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Adventure OTS - Elvis Pinto February 18 until mid-April (need handover date?) then Casey Pelter mid-April for 4 months

 

Allure OTS - Bobby Brown March 12 until April 16, then Mitch Merucci April 16 through August. According to his tweet, Mitch will be the new regular CD of Allure

 

Anthem OTS - Dru Pavlov March 12 through mid-July. (It's been reported that Jimmy Rhodes is covering sometime in September through sometime in November??).

Bobby Broughton is joining Anthem as regular CD in November.

 

Brilliance OTS - Jerome Sueur November 10 until late March (need exact date. Who is covering?) per her FB post, Clo O'Connor will be onboard May through July (need dates)

 

Empress OTS - Carlos Torres October 21 until April (need handover date?) then Elvis Pinto begins mid-April for 2 months.

 

Enchantment OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira February 18 (for 2 months, or for 4 months?)

Explorer OTS - Rob McNally January 25 through March 19, then Graham Seymour returns March 19 through July 28 (then Graham is stepping back from cruise life except for an occasional fill-in)

 

Freedom OTS - Michele Scarpato February 18 for 2 months (exact date? then who?) (Casey will not be returning to Freedom after his break - he has been reassigned to Adventure)

Grandeur OTS - Paul Rutter returns February 25 for 2 months (need handover date) then Bobby Broughton returns late April/early May for 4 months, then Bobby will move to Anthem.

 

Harmony OTS - Abe Hughes returns March 11 until mid-July. Abe returns mid-September until after the New Year. Who will be covering his break mid-July through mid-September?

 

Independence OTS - John Blair January 9 until March 20, then Drew Devine March 20 until May 27, then Joff Eaton returns May 27 until September 30.

 

Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo February 19 until mid-April (then does Dennis Charles return mid-April for 4 months?

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown Jan 15 until March 26 when the ship is handed over to Thomson.

 

Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin January 8 until mid-May. Per a FB post, John Blair is said to be coming back to Liberty to cover Jeff's break, while another source says Drew Devine will be going to Liberty. (confirmation needed).

 

Majesty OTS - Marc Walker February 17 until mid-June (per his FB post)

 

Mariner OTS - Fang Lixin October 17 (until when?)

Navigator OTS - Cuddy Cudsworth November 23 until end of March (need exact date - he is confirmed onboard for the 3/17 sailing) then Rob McNally late March for 2 months.

 

Oasis OTS - Jimmy Rhodes March 12 until mid-July.

 

Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup March 5 until when (early-July?), then who?

 

Quantum OTS - Ricky Matthews end of January until mid-to-late May, then Chris Brown

 

Radiance OTS - Joff Eaton January 28 until March 28, then Steve Davis March 28 until late-July, then John Blair (for 2 months?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Dan Whitney January 21 (until the TA on April 29? or through the TA on May 13?)

 

Serenade OTS - Carly Boileau March 17 for 2 months, then Topi Ylonen should be returning from May 20 until September 17 for the Baltic season.

 

Vision OTS - Bill Brunkhorst March 13 (until when?) then Ken Jones. (need dates) Marc Walker posted on FB that he will be on Vision out of Texas mid-November 2017 thru mid-January 2018)

 

Voyager OTS - Ken Jones January 31 until sometime in April (need date) then Jamie Fentiman

 

Graham Seymour is stepping back from cruise life after July 28, 2017 except for occasional fill-ins.

John Perry has left Royal and is now Operations Manager at Hyatt Hotels (per LinkedIn)

Ken Rush works at corporate in Miami as RCI's Director of Entertainment. He may occasionally fill-in as CD

Rich Edwards is temporarily out due to back issues

Amy Fickert-Southgate has taken a job shoreside as of June 8

Luke Aerowsmith is working at the corporate office in London

Gordon Whatman is retired, but will be filling-in from time-to-time if needed

Allan Brooks works for Celebrity in their corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

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

Dave Chapman is a CD with HAL

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa is a Product Manager at Tauck Corp in Connecticut

Anna Bass is a make-up artist

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 SilverSeas out of Italy

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

Abel Jeney is now with The World - Luxury Residence at Sea

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

Warren Allen (aka Warren Melhuish) lives in Ontario, Canada. He has retired from ship-life but still works on the stage

Thomas DeCell is no longer with RCI

Leigh Xuereb and his AM Frankie Portera are CD's for Carnival

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Thanks for taking up the torch! I am one who actually pays attention to who is where and when

 

 

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Thanks for taking up the torch! I am one who actually pays attention to who is where and when

 

 

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Great to have you here!

