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Friend of mine just got off Enchantment on 2/13 and has an update straight from Mr. Bing Bong. This was her email to me: "I directly asked Marc about his being on the ship on Mon. He said he was going home when we docked but would be back for the Feb. 23 sailing. He then goes on leave and returns April 20 or 23. This comes directly from his mouth." I'll be on Enchantment tomorrow and will report back in on who we have on our cruise.

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 for 4 months then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 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 (need handover date)

 

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? Jamie Fentimore? 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, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter from February 1 for 4 months.

 

Grandeur OTS - Dan Whitney from February 3 until April 28. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Mitch Merucci 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 - Dennis Charles started January 17 until March 14, then John Blair starts March 14 for 4 months. (Handover date needs confirming as conflicting info has been reported- Dennis may be onboard through April and returning in June, with John Blair doing the 2 month fill in April and May)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until February 14, then Dru Pavlov begins February 14 for 2 months. Luke will return in mid-April.

 

Majesty OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started January 30

 

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 - Drew Devine January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush beginning Jan 23 to fill-in until Jimmy Rhodes returns from his break need date)

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor from January 28 through March 29. Graham Seymour will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

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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Friend of mine just got off Enchantment on 2/13 and has an update straight from Mr. Bing Bong. This was her email to me: "I directly asked Marc about his being on the ship on Mon. He said he was going home when we docked but would be back for the Feb. 23 sailing. He then goes on leave and returns April 20 or 23. This comes directly from his mouth." I'll be on Enchantment tomorrow and will report back in on who we have on our cruise.

 

Thank you for the update. Most of the CDs seem to be "off" this week due to a CD meeting at corporate headquarters in Miami, and in most cases, the Activities Manager is filling-in. I didn't incorporate this into the list because it just got too messy and overwhelming.

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Just got on the Adventure and Tino Carrillo is our CD. Not sure if Mercedes is just away for the week or what.

 

My guess is that he is filling in while Mercedes attends the CD conference. I decided to hold off updating the list until next week when we see which CDs return and which AMs stay on as newly promoted CDs. Otherwise, it's just too overwhelming to keep track of changes that are occurring just for this week.

 

Tino was on the activities staff on our Quantum cruise, and he does fabulous Michael Jackson impressions! He had told us that he had received a promotion and was headed over to Adventure to serve as Activities Manager.

 

Have a fun week.

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Thank you for the update. Most of the CDs seem to be "off" this week due to a CD meeting at corporate headquarters in Miami, and in most cases, the Activities Manager is filling-in. I didn't incorporate this into the list because it just got too messy and overwhelming.

 

On that note, someone just finished a B2B review on Jewel and noted Dennis was leaving soon and mentioned Elvis "was getting a well deserved promotion to CD" While I agree with that statement, I guess that doesn't mean he will be staying on Jewel. I'll be curious about that one.

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So if Michelle Pimentinha is the CD for the Brazilian season on Splendour, does that mean that she will also do our T/A from Brazil to Barcelona on April 20th, or will Bobby Brown have taken over for the crossing?

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So if Michelle Pimentinha is the CD for the Brazilian season on Splendour, does that mean that she will also do our T/A from Brazil to Barcelona on April 20th, or will Bobby Brown have taken over for the crossing?

 

That's a tough call. Michelle is accessible on FB, if you want to try to message her there for more information.

 

The info about Bobby needs further confirmation. He mentioned a while ago that he thought his next contract would be on Splendour, but did not provide specifics such as dates. So, I'm not sure if his assignment there is definite.

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On that note, someone just finished a B2B review on Jewel and noted Dennis was leaving soon and mentioned Elvis "was getting a well deserved promotion to CD" While I agree with that statement, I guess that doesn't mean he will be staying on Jewel. I'll be curious about that one.

This is interesting (and exciting) info. Elvis does deserve the promotion to CD, He was a thousand times better than Carly on our Jewel cruise last year. John Blair is pretty much confirmed to take over as CD on Jewel after Dennis, but the position is open on Adventure once Mercedes leaves in March. I imagine that Elvis will remain on itineraries with a Spanish speaking clientele, and Jewel is moving to Alaska, right? So, he may be moving over to Adventure. (Purely speculation on my part!)

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 for 4 months . (Tino Carillo is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Mercedes attends the CD conference) then who? perhaps Elvis?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 until March 1. (Michelle Scarpato is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Joff attends the CD conference) (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 (need handover date)

 

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? Jamie Fentimore? 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, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter from February 1 for 4 months.

 

Grandeur OTS - Dan Whitney from February 3 until April 28. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Mitch Merucci 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 - Dennis Charles started January 17 until March 14, then John Blair starts March 14 for 4 months. (Handover date needs confirming as conflicting info has been reported- Dennis may be onboard through April and returning in June, with John Blair doing the 2 month fill in April and May)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until February 14, then Dru Pavlov begins February 14 for 2 months. Luke will return in mid-April.

