

 

More later...

 

I will do a full list update when I get home!

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Hi Donna.

 

I am on Indy right now and I had a chance to speak with Ricky Matthews today. He said that after Indy he will be headed towards Oasis. I didn't get to ask him when he expects to get there, but if I see him again I will ask if I get a chance.

 

I hope this helps you out. Enjoy your time on Liberty.

 

Andrew

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By going after do you mean leaving the fleet or taking over the itineraries Splendour usually had?

 

Vision is taking over Splendour's Venice and Dubai routes until April and then possibly transferred to the other RCI subsidiaries eg Pullmantur or TUI

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Make or Break the cruise... No. However each cruise director has their own style and personality (as well as activities they may or may not do on board), as well as some are much more friendly and outgoing than others.

 

There are a handful that I have sailed with many times and are extremely friendly, while others I couldn't pick out of a crowd.

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why does it matter who the cruise director is? does that make a break a cruise for some of you?

Not usually make or break, but some we enjoy more than others.

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Not usually make or break, but some we enjoy more than others.

 

And you get an idea of what shows might be going on - for instance if John Blair is your CD, you know he'll do his Neil Diamond tribute act (*gag*) whereas if you have Graham Seymour you know he'll do a comedy show.

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It seems Ken Rush may be the CD of Harmony. I know he has done take outs for the last couple of ships and been behind the scenes but according to a tweet from Nick Weir, VP of Entertainment for RCI, he says Ken is Harmony Cruise Director.

 

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Serenade OTS - Carly Boileau September 15 through November 13, then who?

 

 

I will be on the Serenade in 11 days. I will ask for you--if someone else does not post first.

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This might have been asked earlier but does anyone know where Richard Spacey is? He is the best CD and would love to see him on our next cruise!!

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This might have been asked earlier but does anyone know where Richard Spacey is? He is the best CD and would love to see him on our next cruise!!

Last I heard he is now a CD for Celebrity :)

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Hi Donna.

 

I am on Indy right now and I had a chance to speak with Ricky Matthews today. He said that after Indy he will be headed towards Oasis. I didn't get to ask him when he expects to get there, but if I see him again I will ask if I get a chance.

 

I hope this helps you out. Enjoy your time on Liberty.

 

Andrew

 

Good to know. I'm still 6 months from my Oasis trip, so I'll have to check back! I had Ricky 3 times on Majesty. I thought he ran the best Quest I have seen so far. I hope he has some new material!

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I just saw on the Royal Caribbean Blog today that the Entertainment VP for Royal announced that Ken Rush will officially be the CD on Harmony when it enters service.

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Last I heard he is now a CD for Celebrity :)

 

Correct. Richard Spacey is currently a CD with Celebrity Cruise Line. He has been with Celebrity for a few years now.

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Correct. Richard Spacey is currently a CD with Celebrity Cruise Line. He has been with Celebrity for a few years now.

 

We had him on our cruise in 2013 on the explorer and we loved him. Hope he is enjoying celebrity! He is an excellent CD!!

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