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Is it too much to hope that Joff Eaton will return to the Indy when she comes back to the UK in May 2016?

 

I've heard from other CDs that they cannot stay with the same ship for more than 3 years, so while it is likely that Joff will get a European-based ship once Anthem repositions to NJ, he may not be able to go back to Indy. (It remains to be seen if the 3-year rule still holds if they've been on another ship in the interim. Maybe they can return after being away for a certain timeframe?)

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Karen

 

I am on the cruise before you on Serenade, the Fall Foliage from Cape Liberty to Quebec. I hope we can find out who will be the CD before we go too! :-)

 

Thanks for the new thread, and all your hard work.

 

Still waiting for someone to find out who the Serenade CD will be in October. (Humming Jeopardy theme)

 

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Have either of you considered writing to web_reservations@rccl.com to find out who the CD will be on your sailing? Their responses to these emails are notoriously inaccurate, but it's better than nothing, and this close to the handover date the info should be available.

 

Alternatively, maybe one of you could post on the roll call for the next sailing to see if anyone is willing to ask Topi and report back to us.

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Have either of you considered writing to web_reservations@rccl.com to find out who the CD will be on your sailing? Their responses to these emails are notoriously inaccurate, but it's better than nothing, and this close to the handover date the info should be available.

 

Alternatively, maybe one of you could post on the roll call for the next sailing to see if anyone is willing to ask Topi and report back to us.

I gave it a shot. We'll see what they say. I hadn't tried yet for the reason you stated, notoriously inaccurate. Maybe they'll redeem themselves this time

 

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I gave it a shot. We'll see what they say. I hadn't tried yet for the reason you stated, notoriously inaccurate. Maybe they'll redeem themselves this time

 

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Every so often, they get it right. Hopefully, this is one of those times!

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Rich Edward is ready to go he just waiting to see what ship he going to he will keep me updated

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Anyone know the CD on Jewel in late March 2016 out of San Juan?

 

John Blair will likely be on break at that point (you're lucky if he will be on break, can't stand him) so it could maybe be Dennis.

A bit too early to know just know though.

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John Blair will likely be on break at that point (you're lucky if he will be on break, can't stand him) so it could maybe be Dennis.

A bit too early to know just now though.

 

Typo sorry.

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Help wanted:

 

Can anyone find out info regarding these upcoming handovers:

 

Legend: Who is following Chris at the end of this month, and what is the exact date?

 

Radiance: Who is following Amy mid-September, and what is the exact handover date?

 

Serenade: Who is following Topi at the end of this month, and what is the exact date?

 

 

(It is likely too soon to find out about handovers due is October or later, so I didn't include them with this request)

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Help wanted:

 

Can anyone find out info regarding these upcoming handovers:

Serenade: Who is following Topi at the end of this month, and what is the exact date?

 

Posted a message over on the roll call for the SR cruise departing tomorrow asking someone to ask Topi how long he will be on SR and who will be following him.

Thanks for your hard work Donna.

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Adventure OTS - Dan Whitney started June 27 until Nov 7 (then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur May 19 for all of the European cruises thru Oct 25 then who?

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton March 18 until September 15 Graham Seymour joins the ship on September 1 and will take over CD duties on September 15 until November 4, (then does Joff return, or will it be Luke Aerowsmith?)

 

Brilliance OTS - Steve Davis July 29 through September 3, then Clo O'Connor returns September 3

 

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 - Tim Connor July 29 until sometime in November. Graham Seymour joins the ship sometime in November as its new permanent CD. need handover date

 

Freedom OTS - Jamie Fentiman June 7 until Aug 16, then Casey Peltier returns for 4 months

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci April 28 until August 23 then Jeff Arpin Aug 23 until late-October. (Mitch will not be returning to GR after his break)

 

Independence OTS - Leigh Xuereb May 17 through September 6, then Ricky Matthews from Sept 6 for 2 months to cover Leigh's break. Leigh is expected to return at the beginning of November.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 17 for 3 months. John Blair expects to return from his break in mid-October.

