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Uncle John, thank you for "explaining" what the CD's functions are. Now I understand. In otherwords, I guess, the more enjoyment/entertainment you have on a ship, you can give the PRAISE to the CD, right?:)

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Hi Donna,

 

Thanks so much for keeping up this list. I always look for it whenever we get ready to cruise to see who our CD will be. We will doing the 9 night Bermuda/Caribbean cruise on Explorer on July 31st where we met you and your lovely family. Julie is bringing her little sister from her sorority. It was a spur of the moment booking taking advantage of RCI's BOGO sale. Plus Julie was in Tampa all Summer doing her Marketing Internship and this will be our annual vacation together. Cannot wait to sail on Explorer one more time before she leaves NJ. So glad Leigh X is the CD too. We've sailed with him a few times and know him well. He's a wonderful CD and guy. Happy Sailing!

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Hi Donna,

 

Thanks so much for keeping up this list. I always look for it whenever we get ready to cruise to see who our CD will be. We will doing the 9 night Bermuda/Caribbean cruise on Explorer on July 31st where we met you and your lovely family. Julie is bringing her little sister from her sorority. It was a spur of the moment booking taking advantage of RCI's BOGO sale. Plus Julie was in Tampa all Summer doing her Marketing Internship and this will be our annual vacation together. Cannot wait to sail on Explorer one more time before she leaves NJ. So glad Leigh X is the CD too. We've sailed with him a few times and know him well. He's a wonderful CD and guy. Happy Sailing!

 

Hi Anne! Have a great time on Explorer! I love Leigh too - I hope he gets a great new assignment.

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Donna,

 

Great job keeping this list going.

 

 

Don

 

 

Adventure OTS - Rob McNally started on May 4 (until when? Then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Allan Brooks started on June 15 (until when? then who?)

 

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 - Dru Pavlov began on June 28. Until when? Then who?

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 17, then Mitch Merucci from Nov 17 until Jan 19.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb from May 8 until September 6, followed by Keith Williams on September 6 until November 1. Leigh is not sure if he'll be returning to Explorer on November 1st, or if he'll be reassigned (to Allure?).

 

Freedom OTS - Rich Edwards from June 8 until August 3, then Casey Pelter (for 2 months? 4 months?)

 

Grandeur OTS - Paul Rutter May 24 until August 1, then Ricky Matthews from Aug 1 until October 16, then Rich Edwards from October 16 until February 2015.

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton May 17 through October 25. Then who? (This is Joff's last contract on Indy - after his vacation, he is headed to the shipyard mid-March to prepare for taking out Anthem on April 22, 2015).

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles started July 12 for 2 months, followed by Carly Boileau for 4 months, then Dennis for 2 more months (need exact handover dates)

Legend OTS - Luke Aerowsmith (need dates). Keith Williams starts in November.

 

Liberty OTS -Jerome Sueur started June 6 for 4 months. (Jerome's break will likely be October and November, returning for December through end of March 2015). Then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres started June 8

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started May 18 until July 30, then Dan Whitney

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry from April 20 until Aug 17 then Mitch Merucci Aug 17 until Oct 19 .

 

Oasis OTS - Jimmy Rhodes is filling in from May 17 through July 19, then Drew Devine July 19 through November 15, then Ricky Matthews starts November 15

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes 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. (Zach Stratford will be the Activities Manager)

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert starts April 27 until August 22 and returns November 5 (who is filling in from Aug 22 - Nov 5?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour Feb 1 through August 1 (Then who?)

 

Serenade OTS - Mercedes Lafuente started June 28 *John and Katrina Blair are returning in November (needs confirmation)

 

Splendour OTS - Bill Brunkhorst for the European Season

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis started on June 9 until October 4th, then Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began April 10 for the Asian season

 

 

Richard Spacey is now Manager of Entertainment, Activities and Family Strategy Development for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami, working alongside Becky Thompson.

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

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)

 

(If anyone knows the whereabouts of other former RCI cruise directors, I'd be happy to add them to the end of this list, as there seems to be a lot of questions about them)

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Paul Rutter is suddenly being moved from Grandeur to Rhapsody of the Seas for 2 weeks and then his contract is over. Sorry I don't know who is replacing him on GR tomorrow or in RH in 2 weeks

 

Attention GR and RH cruisers: Can someone confirm that who the CD is on GR starting today? Is it Ricky Matthews, or is someone else doing a brief two week fill in until Ricky arrives on Aug 1?

