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When does Amy end with the Radiance? Who takes her place?

 

mid-September. The exact date and her fill-in hasn't been announced yet. She should be back in mid-November.

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Thank you Joe, it would be nice to have him again as our CD but he seems to be on the Mariner except for his vacation times.

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Does anyone know where Bobby Brown is?

 

He was on Adventure from March 1 until June 27, and now he is on his break. His next assignment has not been announced yet.

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I was on Indy a few weeks ago. Spoke with CD Leigh. I didn't get exact dates, but he and Activities Manager Frankie will be returning for another contract. when the boat goes to Southhampton he does not believe he will be the CD. He is not sure of his next boat. His first choice is NOT an Oasis class but feels eventually they will put him on one. He thinks Liberty out of Gavelston might be it but not sure. As I find out more through contacts, I will give updates as of right now one more contract on Indy!

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I was on Indy a few weeks ago. Spoke with CD Leigh. I didn't get exact dates, but he and Activities Manager Frankie will be returning for another contract. when the boat goes to Southhampton he does not believe he will be the CD. He is not sure of his next boat. His first choice is NOT an Oasis class but feels eventually they will put him on one. He thinks Liberty out of Gavelston might be it but not sure. As I find out more through contacts, I will give updates as of right now one more contract on Indy!

 

Thank you. This is pretty much what I expected, that he would remain with Indy until it relocates, and then he'd be reassigned to a US based ship.

 

It's interesting that he prefers NOT to have an Oasis class ship. Many CDs feel that way because there are fewer opportunities to interact with the people, and there are often multiple activities occurring at the same time so the CD cannot be as visible or as involved in each thing.

 

Anyway, if you hear more about Leigh or anyone else's assignment, please update us! Thanks!

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Adventure OTS - Dan Whitney started June 27 until Nov 7 (then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur May 19 for all of the European cruises thru Oct 25 then who?

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton March 18 until September 15 Graham Seymour joins the ship on September 1 and will take over CD duties on September 15 until November 4, (then does Joff return, or will it be Luke Aerowsmith?)

 

Brilliance OTS - Steve Davis July 29 through September 3, then Clo O'Connor returns September 3

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker July 20 through November 20. Marc will return from his break on Jan 18, 2016 until May 3 (when the ship moves to Miami) (who is covering Marc's break Nov 20-Jan 18?)

 

Explorer OTS - Tim Connor July 29 until sometime in November. Graham Seymour joins the ship sometime in November as its new permanent CD.

 

Freedom OTS - Jamie Fentiman June 7 until Aug 16, then Casey Peltier returns for 4 months

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci April 28 until August 23 then who? Rich Edwards?(Mitch will not be returning to GR after his break)

 

Independence OTS - Leigh Xuereb May 17 through September 6, then Ricky Matthews from Sept 6 for 2 months to cover Leigh's break. Leigh is expected to return at the beginning of November.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 17 for 3 months. John Blair expects to return from his break in mid-October.

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown from the end of June until late August

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov July 16 until November 1. (then who? Will Luke Aerowsmith be returning, or has he been reassigned to Anthem?)

 

Majesty OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira August 3 for 2 months then Carlos Torres returns from his vacation at the beginning of October. (Marc Walker will be bringing the ship to Port Canaveral in May 2016 Marc will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with RCI during that contract and plans to retire shortly thereafter to spend more time with his family)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones until August 19 or 21, then Jamie Fentiman August 19 or 23 until sometime in November

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry July 5 for 4 months

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 25 for 4 months

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes July 20 for 4 months

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert-Southgate May 15 for 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Mike Hunnerup July 19 until Nov 19 (transatlantic) then Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira for the Brazilian season. (Graham has been reassigned to Explorer and will not be returning to Rhapsody)

 

Serenade OTS - Topi Ylonen May 9 for the Baltic/Nordic season (until Aug 30? then who?).

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraioulo July 11 for the rest of the European Season (Nov 28?)

 

Vision OTS - Mercedes LaFuente started April 26 until September 13 then Steve Davis returns September 13 until January 21

 

Voyager OTS - Fang Lixin for the Asian season; then Mitch Merucci beginning October 22 for the Australian Season

 

Rich Edwards is home and currently recovering from surgery.Any updates? Grandeur at the end of August?

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 is a CD with HAL

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 Customer Service & People Manager at Momentum Services Ltd

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 info on the following handovers which are coming up soon?

 

Grandeur: Who will be following Mitch on Aug 23? Rich Edwards?

 

Legend: Who will be following Chris at the end of August, and what is the exact handover date?

 

Radiance: Who will be following Amy in September, and what is the exact handover date?

 

Serenade: Who will be following Topi on Aug 30?

 

 

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Donna,

 

No summit to Bermuda this year? We are finally going on her but in November to to Caribbean. We will be on the serenade this coming Saturday so will post if I can get an update for you

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Donna,

 

No summit to Bermuda this year? We are finally going on her but in November to to Caribbean. We will be on the serenade this coming Saturday so will post if I can get an update for you

LOL Maggie, I loved the Summit to Bermuda, but we weren't able to swing it this summer. My cousin and I are doing Liberty to Bermuda in October instead, leaving our husbands/"kids" (they are really young adults, not kids) at home.

