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Wolfcathorse,

 

How does the rotation work? For example is Captain Johnny at home after they switch off? I wouldn't think that he is just hanging out on board, catching a few rays. Do you know when they would switch rotation, for example 8 weeks on, 8 weeks off? We sailed with Captain Johnny through Hurricane Sandy, and were very impressed with how he kept us well informed, especially through his own TV channel. We are back on Allure in early January and if would be nice to sail with him as Captain again.

 

Thanks for your insight and keeping this board active.

Andrew

 

They go home and be just like anybody else. They become husbands again, dads, grandfathers...they catch up on the "honey-do" list, they travel. they do what you're doing right now. Being on the ship is their work. What do you do when you get home from work at night?

 

Capt Johnny prefers longer rotations (11 weeks). Rotations can be anywhere from 8-12 weeks, emergencies or unusual circumstances can make a rotation longer or shorter.

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By chance, does anyone know what will happen to Captain Flemming Nielsen when the Mariner goes to Asia for good? im assumming that the crew will not speak English for the Asian vacationers.

 

The front of the house (Hotel Dept) will be bi-lingual Asians. The back of the house (Marine Dept) will be English speaking. English is the universal maritime language. So being in Asia does not mean that the Bridge Team have to speak Cantonese or Mandarin. Its the other way around! The harbor master office has to have someone that speaks English!

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Do captains stay on board during dry docks?

 

Enchantment is in dry dock right now, will that affect the rotation schedule for her two captains?

 

Theron

 

They stay on and rotate as usual. The captain and hotel director are as busy or busier than usual making sure the 24/7 mission is accomplished perfectly.

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Do captains stay on board during dry docks?

 

Enchantment is in dry dock right now, will that affect the rotation schedule for her two captains?

 

Theron

Yes, they will help where needed and oversea the entire operation

 

When Radiance went in for enhancements, Captain Clause put on overalls and worked right along with everyone else.

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Adventure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes (started rotation 10-7-12)

Adventure OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug

Allure OTS - Capt Tommy Nyseter (started rotation 10-28-12)

Allure OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen

Brilliance OTS - Capt Henrik Sorensen (started rotation 11-24-12)

Brilliance OTS - Capt Manolis Kasselas

Enchantment OTS - Capt Gus Andersson (started rotation 11-24-12)

Enchantment OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen

Explorer OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 11-15-12)

Explorer OTS - Capt Olav Nyseter

Freedom OTS -Capt Tor Olsen (started rotation 12-2-12)

Freedom OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad

Grandeur OTS - Capt Espen Been (started rotation 11-24-12)

Grandeur OTS - Capt Trond Holm

Independence OTS - Capt Arnolf Remo (started rotation 10-20-12)

Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic

Jewel OTS - Capt Thore Thorolvsen (started rotation 11-24-12)

Jewel OTS - Capt James MacDonald

Legend OTS - Capt Arild Hansen (started rotation 10-14-12?)

Legend OTS - Capt Vinko Mozara

Liberty OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen (started rotation 10-21-12)

Liberty OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad

Majesty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky (started rotation 11-19-12)

Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kjonso

Mariner OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen (started rotation 11-3-12?)

Mariner OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen

Monarch OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo (started rotation 11-9-12)

Monarch OTS - Capt Rune Johnsen

Navigator OTS - Capt Claus Andersen (started rotation 10-20-12)

Navigator OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen

Oasis OTS - Capt Patrik Dahlgren (started rotation 9-8-12)

Oasis OTS - Capt Trym Selvag

Radiance OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 11-15-12)

Radiance OTS - Capt Bill Wright

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 11-4-12?)

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead

Serenade OTS - Capt Michel Claveau (started rotation 11-23-12)

Serenade OTS - Capt Karin Stahre-Janson

Splendour OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 12-8-12?)

Splendour OTS - Capt Iv Vidos

Vision OTS - Capt Lis Lauritzen (started rotation 11-2-12)

Vision OTS - Capt Felix Shrecko Ban

Voyager OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 10-19-12)

Voyager OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan

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Wow! Capt. Michel showed up 5 days into dry dock? That's so odd since Capt. Karin specifically said she would be there for dry dock and for the first Dubai cruises. I hadn't noticed when you posted the change. Isn't that sort of unusual for them to change during dry dock like that?

 

Gina

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Wow! Capt. Michel showed up 5 days into dry dock? That's so odd since Capt. Karin specifically said she would be there for dry dock and for the first Dubai cruises. I hadn't noticed when you posted the change. Isn't that sort of unusual for them to change during dry dock like that?

 

Gina

 

 

LOL, who said my rotation date was right? I was just counting 10 weeks from the last date! So Capt Karin is still master? When does Serenade's dry dock end?

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LOL, who said my rotation date was right?

 

The timing would appear correct. But with all the talk about whether or not she was "allowed" to be captain in that region, I thought I'd ask her about her scheduling. It sure sounded like she'd continue on a bit longer. Although I'll admit it was a bit like pulling teeth - being a non-dentist. :) She's just not the easiest one to get info from.

 

Of course the Dubai cruises go on until April of next year so she'll eventually make it there at some point - assuming she doesn't go to another ship. Nothing surprises me anymore.