 

Majesty OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started January 30

 

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 - Drew Devine January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush beginning Jan 23 to fill-in until Jimmy Rhodes returns from his break need date)

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor from January 28 through March 29. Graham Seymour will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

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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This is interesting (and exciting) info. Elvis does deserve the promotion to CD, He was a thousand times better than Carly on our Jewel cruise last year. John Blair is pretty much confirmed to take over as CD on Jewel after Dennis, but the position is open on Adventure once Mercedes leaves in March. I imagine that Elvis will remain on itineraries with a Spanish speaking clientele, and Jewel is moving to Alaska, right? So, he may be moving over to Adventure. (Purely speculation on my part!)

 

Seems reasonable speculation. You have been following the CD process much longer than me so maybe this is one area RC does use some common sense?

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 for 4 months . (Tino Carillo is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Mercedes attends the CD conference) then who? perhaps Elvis?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 until March 1. (Michelle Scarpato is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Joff attends the CD conference) (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 (need handover date)

 

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? Jamie Fentimore? 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, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter from February 1 for 4 months.

 

Grandeur OTS - Dan Whitney from February 3 until April 28. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Mitch Merucci will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22. Gordon Travis is filling-in for the Feb 8 sailing while Jamie attends the CD conference. 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 - Dennis Charles started January 17 until March 14, then John Blair starts March 14 for 4 months. (Handover date needs confirming as conflicting info has been reported- Dennis may be onboard through April and returning in June, with John Blair doing the 2 month fill in April and May)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov started February 14 for 2 months. Luke Aerowsmith will return in mid-April.

 

Majesty OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started January 30

 

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 - Drew Devine January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush beginning Jan 23 to fill-in until Jimmy Rhodes returns from his break need date)

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor from January 28 through March 29. Graham Seymour will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

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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Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

 

 

I hope that she starts on February 28, or she will be getting very wet. ;) :D

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I am hearing about some sort of CD meeting this week with CDs off the ship. Will that be finished next week? Hope Casey will be CD on FR.

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I am hearing about some sort of CD meeting this week with CDs off the ship. Will that be finished next week? Hope Casey will be CD on FR.

 

Yes, the CDs were just off the ship for the one sailing only

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Wow, I never saw a cruise director that would keep me off a ship I wanted to sail on. Ignore, and enjoy yourself.

 

 

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Hi!

 

You must have missed my previous post about the Blair's. I said that all things being even, or comparable, I would pick the ship that the BLAIRS WERE NOT ON. There are so many ships that basically follow the same routes, around the same time, that I have a myriad of choices to pick from. Thanks to Donna's EXCELLENT thread regarding CD's, I can look ahead and HOPEFULLY determine who MIGHT be (or might NOT be) the CD for the sailing(s) I'm considering. That way I can make a informative choice.

 

I knew in advance that Jimmy Rhodes was going to be the CD for my 12 Night Quantum cruise. I don't like him (not like John Blair, but close !) but I wanted that particular ship, and that particular set of dates (1/11/to 1/23) in that Cabin ( Owner's Suite) and I had to take Jimmy Rhodes to get it.

 

And he was awful ! (as DonnaK and I knew he would be!) -

 

CD's can affect the mood of the cruise and I enjoy a pleasant staff, with a lighthearted feel. Doesn't "Make" or "Break" my cruise but helps to look forward to certain activities (Quest, etc!)

 

Hope this clears up any misconceptions as to the "importance" of a cruise director to me, and my cruise selection! I dislike misinformed sanctimonious advice.

 

- Miriam

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During our April 27th 2014 Hawaii to Vancouver, Amy Fickette came on, replacing Ken Jones and in our opinion, she didn't have the personality that Ken did. With both Ken & Capt Sindre we had two excellant cruises just looking at the interacting of our Capt & CD with the passengers. Our Hawaii cruises was great also.

 

Gay

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 for 4 months . (Tino Carillo is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Mercedes attends the CD conference) then who? perhaps Elvis?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 until March 1. (Michelle Scarpato is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Joff attends the CD conference) (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 (need handover date)

 

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? Jamie Fentimore? 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, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter from February 1 for 4 months.

 

Grandeur OTS - Dan Whitney from February 3 until April 28. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Mitch Merucci will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22. Gordon Travis is filling-in for the Feb 8 sailing while Jamie attends the CD conference. 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 - Dennis Charles started January 17 until March 14, then John Blair starts March 14 for 4 months. (Handover date needs confirming as conflicting info has been reported- Dennis may be onboard through April and returning in June, with John Blair doing the 2 month fill in April and May)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov started February 14 for 2 months. Luke Aerowsmith will return in mid-April.

 

Majesty OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started January 30

 

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 - Drew Devine January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush beginning Jan 23 to fill-in until Jimmy Rhodes returns from his break need date)

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor from January 28 through March 29. Graham Seymour will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

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)

We're on Indy now. Gordon Travis is the CD now, started 3 weeks ago for 4 months. We'll try to find out what will happen after this contract is up and will post after the cruise

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I am trying to find out who the cruise director is on the oasis for 2015 4/4 cruise. I can't figure it out despite all of the previous post. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!!

