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  1. Thanks for posting the Daily from day 2. I always like to check out the "meet your officers" section. I see several familiar names from past cruises on the Breakaway and Escape. And we had totally lost track of GM Djamel Benatmane. Nice to see him on the Joy. Here's a shot of him with Nancy on the Breakaway several years ago.
  2. Thanks for all the great info. If you still have it, would you post the Freestyle Daily from yesterday, Sunday, Day 2. Would like to see the sea day activities. Also, if you went to the Meet and Greet, would you post the card they give out that shows the senior Hotel Department officers? Thank you very much.
  3. I was onboard the Insignia for a luncheon today, and just as I was leaving (around 2PM), I met Bob and Betsy on the pier as they were boarding. I had met Bob once at a World Ship Society event. It was great to wish the happy couple much happiness, and to do it in person!
  4. Enjoying following your travels again. If you got the card of Hotel Director officers at the M&G, would you post it. Want to see if I recognize any names. Thanks.
  5. Thanks for posting this. I see several familiar names from the Breakaway - Evangelos, Mario, Chef Tyson and Dindo. Looking forward to seeing them soon.
  6. Thanks for all the effort you are putting into posting these great pictures. My wife and I will be on the Getaway transatlantic on April 27. Generally at the meet and greet, they give out a card with the names and phone numbers of all the senior hotel department officers. If you still have that and can post a picture of it, I would love to see it. We are wondering if we will know any of the officers from earlier cruises on the Breakaway, Gem and Escape.
  7. We were onboard for the 19 day Gem cruise from LA to NY. Here are the senior officers from that trip. No guarantee about who you will have. Captain - Marin Vucetic Staff Captain - Guiseppe Gimmillaro Chief Engineer - Marin Soic Hotel Director - Metin Camurlu Food and Beverage Director - Vikramraj Parthasrathy Cruise Director - Claire Booth Asst Cruise Director - Maria Katrina De La Cruz ("Kat") Guest Service Manager - Veronica Manabat Asst Guest Service Manager - Severina Hristova Executive Housekeeper - Cesar Hapa Executive Chef - Bijesh Chandran Beverage Manager - Gusti Sumitra Restaurant Manager - Adine Barrett Haven Concierge - Yahira Suazo
  8. Norwegian Escape Officers - week of 9/30/18 Captain - Giovanni Cutugno Staff Captain - Roger Hans Berglund Chief Engineer - Jerker Aakerman Hotel Director - Deepak Punia Assistant Hotel Director - Nomita Rambhunjan Guest Service Manager - Trevor Swart Food and Beverage Director - Zdravko Kojakovic Assistant F&B Director - Tamer Sezer Restaurant Manager - Jay Hizon Beverage Manager - Jose "Papi" Contreras Executive Chef - Prejith Poovapadathil Cruise Director - Mandy Jones Assistant Cruise Director - Joey "JoJo" Fernandez Executive Housekeeper - Rodrigo "Triple R" Rodriguez CruiseNext Manager - Melissa DeBeer Haven Concierge - Patrick Berido Haven Restaurant Maitre 'D - Hazel Aragoza
  9. We received a letter from Captain Giovanni Cutugno that said (in part) "As part of international stipulation, our Compulsory Required Lifeboat Davit Test will take place on Norwegian Escape tomorrow, October 3. It will be necessary to change ship's alongside position from Starboard side to Port side between 6:00PM and 7:00PM." They had performed these tests on the port side boats today (Wednesday) and now can test the starboard side before we leave for NY on Friday. I found it fascinating to be standing on the pier watching this. It was like missing the ship and having it come back for you.
  10. Yes, I have seen this before, on all cruises I currently have booked. It seems to be that 3 days are available, then 1 is not, then 3 days are available, then 1 is not, etc. For example, I am booked on the 15 day Breakaway farewell to NY cruise on October 27. The available days for all restaurants are 10/27, 10/28 and 10/29. Then 10/31, 11/1 and 11/2. Then 11/4, 11/5 and 11/6. And finally 11/8, 11/9 and 11/10. I spoke to a rep at the reservations desk last week and they are able to book for you on the dates not on the website. A funny side note - I spoke to him about our upcoming 7/29 Escape cruise to Bermuda and how the Wednesday night reservations are not available. He said he and his colleagues noticed very few restaurant bookings that night and they thought it was because it was our first night in Bermuda and everyone was eating out. I told him it was because that night does not show on the website. He said he would inform the appropriate department about this problem. I am not holding my breath for it to get fixed.
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