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

 

I like her a lot. I've booked a couple cruises simply because she has been cd on them. She's visible around the ship and approachable.

 

I've heard that she's going to be on mid September through mid November.

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I've heard that she's going to be on mid September through mid November.

 

So, the handover will be after the transatlantic rather than before. Sept 15 is the first cruise out of NJ. And, Nov 13 is the only sailing that's "mid" November. I'm going with those dates for Carly, for now.

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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 Sept 15, then Carly Boileau Sept 15 through November 13

 

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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Where is Bobby and Becky Brown? Did I miss something?

 

They were on Adventure until June 27, and now they are on break

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So, the handover will be after the transatlantic rather than before. Sept 15 is the first cruise out of NJ. And, Nov 13 is the only sailing that's "mid" November. I'm going with those dates for Carly, for now.

 

 

Topi has written on his website that he is on the Serenade of the Seas until 30th of August. I have sent him a message to ask who's replacing him.

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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 - Jamie Fentiman August 19 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 Aug 30 (through November 13?)

 

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)

Edited by DonnaK

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No mention of Ken Rush?! What's he up to?

 

Ken's primary role is doing behind the scenes work on the new builds. He was on Quantum for the first two months, then on Anthem for the first two months, invisibly backing up the CD and helping to provide a smooth takeout. (When we were on Quantum, we NEVER saw him, and wouldn't have known he was onboard if it wasn't for CC) Then he was on Quantum during the repositioning to prepare the staff for the Asian market.

 

Presumably, he will also be on Harmony and Ovation in the same capacity. 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.

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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.

 

I like her a lot. I've booked a couple cruises simply because she has been cd on them. She's visible around the ship and approachable.

 

I've heard that she's going to be on mid September through mid November.

 

Thank you all. I will let you know my thoughts on her after 19th October! :-)

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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.

 

I surely hope that Elvis Pinto gets a promotion to CD, as we had heard he was supposed to get in months past. He can only do so much, as the AM, to create a magical experience on board. Lots has to do with his interaction with the CD as well as the activities themselves planned on board.

 

On the smaller ships like, Jewel, an ineffective CD can put a damper on the theme/atmosphere around the ship and even the dynamic Elvis, can only help so much.

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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.

 

Interesting. I thought she was very creative and open to suggestions.

 

I first met her on the RH Circumnavigation of OZ/NZ. There were several problems at some of the ports because the ship was calling there for the first time. Carly managed to get us the information we needed.

 

There was one time when a woman said her husband had complained that too many of the activities were for women. Carly asked her what he would like to do and the next day it was on the program.

 

I've sailed with her at least twice since then and I have found her as responsive as before.

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We cruised with Carly as our CD on the Serenade in May and thought she was great. Only time we have been invited to dinner with an officer and she was present for the cocktail time before dinner. Everyone got to know her well because of that and then we sat beside her for dinner. I posted about how we enjoyed her on a thread earlier and got very negative responses and seems like no-one liked her as we did.

 

Of course she is married to a Canadian and we are from that country so maybe earned extra points because of that connection. We are delighted that she will be on our Snowbird Migration cruise in October.

 

Judy

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Does anyone know what happened to Rob McNally who was on Explorer also what is Tim Connor like.

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Does anyone know what happened to Rob McNally who was on Explorer also what is Tim Connor like.

 

Rob was on Explorer from the end of May until the end of July (2 month contract). He is on break now.

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Interesting. I thought she was very creative and open to suggestions.

 

I first met her on the RH Circumnavigation of OZ/NZ. There were several problems at some of the ports because the ship was calling there for the first time. Carly managed to get us the information we needed.

 

There was one time when a woman said her husband had complained that too many of the activities were for women. Carly asked her what he would like to do and the next day it was on the program.

 

I've sailed with her at least twice since then and I have found her as responsive as before.

 

 

That is an interesting point and I'm glad you posted. A lot of people dislike Ken Rush because of his one on one approach, but I like how he does his job. But I've never found my self in the situation you mentioned. I did talk to Carly at the sail away from Barbados, she was nice to talk to.

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If Carly is still with the Serenade through Oct what is she like.

There are already several posts on this thread about her. Most are quite positive.

 

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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 - Jamie Fentiman August 19 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 Aug 30 (through November 13?)

 

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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End of August is quickly approaching and still no word on Rich Edwards?

 

We have a poster on this thread who was been in contact with Rich. Rich is awaiting medical clearance to return. No word regarding when this will happen although it should be soon, or to which ship he will be assigned.

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We have a poster on this thread who was been in contact with Rich. Rich is awaiting medical clearance to return. No word regarding when this will happen although it should be soon, or to which ship he will be assigned.

 

I guess, I'll be back to this thread in Feb or so to see who ends up on Oasis next spring. Ricky Matthews would be fun, I loved his Quest, I wonder if that would translate to the big ship, it was so much fun in the smaller lounge on Majesty.

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