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown from the end of June until late August

then who?

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov July 16 until November 1. (then who? Will Luke Aerowsmith be returning, or has he been reassigned to Anthem?)

 

Majesty OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira August 3 for 2 months then Carlos Torres returns from his vacation at the beginning of October. (Marc Walker will be bringing the ship to Port Canaveral in May 2016 Marc will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with RCI during that contract and plans to retire shortly thereafter to spend more time with his family)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones until August 19 or 21, then Jamie Fentiman August 19 or 23 until sometime in November

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry July 5 for 4 months, then Jeff Arpin will cover in early-November for 2 months until John returns from his break in early-January

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 25 for 4 months

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes July 20 for 4 months

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert-Southgate May 15 for 4 months then who?

 

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 - Topi Ylonen May 9 for the Baltic/Nordic season (until Aug 30? then who?).

 

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

 

Vision OTS - Mercedes LaFuente started April 26 until September 13 then Steve Davis returns September 13 until January 21

 

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

 

Rich Edwards is home and currently recovering from surgery.Any updates? Grandeur at the end of August?

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity 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

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Donna

On an unmentionable Anthem page, someone has said the Joff announced during Captains question time that he is going back to Indy in 2016. His Twitter page says TBC?

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On an unmentionable Anthem page, someone has said the Joff announced during Captains question time that he is going back to Indy in 2016. His Twitter page says TBC?

That makes sense! We were guessing that he wouldn't stay with Anthem once it repositioned to NJ, and that he would move to one of ships that will be homeported in the UK. Indy moves back there on May 1, 2016. (tbc...to be continued)

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Adventure OTS - Dan Whitney started June 27 until Nov 7 (then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur May 19 for all of the European cruises thru Oct 25 then who?

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton March 18 until September 15 Graham Seymour joins the ship on September 1 and will take over CD duties on September 15 until November 4, (then does Joff return, or will it be Luke Aerowsmith?)

 

Brilliance OTS - Steve Davis July 29 through September 3, then Clo O'Connor returns September 3

 

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 - Tim Connor July 29 until sometime in November. Graham Seymour joins the ship sometime in November as its new permanent CD. need handover date

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Peltier Aug 16 for 4 months

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci April 28 until August 23 then Jeff Arpin Aug 23 until late-October. (Mitch will not be returning to GR after his break)

 

Independence OTS - Leigh Xuereb May 17 through September 6, then Ricky Matthews from Sept 6 for 2 months to cover Leigh's break. Leigh is expected to return at the beginning of November.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 17 for 3 months. John Blair expects to return from his break in mid-October.

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown from the end of June until late August

then who?

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov July 16 until November 1. (then who? Will Luke Aerowsmith be returning, or has he been reassigned to Anthem?)

 

Majesty OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira August 3 for 2 months then Carlos Torres returns from his vacation at the beginning of October. (Marc Walker will be bringing the ship to Port Canaveral in May 2016 Marc will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with RCI during that contract and plans to retire shortly thereafter to spend more time with his family)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones until August 19 or 21, then Jamie Fentiman August 19 or 23 until sometime in November

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry July 5 for 4 months, then Jeff Arpin will cover in early-November for 2 months until John returns from his break in early-January

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 25 for 4 months

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes July 20 for 4 months

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert-Southgate May 15 for 4 months then who?

 

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 - Topi Ylonen May 9 for the Baltic/Nordic season (until Aug 30? then who?).

 

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

 

Vision OTS - Mercedes LaFuente started April 26 until September 13 then Steve Davis returns September 13 until January 21

 

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

 

Rich Edwards is home and currently recovering from surgery.Any updates? Grandeur at the end of August?

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity 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

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Well, after a long wait, I finally got a reply from RCI.

