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Is Drew Divine a good cruise director? We are sailing on oasis in May and he is the cd on the ship.

 

 

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yes, Drew is a great CD. He's a fantastic drummer too. He'll host some of the trivia contests himself. He has a degree in Music from the University of Toronto (if I remember correctly).

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February then who? Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early March

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

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

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

 

Hello, is this the updated list for CD's?

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Hello, is this the updated list for CD's?

 

Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February, then Dru Pavlov. Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.need exact handover dates

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early February (need exact date). Ken Rush will be filling-in for Jimmy's vacation (likely February and March, but dates need confirmation)

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

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

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 11 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February, then Dru Pavlov. Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.need exact handover dates

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

Quantum OTS - Jimmy Rhodes November 1 through early February (need exact date). Ken Rush will be filling-in for Jimmy's vacation (likely February and March, but dates need confirmation)

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

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

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

 

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Hi Donna.

 

We are on Allure March 8th for a B2B. If you don't know by then who the CD is, I will report back to you. It is the least we can do for you with all the effort and good work you put into this thread.

 

Andrew

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Can anyone confirm the CD on Allure? On another post today someone said Ken Rush was their CD on their recent Allure Cruise.

 

Don't know how to post the link but the thread was called Ken Rush-Used car salesman?

 

Getting on the Allure in early Feb. Thanks

 

Yes, I originally had Ken on the schedule for the Jan 11 sailing only, and then Joff Eaton beginning Jan 18.

 

Then, Joff posted on Twitter that he was joining the ship on the 11th. So, I wrongly assumed that the info about Ken had changed and Joff started a week earlier than expected.

 

It appears that Joff just joined the ship ahead of time, and that Ken was the CD last week, and Joff should be the CD as of this week until March 1, as originally scheduled.

 

Hi Donna.

 

We are on Allure March 8th for a B2B. If you don't know by then who the CD is, I will report back to you. It is the least we can do for you with all the effort and good work you put into this thread.

 

Andrew

 

Thanks Andrew. Joff confirmed on Twitter that he is onboard now, and will be CD until March 1. It's confusing whether or not Jerome will take over on March 1, or if there will be an interim fill-in CD until Jerome comes onboard for the transatlantic.

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Thanks Andrew. Joff confirmed on Twitter that he is onboard now, and will be CD until March 1. It's confusing whether or not Jerome will take over on March 1, or if there will be an interim fill-in CD until Jerome comes onboard for the transatlantic.

 

I wonder would Jerome be onboard from March 1st until October? That is a long time. Even from mid-April till October is a fair amount of time for him to be onboard.

 

I secretly hope we get Ricky Mathews as a fill in CD for a few weeks in March. He is on break during that time frame. I can only hope.

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We are sailing on Independence on February 28. We've never had Ricky Mathews as a cruise director. Can anyone fill us in on how he is? Thanks for your replies.

 

We have had Ricky Matthews many times on the Grandeur and loved him. He sings and dances - very high energy and friendly. Ricky is one of our favorites and was sad when he left the Grandeur.

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Just off Quantum and Ken Rush is coming aboard today. I think he will be on till Jimmy comes back to take it to China though not sure if that

 

Rose Marie

Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, who will be the CD (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy)?

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February, then Dru Pavlov. Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.need exact handover dates

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

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

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

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

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Can't believe the "Used-Car-Salesman" will be CD during our March cruise on Quantum. Please not! Ken Rush was the worst ever! :mad:
Just off Quantum and Ken Rush is coming aboard today. I think he will be on till Jimmy comes back to take it to China though not sure if that.

Rose Marie

 

Ken and Joff are due on Anthem around mid-March to prepare for its take-out on April 22.

 

Joff will be leaving Allure on March 1.

 

My guess is that Ken will need to leave Quantum around the same date. It is unlikely that he will stay beyond early-March, and he cannot stay until the transatlantic on May 2 if he is taking out Anthem.

