Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
Joff Eaton...fabulous sense of humour....He reminds me of John Cleese from Monty Python....I also really like Kevin Spacey...I also like Ken Rush.. The more I think about it, I guess I like a lot of them..I am easy to please (lol)...But Joff is still my favorite...
__________________ December 2002, Disney Magic, January 2004, Explorer of the Seas January 2005, Explorer of the Seas January 2006, Jewel of the Seas October 2006, Carnival Valor January 2007, Freedom of the Seas December 2007, Carnival Valor February 2008, Explorer of the Seas October 18, 2008, Enchantment of the Seas February 2009, Explorer of the Seas May 2009, Explorer of the Seas August 2009, Jewel of the Seas November 2009, Carnival Dream January 9, 2010, Oasis of the Seas January 16, 2010, Oasis of the Seas April 18, 2010, Freedom of the Seas August 14, 2010 Explorers of the Seas November 28, 2010 Freedom of the Seas December 10, 2010 Majesty of the Seas February 5, 2011 Oasis of the Seas August 21, 2011 Freedom of the Seas October 21, 2011 Majesty of the Seas December 15, 2011 Liberty of the Seas January 3, 2012 Allure of the Seas January 8, 2012 Allure of the Seas March 22, 2012 Liberty of the Seas
August 20, 2012 Norwegian Sky
December 16, 2012 Freedom of the Seas
February 25, 2013 Monarch of the Seas August 4, 2013 Norwegian Breakaway December, 15, 3013 Freedom of the seas March 20, 2014 Liberty of the Seas August 28, 2014 Carnival Splendor
We had Allan Brooks on Freedom 2 years ago. He was great. Awesome sense of humor, could really think on his feet. Loved him doing the Quest. Seemed he was everywhere on the ship. Even played dodgeball against him.
[b]“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”...................Mark Twain
I like two, Joff Eaton because of his high energy and Carly B because of her high energy and she doesn't tell any stupid jokes.
Liberty of the Seas - 5/21/15 - Bermuda and Caribbean
Celebrity Summit - 7/26/15 - Bermuda
Celebrity Solstice - 9/22/15 - Hawaii(b2b)
Celebrity Solstice - 10/2/15- Tahitian Treasures
Serenade of the Seas - 2/5/16 - Southern Caribbean Completed
Legend of the Seas - 2/6/15 - So. Caribbean, Explorer of the Seas - 11/01/14 - So. Caribbean Adventure(repositioning), Explorer of the Seas - 7/31/14 - Bermuda/Caribbean, Legend of the Seas - 5/10/14 - Scandinavia/Russia, Legend of the Seas - 5/2/14 - Norwegian Fjords, Legend of the Seas - 2/3/14 - Southern Caribbean, Jewel of the Seas - 10/5/13 - Southern Caribbean, Jewel of the Seas - 10/12/13 - Southern Caribbean, Explorer of the Seas - Bermuda/Caribbean - 5/16/2013, Vision of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean - 1/25/2013, Liberty of the Seas - Trans. Atlantic - 10/27/2012, Liberty of the Seas - Western Med. - 10/20/2012, Explorer of the Seas - Bermuda/Caribbean - 04/26/2012, Jewel of the Seas - Western Caribbean - 01/21/2012, Jewel of the Seas - Repositioning - 10/29/2011, Explorer of the Seas - Bermuda/Caribbean - 4/28/2011, Explorer of the Seas - So. Caribbean - 11/07/2010, Explorer of the Seas - Bermuda/Caribbean - 4/29/2010, Jewel of the Seas - New England/Canada - 09/2009, Jewel of the Seas - Panama Canal - 04/2009, Radiance of the Seas - Alaska Cruise Tour - 08/2008
For me, it has to be Mike Szwajkowski ! He was CD on Adventure when we sailed from Puerto Rico a few years ago. He really kept things going.
Carnival Freedom, January 2014
Carnival Legend Transatlantic, April 2013
Serenade of the Seas, January 2012
Carnival Pride, May 2011 (40th Anniversary cruise)
Voyager of the Seas, January 2011
Carnival Victory, September 2010
Adventure of the Seas, January 2009
Enchantment of the Seas, January 2008
Costa Mediterranea, July 2002
Carnival Inspiration, January 1999
Carnival Sensation, March 1998
Carnival Imagination, May 1996
Empress of England, Nov. 1957 (Transatlantic - Liverpool to Montreal)
Hard to pick my absolute favorite, but Richard Spacey and Graham Seymour are the top two...by far! No other CDs even start to compare to them. I love their energy levels, senses of humor, and both are extremely talented in addition to their job.
I just had Abel Jeney as a CD and being a fairly new CD, he was okay. James Andrews was also okay.
Additionally, Jimmy Rhodes was very funny with a lot of energy, but he comes off a bit strong.
