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There is a reason they call her Tornado Tanya — she is full of energy! She is terrific — had her as AM on Grandeur for the Christmas/New Year’s sailing.

 

 

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Why does Grandeur always get the best AM's? Darryl then Andre then Tanya. I think that all 3 of them were wasted in the Baltimore market. At least Tanya has moved on to better things.

 

Speaking of Darryl, I really wish that he would come back to Royal. Aside from Tanya, are there any other AM's who are as fun and high energy as him? It does sadden me that he left as he was one who I would try and emulate if I made AM or CD myself.

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Is it just me or are all of Royal's best AM's leaving? Just this year - Tino, Chris and Grant have all left. I wonder if the AM role is cursed.

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Sometime they leave for something better at land and some of them wants to spend with there family is not easy to be away from love ones for ,4 to 6 mouths some of them are use to it and some of them is not working at sea is not for everybody especially on special holidays they can't spend it with there family is hard

 

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Sometime they leave for something better at land and some of them wants to spend with there family is not easy to be away from love ones for ,4 to 6 mouths some of them are use to it and some of them is not working at sea is not for everybody especially on special holidays they can't spend it with there family is hard

 

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Both Tino and Chris left for other lines. I suppose it depends on the person. There are sacrifices to be made but those who do it seem to enjoy it.

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Katrina will be on Radiance in Alaska after her vacation. Alex has moved to LB, so unsure who is now on RD.

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Updated 6/2/18

 

What Activity Manager have you come across? Ifyou can find out how long the Activity Manager on board is remaining with theship, it would be greatly appreciated…..EVERYONE’s help is needed. Thanks! Anyone who can share information about ourActivity Managers, PLEASE do so.

 

****Adventure OTS – Marvin Wilson has been spotted on AD.

 

****Allure OTS – Who is onboard NOW? Grant Martin had been onboard as of 1/28 forpossibly a 4 month contract, but I have been told that Grant is not therecurrently.

 

****Anthem OTS – Tornado Tanya will be on board until midAugust (confirmed by Tanya herself via FB). Flavio Maeda is scheduled to cover her vacation and she is expected toreturn on October 18.

 

****Brilliance OTS – EnzoMajiica joining the ship in early to mid April.

 

****Empress OTS – Mickey Martin is currently onboard. DanielDornas joins the ship in June after his vacation, which began in mid April.

 

****Enchantment OTS – AssataYoung-Mayers replaced TT Algon back inDecember. As of 4/9/18 she was stillonboard and the cruiser who gave us the information said she was terrific.

 

****Explorer OTS – MargotVan Erck should be onboard until June 2018, when she will move to Symphony.

 

****Freedom OTS – SainiGupta is currently on board until June when Alexander Schmidt returns.

 

****Grandeur OTS – Cecy Del Razo has taken over on GR,2/10/18. Based on what she told mepreviously she should be on GR until early June.

 

*****Harmony – Jerry (Gerardo De La Concha Kubli) returned 2/3/18 for a 4 monthcontract, unsure who will be taking over from him at that time. Is KatyMcCullogh joining Harmony for the summer season as she had told me severalmonths ago?

 

****IndependenceOTS – Has Mark Rous returned asexpected? Elizabeth Hackett was expected to be on until Mark Rous returned to Indy on May 20. Has this happened?

 

*****Jewel OTS – Danny Klophaus is onboard rightnow.

 

*****LibertyOTS – Alex Green is expected to join theship in May. Has he?

 

****Majesty OTS – Mauricio Diaz should have taken over from MosseseVutuloka at the end of April for a 4 month contract. Looking for confirmation.

 

*****Mariner OTS – Renato Arana isscheduled to be onboard April 2018 for a 4 month contract.

 

*****Navigator OTS – Daniel Edward was expected to return when Mark Rous moved back to Indy. Has it happened?

 

 

*****Oasis OTS – Tresha Robb has taken overonboard Oasis on 2/11/18 probably for a 4 month contract. Flavio Maeda willtake over mid June to cover Tresha’s vacation (until mid August) and Flavio will then head to Anthem in August.

 

***** Ovation – Who is onboard? Unsure if Angelle Van Hemert is still there,since she took over at the end of January 2018.

 

***** Quantum – Bonnie Bai isonboard as of the information I received on 12/10. I don’t know when she started, so thereforecan’t guess as to when her contract completes.

