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Adventure OTS - Bobby Brown September 12 until mid December.

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur October 5 until January 11, then Ken Rush for 1 week from January 11 until January 18, then Joff Eaton for 6 weeks from January 18 until March 1. Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Clo O'Connor began on October 5 (until when)

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 24, and he'll be returning January 19 until mid March. Jamie Fentiman (former activities manager) will be filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st for the repositioning. The ship is scheduled for drydock in February 2015. After the ship returns to service, Luke Aerowsmith will be the CD for 4 months.

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter started Aug 10 until mid-December, then who? Casey expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in mid-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 2015

 

Independence OTS - Tim Connor (former activities manager) started October 25 then Cuddy (former activities manager) need Cuddy's full name. Need handover date.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 12 until mid November, then who?

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 (for 2 months?) then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Dan Whitney started July 30 until late-Nov/early-Dec, then Ken Jones (need exact handover date)

 

Navigator OTS - Jeff Arpin started Sept 21 then John Perry begins sometime in mid-November (exact handover date?)

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 29, then Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew returns

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD for 4 months. Ken Rush arrives on October 19, and 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 started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3nd through Jan 28, 2015. Graham will return from his break for another contract in early April through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - John and Katrina Blair started September 29 until when?

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo (need dates). Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Carly Boileau started mid-September (?) until Nov 25 then Chris Brown (former activities manager) begins November 25 for the repositioning and for the Australian season. (Darryl Dyball will be activities manager beginning mid-September)

 

 

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 will be CD on the Celebrity Summit Oct 21 - Nov 29, and is going back to ship life on 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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So I heard a rumor from a crewmember friend - that the new CD on Brilliance was from the Navigator (but he didn't know the name) - so . . . possibly Jeff will transfer? Lets see . . . .

 

Being on Brilliance would be great for him as that ship (or whatever's in Tampa at the time), hosts the annual Ohio State Buckeye charter - his wife is an alumni and he hosts a few events for them. http://buckeyecruise.com/

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So I heard a rumor from a crewmember friend - that the new CD on Brilliance was from the Navigator (but he didn't know the name) - so . . . possibly Jeff will transfer? Lets see . . . .

 

Being on Brilliance would be great for him as that ship (or whatever's in Tampa at the time), hosts the annual Ohio State Buckeye charter - his wife is an alumni and he hosts a few events for them. http://buckeyecruise.com/

Adventure OTS - Bobby Brown September 12 until mid December.

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur October 5 until January 11, then Ken Rush for 1 week from January 11 until January 18, then Joff Eaton for 6 weeks from January 18 until March 1. Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Clo O'Connor began on October 5 (until when), then Jeff Arpin?

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 24, and he'll be returning January 19 until mid March. Jamie Fentiman (former activities manager) will be filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st for the repositioning. The ship is scheduled for drydock in February 2015. After the ship returns to service, Luke Aerowsmith will be the CD for 4 months.

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter started Aug 10 until mid-December, then who? Casey expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in mid-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 2015

 

Independence OTS - Tim Connor (former activities manager) started October 25 then Cuddy (former activities manager) need Cuddy's full name. Need handover date.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 12 until mid November, then who?

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 (for 2 months?) then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Dan Whitney started July 30 until late-Nov/early-Dec, then Ken Jones (need exact handover date)

 

Navigator OTS - Jeff Arpin started Sept 21 then John Perry begins sometime in mid-November (exact handover date?)

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 29, then Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew returns

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD for 4 months. Ken Rush arrives on October 19, and 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 started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3nd through Jan 28, 2015. Graham will return from his break for another contract in early April through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - John and Katrina Blair started September 29 until when?

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo (need dates). Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Carly Boileau started mid-September (?) until Nov 25 then Chris Brown (former activities manager) begins November 25 for the repositioning and for the Australian season. (Darryl Dyball will be activities manager beginning mid-September)

 

 

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 will be CD on the Celebrity Summit Oct 21 - Nov 29, and is going back to ship life on 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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Navigator OTS - Jeff Arpin started Sept 21 then John Perry begins sometime in mid-November (exact handover date?)

