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LOL - good catch Karen.

February 29 :confused: :D

 

 

 

Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19?) Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD. Ken Rush will also be onboard for the first 6-8 weeks doing behind the scenes duties to provide a smooth take out

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - The newly promoted Thomas DeCell is filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19 Marc Walker will be returning January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st. The ship is scheduled for drydock in March 2015. After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until mid-to-late April. Mitch expects to return from his break mid-to-late April.

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3 until January 16, then Paul Rutter

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February then who? Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early March

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst from late January (exact date?) until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

Carly Boileau has semi-retired, but will return as a fill-in CD from time-to-time

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

Edited by DonnaK

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Erky from Turkey will be the CD on the Explorer for the February 12-21 sailing, Leigh will be at a CD conference. Erky will be leaving RCI on February 21 to finish his schooling to become a commercial pilot. Leigh will resume as CD on Explorer on February 21.

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After his Explorer contract is over, Leigh will be on Independence for at least two contracts.

 

Thats fantastic! We loved him on Explorer last month and Indy is our next cruise.

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19?) Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD. Ken Rush will also be onboard for the first 6-8 weeks doing behind the scenes duties to provide a smooth take out

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - The newly promoted Thomas DeCell is filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19 Marc Walker will be returning January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until mid-to-late April. Mitch expects to return from his break mid-to-late April.

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3 until January 16, then Paul Rutter

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February then who? Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early March

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst from late January (exact date?) until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

Carly Boileau has semi-retired, but will return as a fill-in CD from time-to-time

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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We are sailing on Independence on February 28. We've never had Ricky Mathews as a cruise director. Can anyone fill us in on how he is? Thanks for your replies.

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Looks like the Blairs will be on for BOTH of my Serenade cruises this year if the pattern holds. I hope they're good :D

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Looks like the Blairs will be on for BOTH of my Serenade cruises this year if the pattern holds. I hope they're good :D

 

They're my favorite RCI team. The only downside was that John was quite lengthy on his announcements, but that seems to be changing fleetwiide.

 

Roy

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Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until mid-to-late April. Mitch expects to return from his break mid-to-late April.

 

Mitch confirmed he will return on April 28.

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We enjoyed Ken Jones on our ROS March thru April. I see he is now on the Mariner. We also enjoyed Capt Sindre during those cruises.

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19?) Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD. Ken Rush will also be onboard for the first 6-8 weeks doing behind the scenes duties to provide a smooth take out

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February then who? Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early March

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

Carly Boileau has semi-retired, but will return as a fill-in CD from time-to-time

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

Edited by DonnaK

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I emailed RCI about the March 15th sailing of Allure, they said that Jerome Sueur will be the CD. Who knows who accurate they are, but that's at least an answer for now!

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Paul Rutter now on legend.

 

 

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I'd love to know whether Paul will be on the Radiance in the summer (for the Alaska season).

Perhaps someone on the Legend could ask him if he knows where he'll be after he finishes with the Legend?

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We are sailing on Independence on February 28. We've never had Ricky Mathews as a cruise director. Can anyone fill us in on how he is? Thanks for your replies.

 

We had Ricky on Oasis - he is very high energy and you see him around the ship participating in a lot of activities such as the parades/shows in the promenade, 70s party etc. It was a good program with lots of interesting activities.

 

Despite seeing him often I actually thought he was less accessible than some others we have had due to it being such a big ship and so many passengers - we did have a brief chat with him one night about his then upcoming trip out to Australia. I'm sure on a smaller ship that would be different.

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Hello

 

Does anyone know who will be taking over from Steve Davis on the Vision for the transatlantic crossing?

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD. Ken Rush will also be onboard for the first 6-8 weeks doing behind the scenes duties to provide a smooth take out

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February then who? Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early March

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert started November 5 for approx. 4 months, then who? (Paul Rutter?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

Carly Boileau has semi-retired, but will return as a fill-in CD from time-to-time

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

Edited by DonnaK

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Have sailed several times with John & Katrina Blair on Grandeur. They were very personable, accessible and all around good people.

 

We also sailed with Ricky Matthews twice on Grandeur and he is high energy but less accessible.