 

*****RadianceOTS – Alex Green was expected to move toLiberty in lateMay; if so, WHO IS ONBOARD NOW?

 

**** Rhapsody OTS – Eric Lopez took over inearly April.

 

**** Serenade OTS – Who is currently onSerenade?

 

**** Symphony OTS – IS Margotvan Erck onboard, who would have taken over from Katy McCullough who told meshe moves to Harmony in June or July for the summer season on her. Not sure of exact date.

 

***** Vision OTS – Who is on Vision currently?

 

*****Voyager OTS – Has Troy Zhang returned from his vacation andreplaced Clair Booth?

 

Thanks to all the cruisers for information thatthey provide to me!

 

Others: DanielEdward, Alexander Schmidt, Talita Leoni, Danny Klophaus, Anjazc, Troy Zhang, Allison Currie, Caroline Pan,Agari G., Katie Turner (on medical leave), Aysy Sadrislamova (vacation until June 8),Flavio Maeda (vac from mid April to mid June), TT Algon, Daniel Dornas, Grant (Adam) Martin; Alison Hasler

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Why does Grandeur always get the best AM's? Darryl then Andre then Tanya. I think that all 3 of them were wasted in the Baltimore market. At least Tanya has moved on to better things.

 

Speaking of Darryl, I really wish that he would come back to Royal. Aside from Tanya, are there any other AM's who are as fun and high energy as him? It does sadden me that he left as he was one who I would try and emulate if I made AM or CD myself.

 

As a very frequent Baltimore cruiser, I take exception! We consider Tonya to be ours alone. Fortunately I can also drive to Bayonne.

 

And Darryl was, indeed, a trip.

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As a very frequent Baltimore cruiser, I take exception! We consider Tonya to be ours alone. Fortunately I can also drive to Bayonne.

 

And Darryl was, indeed, a trip.

 

I just think that the high energy AM's are better on the ships that attract a younger clientele. But, Tanya isn't far away on Anthem.

 

I really miss Darryl. Fantastic guy. He's what modern day Cruise Directing should ideally be like.

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Please don't take this the wrong way, but if I provide info to the list, I would appreciate if it is added. I've provided some things since the previous update a few weeks ago and they have been ignored.

- Grant is no longer with Royal.

- Angelle is now on AL not OV.

- Alex is on LB.

- Katrina is on RD after her vacation.

 

Also found some new info:

- Talita is back on Vision as of April.

- Aysy is back on EX June 8th so Margot likely joins SY on June 10th which would have Katy going to HM on June 16th.

- I think Troy is on VY. Claire has went back to NCL.

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Please don't take this the wrong way, but if I provide info to the list, I would appreciate if it is added. I've provided some things since the previous update a few weeks ago and they have been ignored.

- Grant is no longer with Royal.

- Angelle is now on AL not OV.

- Alex is on LB.

- Katrina is on RD after her vacation.

 

Also found some new info:

- Talita is back on Vision as of April.

- Aysy is back on EX June 8th so Margot likely joins SY on June 10th which would have Katy going to HM on June 16th.

- I think Troy is on VY. Claire has went back to NCL.

 

 

 

Alex is on vacation - he was on my Freedom cruise 3/25, then switched over to Liberty for what I believe was an emergency fill-in, and now, according to his Instagram, he is on vacation. He did a great job - and was a phenomenal beatboxer too! I had Katy on Harmony last year, I didn’t see too much of her, but I think that was more due to the fact that CD Abe did a lot of things, such as the morning show, by himself rather than with Katy as a duo. I still thought he and Katy did a great job, and while I have enjoyed all my CD’s and AM’s so far, Abe has to be my favorite. I did love Drew and Alex’s morning show on Freedom too.

 

 

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I just think that the high energy AM's are better on the ships that attract a younger clientele. But, Tanya isn't far away on Anthem.

 

I really miss Darryl. Fantastic guy. He's what modern day Cruise Directing should ideally be like.