 

John will be flying to Galveston on Saturday. I assume he will board on Sunday morning and take over from there. Or, he may have a transition period and not start until the following weekend. I am not sure how the turnover from one CD to another works.:rolleyes: John's new wife will join him at the end of the month. They will have a 6 month contract together. :)

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Can anyone help fill in some of these blanks?

 

Is Dennis still on Jewel? until when? Then who?

 

Who is following Luke on Liberty at the end of this month?

 

Is Carlos still on Majesty? until when? Then who?

 

What date does Jeff handover Navigator to John?

 

Is Simona still on Splendour? Until when? Then who?

 

Are John and Katrina on Seranade for 2 months or for 4 months? Then who?

 

Who will be following Bobby on Adventure?

 

Is Clo on Brillance for 2 months or 4 months? Then who?

 

Any info from Independence? how is Tim? How long will he be CD, and who is next?

 

Clo indicated that she will finish her current tour on the Brilliance and head home for the holidays on December 16th. I believe , but am not certain, that she will return to the Brilliance in time to take her back to Europe next April. Clo's husband and her son, Conor. were onboard for this year's repositioning cruise from Boston to Tampa. During the cruise, Conor turned 8.

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Adventure OTS - Bobby Brown September 12 until mid December.

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur October 5 until January 11, then Ken Rush for 1 week from January 11 until January 18, then Joff Eaton for 6 weeks from January 18 until March 1. Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Clo O'Connor began on October 5 until December 16, then who? (Jeff Arpin?)

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 24, and he'll be returning January 19 until mid March. Jamie Fentiman (former activities manager) will be filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st for the repositioning. The ship is scheduled for drydock in February 2015. After the ship returns to service, Luke Aerowsmith will be the CD for 4 months.

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter started Aug 10 until mid-December, then who? Casey expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in mid-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 2015

 

Independence OTS - Tim Connor (former activities manager) started October 25 then Cuddy (former activities manager) need Cuddy's full name. Need handover date.

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles July 12 until mid November, then who?

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 (for 2 months?) then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Dan Whitney started July 30 until late-Nov/early-Dec, then Ken Jones (need exact handover date)

 

Navigator OTS - Jeff Arpin started Sept 21 until November 16. John Perry begins November 16

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 29, then Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew returns

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD for 4 months. Ken Rush arrives on October 19, and 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 started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3nd through Jan 28, 2015. Graham will return from his break for another contract in early April through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - John and Katrina Blair started September 29 until when?

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo (need dates). Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Carly Boileau started mid-September (?) until Nov 25 then Chris Brown (former activities manager) begins November 25 for the repositioning and for the Australian season. (Darryl Dyball will be activities manager beginning mid-September)

 

 

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 will be CD on the Celebrity Summit Oct 21 - Nov 29, and is going back to ship life on 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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Dennis Charles' last day on Jewel was 11/8/2014. He told me that after his vacation he thought he would be going to Oasis. I did not ask how long his vacation was.

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Adventure OTS - Bobby Brown September 12 until mid December.

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur October 5 until January 11, then Ken Rush for 1 week from January 11 until January 18, then Joff Eaton for 6 weeks from January 18 until March 1. Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Clo O'Connor began on October 5 until December 16, then who? (Jeff Arpin?)

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 24, and he'll be returning January 19 until mid March. Jamie Fentiman (former activities manager) will be filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st for the repositioning. The ship is scheduled for drydock in February 2015. After the ship returns to service, Luke Aerowsmith will be the CD for 4 months.

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter started Aug 10 until mid-December, then who? Casey expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in mid-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 2015

 

Independence OTS - Tim Connor (former activities manager) started October 25 then Cuddy (former activities manager) need Cuddy's full name. Need handover date.

 

Jewel OTS - Who is the current CD as of Nov 8?

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 (for 2 months?) then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Dan Whitney started July 30 until late-Nov/early-Dec, then Ken Jones (need exact handover date)

 

Navigator OTS - Jeff Arpin started Sept 21 until November 16. John Perry begins November 16

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 29, then Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew returns

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD for 4 months. Ken Rush arrives on October 19, and 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 started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3nd through Jan 28, 2015. Graham will return from his break for another contract in early April through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - John and Katrina Blair started September 29 until when?

