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Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor July 6 for 2 months. Then who?

Allure OTS - Jimmy Rhodes March 11 for 4 months, then Mitch Merucciis scheduled to return August 12 for 2 months.

Anthem OTS - Dennis Charles May 12 until September 6, then Chris Brown starts September 6 for 4 months.

Brilliance OTS - Mike Szwajkowski July 3 (for 2 or 4 months?)

Empress OTS - WHO is the current CD?

Enchantment OTS - Bobby Broughton April 6 until early-September. Then who?

Explorer OTS - Topi Ylönen returns June 8 until July 27. Then who? (Graham Seymour may return as regular CD again for the rest of 2018, or Dennis Charles is also rumored to be joining Explorer).

Freedom OTS - Drew Devine March 17 until July 28, then Topi Ylönen returns July 28 until September 29, followed by Drew September 29 for 4 months.

Grandeur OTS - Bob Leininger June 2 until October 6. Bobreturns December 1 for another 4 month contract. (Mitch Merucci is unsure if he is joining GR in October as planned. It may be Mike Szwajkowski instead.)

Harmony OTS - Dru Pavlov April 21 until early-September (need handover date) then Abe Hughes returns early-September for 4 months.

Independence OTS - Joff EatonMay 28 until September 22, then Tim Connor returns September 22.

Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo June 16 until August 19, then Andrea Olivieri returns (for 4 months?)

Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin May 27 until July 22, then Marc Walker starts July 22 for 4 months.

Majesty OTS - Patricio Honores late-June (for 2 months).

Mariner OTS - Ricky Matthewsuntil July 9, then Carlos Torres joins July 9 for 2 months, then Ricky returns in September for 4 months.

Navigator OTS - Rob McNally May 6 until late-August, then Cuddy Cudworth returns in late-August. (need handover date)

Oasis OTS - Dan Whitney early May for 4 months. Then who?

Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup March 23 (until late-July? then who?) Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

Quantum OTS - Is Fang Lixin is the current CD? Paul Rutter returns in the Fall (Sept/Oct) for a few months.

Radiance OTS - Cuddy CudworthJune 15 for 2 months followed by John Blairin August until January. (need handover date)

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor June 23 for 2 months, then Elvis Pinto returns mid-August for 4 months. (need handover date)

Serenade OTS - Jamie Fentiman May 13 for 4 months. Then Who?

Symphony OTS - Michele Scarpato March 11 until late-July (need handover date) then Bobby Brown returns through the TA November 9

Vision OTS - Steve Davis April 6 until August 6, followed by Ken Jones for 2 months.

Voyager OTS - Michelle Oliveira began late-May (for 4 months?).

 

 

Jerome Sueur is reportedly joining Carnival and getting married soon.

Keith Williams has been cleared to return from medical leave, but does not currently have a ship assignment.

Casey Pelterworks shoreside for Celebrity as Manager of Entertainment.

Graham Seymour is semi-retired but fills-in from time to time as needed

Rich Edwards sadly passed away in June 2017. RIP Rich.

John Perry is Operations Manager at Hyatt Hotels (per LinkedIn)

Ken Rush works at corporate in Miami as RCI's Director of Entertainment, and occasionally fills-in as CD

Amy Fickert-Southgate works shoreside

Luke Aerowsmith is working at the corporate office in London

Gordon Whatman is retired, but fills-in from time-to-time if needed.

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

Leo Papa is a Product Manager at Tauck Corp in Connecticut

Anna Bass is a make-up artist

João Pereira is the Cruise Sales Manager on the Liberty of the Seas.

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker- is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - is a radio presenter.

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Viking River Cruises

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is a CD with SilverSeas out of Italy

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

Abel Jeney is with The World - Luxury Residence at Sea

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

Thomas DeCell is no longer with RCI

Leigh Xuereb and his AM Frankie Portera are CD's for Carnival

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I will have to work on the formatting!

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Thanks for starting the new page. Wonder if any of the things that are “old news” could be left off the bottom. Like if it happened over a year ago, does it need to be there? Like these, both happened 2-3 years ago that they moved. DeCell was a CD a very limited period of time.

 

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I was thinking the same thing about leaving the "old news" off the bottom. People who want to know can refer to the first post, and it's not really necessary to include it with every update since it rarely changes.

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I was thinking the same thing about leaving the "old news" off the bottom. People who want to know can refer to the first post, and it's not really necessary to include it with every update since it rarely changes.

Thanks for the new thread...and agree with your thoughts on the old news.

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I was thinking the same thing about leaving the "old news" off the bottom. People who want to know can refer to the first post, and it's not really necessary to include it with every update since it rarely changes.

 

 

I like how you think! Thanks for doing this. Great to share who will be where without judgment to their abilities, too.