 

A younger clientele??? The average age of my peeps and me on the Grandeur 12 days and 9 day Canada/NE can't be a day more than 75!:D:D

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Alex is on vacation - he was on my Freedom cruise 3/25, then switched over to Liberty for what I believe was an emergency fill-in, and now, according to his Instagram, he is on vacation. He did a great job - and was a phenomenal beatboxer too! I had Katy on Harmony last year, I didn’t see too much of her, but I think that was more due to the fact that CD Abe did a lot of things, such as the morning show, by himself rather than with Katy as a duo. I still thought he and Katy did a great job, and while I have enjoyed all my CD’s and AM’s so far, Abe has to be my favorite. I did love Drew and Alex’s morning show on Freedom too.

 

 

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There are two Alex's. Alex Green is on LB, whereas Alex Schmidt is going back to FR next week.

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Just off Navigator and can confirm Daniel Edwards is the Activity Manager. He did a great job!

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Serenade: we had our M&M this morning. Chatted afterwards with the AM, who is Alison Hasler (from Scotland), who has been with the ship since early this year. Starting her vacation at the end of this cruise (14 June), after which Caroline Peters takes over as AM.

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Please don't take this the wrong way, but if I provide info to the list, I would appreciate if it is added. I've provided some things since the previous update a few weeks ago and they have been ignored.

- Grant is no longer with Royal.

Aww, that is sad about Grant. I really liked him when I was on the Allure.

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Aww, that is sad about Grant. I really liked him when I was on the Allure.

 

I agree. He's home and has started an awesome YouTube channel. I wish he was still with Royal though, as he had potential to be a fantastic CD not to mention that he was probably the best Scottish AM/CD that worked for Royal.

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Serenade: we had our M&M this morning. Chatted afterwards with the AM, who is Alison Hasler (from Scotland), who has been with the ship since early this year. Starting her vacation at the end of this cruise (14 June), after which Caroline Peters takes over as AM.

 

Is Alison returning after her vacation? I saw a Morning Show with her on YouTube, she seems like a good AM.

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I agree. He's home and has started an awesome YouTube channel. I wish he was still with Royal though, as he had potential to be a fantastic CD not to mention that he was probably the best Scottish AM/CD that worked for Royal.

My wife and I were talking about how great of a CD he would be. Have you watched any of his youtube stuff? I was going to ask if he talked about his time at Royal or talked about not going back in any of his videos.

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My wife and I were talking about how great of a CD he would be. Have you watched any of his youtube stuff? I was going to ask if he talked about his time at Royal or talked about not going back in any of his videos.

 

I do follow his videos, but he hasn't mentioned anything about Royal. He alluded to his career on ships when he said "I've just finished 6 years working on cruise ships". He also mentioned something about when he worked on Serenade. His videos are good though. Quite motivational/inspirational and a lot of Royal Wedding related content.

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I do follow his videos, but he hasn't mentioned anything about Royal. He alluded to his career on ships when he said "I've just finished 6 years working on cruise ships". He also mentioned something about when he worked on Serenade. His videos are good though. Quite motivational/inspirational and a lot of Royal Wedding related content.

Awesome, I'll have to check them out sometime. Thanks for the heads up about his videos. Sad he's no longer with Royal but glad he's doing something he loves.

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In an interview with Jimmy Rhodes recorded in March, he mentioned that Grant was working towards to becoming CD. I can't imagine that he left of his own accord just a few weeks later. I'll try and contact Grant to see if he has definitely left.

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I am on Ovation at the moment and the activities manager is Kitty. I have not seen her yet and therefore do not know when she started or how long she is here for.

 

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Emma McIntosh is currently AM on Radiance, formerly an AM on Azamara.

 

There is currently a large turnover of AM's. I'm wondering why.

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Presently onboard Symphony. Margot seems to be a good AM. Great in the Morning Show and at Sailaway yesterday.

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Been over a month since last update - let me provide an update of most recent info that I know.

What Activity Manager have you come across? Ifyou can find out how long the Activity Manager on board is remaining with theship, it would be greatly appreciated…..EVERYONE’s help is needed. Thanks! Anyone who can share information about ourActivity Managers, PLEASE do so.

 

****Adventure OTS – Marvin Wilson has been spotted on AD.

 

****Allure OTS – Flavio Maeda joined 6/25 until August.

 

****Anthem OTS – Tornado Tanya will be on board until midAugust (confirmed by Tanya herself via FB). Flavio Maeda is scheduled to cover her vacation and she is expected toreturn on October 18.

