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dear Knarf 51.

I was shocked to read your post about Dawson Wallace. I was quite fond of him, but lost contact with him about 10 years ago. Can you please update me with any info you have? Email kirky5@live.com

Thanks

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I stumbled on this thread where Dominic(k) O'Carroll was mentioned as a SingleWorld rep and I wonder if anyone knows if this is the same person who went overboard last week on a ship I was on, the CDF Horizon?

Its a slightly unusual name.

 

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/irish-abroad/irish-man-67-missing-after-going-overboard-cruise-ship-in-caribbean-sea-31146902.html

Edited by Griller

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I never sailed with Dominic, but all I can say is the age given for the missing passenger is close to what he would be now. Will see if I have old brochures from Singleworld to see how he spelled his name and if he was Irish, or just had an Irish name.

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Hello out there to all former Singleworld Travelers.

 

For those who subscribe, we have read recent posts about 2 of the former escorts of Singleworld who have died.

 

I want to suggest that for those of us who have many fond memories of our time with Singleworld, and now know that 2 of the favorite hosts have died,( yes it has been confirmed that Dominic was the cruise ship passenger who went overboard a few weeks ago) would anyone who knew Dawson Wallace or Dominic O'Carrol post either pictures or reminisce about them in this thread ( also in the case of Dawson, how he died) as a tribute of to them and our fun times with Singleworld.

 

I will start.

 

The year was 1984, the ship was the Home Line's M.V. Atlantic from NYC to Bermuda. It was my first cruise and Dawson was the host. We were a small group, about 13 people, so we all got to know each other well. The first day in Bermuda,Singleworld somehow had scheduled 2 excursions at the same time. Yet we only had one escort. The night before we docked , Dawson mentioned this at dinner, and didn't know how it could be done,but he didn't want to cancel either since both had people booked on each. Having heard this, I mentioned that I had just changed professions from being a travel agent and group tour escort, and also had been a horseback rider all my life (that was one of the 2 excursions). Dawson asked to meet with me after dinner, and he asked if I would escort the riding excursion!!!!!!! To say the least, I was apprehensive because I had never been to Bermuda. However, he gave me all the information on where to go, how long it was, how to get back to the ship, and off I was at 7AM the next morning as a Singleworld escort!!!!! What a memory for a first cruise!!!

 

I hope others will share specific memories of Dominic and Dawson so we can all remember for a few minutes, these great guys and the great times with Singleworld!!!

 

Thanks,

Lynn

 

PS I tried to post a pic, but it didn't work!!!

 

FYI, I am going on my 30th cruise this summer.......to Bermuda of all places. LOL

Edited by HomeLover
misspelling

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To all Singleworld people that knew Dominic OCarroll.

 

Dominic was my mums brother. If you have any information regarding Dom or photos, please let me know. Example: Where he lived before he died, what he did over the last 5 years + any photos. Anything at all would be appreciated.

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Hi My very first cruise in the fall,1981 was on the Rotterdam (HAL) with Singleworld. Had a great time! Enjoyed Bermuda so much,took a Singleworld cruise to there the next year. Now many years later I am finally going back to Bermuda this fall on Carnival Dream.

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Dear Kreader,

My first cruise was on Singleworld to Bermuda. Guess what? In 2 weeks I am finally returning to Bermuda on the Veendam!!!!!!

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Hi My very first cruise in the fall,1981 was on the Rotterdam (HAL) with Singleworld. Had a great time! Enjoyed Bermuda so much,took a Singleworld cruise to there the next year. Now many years later I am finally going back to Bermuda this fall on Carnival Dream.

 

I did Rotterdam in both 1977 and 1978 with singleworld, both times it had 1 day in Bermuda and 1 day in Nassau, in 1980 took another HAL ship to Bermuda. Have done Bermuda a couple of times since including Veendam a couple of years ago

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Just came across the sad news about Dominic.

 

I sailed with him a few times in the early 80's. It was a blast. Shared many caribbean breakfasts with him.

 

RIP.