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo (need dates). Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Carly Boileau started mid-September (?) until Nov 25 then Chris Brown (former activities manager) begins November 25 for the repositioning and for the Australian season. (Darryl Dyball will be activities manager beginning mid-September)

 

 

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 will be CD on the Celebrity Summit Oct 21 - Nov 29, and is going back to ship life on 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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Liberty Of The Seas 12-1-14 ?

 

Don't know yet

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Dennis Charles' last day on Jewel was 11/8/2014. He told me that after his vacation he thought he would be going to Oasis. I did not ask how long his vacation was.

 

Thanks for the info. It will be interesting to see if he does end up on Oasis, and how he will fit in. (Unless Drew is not coming back after his break)

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Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter started Aug 10 until mid-December, then who? Casey expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in mid-February.

 

 

Anyone know if Casey will be the CD for the NYE cruise? I never cared much about the CD and never bother to see who was on board as we always have a good time, but on a recent Freedom cruise he and the staff were among the weakest and disorganized CD staff ever. This will be our third NYE on a ship and I am already dreading his NYE celebration.

 

Thanks, M

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Anyone know if Casey will be the CD for the NYE cruise? I never cared much about the CD and never bother to see who was on board as we always have a good time, but on a recent Freedom cruise he and the staff were among the weakest and disorganized CD staff ever. This will be our third NYE on a ship and I am already dreading his NYE celebration.

 

Thanks, M

 

I don't have any concrete information, but the typical contract on Freedom is either 2 months or 4 months. It appears that Casey is on a 4 month contract that started on Aug 10, so he should be signing off around the 2nd week of December. It is pretty safe to say that you will have the next CD, whoever that is!

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In lieu of reading all of these posts, can anyone tell me how to email Tim Connor, CD on Independence of the Seas?:confused: Our group will be cruising on Indy next Halloween and note that Halloween night falls on the night before we debark the ship!:eek: Wondering if Tim will move the celebration to the previous night to avoid the packing woes after a night of partying!:rolleyes:

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In lieu of reading all of these posts, can anyone tell me how to email Tim Connor, CD on Independence of the Seas?:confused: Our group will be cruising on Indy next Halloween and note that Halloween night falls on the night before we debark the ship!:eek: Wondering if Tim will move the celebration to the previous night to avoid the packing woes after a night of partying!:rolleyes:

 

Tim is a recently promoted CD, just doing a quick fill-in contract on Indy. There is absolutely no way of knowing if he will be on the ship next year. With the exception of a handful of CDs who have regular contracts on the same ship, most CD's don't even know where they will be in a few months, nevermind in a year.

 

 

You'll have to stay tuned to this thread. I update it as soon as info is available. But, it will probably be next spring/summer before we'll know who will be the CD on most ships in October 2015.

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Adventure OTS - Bobby Brown September 12 until mid December.

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur October 5 until January 11, then Ken Rush for 1 week from January 11 until January 18, then Joff Eaton for 6 weeks from January 18 until March 1. Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Clo O'Connor began on October 5 until December 16, then who? (Jeff Arpin?)

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 24, and he'll be returning January 19 until mid March. Jamie Fentiman (former activities manager) will be filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st for the repositioning. The ship is scheduled for drydock in February 2015. After the ship returns to service, Luke Aerowsmith will be the CD for 4 months.

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter started Aug 10 until mid-December, then who? Casey expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in mid-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 2015

 

Independence OTS - Tim Connor (former activities manager) started October 25 then Cuddy (former activities manager) need Cuddy's full name. Need handover date.

 

Jewel OTS - Who is the current CD as of Nov 8?

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 (for 2 months?) then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Dan Whitney started July 30 until late-Nov/early-Dec, then Ken Jones (need exact handover date)

 

Navigator OTS - Jeff Arpin started Sept 21 until November 16. John Perry begins November 16

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 29, then Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew returns

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD for 4 months. Ken Rush arrives on October 19, and 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 started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3nd through Jan 28, 2015. Graham will return from his break for another contract in early April through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - John and Katrina Blair started September 29 until when?