 

I would love it if you could get some CD info from Topi! Bon Voyage, and enjoy the Summit in November too!!!

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What's going on, on explorer? We where on board 29th June and the c.d was Rob McNally. We thought he was rubbish totally not visible. He was like a rabbit caught in headlights. Not funny and didn't come across as a good leader.

He was supposed to be on board from May to October. The latest list here shows Tim Connor from 29th July he was joffs activities manager on Indy last year, lovely guy. But someone has just posted a review of explorer, they got off today and the c.d is Gordon Travis.

So maybe the powers that be though Rob was rubbish too?

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What's going on, on explorer? We where on board 29th June and the c.d was Rob McNally. We thought he was rubbish totally not visible. He was like a rabbit caught in headlights. Not funny and didn't come across as a good leader.

He was supposed to be on board from May to October. The latest list here shows Tim Connor from 29th July he was joffs activities manager on Indy last year, lovely guy. But someone has just posted a review of explorer, they got off today and the c.d is Gordon Travis.

So maybe the powers that be though Rob was rubbish too?

 

I just sent a message to Gordon to see what the story is....we'll see what he says.

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Can anyone find out info on the following handovers which are coming up soon?

 

Grandeur: Who will be following Mitch on Aug 23? Rich Edwards?

 

Legend: Who will be following Chris at the end of August, and what is the exact handover date?

 

Radiance: Who will be following Amy in September, and what is the exact handover date?

 

Serenade: Who will be following Topi on Aug 30?

 

 

 

Mitch Merucci says that Jeff Arpin will be his replacement on Grandeur.

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What's going on, on explorer? We where on board 29th June and the c.d was Rob McNally. We thought he was rubbish totally not visible. He was like a rabbit caught in headlights. Not funny and didn't come across as a good leader.

He was supposed to be on board from May to October. The latest list here shows Tim Connor from 29th July he was joffs activities manager on Indy last year, lovely guy. But someone has just posted a review of explorer, they got off today and the c.d is Gordon Travis.

So maybe the powers that be though Rob was rubbish too?

 

Rob was scheduled to hand over to Tim at the end of July, however Rob left before Tim could get there (due to their schedules - Tim was double booked on Brillance- and not due to any other reason), so there was one or two sailings that the Activities Manager Gordon had to take over CD duties in the interim.

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Mitch Merucci says that Jeff Arpin will be his replacement on Grandeur.

Adventure OTS - Dan Whitney started June 27 until Nov 7 (then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur May 19 for all of the European cruises thru Oct 25 then who?

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton March 18 until September 15 Graham Seymour joins the ship on September 1 and will take over CD duties on September 15 until November 4, (then does Joff return, or will it be Luke Aerowsmith?)

 

Brilliance OTS - Steve Davis July 29 through September 3, then Clo O'Connor returns September 3

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker July 20 through November 20. Marc will return from his break on Jan 18, 2016 until May 3 (when the ship moves to Miami) (who is covering Marc's break Nov 20-Jan 18?)

 

Explorer OTS - Tim Connor July 29 until sometime in November. Graham Seymour joins the ship sometime in November as its new permanent CD.

 

Freedom OTS - Jamie Fentiman June 7 until Aug 16, then Casey Peltier returns for 4 months

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci April 28 until August 23 then Jeff Arpin for two months. (Mitch will not be returning to GR after his break)

 

Independence OTS - Leigh Xuereb May 17 through September 6, then Ricky Matthews from Sept 6 for 2 months to cover Leigh's break. Leigh is expected to return at the beginning of November.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 17 for 3 months. John Blair expects to return from his break in mid-October.

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown from the end of June until late August

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov July 16 until November 1. (then who? Will Luke Aerowsmith be returning, or has he been reassigned to Anthem?)

 

Majesty OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira August 3 for 2 months then Carlos Torres returns from his vacation at the beginning of October. (Marc Walker will be bringing the ship to Port Canaveral in May 2016 Marc will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with RCI during that contract and plans to retire shortly thereafter to spend more time with his family)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones until August 19 or 21, then Jamie Fentiman August 19 or 23 until sometime in November

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry July 5 for 4 months

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 25 for 4 months

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes July 20 for 4 months

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert-Southgate May 15 for 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Mike Hunnerup July 19 until Nov 19 (transatlantic) then Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira for the Brazilian season. (Graham has been reassigned to Explorer and will not be returning to Rhapsody)

 

Serenade OTS - Topi Ylonen May 9 for the Baltic/Nordic season (until Aug 30? then who?).

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraioulo July 11 for the rest of the European Season (Nov 28?)