 

Also, can someone find out who will be replacing Paul on RH beginning Aug 1?

 

(Before someone asks, I do not know why Graham left RH 2 weeks sooner than expected)

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Adventure OTS - Rob McNally started on May 4 (until when? Then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Allan Brooks started on June 15 (until when? then who?)

 

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 - Dru Pavlov began on June 28. Until when? Then who?

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 17, then Mitch Merucci from Nov 17 until Jan 19.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb from May 8 until September 6, followed by Keith Williams on September 6 until November 1. Leigh is not sure if he'll be returning to Explorer on November 1st, or if he'll be reassigned (to Allure?).

 

Freedom OTS - Rich Edwards from June 8 until August 3, then Casey Pelter (for 2 months? 4 months?)

 

Grandeur OTS - Ricky Matthews from July 18 until October 16, then Rich Edwards from October 16 until February 2015.

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton May 17 through October 25. Then who? (This is Joff's last contract on Indy - after his vacation, he is headed to the shipyard mid-March to prepare for taking out Anthem on April 22, 2015).

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles started July 12 for 2 months, followed by Carly Boileau for 4 months, then Dennis for 2 more months (need exact handover dates)

Legend OTS - Luke Aerowsmith (need dates). Keith Williams starts in November.

 

Liberty OTS -Jerome Sueur started June 6 for 4 months. (Jerome's break will likely be October and November, returning for December through end of March 2015). Then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres started June 8

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started May 18 until July 30, then Dan Whitney

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry from April 20 until Aug 17 then Mitch Merucci Aug 17 until Oct 19 .

 

Oasis OTS - Jimmy Rhodes is filling in from May 17 through July 19, then Drew Devine July 19 through November 15, then Ricky Matthews starts November 15

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes 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. (Zach Stratford will be the Activities Manager)

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert starts April 27 until August 22 and returns November 5 (who is filling in from Aug 22 - Nov 5?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Paul Rutter is doing a quick unexpected fill-in from July 18 through August 1 (Then who?)

 

Serenade OTS - Mercedes Lafuente started June 28 *John and Katrina Blair are returning in November (needs confirmation)

 

Splendour OTS - Bill Brunkhorst for the European Season

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis started on June 9 until October 4th, then Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began April 10 for the Asian season

 

 

Richard Spacey is now Manager of Entertainment, Activities and Family Strategy Development for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami, working alongside Becky Thompson.

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

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)

 

(If anyone knows the whereabouts of other former RCI cruise directors, I'd be happy to add them to the end of this list, as there seems to be a lot of questions about them)

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Adventure OTS - Rob McNally started on May 4 (until when? Then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Allan Brooks started on June 15 (until when? then who?)

 

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 - Dru Pavlov began on June 28. Until when? Then who?

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 17, then Mitch Merucci from Nov 17 until Jan 19.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb from May 8 until September 6, followed by Keith Williams on September 6 until November 1. Leigh is not sure if he'll be returning to Explorer on November 1st, or if he'll be reassigned (to Allure?).

 

Freedom OTS - Rich Edwards from June 8 until August 3, then Casey Pelter (for 2 months? 4 months?)

 

Grandeur OTS - Ricky Matthews from July 18 until October 16, then Rich Edwards from October 16 until February 2015.

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton May 17 through October 25. Then who? (This is Joff's last contract on Indy - after his vacation, he is headed to the shipyard mid-March to prepare for taking out Anthem on April 22, 2015).

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles started July 12 for 2 months, followed by Carly Boileau for 4 months, then Dennis for 2 more months (need exact handover dates)

Legend OTS - Luke Aerowsmith (need dates). Keith Williams starts in November.

 

Liberty OTS -Jerome Sueur started June 6 for 4 months. (Jerome's break will likely be October and November, returning for December through end of March 2015). Then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres started June 8

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started May 18 until July 30, then Dan Whitney

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry from April 20 until Aug 17 then Mitch Merucci Aug 17 until Oct 19 .

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 15, then Ricky Matthews starts November 15

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes 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. (Zach Stratford will be the Activities Manager)

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert starts April 27 until August 22 and returns November 5 (who is filling in from Aug 22 - Nov 5?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Paul Rutter is doing a quick unexpected fill-in from July 18 through August 1 (Then who?)