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo (need dates). Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Carly Boileau started mid-September (?) until Nov 25 then Chris Brown (former activities manager) begins November 25 for the repositioning and for the Australian season. (Darryl Dyball will be activities manager beginning mid-September)

 

 

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 will be CD on the Celebrity Summit Oct 21 - Nov 29, and is going back to ship life on 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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Tim is a recently promoted CD, just doing a quick fill-in contract on Indy. There is absolutely no way of knowing if he will be on the ship next year. With the exception of a handful of CDs who have regular contracts on the same ship, most CD's don't even know where they will be in a few months, nevermind in a year.

 

 

You'll have to stay tuned to this thread. I update it as soon as info is available. But, it will probably be next spring/summer before we'll know who will be the CD on most ships in October 2015.

 

Thanks Donna! Is there a generic email directed to the CD on IOS or do I wait for a specific person to be assigned? Will be sure to look for your updates!:rolleyes::cool:

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I'm confused.... Whose going to be on allure AFTER March 1st? I'll be on there for the March 1st cruise..... Can't wait!

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Donna -- EX goes into drydock in March. RCI added more sailings a few months ago because the new routes departing from Port C are so popular.

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Jamie Fentiman is the CD on the Indy right now. He was supposed to go to the enchantment but there was a last minute change.

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Jamie Fentiman is the CD on the Indy right now. He was supposed to go to the enchantment but there was a last minute change.
Donna -- EX goes into drydock in March. RCI added more sailings a few months ago because the new routes departing from Port C are so popular.
I'm confused.... Whose going to be on allure AFTER March 1st? I'll be on there for the March 1st cruise..... Can't wait!

Adventure OTS - Bobby Brown September 12 until mid December.

 

Allure OTS - Jerome Sueur October 5 until January 11, then Ken Rush for 1 week from January 11 until January 18, then Joff Eaton for 6 weeks from January 18 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19?) Jerome Sueur will return to do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Clo O'Connor began on October 5 until December 16, then who? (Jeff Arpin?)

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker from July 12 until Nov 24, and he'll be returning January 19 until mid March. Who will be filling-in from Nov 24 through January 19?

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st for the repositioning. The ship is scheduled for drydock in March 2015. After the ship returns to service, Luke Aerowsmith will be the CD for 4 months.

 

Freedom OTS - Casey Pelter started Aug 10 until mid-December, then who? Casey expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in mid-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 2015

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman (former activities manager) started October 25 (until when?) Then Cuddy (former activities manager) need Cuddy's full name. Need handover date.

 

Jewel OTS - Who is the current CD as of Nov 8?

 

Legend OTS - Keith Williams started November 3

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 (for 2 months?) then who?

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Dan Whitney started July 30 until late-Nov/early-Dec, then Ken Jones (need exact handover date)

 

Navigator OTS - Jeff Arpin started Sept 21 until November 16. John Perry begins November 16

 

Oasis OTS - Drew Devine July 19 through November 29, then Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew returns

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes will be taking out the ship and continuing on as its regular CD for 4 months. Ken Rush arrives on October 19, and 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 started November 5 for approx. 4 months

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3nd through Jan 28, 2015. Graham will return from his break for another contract in early April through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - John and Katrina Blair started September 29 until when?

 

Splendour OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo (need dates). Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Paul Rutter October 4 through December 12, then Steve Davis returns for 4 months

 

Voyager OTS - Carly Boileau started mid-September (?) until Nov 25 then Chris Brown (former activities manager) begins November 25 for the repositioning and for the Australian season. (Darryl Dyball will be activities manager beginning mid-September)

 

 

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 will be CD on the Celebrity Summit Oct 21 - Nov 29, and is going back to ship life on 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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Does anyone have updates for us???

Just to clear up the ID info. Tim Connor was on as CD until 10th November when he left in St Maarten to be with his wife who was ill in Orlando. Jamie took over from that day. I'm curious who on the ship gave the info about Cuddy as according to Jamie and Jemma (Cruise staff who stepped up to Activities Manager after Jamie became CD), Tim would be returning ASAP and Cuddy was never mentioned.

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