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD. Ken Rush will also be onboard for the first 6-8 weeks doing behind the scenes duties to provide a smooth take out

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February then who? Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early March

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert started November 5 for approx. 4 months, then who? (Paul Rutter?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

Carly Boileau has semi-retired, but will return as a fill-in CD from time-to-time

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Sha Zammm !!! From the horses mouth...when Luke walks off the Liberty, Dru Pavlov will be covering

 

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Donna,

Just received a message from Luke Aerosmith. .when he goes on vacation from Liberty of the Seas "Dru Pavlov" will cover. Yea an answer !

 

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD. Ken Rush will also be onboard for the first 6-8 weeks doing behind the scenes duties to provide a smooth take out

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February, then Dru Pavlov. Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.need exact handover dates

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early March

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert started November 5 for approx. 4 months, then who? (Paul Rutter?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

Carly Boileau has semi-retired, but will return as a fill-in CD from time-to-time

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Who is replacing Jimmy after he leaves Quantum?

 

Jimmy is Quantum's regular CD, so he will not be replaced. He will take a break of approximately 2 months in March/April. Then, he should be returning for another 4 months in early May. The fill-in CD, and the exact dates, have not yet been determined.

 

Where is Dennis Charles?

 

Dennis has been doing 2 month contracts, followed by 4 month breaks. He last did a double contract on Jewel (because Carly was reassigned), and he started his break on Nov 8. If he follows his usual pattern, he isn't due back until early March. There was a report that he might be going to Oasis, but that hasn't been confirmed, and there are other CDs already in place there. He also does behind the scenes CD training at corporate from time-to-time, so he may be working there now.

 

He is one of my favorite CDs!

 

Donna...Sent Luke a message re: hand over date in Feb/15

 

Thank you for your valuable contributions to this list! I really appreciate it!

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Jimmy is Quantum's regular CD, so he will not be replaced. He will take a break of approximately 2 months in March/April. Then, he should be returning for another 4 months in early May. The fill-in CD, and the exact dates, have not yet been determined.

 

Thank you for your valuable contributions to this list! I really appreciate it!

 

 

Surely a Chinese person would take over as CD on Quantum in June.

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Dennis has been doing 2 month contracts, followed by 4 month breaks. He last did a double contract on Jewel (because Carly was reassigned), and he started his break on Nov 8. If he follows his usual pattern, he isn't due back until early March. There was a report that he might be going to Oasis, but that hasn't been confirmed, and there are other CDs already in place there. He also does behind the scenes CD training at corporate from time-to-time, so he may be working there now.

 

He is one of my favorite CDs!

 

Dennis was the CD on a sailing we were on. He did lots of things very well....but the most memorable was his participation in the Crew/Cruiser Water Volleyball game.....it was unbelievable!

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My son FB messaged with Jimmy Rhodes about our upcoming Quantum sailing on Feb 13 and he replied that he would be on vacation then and Ken Rush would be the CD for our trip. He did not mention when he leaves for his vacation or when he would return.

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Surely a Chinese person would take over as CD on Quantum in June.

 

You are probably right. Perhaps Lixin Fang?

 

My son FB messaged with Jimmy Rhodes about our upcoming Quantum sailing on Feb 13 and he replied that he would be on vacation then and Ken Rush would be the CD for our trip. He did not mention when he leaves for his vacation or when he would return.

 

Thanks for the updated info!!!

 

Thanks....guess I missed that post. :o

 

No worries - I miss them too sometimes! It can be overwhelming and confusing at times.

 

So is Jerome going to be the CD for March 15 on the Allure?

 

It's unclear what date Jerome is coming back from his break. The only info I have is that he will be doing all of the European cruises. He may or may not be coming back sooner than the TA, but that would make for a very long contract if he is really doing the whole European season.

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD. Ken Rush will also be onboard for the first 6-8 weeks doing behind the scenes duties to provide a smooth take out

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February, then Dru Pavlov. Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.need exact handover dates

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early February (need exact date). Ken Rush will be filling-in for Jimmy's vacation (likely February and March, but dates need confirmation)

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert started November 5 for approx. 4 months, then who? (Paul Rutter?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

Carly Boileau has semi-retired, but will return as a fill-in CD from time-to-time

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Is Drew Divine a good cruise director? We are sailing on oasis in May and he is the cd on the ship.

 

 

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Do you know how long Mercedes is on the Adventure for? I had her last year out of San Juan and I'm kinda hoping she's off by the time we sail it again in March. :)

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