 

Serenade OTS - Mercedes Lafuente started June 28 *John and Katrina Blair are returning in November (needs confirmation)

 

Splendour OTS - Bill Brunkhorst for the European Season

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis started on June 9 until October 4th, then Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began April 10 for the Asian season

 

 

Richard Spacey is now Manager of Entertainment, Activities and Family Strategy Development for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami, working alongside Becky Thompson.

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

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)

 

(If anyone knows the whereabouts of other former RCI cruise directors, I'd be happy to add them to the end of this list, as there seems to be a lot of questions about them)

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Adventure OTS - Rob McNally started on May 4 (until when? Then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Allan Brooks started on June 15 (until when? then who?)

 

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 - Dru Pavlov began on June 28. Until when? Then who?

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 17, then Mitch Merucci from Nov 17 until Jan 19.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb from May 8 until September 6, followed by Keith Williams on September 6 until November 1. Leigh is not sure if he'll be returning to Explorer on November 1st, or if he'll be reassigned (to Allure?).

 

Freedom OTS - Rich Edwards from June 8 until August 3, then Casey Pelter (for 2 months? 4 months?)

 

Grandeur OTS - Ricky Matthews from July 18 until October 16, then Rich Edwards from October 16 until February 2015.

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton May 17 through October 25. Then who? (This is Joff's last contract on Indy - after his vacation, he is headed to the shipyard mid-March to prepare for taking out Anthem on April 22, 2015).

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles started July 12 for 2 months, followed by Carly Boileau for 4 months, then Dennis for 2 more months (need exact handover dates)

Legend OTS - Luke Aerowsmith (need dates). Keith Williams starts in November.

 

Liberty OTS -Jerome Sueur started June 6 for 4 months. (Jerome's break will likely be October and November, returning for December through end of March 2015). Then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres started June 8

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started May 18 until July 30, then Dan Whitney

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry from April 20 until Aug 17 then Mitch Merucci Aug 17 until Oct 19 .

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 15, then Ricky Matthews starts November 15

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes 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. (Zach Stratford will be the Activities Manager)

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert starts April 27 until August 22 and returns November 5 (who is filling in from Aug 22 - Nov 5?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Paul Rutter is doing a quick unexpected fill-in from July 18 through August 1 (Then who?)

 

Serenade OTS - Mercedes Lafuente started June 28 *John and Katrina Blair are returning in November (needs confirmation)

 

Splendour OTS - Bill Brunkhorst for the European Season

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis started on June 9 until October 4th, then Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began April 10 for the Asian season

 

 

Richard Spacey is now Manager of Entertainment, Activities and Family Strategy Development for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami, working alongside Becky Thompson.

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

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)

 

(If anyone knows the whereabouts of other former RCI cruise directors, I'd be happy to add them to the end of this list, as there seems to be a lot of questions about them)

 

I hope Leigh is CD on Allure next year as I am strongly considering Allure in the Med next July, Had him on Explorer and he obviously used the same methods as Richard Spacey. Was very impressed.

Jimmy was not bad on Oasis last week, but truly with such a huge ship, We didn't go to the shows so it didn't matter

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Now that Drew Devine has boarded Oasis does anyone know who his Activities Manager is heading to Europe?

 

 

I know it's not Frankie unfortunately :( he got an extended contract until August 23rd and will be on vacation for her Europe stint and TAs.

 

 

Next cruise: Oasis of the Seas 12-night Westbound Transatlantic 15.10.2014

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Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert starts April 27 until August 22 and returns November 5 (who is filling in from Aug 22 - Nov 5?)

<SNIP>

 

I HOPE it doesn't come to this but if you haven't heard by August 8, I'll try to find out.

 

Roy

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Adventure OTS - Rob McNally started on May 4 (until when? Then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Allan Brooks started on June 15 (until when? then who?)

 

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 - Dru Pavlov began on June 28. Until when? Then who?

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 17, then Mitch Merucci from Nov 17 until Jan 19.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb from May 8 until September 6, followed by Keith Williams on September 6 until November 1. Leigh is not sure if he'll be returning to Explorer on November 1st, or if he'll be reassigned (to Allure?).

 

Freedom OTS - Rich Edwards from June 8 until August 3, then Casey Pelter (for 2 months? 4 months?)

 

Grandeur OTS - Ricky Matthews from July 18 until October 16, then Rich Edwards from October 16 until February 2015.