__________________ Monarch of the Seas - October 5, 2002 (5-night Western Caribbean) Enchantment of the Seas - September 15, 2003 (5-night Western Caribbean) Explorer of the Seas - October 3, 2004 (7-night Eastern Caribbean) Navigator of the Seas - October 15, 2005 (7-night Western Caribbean) - Hurricane Wilma Mariner of the Seas - October 15, 2006 (7-night Eastern Caribbean) Freedom of the Seas - October 7, 2007 (7-night Eastern Caribbean)
Regal Empress - June 20, 2008 (2-night Bahamas) Liberty of the Seas - October 4, 2008 (7-night Western Caribbean) Independence of the Seas - February 15, 2009 (6-night Western Caribbean) Liberty of the Seas - September 26, 2009 (7-night Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Splendor - February 14, 2010 (7-night Mexican Riviera) Grandeur of the Seas - August 5, 2010 (4-night Western Caribbean) Oasis of the Seas - October 9, 2010 (7-night Eastern Caribbean) Liberty of the Seas - February 27, 2011 (6-night Western Caribbean) Explorer of the Seas - June 18, 2011 (5-night Bermuda) Freedom of the Seas - September 4, 2011 (7-night Western Caribbean) Adventure of the Seas - February 26, 2012 (7-night Southern Caribbean)
Carnival Fantasy - August 21, 2012 (5-night Bahamas) Allure of the Seas - October 28, 2012 (7-night Eastern Caribbean) Liberty of the Seas - March 2, 2013 (5-night Western Caribbean) Freedom of the Seas - August 11, 2013 (7-night Eastern Caribbean)
Carnival Splendor - May 12, 2014 (8-night Bahamas & Caribbean) Explorer of the Seas - October 9, 2014 (9-night Bermuda & Caribbean) - TS Faye,Hurricane Gonzalo Norwegian Breakaway- January 30, 2015 (2-night Cruise to Nowhere)
146-Nights At Sea!
Next Cruises: Norwegian Getaway - June 27, 2015 (7-night Eastern Caribbean) & Oasis of the Seas - September 19, 2015 (7-night Eastern Caribbean)
Any CD who maintains a low profile .... who can manage his/her staff in a professional manner ... and provide the us (the passengers) with a reasonable or better cruise experience ... is our favourite.
We've had several very good CD's on both our RCL and NCL cruises, and Clo O'Connor stands out as one of the better CD's overall.
Sept 11 2014 RC Explorer of the Seas NE/Canada
Dec 3 2012 RC Explorer of the Seas Eastern Carribbean
June 20 2010 Carnival Pride Bahamas
Sept 2 2009 RC Jewel of the Seas TA
Jan 2009 RC Voyager of the Seas Western Caribbean
Sept 11 2008 RC Explorer of the Seas Canada
Jan 2008 RC Brilliance of the Seas Panama Canal
June 2 2007 RC Radiance of the Seas Alaska
1. Richard Spacey - What I liked about Richard was he was great on his feet. The Quest we saw with him was the best one. He was also hilarious during the Love & Marriage show. My DH loved the shows they would play on TV where he starred, like the parady of Top Gun.
2. Chris Northey - While Chris wasn't as great as Richard in some of the hosting, his morning shows on the TV would crack me up. Him, and his assistant director Leigh, were too funny. We would honestly watch some of them a few times because we thought they were hysterical.
3. Leigh - I wish I knew what Leigh's last name was. He was the assistant with Chris, but we also had him as our CD on the Liberty years before. He remembered my grandparents who were on the Love & Marriage show years before. He told us when we saw him on the Explorer (with Chris) that he was only standing in for 2 weeks.
So far, we haven't ever had a bad CD. I just don't remember who the other 2 we've had were, so I think that says something
Adventure of the Seas - 10/16/2005
Liberty of the Seas - 10/13/2007
Liberty of the Seas - 10/03/2009
Oasis of the Seas - 10/16/2010
Explorer of the Seas - 4/28/2011
Explorer of the Seas - 4/26/2012
46 nights at sea!
If all that Mike S. did was "Fountains" he would have been the best, but he was much more than just that.
I also really liked John Blair, his Neil Diamond act was fantastic.
I haven't had any of the big names: Grahm Seymor, Richard Spacey. So I can't compare John and Mike to them.
__________________ Maid of the Mist Every Summer since 2002 Splendor of the Seas February 2006 Legend of the Seas February 2007 Jewel of the Seas April 2008 Voyager of the Seas April 2009 Enchantment of the Seas July 2009 Granduer of the Seas April 2010 Navigator of the Seas August 2010 Radiance of the Seas February 2011 Freedom of the Seas August 2011 Jewel of the Seas February 2012 Freedom of the Seas August 2012 Navigator of the Seas February 2013 Allure of the Seas August 2013 Serenade of the Seas February 2014 Freedom of the seas August 2014
I don't usually take much notice but several years ago there was a husband & wife (she had very curly hair) that we had on two of our RCI cruises and they were an amazing duo...Sorry can't remember their names..The ones we have had on recent cruises made no impression on us at all...
Last edited by Ashland; March 18th, 2012 at 07:19 PM.
Re: who was your favorite cruise director and why?
Jorge Solano was the best cruise director I've ever experiences! He was the CD on the Carnival Triumph in May 2009 and on the Glory in May 2010. Shortly after the 2010 cruise he got married and retired. Sure do miss Jorge! He was so personable. And always had a way to make you laugh!
Disney Magic - Eastern Caribbean - 3/2001
Vision of the Seas - Mexican Riviera - 3/2006
Voyager of the Seas - Western Med - 10/2006
Brilliance of the Seas - Panama Canal - 3/2008
Carnival Ecstasy - Western Caribbean - 12/2008
Voyager of the Seas - Western Caribbean - 3/2010
Explorer of the Seas - Bermuda - 8/2010
Voyager of the Seas - Western Caribbean - 4/2011
Navigator of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean - 3/2012
Brilliance of the Seas - NE/Canada -10/13
Radiance of the Seas - Alaska - 7/2014
Explorer of the Seas - Christmas in Labadee - 12/14
Brilliance of the Seas - Western Caribbean - 4/15