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We were on a Baltic cruise this summer on the Constellation and will be sailing on the Solstice in March. We discovered a number of our favorite staffers from Constellation were being transferred to the Solstice. We're looking forward to a reunion with them when we sail. They include the bar manager, a delightful young man whose name I don't remember. Also Bernard, a waiter in the main dining room on deck 5 who regularly sings opera arias, and a number of delightful crew from the Martini Bar, Togi the bartender, waitress Eleanor and our dining room sommelier, Randy. All of these mentioned are outstanding staff which leads me to believe that they are choosing the "best" from each of their ships to staff the Solstice.

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Our first cruise with Celebrity was on the Mercury with David Cole as the CD and Stewart as the Assitant CD. Three years later we took the Mercury again with Stewart as the CD. My kids still say he is their favorite CD. I thought he was very friendly, funny and personable.

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Here is a picture from Solstice showing some familiar faces from Connie: Zeljko (Michael's Club on Connie), Liz and Tolgashan in their new bar uniforms.

 

Hi Arno !

 

Thanks for the photo. I'm surprised to see that Zeljko is no longer working with Perry Grant. I thought they worked very well together. On the bright side, I look forward to seeing him on Solstice.

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Hi Arno !

 

I'm surprised to see that Zeljko is no longer working with Perry Grant. I thought they worked very well together. On the bright side, I look forward to seeing him on Solstice.

 

Perry was very upset when he was transferred. Chris has also been moved from Michael's on Connie to Solstice.

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Here is a picture from Solstice showing some familiar faces from Connie: Zeljko (Michael's Club on Connie), Liz and Tolgashan in their new bar uniforms.

 

ZeljkoDavidovicLizandTolgashan.jpg

 

I am looking forward to sitting across the bar from Tolgashan... great bartender. He told us his name was something like, Togi. Can you help me out with this?

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I am looking forward to sitting across the bar from Tolgashan... great bartender. He told us his name was something like, Togi. Can you help me out with this?

Hi DMK....

 

Yes, his name is Togi. He's from Turkey and was the #1 Bartender there before joining the Millie. He is the BEST !!!!!! Can't wait to see him again !!!!

 

M&M's

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Togi is fantastic. We had him on the Millie and he quickly became one of our favorite bartenders. He is always smiling and so very pleasant. Obviously, he enjoys what he does--at it shows!

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Hi C2C,

 

Just got off the Constellation on Oct. 30th. There was a change in hotel director. Rafael went on vacation and Nina took over. Also the Chief housekeeper is a very pleasant and friendly lady by the name of Katrazyna. Both ladies were eXceptional and it's nice to see women in these roles. We truly enjoyed their company. Thought I would share this info. so you can keep your chart up to date.

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Hi C2C,

Thought I would share this info. so you can keep your chart up to date.

 

Thank you... they'll be on the next update.

Arno---where is Captain Pagonis? Also, do you know where Captain Mavrogiannis is? Last question---You have Livanios listed as an "alternate Captain". What does that mean? Thanks, Patty

 

 

Hi Patty:

 

Captain Pagonis is home on holidays. He will be heading for Constellation at the end of November.

The Alternate Master is the captain that will replace the present Master when it is vacation time (3 months off and on) sometimes to a different ship.

I have never sailed with Captain Mavrogiannis. On what ship was he master?

 

Arno

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Captain Pagonis is home on holidays. He will be heading for Constellation at the end of November.

 

 

Arno

Arno -- Looking forward to meeting you on the 11/30 Solstice sailing. Do you think that Captain Pagonis will still be on the Constellation for the 2/28/09 sailing? We've cruised with him twice and would love to sail with him again. Thinking of booking the 2/28 cruise.

 

Thanks.

 

Diane

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When on Connie in Spring, John Grantham had just joined Celebrity for first stint as CD. We thought he was excellent. Was ex Hollywood stuntman and gave lectures, about movies tv work that he had been in. Superb!

Anyone know if he is still with X.

JohnC :confused:

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I was delighted to see the photo of Togi. We were on a 14 night Baltic cruise onboard Constellation in July and spent part of every evening in the Martini Bar. Togi is an exceptional young man, one of the most personable staff members I've met in all my past 14 cruises. We are so looking forward to seeing him again when we sail on the Solstice in March.

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The list below, as shown in the Celebrity Today! for the Celebrity Galaxy in August 2008, shows the Galaxy Officers and Staff.