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton May 17 through October 25. Then who? (This is Joff's last contract on Indy - after his vacation, he is headed to the shipyard mid-March to prepare for taking out Anthem on April 22, 2015).

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles started July 12 for 2 months, followed by Carly Boileau for 4 months, then Dennis for 2 more months (need exact handover dates)

Legend OTS - Luke Aerowsmith (need dates). Keith Williams starts in November.

 

Liberty OTS -Jerome Sueur started June 6 for 4 months. (Jerome's break will likely be October and November, returning for December through end of March 2015). Then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres started June 8

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started May 18 until July 30, then Dan Whitney

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry from April 20 until Aug 17 then Mitch Merucci Aug 17 until Oct 19 .

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 15, then Ricky Matthews starts November 15

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes 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. (Zach Stratford will be the Activities Manager)

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert starts April 27 until August 22 and returns November 5 (who is filling in from Aug 22 - Nov 5?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Paul Rutter is doing a quick unexpected fill-in from July 18 through August 1 (Who will be filling in from Aug 1st until late-September or early-October when Graham Seymour is due back?)

 

Serenade OTS - Mercedes Lafuente started June 28 *John and Katrina Blair are returning in November (needs confirmation)

 

Splendour OTS - Bill Brunkhorst for the European Season

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis started on June 9 until October 4th, then Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began April 10 for the Asian season

 

 

Richard Spacey is now Manager of Entertainment, Activities and Family Strategy Development for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami, working alongside Becky Thompson.

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

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)

 

(If anyone knows the whereabouts of other former RCI cruise directors, I'd be happy to add them to the end of this list, as there seems to be a lot of questions about them)

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Any word on who will be taking over for Joff on Indy after October? We'll be sailing in December.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Forums mobile app

 

Since you have a cruise booked, you can email them and ask:

[noparse]web_reservations@rccl.com[/noparse]

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Adventure OTS - Rob McNally started on May 4 (until when? Then who?)

 

Allure OTS - Allan Brooks started on June 15 (until when? then who?)

 

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 - Dru Pavlov began on June 28. Until when? Then who?

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 17, then Mitch Merucci from Nov 17 until Jan 19.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb from May 8 until September 6, followed by Keith Williams on September 6 until November 1. Leigh is not sure if he'll be returning to Explorer on November 1st, or if he'll be reassigned (to Allure?).

 

Freedom OTS - Rich Edwards from June 8 until August 3, then Casey Pelter (for 2 months? 4 months?)

 

Grandeur OTS - Ricky Matthews from July 18 until October 16, then Rich Edwards from October 16 until February 2015.

 

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton May 17 through October 25. Then who? (This is Joff's last contract on Indy - after his vacation, he is headed to the shipyard mid-March to prepare for taking out Anthem on April 22, 2015).

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles started July 12 for 2 months, followed by Carly Boileau for 4 months, then Dennis for 2 more months (need exact handover dates)

Legend OTS - Luke Aerowsmith (need dates). Keith Williams starts in November.

 

Liberty OTS -Jerome Sueur started June 6 for 4 months. (Jerome's break will likely be October and November, returning for December through end of March 2015). Then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres started June 8

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started May 18 until July 30, then Dan Whitney

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry from April 20 until Aug 17 then Mitch Merucci Aug 17 until Oct 19 .

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 15, then Ricky Matthews starts November 15

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes 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. (Zach Stratford will be the Activities Manager)

 

Radiance OTS - Amy Fickert starts April 27 until August 22 and returns November 5 (who is filling in from Aug 22 - Nov 5?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Paul Rutter is doing a quick unexpected fill-in from July 18 through August 1 (Who will be filling in from Aug 1st until late-September or early-October when Graham Seymour is due back?)

 

Serenade OTS - Mercedes Lafuente started June 28 *John and Katrina Blair are returning in November (needs confirmation)

 

Splendour OTS - Bill Brunkhorst for the European Season

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis started on June 9 until October 4th, then Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Lixin Fang began April 10 for the Asian season

 

 

Richard Spacey is now Manager of Entertainment, Activities and Family Strategy Development for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami, working alongside Becky Thompson.

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

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)

 

(If anyone knows the whereabouts of other former RCI cruise directors, I'd be happy to add them to the end of this list, as there seems to be a lot of questions about them)

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