Who is the best cruise director on Carnival?

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#1
932 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
Least favorite?
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RCI Empress of the Seas April 28,2007 Bermuda 7 Nights
NCL Majesty November 24, 2007 Caribbean 7 Nights
NCL Majesty November November 29, 2008 Caribbean 7 Nights
HAL Eurodam October 17, 2009 Caribbean 7 Nights
Carnival Glory October 17, 2010 Bahama 6 Nights
HAL MS Ryndam February 13, 2011 Caribbean 7 Nights
Carnival Fantasy October 19, 2011 Bahama 5 Nights
Carnival Ecstasy November 7, 2011 Bahama 5 Nights (Ecstasy's FIRST cruise from Port Canaveral)
Carnival Freedom September 8 ,2012 Caribbean 8 Nights
HAL Ms Statendam October 26, 2012 Panama Canal 14 Nights (My first Panama Canal cruise)
Disney Wonder May 6, 2013 Panama Canal West. 14 nights.
Carnival Fantasy April 9, 2014 Bahama, 5 nights
Carnival Freedom May 10 2014 Caribbean 8 nights.
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam November 9, 2014 Caribbean. 14 nights.
Carnival Fantasy April 7, 2015 Bahama 5 nights.
Carnival Sunshine November 28,2015 Caribbean. 11 nights
Carnival Sunshine December 9, 2015 Caribbean. 10 nights.
Carnival Fantasy January 16, 2016 Bahama, 5 nights.


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#2
932 Posts
Joined Dec 2004
For me, DrE is amazing. My least favorite is Jamie D. Yuck.
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PAST CURISES: UnderConstruction

HAL MS Oosterdam February 15, 2004 Caribbean 7 Nights
HAL MS Zuiderdam December 18, 2004 Caribbean 5 Nights
HAL MS Maasdam November 16, 2005 Caribbean 10 Nights
HAL MS Maasdam October 17, 2006 Caribbean 11 Nights
HAL MS Maasdam November 19, 2006 Caribbean 11 <!-- / sig -->Nights
RCI Empress of the Seas April 28,2007 Bermuda 7 Nights
NCL Majesty November 24, 2007 Caribbean 7 Nights
NCL Majesty November November 29, 2008 Caribbean 7 Nights
HAL Eurodam October 17, 2009 Caribbean 7 Nights
Carnival Glory October 17, 2010 Bahama 6 Nights
HAL MS Ryndam February 13, 2011 Caribbean 7 Nights
Carnival Fantasy October 19, 2011 Bahama 5 Nights
Carnival Ecstasy November 7, 2011 Bahama 5 Nights (Ecstasy's FIRST cruise from Port Canaveral)
Carnival Freedom September 8 ,2012 Caribbean 8 Nights
HAL Ms Statendam October 26, 2012 Panama Canal 14 Nights (My first Panama Canal cruise)
Disney Wonder May 6, 2013 Panama Canal West. 14 nights.
Carnival Fantasy April 9, 2014 Bahama, 5 nights
Carnival Freedom May 10 2014 Caribbean 8 nights.
HAL Nieuw Amsterdam November 9, 2014 Caribbean. 14 nights.
Carnival Fantasy April 7, 2015 Bahama 5 nights.
Carnival Sunshine November 28,2015 Caribbean. 11 nights
Carnival Sunshine December 9, 2015 Caribbean. 10 nights.
Carnival Fantasy January 16, 2016 Bahama, 5 nights.


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#3
snellville, georgia
538 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Loved Dr E on Magic but also had a great time with Mikey on Fantasy.
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Carnival (9) - Inspiration May,2008; Fascination April, 2009; Triumph April, 2011; April, 2015; April, 2016; Elation, April, 2013; Magic, May, 2016; Fantasy, December 2016; Dream, May 2017
Disney (3) - Wonder April, 2010, December, 2014; Dream May, 2011
RCCL (8) - Monarch OTS October, 2009; September, 2010; Voyager OTS, March, 2012; Navigator OTS December, 2012, October, 2015 ; Freedom OTS, December, 2013; Enchantment OTS, July, 2014; Majesty of the Seas, April, 2017
#4
Minden, NV
1,236 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
15 Carnival cruises - DR "E" gets our vote!