 

Vision OTS - Mercedes LaFuente started April 26 until September 13 then Steve Davis returns September 13 until January 21

 

Voyager OTS - Fang Lixin for the Asian season; then Mitch Merucci beginning October 22 for the Australian Season

 

Rich Edwards is home and currently recovering from surgery.Any updates? Grandeur at the end of August?

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 is a CD with HAL

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 Customer Service & People Manager at Momentum Services Ltd

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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Dang. Wish Casey could have waited one more week to return to the Freedom. Had Jamie on Indy last year and just loved him. I've been on the Freedom so many times - I could recite Casey's jokes for him. Sigh.

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Mitch Merucci says that Jeff Arpin will be his replacement on Grandeur.

 

Any idea of whether this will be a 2 or 4 month contract? I know its personal preference but he's not my style of cruise director. There are several I'd rather have instead. I sailed with him for 3 weeks over Christmas a couple years ago.

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Any idea of whether this will be a 2 or 4 month contract? I know its personal preference but he's not my style of cruise director. There are several I'd rather have instead. I sailed with him for 3 weeks over Christmas a couple years ago.

 

I am trying to find out if this is a permanent assignment for Jeff or if he is just covering for 2 months until someone else comes onboard.

 

Jeff had been doing some rotations on Navigator, and I thought that he might be on Navigator in November when we are cruising on her....so I do hope to find out as well how long Jeff with be on Grandeur.

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Any idea of whether this will be a 2 or 4 month contract? I know its personal preference but he's not my style of cruise director. There are several I'd rather have instead. I sailed with him for 3 weeks over Christmas a couple years ago.

 

Jeff Arpin has been doing 2 month fill-in contracts, so that's what is likely. However, since Mitch is not returning to Grandeur, I really can't assume that what Jeff did in the past will continue into the future. Hopefully, a new permanent CD for Grandeur will be announced soon.

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Jeff Arpin has been doing 2 month fill-in contracts, so that's what is likely. However, since Mitch is not returning to Grandeur, I really can't assume that what Jeff did in the past will continue into the future. Hopefully, a new permanent CD for Grandeur will be announced soon.

 

I just heard that Jeff Arpin expects to return to Navigator in November. He is not sure of exact date.

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I just heard that Jeff Arpin expects to return to Navigator in November. He is not sure of exact date.

Adventure OTS - Dan Whitney started June 27 until Nov 7 (then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur May 19 for all of the European cruises thru Oct 25 then who?

 

Anthem OTS - Joff Eaton March 18 until September 15 Graham Seymour joins the ship on September 1 and will take over CD duties on September 15 until November 4, (then does Joff return, or will it be Luke Aerowsmith?)

 

Brilliance OTS - Steve Davis July 29 through September 3, then Clo O'Connor returns September 3

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker July 20 through November 20. Marc will return from his break on Jan 18, 2016 until May 3 (when the ship moves to Miami) (who is covering Marc's break Nov 20-Jan 18?)

 

Explorer OTS - Tim Connor July 29 until sometime in November. Graham Seymour joins the ship sometime in November as its new permanent CD.

 

Freedom OTS - Jamie Fentiman June 7 until Aug 16, then Casey Peltier returns for 4 months

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci April 28 until August 23 then Jeff Arpin Aug 23 until late-October. (Mitch will not be returning to GR after his break)

 

Independence OTS - Leigh Xuereb May 17 through September 6, then Ricky Matthews from Sept 6 for 2 months to cover Leigh's break. Leigh is expected to return at the beginning of November.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 17 for 3 months. John Blair expects to return from his break in mid-October.

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown from the end of June until late August

 

Liberty OTS Dru Pavlov July 16 until November 1. (then who? Will Luke Aerowsmith be returning, or has he been reassigned to Anthem?)

 

Majesty OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira August 3 for 2 months then Carlos Torres returns from his vacation at the beginning of October. (Marc Walker will be bringing the ship to Port Canaveral in May 2016 Marc will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with RCI during that contract and plans to retire shortly thereafter to spend more time with his family)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones until August 19 or 21, then Jamie Fentiman August 19 or 23 until sometime in November

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry July 5 for 4 months, then Jeff Arpin will cover in early-November for 2 months

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 25 for 4 months

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes July 20 for 4 months

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert-Southgate May 15 for 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Mike Hunnerup July 19 until Nov 19 (transatlantic) then Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira for the Brazilian season. (Graham has been reassigned to Explorer and will not be returning to Rhapsody)

 

Serenade OTS - Topi Ylonen May 9 for the Baltic/Nordic season (until Aug 30? then who?).

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraioulo July 11 for the rest of the European Season (Nov 28?)

 

Vision OTS - Mercedes LaFuente started April 26 until September 13 then Steve Davis returns September 13 until January 21

 

Voyager OTS - Fang Lixin for the Asian season; then Mitch Merucci beginning October 22 for the Australian Season

 

Rich Edwards is home and currently recovering from surgery.Any updates? Grandeur at the end of August?

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 is a CD with HAL

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 Customer Service & People Manager at Momentum Services Ltd

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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