Cruise director on Explorer

#1
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Just got off the 9-night New England/Canada cruise on the Explorer of the Seas

After experiencing numerous cruise directors on more than 42 cruises I give Dave Chapman, cruise director on the Explorer as number one.
He is witty, funny, easy to talk with and always available.

There are many good cruise directors but I think Dave Chapman is now my favorite.

If anyone is taking a cruise on the explorer with Dave as cruise director do not forget to watch channel 14 on the TV every morning, "Morning with Dave" he is hilarious as he reads the daily compass
#2
Brooklyn, New York
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Hi Maya57,

I agree with you, Dave Chapman is one of the best CD's we have sailed with. He was a big hit with the women in our group as well.
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#3
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Originally posted by Maya57
Just got off the 9-night New England/Canada cruise on the Explorer of the Seas

After experiencing numerous cruise directors on more than 42 cruises I give Dave Chapman, cruise director on the Explorer as number one.
He is witty, funny, easy to talk with and always available.

There are many good cruise directors but I think Dave Chapman is now my favorite.

If anyone is taking a cruise on the explorer with Dave as cruise director do not forget to watch channel 14 on the TV every morning, "Morning with Dave" he is hilarious as he reads the daily compass
I am just off the same cruise as you, and I agree that Dave was great. He ranks right up there with Graham Seymour.
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#4
Merion, Pennsylvania
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Originally posted by Maya57
Just got off the 9-night New England/Canada cruise on the Explorer of the Seas

After experiencing numerous cruise directors on more than 42 cruises I give Dave Chapman, cruise director on the Explorer as number one.
He is witty, funny, easy to talk with and always available.

There are many good cruise directors but I think Dave Chapman is now my favorite.

If anyone is taking a cruise on the explorer with Dave as cruise director do not forget to watch channel 14 on the TV every morning, "Morning with Dave" he is hilarious as he reads the daily compass
Originally posted by Snackdaddy
Hi Maya57,

I agree with you, Dave Chapman is one of the best CD's we have sailed with. He was a big hit with the women in our group as well.
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Originally posted by Merion_Mom
Be careful, Marissa may scratch your eyes out.
I second that for sure.....she must be away doing young teenage things for once!
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Originally posted by crisndeefromde
I second that for sure.....she must be away doing young teenage things for once!
posted on April 28, 2008:

Originally posted by WowItsMarissa
I came back from the Celebrity's Mercury in March and I had a wonderful time interviewing and getting to know the cruise director, Damian de Lorenzis. I didn't even ask, but he offered me a private backstage tour and it was tons of fun I also got to take a look inside the office because we were experiencing some last-night difficulties with the confirmation letter he had to write out for my school.

It's wonderful to had special permission, I must say!
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The EMPIRE State
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We had Dave on his very first outing as a cruise director last August. We thought he was great, and am glad to hear he is back on board the Explorer.
#8
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Anyone know how long he'll be onboard? we are sailing on the Christmas cruise and wonder if he'll be our CD?
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Not sure if Dave will still be on the explorer for your cruise. He just returned with our sailing on June 14 and will probably be off before December, but may be back on again by then.

I do have to agree with the others, Dave was a wonderful CD. I had no idea who he was or that he would be on our sailing and was pleasantly surprised. I also agree, you have to watch the morning show with Dave. My DD and I enjoyed this everyday, it was informative and usually very hilarious!
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It'll be good to have a lively cruise director ... the last few I've had were only meh.
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#14
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Originally posted by MrPete
I do know they were both on the 8 12 07 sailing as the torch was passed to Dave.
Thanks! I do believe he was on out 7/20.07 sailing. I really like him.
#15
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I'm going in 10 days, will he still be on then? Thanks!!
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#16
The EMPIRE State
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Originally posted by celebrity
Thanks! I do believe he was on out 7/20.07 sailing. I really like him.
He's a young guy from Australia.


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#17
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Originally posted by silentbob007
It'll be good to have a lively cruise director ... the last few I've had were only meh.
I am not usually impressed by CD's, but he was really good. I seem to remember him following around the CD on our Ex cruise last July.
#18
Ruskin Fl
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Will be on Explorer soon July 31 also to New England and Canada.Will be sure to watch channel 14.Thanks.Maybe he will attend our meet and Mingle as we have over 80 people signed up.Thanks again for the info.
#20
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Originally posted by grandsix
Rumor has it that Dave is going on holiday in mid August.
I believe that is what he said on the disembarkation day during the question/answer session on the last day of our cruise. If I'm not mistaken, I think he said he has 2 months off.
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