 

****Brilliance OTS – EnzoMajiica joining the ship in early to mid April.

 

****Empress OTS – Daniel Dornas started in June for 2 months.

 

****Enchantment OTS – Mosese Vatuloka began mid-May.

 

****Explorer OTS – Aysy Sadrislamova returned 6/8 for the Alaska season.

 

****Freedom OTS – Alexander Schmidt returned June 9th until August 25th, then Daniel Dornas starts 8/25 for 2 months.

 

****Grandeur OTS – Cecy del Razo should be on vacation now. Current AM unknown.

 

*****Harmony – Katy McCullagh started 6/17 for the Summer season (through August/September?)

 

****Independence OTS – Mark Rous returned May 28 for the Summer season.

 

*****Jewel OTS – Danny Klophaus is onboard right now. Alexander Schmidt joins in November.

 

*****Liberty OTS – Alex Green started May 27th for 2 months.

 

****Majesty OTS – Mauricio Diaz has taken over at the end of April for a 4 month contract.

 

*****Mariner OTS – Renato Arana isscheduled to be onboard April 2018 for a 4 month contract.

 

*****Navigator OTS – Daniel Edward returned mid-May.

 

*****Oasis OTS – Tresha Robb has taken overonboard Oasis on 2/11/18 for a 4 month contract. Tresha is still onboard.

 

***** Ovation – Kitty Xu until late-August/early-Sept when Angelle Rutten van Hemert returns.

 

***** Quantum – Bonnie Bai isonboard as of the information I received on 12/10. I don’t know when she started, so thereforecan’t guess as to when her contract completes.

 

*****RadianceOTS – Emma Macintosh started May 18 until Katrina Blair joins early August.

 

**** Rhapsody OTS – Eric Lopez took over inearly April.

 

**** Serenade OTS – Caroline Peters started June 14 (for 2 months?).

 

**** Symphony OTS – Margot van Erck started June 10 until mid-August.

 

***** Vision OTS – Talita Leoni returned early April for 4 months.

 

*****Voyager OTS – Troy Zhang returned in April for the Asia season.

 

Thanks to all the cruisers for information thatthey provide to me!

 

Others: DanielEdward, Alexander Schmidt, Talita Leoni, Danny Klophaus, Anjazc, Troy Zhang, Allison Currie, Caroline Pan,Agari G., Katie Turner (on medical leave), Aysy Sadrislamova (vacation until June 8),Flavio Maeda (vac from mid April to mid June), TT Algon, Daniel Dornas, Grant (Adam) Martin; Alison Hasler

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Come back Paulette please and keep this list going...

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Has anyone else noticed CD staff size getting much smaller, with more on their plate to handle?

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Has anyone else noticed CD staff size getting much smaller, with more on their plate to handle?

You mean like the stateroom attendants who each have to handle more staterooms on those ships that added staterooms.?:rolleyes:

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Hello, I’m currently on the second cruise of a back to back on the Symphony, Margot left yesterday and we now have Daniel Dornas from Brazil

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Hi just got off Anthem OTS 9/1. The activities manager was young woman from Wales, HANNAH (working with CD Dennis Charles). She was excellent. She handled an inappropriate, drunk woman at a game show with poise, dignity and humor. Was impressed. Every time we saw her she had a giant smile and looked like she was having a ball.

She told us she was recently promoted. Sorry I didn't think to ask her last name.

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Has anyone heard anything from Paulette? It looks like she hasn't been on Cruise Critic at all for a while (not just this thread). I hope she's OK.

 

Roy

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Re MommaMickey post - September 6, 2018

 

Reply to Your post: "Hi just got off Anthem OTS 9/1. The activities manager was young woman from Wales, HANNAH (working with CD Dennis Charles). She was excellent. She handled an inappropriate, drunk woman at a game show with poise, dignity and humor. Was impressed. Every time we saw her she had a giant smile and looked like she was having a ball.

She told us she was recently promoted. Sorry I didn't think to ask her last name."

The young woman from Wales you've described would also certainly be HANNAH JOHNSON. Hannah was Diamond Concierge on Ovation of the Seas when my wife and I did B2B in February this year. Hannah at the time said she was leaving the ship on February 26 to go and be trained as a Genie. Of course, that may not have worked out. Hannah possesses all the qualities you described in spades.

Peter

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