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Keith Williams said he will be going to the Explorer after his break.

Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Mike Hunnerup started Nov 8 (until when? then who?)

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February, then Dru Pavlov. Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.need exact handover dates

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

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

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

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

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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I wonder would Jerome be onboard from March 1st until October? That is a long time. Even from mid-April till October is a fair amount of time for him to be onboard.

 

I secretly hope we get Ricky Mathews as a fill in CD for a few weeks in March. He is on break during that time frame. I can only hope.

 

We have had Ricky Matthews many times on the Grandeur and loved him. He sings and dances - very high energy and friendly. Ricky is one of our favorites and was sad when he left the Grandeur.

 

I'm glad that Ricky Matthews seems to be well-liked! We'll be sailing with him on the Oasis.

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Adventure OTS - Mercedes LaFuente began November 23 until when? then who?

 

Allure OTS - Joff Eaton from January 18 until March 1. (Who is filling in March 1 until April 19? Jerome Sueur?) Jerome Sueur will do all of the European cruises (April 19 thru Oct 25) since he is fluent in 5 languages. He is the new regular CD on Allure until further notice.

 

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

 

Brilliance OTS - Rob McNally began on December 16 for 2 months. Clo O'Connor returns in mid-February.

 

Enchantment OTS - Marc Walker January 19 until March 13. Who will be covering Marc's paternity leave March 13 through April 17? Marc returns from paternity leave on April 17 until May 18. Who is covering Marc's vacation May 18 through July 13? Marc returns from his vacation on July 13.

 

Explorer OTS - Leigh Xuereb returned Nov 1st until the ship enters drydock in March 2015 (Erky from Turkey will fill-in as CD for the Feb 12-21 sailing while Leigh attends a conference). After the ship returns to service, Keith Williams will be the CD. (Leigh has been reassigned to Indy).

 

Freedom OTS - Dru Pavlov from December 7 for approx. 2 months. Casey Pelter expects to return to Freedom after his break sometime in early-February.

 

Grandeur OTS - Mitch Merucci from October 16 until February 13. Andre the Activities Manager takes over for the February 13th sailing only. Then, Dan Whitney from February 23 until April 28. Mitch will return from his break on April 28 for 4 months..

 

Independence OTS - Jamie Fentiman started November 10 through February 22, then Ricky Matthews February 22 through April 11, then Leigh Xuereb begins on April 11 for 4 months. Leigh is the new permanent CD on Indy!

 

Jewel OTS - Dennis Charles started January 24

 

Legend OTS - Paul Rutter started January 16

 

Liberty OTS -Luke Aerowsmith began on September 28 until mid-February, then Dru Pavlov. Luke will return in April after a 2 month break.need exact handover dates

 

Majesty OTS - Carlos Torres (need dates)

 

Mariner OTS - Ken Jones started November 27 until April(then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - John Perry started November 16 until March. He will be returning for another 4 month contract in May. *exact dates?* Who will be covering John's break from March through May?

 

Oasis OTS - Ricky Matthews November 29 until January 24, then Drew Devine returns January 24 through May 23, then Ricky Matthews returns May 23 through July 25

 

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

 

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

 

Rhapsody OTS - Graham Seymour from October 3rd through Jan 28, 2015. Tim Connor will be filling in from January 28 through March 29. Graham will return from his break on March 29 through early August.

 

Serenade OTS - Bill Brunkhorst until February 28, then John and Katrina Blair return on February 28 (for 4 months?)

 

Splendour OTS - Michelle Pimentinha for the Brazilian season. Bobby Brown's next contract is on Splendour (need dates)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis from December 12 until April 11, then who?

 

Voyager OTS - Chris Brown (former activities manager) started December 7th until ship returns to Singapore in mid-March.

 

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

Rich Edwards is currently recovering from surgery and resting at home. He will be returning in April 2015.

Allan Brooks left Royal Caribbean to take a position in Celebrity corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami.