 

Master: Captain Isidoros Karamaounas

Chief Engineer: Stavros Zannikos

Hotel Director: Damien O’Connor

Staff Captain: Dimitrios Kardasilaris

Cruise Director: Stewart Turnbull

Staff Chief Engineer: Dimitropoulos Zois

Food and Beverage Manager: Mario Markovic

Onboard Marketing Manager: Barbara Tatlow

Financial Controller: Virginia Poggi

Environmental Officer: Michelle Smith

Human Resources Manager: Janise Bengtson

Senior Doctor: Anastasios Konstantarakos

Junior Doctor: Catia Reeves

Safety Officer: Georgios Tsilouchas

Chief Housekeeper: Mihai Olaeriu

Restaurant Manager: Hakan Bektas

Bar Manager: Koray Savas

Executive Chef: Nelson Avaria

Cruise Sales Manager: Elisha Oltmann

Captain’s Club Hostess: Daniela Spirlac

Activity Manager: Ian Cresswell

Activities Staff: Ben Powney, Luisa Lopez, Kirsty Fraser, Shane Wilson

Youth Manager: Katalin Kertesz

Disc Jockey: Constantine Downer

Guest Relations Manager: Alexandros Stylianou

Lead Guest Relations Officer: Gary Mcneil

Guest Relations: Magui Lopez, Marisa Tomas, Romelito Navarro, William Gomez, Wilhelmina Famoso, Rocelyn Dalisay

Concierge: Tonya Peneva

Event Coordinator: Nima Mody

Shore Excursion Manager: Alain Hauray

Shore Excursion Staff: Brianna Freeman, Jorge Freire, Denise Munteanu, Iria Sponholz

Online Managers: Natalia Marginean

Casino Manager: Kelvin Minton

Gift Shop Manager: Haley Stephenson

Photo Manager: Serhat Akin

AquaSpa Manager: Annagret Mostert

Port & Shoppong Guides: Eric & Cristina Barrett

Art Auctioneer: Marc Glaser

Acupuncture Physician: Lisa Nelson

Floral Designer: Bistra Todorova

Desktop Publisher: Adrian Silverman

Printer: Paul Santos

 

 

Also please note that in the original thread it questions whether the F&B Manager onboard the Celebrity Galaxy is Cory. As of August 2008, the F&B Manager onboard the Celebrity Galaxy was actually Mario Markovic whilst Cory, which should be Koray Savas, was the Bar Manager.

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The list below, as shown in the Celebrity Today! for the Celebrity Galaxy in August 2008, shows the Galaxy Officers and Staff.

 

Thank you for this very detailed list. I will update my chart with your information.

 

Does anyone know if Perry Grant will still be in Michael's Club on the Connie during the Christmas-New Year's 2008/2009 cruise?

 

Perry gave no hint of any absence except for March 2009 when he will not be onboard.

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Perry gave no hint of any absence except for March 2009 when he will not be onboard.

 

Hi Arno !

 

Do you happen to know Perry's last sailing date in early 2009 ? Several Family members are huge fans of his, and I am considering changing our sailing date (3/27) to see if we can sail while Perry is onboard. Any info is appreciated.

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Hi Arno !

 

Do you happen to know Perry's last sailing date in early 2009 ? Several Family members are huge fans of his, and I am considering changing our sailing date (3/27) to see if we can sail while Perry is onboard. Any info is appreciated.

 

I've been told that he will not be on board in March but I will try to determine whether that affects your sailing date.

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I've been told that he will not be on board in March but I will try to determine whether that affects your sailing date.

 

Hi Arno !

 

Thank you very much. March 27th works perfectly for us, but I know my folks will be disappointed if Perry isnt onboard. If you can find out if he will be onboard on 3/27, and if not, when is his last sailing on this contract, I would much appreciate it.

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Hi Patty:

 

Captain Pagonis is home on holidays. He will be heading for Constellation at the end of November.

The Alternate Master is the captain that will replace the present Master when it is vacation time (3 months off and on) sometimes to a different ship.

I have never sailed with Captain Mavrogiannis. On what ship was he master?

 

I don't know what I was thinking. Not Mavrogiannis. (He was Chief Engineer on Zenith. Such a nice man. He is now on Journey.) I meant Karamounas, and I see he is on Galaxy now. He was Captain on Zenith for our last memorable cruise, I am sure you will remember.

 

We hope to sail on Connie in October/09. I guess our favorite Captain will be off then.

 

As to Second Master---does that mean the same as Captain?

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As to Second Master---does that mean the same as Captain?

 

The staff Captain on a ship is also a captain. The "Captain" who is in charge of the vessel is known as master of the vessel.

The alternating captain is the second master, normally in a three month rotation on the same ship.

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