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#1
Dallas, Texas
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I thought it would be fun to start a "Shout Out" thread -- where we give praise and compliments to deserving RCI staff. Let's keep thread positive. We can start a negative thread if we need that.

Shout out to the classical music group "The Three Seasons" on the Mariner of the Seas. This is a group of 2 violinists and one pianist all from the Ukraine, and all are very talented. Thank you and RCI for having classical music.

Shout out to the musical group Synergy and Katrina Love from a couple of my Voyager of the Seas cruises. I don't know if they will ever be back on RCI, but the group and especially Katrina always wowed me. I loved your Christmas cap with the flashing lights.

Shout out to Derek Lewis, usually in the English pub on voyager class ships, provide the pub is non-smoking. Catch phrases: "Superstar". "Worth far less than one thousand dollars."

OK...Your turn.
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#2
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I don't know how often they play on the ships, but we spent hours listening to Fresh Sound Duo (Ilona Lityahina & Aleksandr Karatsyuba) on the Jewel of the Seas TA this past May. Classical violinist and Guitarist, but they play more contemporary pieces. Truly the most beautiful violin I have ever heard.
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#3
Kansas City, MO
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Joined Jul 2006
Originally posted by Jimnbigd
I thought it would be fun to start a "Shout Out" thread -- where we give praise and compliments to deserving RCI staff. Let's keep thread positive. We can start a negative thread if we need that.


OK...Your turn.
Great idea! I hope this thread is still going when we get back from our cruise in March!
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#4
Long Island, NY
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Shout out to the pool band, One Love, on Explorer this past May.

Shout out to the Windjammer greeters on all ships, who never fail to cheerfully smile which in turn always makes me smile!
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#5
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Shout out to Mehi in Giovanni's on allure. When he serves he always says, I am working now.Excellent waiter.
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#6
Central Florida
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Shout Out to Desmond the senior Barman in the Viking Crown on Monarch. Thanks so much for keeping us happy during our cruises on Monarch and Sovereign!!!
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#7
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Originally posted by Jimnbigd
I thought it would be fun to start a "Shout Out" thread -- where we give praise and compliments to deserving RCI staff. Let's keep thread positive. We can start a negative thread if we need that.

Shout out to the classical music group "The Three Seasons" on the Mariner of the Seas. This is a group of 2 violinists and one pianist all from the Ukraine, and all are very talented. Thank you and RCI for having classical music.

Shout out to the musical group Synergy and Katrina Love from a couple of my Voyager of the Seas cruises. I don't know if they will ever be back on RCI, but the group and especially Katrina always wowed me. I loved your Christmas cap with the flashing lights.

Shout out to Derek Lewis, usually in the English pub on voyager class ships, provide the pub is non-smoking. Catch phrases: "Superstar". "Worth far less than one thousand dollars."

OK...Your turn.
Wonderful idea, Jimnbigd! Big ups to my favorite Cruise Director, Marc "Bing Bong" Walker, who ALWAYS keeps the Monarch of the Seas rockin' and rollin'. Not to mention, he's funny as all heck! He and his wife just had their first baby last year....and he keeps his fans informed of everything he's doing on his Facebook page....LUV YA' MARC!
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#8
Texas Hill Country
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Ditto for 3Seasons:

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Close your eyes and you're on the Titanic.....

And shout out to Loui from Mariner 19th Hole who taught us such yummy Martini recipes!
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#9
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Shout out to the Jazz Club on Oasis and Allure and the wonderful jazz combos that play there night after night.

Shout out to the staff of Sports Deck on Oasis and ALlure. They have a tough, hot, demanding job running the Flowriders, Zip Line and Rock Climbing Wall. They are so patient and careful to keep everyone safe, yet having maximum fun.
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#10
Connecticut
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Joined Mar 2006
Originally posted by DonnaK
Shout out to the Windjammer greeters on all ships, who never fail to cheerfully smile which in turn always makes me smile!

Ditto on this one - love those greeters - they have always brought a smille to my face, too
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#11
Pennsylvania
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Joined Jul 2008
Shout out to Roxy in the Schooner Bar on the Explorer, the "Washy, Washy" guy on the Explorer and all the Royal Caribbean Orchestras. You all make our cruises memorable.
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#12
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Joined May 2004
Shout out to...

Reyno Varkevisser, Concierge on the Enchantment of the Seas.

He turns his CL into a magical, joyful place with his larger-than-life personality!!
#13
UK
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Joined Feb 2006
Shout out to Michael the Hotel Director on freedom, great personality, very visible and chatty. First time i have ever noticed a hotel director.
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#14
Santa Fe, Texas
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Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by BecciBoo
Ditto for 3Seasons:

View My Video
Close your eyes and you're on the Titanic.....

And shout out to Loui from Mariner 19th Hole who taught us such yummy Martini recipes!

WOW!!! You're right!!

I'm loving this thread!
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#15
4,034 Posts
Joined Jun 2005
To all our wonderful cruises
on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
and the entire staff's of the ships
serving us!

THANKS!

Can't wait!!!!!!!!!
#16
Southern California by way of Kentucky
19,253 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
ShoutOut's to:

Oana Popa...An amazing RCI DL Concierge.

Gershwin Bronswinkle...An ex RCI DL Concierge...What ever cruiseline was lucky to get you it was definitely RCI's loss and their gain.
#17
61 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
would like to give a big shout out to Bridget Purifoye who made me feel like my booking was for a Royal Suite instead of a balcony.Thanks Bridget for the great service.
#19
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Joined Mar 2008
Kudos to Black Pearl, pianist and violinist (married couple, I think) on Radiance of the Seas last spring from Sydney to Honolulu, and Honolulu to Vancouver.

Absolutely wonderful! Hope we get to hear them again.

Regards,
Jan