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Just off FOS today. Richard is on vacation from July 7th through August 25th. This is straight from him. We actually were very lucky and got to spend some time with him and the very funny activities director Jaime.

Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor started April 21. Drew Devine will be taking over CD duties on August 4. (He will be on the ship 2 weeks prior for the handover period)

 

Allure OTS - Ken Rush started April 21 for 4 months (need exact date), then Allan Brooks

 

Brilliance OTS - Keith Willams through July 16. Steve Davis returns from his break on July 16th and will take over as regular CD of Brilliance through mid-November when the ship goes back to Tampa.

 

Enchantment OTS - John Blair started Jan 14, then Marc Walker from June 7 - Nov. 25

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned as the regular CD of Explorer on April 7. John Blair will be covering Leigh's break in early August through early October (exact dates are not yet known)

 

Freedom OTS - Richard Spacey began as the regular CD of Freedom on April 14 until July 7. (it is not yet known which CD will be filling in for him) Richard expects to return from his break on August 25.

 

Grandeur OTS - John Perry is with the ship (as are all crew members) as it is being repaired and will remain onboard as CD once the ship returns to service

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton returns May 26 through September 7.

 

Jewel OTS - Carly Boileau from March 21 through sometime in July (exact date unknown), then Dennis Charles (Dennis Sciortino) from sometime in July through sometime in Sept (exact dates unknown), then Carly is back in September (exact date unknown)

 

Legend OTS - Mercedes Fuentes started May 4 (until when?)

 

Liberty OTS - Rich Edwards started March 21 (until when?)

 

Majesty OTS - Mitch Merucci started on May 17 for 8 weeks (exact date? Then who?)

 

Mariner OTS - Jimmy Rhodes started May 19 (until when?)

 

Navigator OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started April 21 (until when?)

 

Oasis OTS - Amy Fickert returned from her break on June 1 through Sept 21, then Ricky Matthews September 21 through November 23

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush will be taking the ship out, and will remain onboard as CD until January 2015

 

Radiance OTS - Paul Rutter for the Alaska season, May 17 through Sept 6.

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour for the Alaska season beginning May 31

 

Serenade OTS - Casey Peltier April 8 through July 30, then Ricky Matthews July 30 though September 16

 

Splendour OTS - Anthony Richards started May 18, then João Pereira for the South American season

 

Vision OTS - Topi Ylönen from Finland started May 11

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began March 23 for the Asian season

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Beth, I got this info from post #1995 on the old CD thread:

 

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Hi I had send ken rush a message on Facebook asking if he gonna take out the quantum his replied was yes he wil be on her until jan 2015 and then he will give the ship over to the other cd.i am hoping Richard spacey will take over

 

Ooops. That post was while I was on AL and I'm still skimming what I missed while away.

 

But, that doesn't change what Ken said. I suspect he's not yet ready to go public completely.

 

Now, just to add to the speculation. If he does take QN out and stays on until mid Jan, that leaves enough time for a vacation and then to head back to Germany for Anthem!

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I have nothing to add to this list except to say how excited I am to be cruising again with Leigh and hopefully his assistant Frank on the Explorer in 2 weeks! They're fantastic together! I never would have imagined myself saying that the CD can really add to the cruise experience until I cruised with Leigh as the CD last summer.

 

Just off Ex a few days ago. Leigh and Frank did indeed make a great team. They definitely take a few more chances with their humor than other CDs I've seen, and I found it to be very enjoyable. Loved their "Frank-Leigh Speaking" morning show. Unfortunately, I hadn't looked at this thread in advance and didn't ask Leigh about his break. Sorry.

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Called Rccl and they told me ken rush will be the cruise director for August 18th sailing of Allure.

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Does anyone know who will replace Paul Rutter after the Alaska season, after Sept 6 on Radiance?

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Providing he's better by then, Gordon Whatman is supposed to be back on Voyager of the Seas bringing her to Australia from Asia in October/November.

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Does anyone know who will replace Paul Rutter after the Alaska season, after Sept 6 on Radiance?

 

Bobby and Becky. I mean Bobby really, but Becky is part of the package. :) I love them.