 

Gina

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Adventure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes (started rotation 10-7-12)

Adventure OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug

Allure OTS - Capt Tommy Nyseter (started rotation 10-28-12)

Allure OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen

Brilliance OTS - Capt Henrik Sorensen (started rotation 11-24-12)

Brilliance OTS - Capt Manolis Kasselas

Enchantment OTS - Capt Gus Andersson (started rotation 11-24-12)

Enchantment OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen

Explorer OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 11-15-12)

Explorer OTS - Capt Olav Nyseter

Freedom OTS -Capt Tor Olsen (started rotation 12-2-12)

Freedom OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad

Grandeur OTS - Capt Espen Been (started rotation 11-24-12)

Grandeur OTS - Capt Trond Holm

Independence OTS - Capt Arnolf Remo (started rotation 10-20-12)

Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic

Jewel OTS - Capt Thore Thorolvsen (started rotation 11-24-12)

Jewel OTS - Capt James MacDonald

Legend OTS - Capt Arild Hansen (started rotation 10-14-12?)

Legend OTS - Capt Vinko Mozara

Liberty OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen (started rotation 10-21-12)

Liberty OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad

Majesty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky (started rotation 11-19-12)

Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kjonso

Mariner OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen (started rotation 11-3-12?)

Mariner OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen

Monarch OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo (started rotation 11-9-12)

Monarch OTS - Capt Rune Johnsen

Navigator OTS - Capt Claus Andersen (started rotation 10-20-12)

Navigator OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen

Oasis OTS - Capt Patrik Dahlgren (started rotation 9-8-12)

Oasis OTS - Capt Trym Selvag

Radiance OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 11-15-12)

Radiance OTS - Capt Bill Wright

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 11-4-12?)

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead

Serenade OTS - Capt Michel Claveau (started rotation 11-23-12)

Serenade OTS - Capt Karin Stahre-Janson

Splendour OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 12-8-12?)

Splendour OTS - Capt Iv Vidos

Vision OTS - Capt Lis Lauritzen (started rotation 11-2-12)

Vision OTS - Capt Felix Shrecko Ban

Voyager OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 10-19-12)

Voyager OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan

Enjoyed meeting you on Jewel last week.
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and it was good seeing you again after 6 years. We first met on Vision out of San Pedro Christmas 2006 didn't we?
We did not sail on Vision out of San Pedro -- you must have us confused with someone else. I think last week's JW cruise is the first time we have met.
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We did not sail on Vision out of San Pedro -- you must have us confused with someone else. I think last week's JW cruise is the first time we have met.

 

Oh OK! Libby got off JW today and said it was chilly in Tampa. Glad we went when we did!

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Adventure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes (started rotation 10-7-12)

Adventure OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug

Allure OTS - Capt Tommy Nyseter (started rotation 10-28-12)

Allure OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen

Brilliance OTS - Capt Henrik Sorensen (started rotation 11-24-12)

Brilliance OTS - Capt Manolis Kasselas

Enchantment OTS - Capt Gus Andersson (started rotation 11-24-12)

Enchantment OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen

Explorer OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 11-15-12)

Explorer OTS - Capt Olav Nyseter

Freedom OTS -Capt Tor Olsen (started rotation 12-2-12)

Freedom OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad

Grandeur OTS - Capt Espen Been (started rotation 11-24-12)

Grandeur OTS - Capt Trond Holm

Independence OTS - Capt Arnolf Remo (started rotation 10-20-12)

Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic

Jewel OTS - Capt Thore Thorolvsen (started rotation 11-24-12)

Jewel OTS - Capt James MacDonald

Legend OTS - Capt Arild Hansen (started rotation 10-14-12?)

Legend OTS - Capt Vinko Mozara

Liberty OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen (started rotation 10-21-12)

Liberty OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad

Majesty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky (started rotation 11-19-12)

Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kjonso

Mariner OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen (started rotation 11-3-12?)

Mariner OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen

Monarch OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo (started rotation 11-9-12)

Monarch OTS - Capt Rune Johnsen

Navigator OTS - Capt Claus Andersen (started rotation 10-20-12)

Navigator OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen

Oasis OTS - Capt Patrik Dahlgren (started rotation 9-8-12)

Oasis OTS - Capt Trym Selvag

Radiance OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 11-15-12)

Radiance OTS - Capt Bill Wright

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 11-4-12?)

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead

Serenade OTS - Capt Michel Claveau (started rotation 11-23-12)

Serenade OTS - Capt Karin Stahre-Janson

Splendour OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 12-8-12?)

Splendour OTS - Capt Iv Vidos

Vision OTS - Capt Lis Lauritzen (started rotation 11-2-12)

Vision OTS - Capt Felix Shrecko Ban

Voyager OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 10-19-12)

Voyager OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan

 

Captain Trym was back on the Oasis 11-24-12.

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For all of you who have fond memories of cruising with Erik, and who have wondered where he might be today, I am pleased to report that he has accepted a shoreside posting with the Norwegian Maritime Authority in Haugesand, Norway, effective Dec 10.

 

I wish him well in his new position, and thank him for 10 years of great cruise memories on Sovereign ,Majesty, Serenade, Voyager, Freedom, and Brilliance.

 

Best Wishes and Godspeed.:)

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For all of you who have fond memories of cruising with Erik, and who have wondered where he might be today, I am pleased to report that he has accepted a shoreside posting with the Norwegian Maritime Authority in Haugesand, Norway, effective Dec 10.

 

I wish him well in his new position, and thank him for 10 years of great cruise memories on Sovereign ,Majesty, Serenade, Voyager, Freedom, and Brilliance.

 

Best Wishes and Godspeed.:)

 

Thanks for the update. We loved him.

 

Gina

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