 

" Unfortunately, the name of the Cruise Director has not yet been released for the*October 19, 2015*sailing of Serenade of the Seas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

 

Lol. I'm sure someone on CC will find out before the CSRs at RCI.

 

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Well, after a long wait, I finally got a reply from RCI.

 

" Unfortunately, the name of the Cruise Director has not yet been released for the*October 19, 2015*sailing of Serenade of the Seas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

 

Lol. I'm sure someone on CC will find out before the CSRs at RCI.

 

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Maybe it could be Rich Edwards if he is able to return by October.

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Well, after a long wait, I finally got a reply from RCI.

 

" Unfortunately, the name of the Cruise Director has not yet been released for the*October 19, 2015*sailing of Serenade of the Seas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

 

Lol. I'm sure someone on CC will find out before the CSRs at RCI.

 

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LOL Karen! I suppose that's better than getting an inaccurate answer from them!

 

Turnover date is Aug 30, so I wonder how they do not know yet. (Unless there will be an interim CD for 4-6 weeks, but that's very unlikely)

 

I hope someone on the current sailing is able to ask Topi. I'm sure he knows who will be following him in two weeks.

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Maybe it could be Rich Edwards if he is able to return by October.

 

Fingers crossed for this!!! We missed Rich on the Grandeur this year and would love to see him on the Serenade! :)

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The cruise director will be Carly b. She will take over for Topi

Thank you! She was the CD on the Serenade on April and I thought she was OK. Not as "in your face" as other CDs, but still visible around the ship. She seemed very nice.

 

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What is Carly B like as a CD? Anyone know?

 

We thought she was totally ineffective as a CD on the Jewel. That was the most boring cruise we've ever been on, and the activities/entertainment were very lacking. Even a dynamic Activities Manager (Elvis Pinto) didn't help her.

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Adventure OTS - Dan Whitney started June 27 until Nov 7 (then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur May 19 for all of the European cruises thru Oct 25 then who?

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton March 18 until September 15 Graham Seymour joins the ship on September 1 and will take over CD duties on September 15 until November 4, (then does Joff return, or will it be Luke Aerowsmith?)

 

Brilliance OTS - Steve Davis July 29 through September 3, then Clo O'Connor returns September 3

 

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 - Tim Connor July 29 until sometime in November. Graham Seymour joins the ship sometime in November as its new permanent CD. need handover date

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Peltier Aug 16 for 4 months

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci April 28 until August 23 then Jeff Arpin Aug 23 until late-October. (Mitch will not be returning to GR after his break)

 

Independence OTS - Leigh Xuereb May 17 through September 6, then Ricky Matthews from Sept 6 for 2 months to cover Leigh's break. Leigh is expected to return at the beginning of November.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 17 for 3 months. John Blair expects to return from his break in mid-October.

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown from the end of June until late August then who?

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov July 16 until November 1. (then who? Will Luke Aerowsmith be returning, or has he been reassigned to Anthem?)

 

Majesty OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira August 3 for 2 months then Carlos Torres returns from his vacation at the beginning of October. (Marc Walker will be bringing the ship to Port Canaveral in May 2016 Marc will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with RCI during that contract and plans to retire shortly thereafter to spend more time with his family)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones until August 19 or 21, then Jamie Fentiman August 19 or 23 until sometime in November

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry July 5 for 4 months, then Jeff Arpin will cover in early-November for 2 months until John returns from his break in early-January

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 25 for 4 months

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes July 20 for 4 months

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert-Southgate May 15 for 4 months then who?

 

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 - Topi Ylonen May 9 until Aug 30, then Carly Boileau begins Aug 30 (until when?)

 

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

 

Vision OTS - Mercedes LaFuente started April 26 until September 13 then Steve Davis returns September 13 until January 21

 

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

 

Rich Edwards is home and currently recovering from surgery.Any updates? Grandeur at the end of October?

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity 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

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Can anyone find out who will be taking over for Chris Brown at the end of this month on Legend?

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