 

Gina

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Called Rccl and they told me ken rush will be the cruise director for August 18th sailing of Allure.

 

Thanks for letting us know. I wonder how accurate this is, because if Ken's contract is the usual 4 months, then Aug 18 would be the turnover date between Ken and Allan. It'll be interesting to see what happens!

 

Just a note: RCCL is not a reliable source for CD info...whatever they say in phone calls or emails is often incorrect. I update the chart only using info that comes directly from the CDs themselves, or from crew onboard the ship (such as the concierge or the activities manager).

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Bobby and Becky. I mean Bobby really, but Becky is part of the package. :) I love them. Gina
Providing he's better by then, Gordon Whatman is supposed to be back on Voyager of the Seas bringing her to Australia from Asia in October/November.

Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor started April 21. Drew Devine will be taking over CD duties on August 4. (He will be on the ship 2 weeks prior for the handover period)

 

Allure OTS - Ken Rush started April 21 for 4 months (need exact date), then Allan Brooks

 

Brilliance OTS - Keith Willams through July 16. Steve Davis returns from his break on July 16th and will take over as regular CD of Brilliance through mid-November when the ship goes back to Tampa.

 

Enchantment OTS - John Blair started Jan 14, then Marc Walker from June 7 - Nov. 25

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned as the regular CD of Explorer on April 7. John Blair will be covering Leigh's break in early August through early October (exact dates are not yet known)

 

Freedom OTS - Richard Spacey began as the regular CD of Freedom on April 14 until July 7. (it is not yet known which CD will be filling in for him) Richard expects to return from his break on August 25.

 

Grandeur OTS - John Perry is with the ship (as are all crew members) as it is being repaired and will remain onboard as CD once the ship returns to service

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton returns May 26 through September 7.

 

Jewel OTS - Carly Boileau from March 21 through sometime in July (exact date unknown), then Dennis Charles (Dennis Sciortino) from sometime in July through sometime in Sept (exact dates unknown), then Carly is back in September (exact date unknown)

 

Legend OTS - Mercedes Fuentes started May 4 (until when?)

 

Liberty OTS - Rich Edwards started March 21 (until when?)

 

Majesty OTS - Mitch Merucci started on May 17 for 8 weeks (exact date? Then who?)

 

Mariner OTS - Jimmy Rhodes started May 19 (until when?)

 

Navigator OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started April 21 (until when?)

 

Oasis OTS - Amy Fickert returned from her break on June 1 through Sept 21, then Ricky Matthews September 21 through November 23

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush will be taking the ship out, and will remain onboard as CD until January 2015

 

Radiance OTS - Paul Rutter for the Alaska season, May 17 through Sept 6. Then, Bobby and Becky Brown.

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour for the Alaska season beginning May 31

 

Serenade OTS - Casey Peltier April 8 through July 30, then Ricky Matthews July 30 though September 16

 

Splendour OTS - Anthony Richards started May 18, then João Pereira for the South American season

 

Vision OTS - Topi Ylönen from Finland started May 11

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began March 23 for the Asian season, then Gordon Whatman for the repositioning and for the Australian season.

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Bobby and Becky. I mean Bobby really, but Becky is part of the package. :) I love them.

 

Gina

 

 

Excellent! We had them on our first Radiance cruise - really enjoyed them as well. They do make a good team.

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Bobby is one of the few who attend the Meet & Mingle. Bill Brunchorst always did too...where is he now?

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Bobby is one of the few who attend the Meet & Mingle. Bill Brunchorst always did too...where is he now?

 

He is on break now. His last contract was on Radiance in December and January

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Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor started April 21. Drew Devine will be taking over CD duties on August 4. (He will be on the ship 2 weeks prior for the handover period)

 

Allure OTS - Ken Rush started April 21 for 4 months (need exact date), then Allan Brooks

 

Brilliance OTS - Keith Willams through July 16. Steve Davis returns from his break on July 16th and will take over as regular CD of Brilliance through mid-November when the ship goes back to Tampa.