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 for 4 months . (Tino Carillo is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Mercedes attends the CD conference) then who? perhaps Elvis?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 until March 1. (Michelle Scarpato is filling in as CD for the Feb 15 sailing while Joff attends the CD conference) (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 (need handover date)

 

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? Jamie Fentimore? 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, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Peltier from February 1 for 4 months.

 

Grandeur OTS - Dan Whitney from February 3 until April 28. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Mitch Merucci will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22. Gordon Travis is filling-in for the Feb 8 sailing while Jamie attends the CD conference. 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 - Dennis Charles started January 17 until March 14, then John Blair starts March 14 for 4 months. (Handover date needs confirming as conflicting info has been reported- Dennis may be onboard through April and returning in June, with John Blair doing the 2 month fill in April and May)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov started February 14 for 2 months. Luke Aerowsmith will return in mid-April.

 

Majesty OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started January 30

 

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 - Drew Devine January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush beginning Jan 23 to fill-in until Jimmy Rhodes returns from his break need date)

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor from January 28 through March 29. Graham Seymour will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

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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We're on Indy now. Gordon Travis is the CD now, started 3 weeks ago for 4 months. We'll try to find out what will happen after this contract is up and will post after the cruise

 

Thank you so much for posting from the ship!!! I appreciate it, as that's the best source of accurate information

 

Are you positive that he is serving as cruise director for the entire 4 months?

 

He is listed as the Activities Manager, and just stepped up for the one sailing this week while the actual CD Jamie attended a conference at corporate headquarters.

 

My understanding is that he may be on the ship during the timeframe you posted, however he is only the CD for this week, and will be the Activities Manager for the other weeks.

 

The schedule I have posted was confirmed with all three cruise directors.

 

Can you confirm otherwise?

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I am trying to find out who the cruise director is on the oasis for 2015 4/4 cruise. I can't figure it out despite all of the previous post. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!!

 

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

 

It will be Drew Devine.

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Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

 

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

 

Apparently Carly Boileau will be on the Serenade when we are. Noticed you said she has semi-retired. At the risk of sounding prejudicial or judgemental, does this mean, coming our of semi-retirement, she will be more toned down/reserved?

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Just off Jewel 2/7. Dennis announced at the meet and mingle that he's going to Quantum and Elvis is being promoted to CD on Jewel.

 

Wow! So that means Dennis and Jimmy Rhodes will alternate on the Quantum :eek: Talk about going from one extreme to another.

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 for 4 months . then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 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 (need handover date)

 

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? Jamie Fentimore? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 After the ship returns to service, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Peltier from February 1 for 4 months.

 

Grandeur OTS - Dan Whitney from February 3 until April 28. Mitch Merucci will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22. 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 - Dennis Charles started January 17 until March 14, then John Blair starts March 14 for 4 months. (Handover date needs confirming as conflicting info has been reported- Dennis may be onboard through April and returning in June, with John Blair doing the 2 month fill in April and May) Elvis Pino has been promoted to CD but it is unclear how he fits into this schedule.

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov started February 14 for 2 months. Luke Aerowsmith will return in mid-April.

 

Majesty OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started January 30

 

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 - Drew Devine January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush beginning Jan 23 to fill-in until Jimmy Rhodes returns from his break need date) Dennis Charles is moving over to Quantum, presumably to alternate with Jimmy in the future.

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor from January 28 through March 29. Graham Seymour will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 28.

 

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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Can anyone find out:

 

Allure: Who will be CD after Joff leaves on March 1?

 

Brilliance: When does the handover between Rob and Clo occur? (last weekend? this weekend? soon?)

 

Enchantment: Who is covering Marc's paternity leave beginning March 13?

 

Explorer: When does the ship go into drydock?

 

Indy: Is Ricky still expected to begin on Feb 22, and Leigh on April 11? (Will Gordon Travis return to Activities Manager after this week?)

 

Jewel: Are the Blairs still expected to begin on March 14, or have they been reassigned? When does Elvis begin as CD?

 

Navigator: When does John's break begin, and who will be filling in?

 

Quantum: Is Ken still CD? When does Jimmy return from his break? For how long? How will Dennis fit into the schedule?

 

Radiance: When does Amy's break begin, and who will be filling-in?

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Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst started January 31 then Carly Boileau starts Feb 27.

 

 

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

 

Apparently Carly Boileau will be on the Serenade when we are. Noticed you said she has semi-retired. At the risk of sounding prejudicial or judgemental, does this mean, coming our of semi-retirement, she will be more toned down/reserved?

 

She is wanting to do more things at home and to do 2 month fill ins as needed. Doubt this would mean that she will be different from her normal on the cruise. I love her style having flown to 3 cruises simply to sail with her as cd though I know some aren't crazy about her as a cd.

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I realize cruise experiences are subjective and some people wouldn't be happy in a pie factory. I personally like John & Katrina Blair and have not had any problems. I have enjoyed a meal with them onboard and also several conversations at different venues around the ship. I also have friends that feel the same as Clancy14. As a matter of fact my description of Ricky Mathews would be word for word as your description of the Blairs. Just shows everyone has different thoughts. I have, to date, not let the current CD determine what cruise I will book.

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