Dave Chapman has left RCCL. He is taking an extended break, and then he will be moving over to another cruiseline.

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa at Cornell University working on a Master's degree in Hospitality Administration/Management

Anna Bass is now Client Services Manager at ISS London

Abe Hughes is Director of Port Revenue Operations at Royal Media Partners and sometimes works onboard as the port and shopping guide

João Pereira is studying Portuguese/English education and translation at Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas in Brazil

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker - married a dancer, had a baby girl and is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - recently married and living in Wales. They bought a pub called the Tiddley

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Holland America

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is living in Miami with his wife, and is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is now a CD with NCL

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is International Manager at Kingswood Education and Adventure in London

Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater

Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm

Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency

Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships

Where is Warren Allen? (aka Warren Melhuish)

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Donna,

 

Hi!

 

Just off Quantum's 12 Nighter yesterday! Jimmy was AWFUL, which is no surprise to you. His terrible speech patterns and diction. The only good thing about him was that he was pretty invisible for most of the cruise. It still baffles me how he ever got this ship!!!! His AM Katie is pretty horrid as well. Her wardrobe was just atrocious - it's like she has no mirror in her cabin. She just rambles when she talks, she never keeps to the theme of the activity but goes on and go about nothing!

 

The activities for this cruise were not very good. There were tons of trivia, but only sporadic activities for anyone else (I love trivia but not everyone does).

 

No pool activities, no late night buffets, TERRIBLE shows, a few dance classes (4900 cruisers ?!?), Bingo in a room that proboably holds 300 at most, LOTS of spa clinics - fees neccesary after the free consulation seminar), Casino tournaments sporadically-all for a fee ), the WORST Meet and Mingle I have ever been to -It started 15 minutes late, and Katie ran around that awful room and made everyone say their screen name and she picked out the one she liked best and gave that one a prize.

 

There was music in a variety of clubs and venues at night, but it was ALWAYS the same. Salsa, piano bar, Rock-a-rocke, DJ, and EITHER Calypso or dance - EVERY night.

 

There were 1 or 2 decent staff members but they don't stand a chance with those two as leaders!!!

 

I kept thinking how different things could have been with Leigh! - Sorry to ramble! - Miriam

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Just boarded the Jewel this morning. Dennis Charles is back as CD.

 

Just off Serenade and John Blair announced on his morning show that they would be leaving after the end of next week (Saturday). He said they would be going to Jewel.

 

Hmmm. Curiouser and curiouser. Seems that maybe Dennis was just a quick fill in on Jewel :confused: Well if the Blairs are leaving Serenade it will be interesting to see who replaces them. I was expecting them to be on there in April. Now it's just a big mystery :eek: :p

 

Maybe someone on the Serenade this week can solve the puzzle. Hopefully all the CC members made it on board today. I heard about 400 passengers or so had their cruise canceled because of an electrical issue.

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I did get a reply from Royal Caribbean concerning the Cd for the Serenade:

 

"We are happy to advise you that Bill Brunkhorst will be the Cruise Director until February 28, 2105. After this time John Blair will take over as the Cruise Director again."

 

As someone said earlier, you can probably take this with a grain of salt....

 

Apparently, this needed more than just a grain, since the Blairs were apparently on board a lot earlier than Feb 28.

 

Gotta love the info RCI provides - always so reliable :rolleyes:

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Hmmm. Curiouser and curiouser. Seems that maybe Dennis was just a quick fill in on Jewel :confused: Well if the Blairs are leaving Serenade it will be interesting to see who replaces them. I was expecting them to be on there in April. Now it's just a big mystery :eek: :p

I am also confused.

 

Could it be possible that the Blairs are not going directly to Jewel. They have been on Serenade for 4 months and are due for a 2 month break. Dennis usually does 2 month contracts, so he would be signing off at the same time the Blairs would be due to return from their break.

 

I think I'll go with this theory for now...

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