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Dennis is not joining the explorer Donna got this info from a member of a band on anthem

 

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That’s great news ..... fingers still crossed Mr Seymour will be onboard in September when we sail again ... he is the best by far

 

 

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Donna Hugo Arenas is the CD now on Empess

 

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Dennis is not joining the explorer Donna got this info from a member of a band on anthem

 

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Thanks! Will include this info when I update!

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Yes I agree, Graham Seymour is the best. Had him on the Navigator years ago.

 

 

 

Have been on 3 sailings with him so far .... anyone who thinks a CD doesn’t make a difference,they ave not experienced Graham .... would wake up early to watch the morning show

 

 

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AD: Clo O'Connor July 6 until early September. (then who?)

AL: Jimmy Rhodes March 11 until August 12, then Mitch Merucci August 12 for 2 months.

AN: Dennis Charles May 12 until September 6, then Chris Brown September 6 for 4 months.

BR: Mike Szwajkowski July 3 (for 2 or 4 months?)

EM: Hugo Arenas (need dates)

EN: Bobby Broughton April 6 until early-September. (then who?)

EX: Topi Ylönen returns June 8 until July 27. (then, is Graham Seymour returning, or will it be someone else?)

FR: Drew Devine March 17 until July 28, then Topi Ylönen July 28 until September 29,followed by Drew Devine September 29 for 4 months.

GR: Bob Leininger June 2 until October 6. Bob Leininger returns December 1 for another 4 month contract. (Will Mitch Merucci or Mike Szwajkowski be doing the fill-in from Oct 6 until December 1?)

HM: Dru Pavlov April 21 until early-September (need handover date) then Abe Hughes early-September for 4 months.

IN: Joff Eaton May 28 until September 22, then Tim Connor returns September 22.

JW: Simona Ferraiuolo June 16 until August 19, then Andrea Olivieri August 19 for 4 months

LB: Jeff Arpin May 27 until July 22, then Marc Walker July 22 for 4 months.

MJ: Patricio Honores late-June until late-August (then who?)

MN: Ricky Matthews until July 9, then Carlos Torres July 9 for 2 months, then Ricky Matthews returns in September for 4 months.

NV: Rob McNally May 6 until late-August, then Cuddy Cudworth returns in late-August. (need handover date)

OA: Dan Whitney early May for 4 months. (then who?)

OV: Mike Hunnerup March 23 (until late-July? then who?) Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

QN: Is Fang Lixin is the current CD? Paul Rutter returns in the Fall (Sept/Oct) for a few months.

RD: Cuddy Cudworth June 15 for 2 months followed by John Blair in August until January. (need handover date)

RH: Tim Connor June 23 for 2 months, then Elvis Pinto returns mid-August for 4 months. (need handover date)

SR: Jamie Fentiman May 13 for 4 months. (then who?)

SY: Michele Scarpato March 11 until late-July (need handover date) then Bobby Brown returns through the TA November 9

VI: Steve Davis April 6 until August 6, then Ken Jones August 6 for 2 months.

VY: Michelle Oliveira began late-May (for 4 months?)

For updates on CDs who are no longer active on RCI ships, please see the first post on the first page of this thread.

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Still working on the formatting! lol

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I was thinking the same thing about leaving the "old news" off the bottom. People who want to know can refer to the first post, and it's not really necessary to include it with every update since it rarely changes.

However, after hundreds of posts, it will be hard to find if any of that "old news" changed. I personally don't mind if you keep it on every update. Smaller font is fine. If most object to it, maybe a link to the latest post with old news at the bottom of every CD update.

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However, after hundreds of posts, it will be hard to find if any of that "old news" changed. I personally don't mind if you keep it on every update. Smaller font is fine. If most object to it, maybe a link to the latest post with old news at the bottom of every CD update.

 

That's a good idea - I will post a link!

 

Bob, would you please lock the other CD thread, now that Joe12 has "retired" and I've come out of retirement.

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That's a good idea - I will post a link!

 

Bob, would you please lock the other CD thread, now that Joe12 has "retired" and I've come out of retirement.

Done, and welcome back.:)

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ty! Ok what can anybody tell.me about Clo O?

 

 

 

She is awesome! We had her in March on Anthem. Super funny lady. High energy. Definitely one of the better ones

 

 

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ty! Ok what can anybody tell.me about Clo O?

 

 

I have never laughed so hard in my life! Good, clean humor which is my preference.

 

 

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Thank you, DonnaK. I had stopped following the other thread.

 

 

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VI: Steve Davis April 6 until August 6, then Ken Jones August 6 for 2 months.

 

Donna, do you know if this means that Steve comes back to the Vision after Ken's two months?

 

Thanks.

 

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Donna, do you know if this means that Steve comes back to the Vision after Ken's two months?

 

Thanks.

 

:)

 

Yes, Steve will return to Vision.

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