Least favorite - not really any of them............all pretty good.
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Our previous cruises have included:
1981 - Sitmar - Fairwind - Carribean / 1983 - Azure Seas - Baja
2001 - Royal Carribean - Ensenada /2004 - Carnival Pride - Mexico
2006 - Princess Regal - Alaska / 2007 - Carnival Spirit - Acapulco
2008 - Carnival Elation - Cabo / 2008 - Island Princess - Panama Canal
2009 - Carnival Spirit - Ixtapa / 2009 - Carnival Spirit - Hawaii
2010 - Carnival Splendor - Puerta Vallarta / 2010 -Carnival Paradise
2010 - Carnival Spirit - Cabo / 2011 - Carnival Spirit - Mexican Rivera
2011 - Carnival Spirit - Cabo / 2012 - RCL Serenade of the Seas - Med
2013 - Carnival Inspiration - Catalina / 2013 - Carnival Glory - NY/Canada
2014 - Carnival Glory - Carribean / 2015 - Carnival Inspiration - Ensenada

2015
- Carnival Dream - New Orleans / 2015 - HAL Volendam - Alaska
2016 - Ruby Princess - Alaska /2017 - CarnivalMiracle - Mexico
Upcoming - Ruby Princess March 2018
#5
Palm City, Fl
4,158 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Jen Baxter has the voice of a human chain saw.

Eric (something) is rude, unkind, mouthy and incompetent.
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Carnival Spirit 2003 (Caribbean)
Carnival Fascination 2004 (Caribbean)
HAL Noordam 2004 (Norway)
Celebrity Horizon 2005 (Caribbean)
Sun Princess 2006 (Caribbean)
Diamond Princess 2007 (Alaska)
Carnival Splendor 2008 ( E. Mediterranean)
Carnival Glory 2010 (b2b E+W Caribbean)
Emerald Princess 2012 (Caribbean)
Island Princess 2012 (Panama Canal-full transit)
Ruby Princess 2014 (Caribbean)
HAL Ryndam 2014 (W. Caribbean)
Ruby Princess 2014 (W. Caribbean)
Carnival Glory 2016 (Journey-E. Caribbean)
HAL Zaandam 2016 (BA to Santiago)

HAL Zuiderdam 2018 (Partial Canal)
HAL Maasdam 2018 (Tahiti)
#8
wisconsin
522 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by sassy~one
For me, DrE is amazing. My least favorite is Jamie D. Yuck.
Matt Mitchum is by far my favorite!! Sailed with him 3x now, also butch bagovich was a fav before he moved on--3x with him. No least favorite, the others were good too
#12
Concord, Ca.
1,460 Posts
Joined Oct 2005
We LOVE Alex Demetrich like he were our own kid! He is kind, caring, and on top of just being a great person, he is HILARIOUS!
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Angela

Past and Future Cruises
Carnival Ecstasy 4/21/04
RCI Monarch of the Seas 4/20/06
RCI Monarch of the Seas 2/13/07
RCI Vision of the Seas 1/06/08
Carnival Spirit 11/30/11
Carnival Inspiration 8/30/13
Princess Grand 4/6/14
Carnival Inspiration 4/22/2016
Carnival Miracle 8/13/2016
Carnival Miracle 3/18/17
Carnival Magic 3/31/18
#13
New Jersey
213 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Matt Mitchem is the best. We also loved Schwartz this summer.

Wasn't impressed with Steve Knisley. He had low energy and seemed forced.
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Carnival Liberty March 2017
Carnival Pride August 2016
Carnival Pride August 2015
Carnival Glory June 2013
Carnival Miracle June 2012
#14
Virginia
398 Posts
Joined Dec 2009
Mike Pack by far!!
Least favorite = Dr. E!!! So very irritating!!
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#16
Oelando Fl. USA
869 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Dr. E and Matt are by far the best we have sailed with. About equal for us loved them both.
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Sensation 4/29/01,------------------------Inspiration 2/14/09
Inspiration 5/4/03,--------------------------Freedom 3/28/09
Glory 5/1/04 ------------------------- Inspiration 8/24/09
Inspiration 1/8/05 ------------------------- Dream 12/03/09
Inspiration 3/24/05 -------------------------Freedom 01/16/10
Sovereign Of The Seas 9/23/05 --------------Glory 04/25/10
Miracle 11/13/05-----------------------------Dream 09/04/10
Inspiration 1/30/06---------------------------Glory 12/19/10
Glory 5/13/06--------------------------Inspiration 02/12/11
Mariner Of The Seas 10/15/06--------------- Dream 9/10/11
Elation 1/15/07-----------------------------Freedom 1/14/12
Glory 3/10/07---------------------------- Pride 4/22/12
Liberty 4/28/07---------------------------- Dream 9/22/12
Norwegian Majesty 10/28/07----------------- Breeze 1/5/13
Inspiration 1/19/08
Triumph 4/26/08
Glory 8/23/08
Miracle 12/7/08
Up to 40 cruises and counting. Why list them all ?
#19
Tennessee
1,671 Posts
Joined Oct 2011
Favorite: Butch followed by Matt both great fun and engaging

Least favorite: Dr E super annoying


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