 

Enchantment OTS - John Blair started Jan 14, then Marc Walker from June 7 - Nov. 25

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned as the regular CD of Explorer on April 7. John Blair will be covering Leigh's break in early August through early October (exact dates are not yet known)

 

Freedom OTS - Richard Spacey began as the regular CD of Freedom on April 14 until July 7. (it is not yet known which CD will be filling in for him) Richard expects to return from his break on August 25.

 

Grandeur OTS - John Perry is with the ship (as are all crew members) as it is being repaired and will remain onboard as CD once the ship returns to service

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton returns May 26 through September 7.

 

Jewel OTS - Carly Boileau from March 21 through sometime in July (exact date unknown), then Dennis Charles (Dennis Sciortino) from sometime in July through sometime in Sept (exact dates unknown), then Carly is back in September (exact date unknown)

 

Legend OTS - Mercedes Fuentes started May 4 (until when?)

 

Liberty OTS - Rich Edwards started March 21 (until when?)

 

Majesty OTS - Mitch Merucci started on May 17 for 8 weeks (exact date? Then who?)

 

Mariner OTS - Jimmy Rhodes started May 19 (until when?)

 

Navigator OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started April 21 (until when?)

 

Oasis OTS - Amy Fickert returned from her break on June 1 through Sept 21, then Ricky Matthews September 21 through November 23

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush will be taking the ship out, and will remain onboard as CD until January 2015

 

Radiance OTS - Paul Rutter for the Alaska season, May 17 through Sept 6. Then, Bobby and Becky Brown.

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour for the Alaska season beginning May 31

 

Serenade OTS - Casey Peltier April 8 through July 30, then Ricky Matthews July 30 though September 16

 

Splendour OTS - Anthony Richards started May 18, then João Pereira for the South American season

 

Vision OTS - Topi Ylönen from Finland started May 11

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began March 23 for the Asian season, then Gordon Whatman for the repositioning and for the Australian season.

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He is on break now. His last contract was on Radiance in December and January

 

Bill Brunkhorst was on Radiance? I know Bobby & Becky were.

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Bill Brunkhorst was on Radiance? I know Bobby & Becky were.

 

He relieved Bobby and Becky so they could go home for Christmas and not have to spend 8 months straight on the ship.

 

Gina

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Thanks. I didn't remember seeing him listed for quite some time and always thought he was a good one.

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I contacted Mitch Merucci via facebook and this is his reply:

 

" I am on MJ until July 19 then Dave comes back until Dec 20 when I come back to relieve him again. In the meantime I go on vaca and GR Aug 16-Oct 25."

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Becky Thompson? She left ship-life to marry and have children, and works for the company landside.

 

She was our cruise director for our very first cruise in 2007 on the Freedom, she was great. :D

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I contacted Mitch Merucci via facebook and this is his reply:

 

" I am on MJ until July 19 then Dave comes back until Dec 20 when I come back to relieve him again. In the meantime I go on vaca and GR Aug 16-Oct 25."

Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor started April 21. Drew Devine will be taking over CD duties on August 4. (He will be on the ship 2 weeks prior for the handover period)

 

Allure OTS - Ken Rush started April 21 for 4 months (need exact date), then Allan Brooks

 

Brilliance OTS - Keith Willams through July 16. Steve Davis returns from his break on July 16th and will take over as regular CD of Brilliance through mid-November when the ship goes back to Tampa.

 

Enchantment OTS - John Blair started Jan 14, then Marc Walker from June 7 - Nov. 25

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned as the regular CD of Explorer on April 7. John Blair will be covering Leigh's break in early August through early October (exact dates are not yet known)

 

Freedom OTS - Richard Spacey began as the regular CD of Freedom on April 14 until July 7. (it is not yet known which CD will be filling in for him) Richard expects to return from his break on August 25.

 

Grandeur OTS - John Perry is with the ship (as are all crew members) as it is being repaired and he will remain onboard as CD once the ship returns to service until Aug 16. Then Mitch Merucci from Aug 16 until Oct 25

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton returns May 26 through September 7.

 

Jewel OTS - Carly Boileau from March 21 through sometime in July (exact date unknown), then Dennis Charles (Dennis Sciortino) from sometime in July through sometime in Sept (exact dates unknown), then Carly is back in September (exact date unknown)

 

Legend OTS - Mercedes Fuentes started May 4 (until when?)