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Dominic was by far the best host , had my then girlfriend with me on one of his cruises ( we are now married 25 years), they also had the best shore excursions, they were fun cruises

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I am a writer currently working on my next novel, Jamaican Farewell (www.JamaicanFarewell.com), a murder mystery set on a cruise ship (the interior of which will be the S/S Norway). I like to pepper my writing with real locations and real people. I am currently writing a scene at Coconuts Bar and Grill in St. Thomas where some cruise ship passengers arrive, all calling out for the bar’s signature drink, the Backstreet Bushwhacker. I remember Dominic O’Carroll telling me on many occasions that he was the first one to mix that drink at Coconuts, so, in the scene, I have a native explaining to the imbibing group that Dominic invented the drink back in the 1980s. Trying to determine if Dominic had a “K” at the end of his name, I performed several Internet searches where I stumbled across the news story of him going overboard. In my mind, I knew it had to be him—how could it be otherwise?—and then I found this thread that confirmed it. It is heartbreaking to learn of his demise, but it just adds to the mystery of the man and somehow seems appropriate. At least he will live on in our memories and soon on the pages of my upcoming novel. Perhaps a Bushwhacker in his honor would be appropriate.

Edited by Dave Rasputin

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Dave, We were all very sad about Dominic but he does have relatives that may have objections to using his name in the context. I don't understand why, but they could. His niece posted on this thread and I would suggest you contact her, just as a courtesy.

Lynn

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Mark, it is 2017 and quite some time since you posted your thread about "Singleworld". I finally got a video up on Youtube of a 1981 cruise on the SS Oceanic thqt I booked through 'Singleworld". If you are interested, Tthere is a link here on cruisecritic which is labelled:

 

SS Oceanic Cruise to Bermuda and The Bahamas - July 18, 1981.

 

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As a former Singleworld group leader I wanted to thank all of you for nice comments and great memories.   My name is Jeff (or Jeffrey) and I worked for five summers as a Singleworld group leader onboard Norway, Mardi Gras, Festivale, Holiday, Celebration, Jubilee, Sovereign of the Seas, Skyward, Rotterdam, Carla C, Oceanic, Atlantic, Veendam and Volendam.   (Probably forgot one or two).   I spent most of my time on the Norway, Veendam, Oceanic and Atlantic - usually sailing NYC to Bermuda but also lots in the Caribbean.    The passengers made this the best job on earth (still can't believe they paid me to do it) and I made my career in the cruise industry now working as a maritime attorney representing some of these same cruise lines.    I still get occasional Christmas cards from some of my former passengers - THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BEST JOB ON EARTH!!!

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Jeff, I started my love of cruising thanks to Singleworld.  Glad to hear someone went on to bigger and better things.  I was sad to see them stop operations.

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I believe I sailed with Jeff , did over a dozen cruises with singleworld starting in 1977 ending on 1990. Did Norway 7 times and many of the other ships mentioned, got engaged in 1990 so no more single world after that, but girlfriend later wife also loved those cruises , got engaged on sovereign of the seas 1990 on a single world cruise. 

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I used Singleword for my first cruise. On the Carnival Celebration, back in 1987.  I think we were the 3rd cruise out of port. My travel agent booked me an a friend in an inside cabin with 2 other people we never met. Think about that, and would anyone do that today? Lucky for us, one of the guys had to eat at specific times, so he was always leaving the room before we needed to get ready for dinner. I had a great time, didn't take another cruise until I was married and had kids.

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On 1/17/2019 at 2:27 PM, Loves Wine said:

Jeff, I might remember you...were you co hosting with a Jamie?  Would have been either Holdiay, Sovereign of the Seas or Celebration in late 80s, early 90s....

 

 

As a former Singleworld group leader I wanted to thank all of you for nice comments and great memories.   My name is Jeff (or Jeffrey) and I worked for five summers as a Singleworld group leader onboard Norway, Mardi Gras, Festivale, Holiday, Celebration, Jubilee, Sovereign of the Seas, Skyward, Rotterdam, Carla C, Oceanic, Atlantic, Veendam and Volendam.   (Probably forgot one or two).   I spent most of my time on the Norway, Veendam, Oceanic and Atlantic - usually sailing NYC to Bermuda but also lots in the Caribbean.    The passengers made this the best job on earth (still can't believe they paid me to do it) and I made my career in the cruise industry now working as a maritime attorney representing some of these same cruise lines.    I still get occasional Christmas cards from some of my former passengers - THANK YOU ALL FOR THE BEST JOB ON EARTH!!!

 

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