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That is brilliant news Mike Szwajkowski is back as a cruise director have had him before on two cruises and was brilliant.

Who can forget his Fountains show?

A class act and a gentleman.

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That is brilliant news Mike Szwajkowski is back as a cruise director have had him before on two cruises and was brilliant.

 

Who can forget his Fountains show?

 

A class act and a gentleman.

 

 

 

+1 or really +1,000,000

 

 

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Mike is awesome. And it is great news that he is back.

Aren't you getting ready for a cruise?

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We had Ken for our very first cruise back in 2001 on the Explorer - We thought he was really good.

 

Our least favorite hands down was John Perry on the Freedom in April 2016 - he absolutely mailed it in - could have been on his way out - good thing Crusin Susan was the Acitivities Director - if not for her the shows would have been very dull.

 

I see that Drew will be the cruise director on our next cruise and I see many people love him - what makes him your top of the list? Is he personable, willing to talk to you and get to know the passengers - because that's what I think makes a good CD along with showing that you care about the shows you are doing.

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We had Ken for our very first cruise back in 2001 on the Explorer - We thought he was really good.

 

Our least favorite hands down was John Perry on the Freedom in April 2016 - he absolutely mailed it in - could have been on his way out - good thing Crusin Susan was the Acitivities Director - if not for her the shows would have been very dull.

 

I see that Drew will be the cruise director on our next cruise and I see many people love him - what makes him your top of the list? Is he personable, willing to talk to you and get to know the passengers - because that's what I think makes a good CD along with showing that you care about the shows you are doing.

 

John Perry was on his way out, that was his last full contract with Royal. He returned in June 2016 to do a 2 week fill in on Liberty then left Royal. Also, Susan was promoted to CD at that point and was just awaiting a CD assignment, so John probably just sat back and let Susan run the show.

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If we were to rank every CD we have had by the below criteria, how would you do it?

 

- Fantastic

- Good

- OK

- Poor

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What about Mitch Merucci? Anyone have opinions about him?

 

 

 

Barb

 

 

 

Would love to know too! Cruising with him in 3 weeks. He boarded Allure today.

 

 

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Leigh and Erky from Turkey, but unfortunately they are no longer with Royal. Love Clo O'Conner. She could have her own stand up comedy show. I hope she comes back to Anthem. Least favorite - Dennis Charles. Reminded me of a used car salesman.

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Jamie Fentiman was on a 21 day B2B on Serenade in June in the Baltic and Arctic Circle. He was amazing, boy can he sing and dance, was always at the entertainment announcing or participating. It was the first time I saw a CD dancing on a bar in the Centrum, so much fun!

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That is brilliant news Mike Szwajkowski is back as a cruise director have had him before on two cruises and was brilliant.

Who can forget his Fountains show?

A class act and a gentleman.

 

 

Just got off the Brilliance TA with Mike S. He was awesome, fabulous, stupendous, etc. Have been on over 30 cruises and can't remember more than 2 of the CD's, but we wont forget Mike. He was great.

 

Hope to catch up with him next year when he goes to an Oasis class ship.......

 

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favorite -Ricky Mathews

not so. 🛑Ken Rush/ I’m so

Glad he is no longer on ships 🤮

 

 

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LOVE Ricky Matthews. By far our favorite. Second favorite would be Bing Bong. He was hilarious.

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Anyone have feedback on Andrea Oliveri? We’re on a transatlantic in Nov on Jewel so I anticipate a lot of interaction with the CD since they’ll be 8 sea days.

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Merion_Mom;52263261]Clo arrived and WHAM had to learn a whole new ship, and boy, is Anthem different from Brilliance! She adjusted pretty quickly, but always asked us to be kind and understanding while she learned.

 

When she did the Meet & Mingle I never saw any CD get in and out so fast and at the belly flop she didn't want to wait for a new mic so everyone can here her. And yes seen many morning shows and hers was not good at all her partner was much better. JUST SAYING :eek: :cool:.

Totally agree. We were on this cruise and found her very rushed. I also like the "morning show" to be in the "morning" not the night before!

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I'm putting in a vote for Joff Eaton. I think he is brilliant...perhaps its just that we are both Brits and have the same sort of sense of humour, but we did a TransAtlantic with him and he handled the progressive trivia quiz brilliantly. There were over 140 teams and if you weren't there an hour before, you didn't get a seat!, so others must have found him entertaining too. He also has the best 'morning' TV show on board that I've seen...IMHO:D

 

Simon

 

Joff is absolutely our favorite so far as well. Funny, engaging, and on point all the time. One of the few CD's that I would actually look for the morning show later in the day on the RCI channel (no way I'm getting up early enough to see the first run) :D.

 

Dan

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