 

Liberty OTS - Rich Edwards started March 21 (until when?)

 

Majesty OTS - Mitch Merucci from May 17 until July 19, then Dave Chapman July 19 until December 20, then Mitch returns December 20

 

Mariner OTS - Jimmy Rhodes started May 19 (until when?)

 

Navigator OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started April 21 (until when?)

 

Oasis OTS - Amy Fickert returned from her break on June 1 through Sept 21, then Ricky Matthews September 21 through November 23

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush will be taking the ship out, and will remain onboard as CD until January 2015

 

Radiance OTS - Paul Rutter for the Alaska season, May 17 through Sept 6. Then, Bobby and Becky Brown.

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour for the Alaska season beginning May 31

 

Serenade OTS - Casey Peltier April 8 through July 30, then Ricky Matthews July 30 though September 16

 

Splendour OTS - Anthony Richards started May 18, then João Pereira for the South American season

 

Vision OTS - Topi Ylönen from Finland started May 11

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began March 23 for the Asian season, then Gordon Whatman for the repositioning and for the Australian season.

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You are welcome. I met Mitch on the MJ last February, he was very active and a lot of fun.

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Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor started April 21. Drew Devine will be taking over CD duties on August 4. (He will be on the ship 2 weeks prior to that date for the handover period)

 

Allure OTS - Ken Rush started April 21 for 4 months (need exact date), then Allan Brooks

 

Brilliance OTS - Keith Willams through July 16. Steve Davis returns from his break on July 16th and will take over as regular CD of Brilliance through mid-November when the ship goes back to Tampa.

 

Enchantment OTS - John Blair started Jan 14, then Marc Walker from June 7 - Nov. 25

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb started April 7. John Blair will be covering Leigh's break in early August through early October (exact dates are not yet known). Leigh should return in early October

 

Freedom OTS - Richard Spacey April 14 through July 7. (it is not yet known which CD will be filling in for him) Richard expects to return from his break on August 25.

 

Grandeur OTS - John Perry is with the ship (as are all crew members) as it is being repaired and he will remain onboard as CD once the ship returns to service until Aug 16. Then Mitch Merucci from Aug 16 until Oct 25

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton returns May 26 through September 7.

 

Jewel OTS - Carly Boileau from March 21 through sometime in July (exact date unknown), then Dennis Charles (Dennis Sciortino) from sometime in July through sometime in Sept (exact dates unknown), then Carly is back in September (exact date unknown)

 

Legend OTS - Mercedes Fuentes started May 4 (until when?)

 

Liberty OTS - Rich Edwards started March 21 (until when?)

 

Majesty OTS - Mitch Merucci from May 17 until July 19, then Dave Chapman July 19 until December 20, then Mitch returns December 20

 

Mariner OTS - Jimmy Rhodes started May 19 (until when?)

 

Navigator OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo started April 21 (until when?)

 

Oasis OTS - Amy Fickert returned from her break on June 1 through Sept 21, then Ricky Matthews September 21 through November 23

 

Quantum OTS - Ken Rush will be taking the ship out, and will remain onboard as CD until January 2015

 

Radiance OTS - Paul Rutter for the Alaska season, May 17 through Sept 6. Then, Bobby and Becky Brown.

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour for the Alaska season beginning May 31

 

Serenade OTS - Casey Peltier April 8 through July 30, then Ricky Matthews July 30 though September 16

 

Splendour OTS - Anthony Richards started May 18, then João Pereira for the South American season

 

Vision OTS - Topi Ylönen from Finland started May 11

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began March 23 for the Asian season, then Gordon Whatman for the repositioning and for the Australian season.

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Is there a way to contact the CD? We are sailing the Vision. I have volunteered to plan a few activities for our roll call.

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Is there a way to contact the CD? We are sailing the Vision. I have volunteered to plan a few activities for our roll call.

 

I think there's a way to contact the concierge or the activities manager, who can take care of this for you. Can someone step in and provide the contact info, please?

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