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I'll be on Freedom April 1-15 and will try to confirm next CD.:)

Thanks! It should still be Michele, but sometimes things change.

 

Be back in the morning everybody!

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I want to thank Donna for all her efforts in maintaining the CD list. Donna, you did a fantastic job and I really appreciate it.

To, Joe, thank you for being willing to continue with the CD list. It is helpful and interesting to see who goes where and to view opinions of others.

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Thanks everyone! I am leaving on Anthem tomorrow, and thought this was a good time to "retire". Of course, I will still be posting around.

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One of the reasons we booked Symphony was Ken Rush used to launch all new ships. That's a little disappointing.

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Thanks everyone! I am leaving on Anthem tomorrow, and thought this was a good time to "retire". Of course, I will still be posting around.

 

Enjoy your cruise....we have all enjoyed cruising along with you in the CD thread and will follow along with Joe.

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I appreciate your fond memories of Jeff as a dancer but NO ONE can rock a pink tutu as well as Graham Seymour!;):D

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Thanks everybody!

SheehanDJ - Ken Rush has been in Miami since July. I'm sure it will be fine though as lots seem to like Abe (who is rumoured to take over Symphony!)

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Thanks to both of you. I never thought I would pay so much attention to who is where but I have and appreciate

all the work!

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It's been rumoured that Mercedes Lafuente would be the next Cruise Director on Freedom

Where did you hear that?

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Adventure OTS - Elvis Pinto February 18 until mid-April (need handover date?) then Casey Pelter mid-April for 4 months

 

Allure OTS - Bobby Brown March 12 until April 16, then Mitch Merucci April 16 through August. According to his tweet, Mitch will be the new regular CD of Allure

 

Anthem OTS - Dru Pavlov March 12 through mid-July. (It's been reported that Jimmy Rhodes is covering sometime in September through sometime in November??).

Bobby Broughton is joining Anthem as regular CD beginning November 22.

 

Brilliance OTS - Jerome Sueur November 10 until late March (need exact date. Who is covering?) per her FB post, Clo O'Connor will be onboard May through July (need dates)

 

Empress OTS - Carlos Torres October 21 until April (need handover date?) then Elvis Pinto begins mid-April for 2 months.

 

Enchantment OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira February 18 (for 2 months, or for 4 months?)

 

Explorer OTS - Rob McNally January 25 through March 19, then Graham Seymour returns March 19 through July 28 (then Graham is stepping back from cruise life except for an occasional fill-in)

 

Freedom OTS - Michele Scarpato February 18 for 2 months. Mercedes La Fuentes is rumoured to be joining Freedom soon (need details).

(Casey will not be returning to Freedom after his break - he has been reassigned to Adventure)

 

Grandeur OTS - Paul Rutter returns February 25 for 2 months (need handover date) then Bobby Broughton returns late April/early May for 4 months, then Bobby will move to Anthem.

 

Harmony OTS - Abe Hughes returns March 11 until mid-July. Abe returns mid-September until after the New Year. Who will be covering his break mid-July through mid-September?

 

Independence OTS - John Blair January 9 until March 20, then Drew Devine March 20 until May 27, then Joff Eaton returns May 27 until September 30.

 

Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo February 19 until mid-April (then does Dennis Charles return mid-April for 4 months?

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown Jan 15 until March 26 when the ship is handed over to Thomson.

 

Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin January 8 until mid-May. Per a FB post, John Blair is said to be coming back to Liberty to cover Jeff's break, while another source says Drew Devine will be going to Liberty. (confirmation needed).

 

Majesty OTS - Marc Walker February 17 until mid-June (per his FB post)

 

Mariner OTS - Fang Lixin October 17 (until when?, then who?)

 

Navigator OTS - Cuddy Cudsworth November 23 until end of March (need exact date - he is confirmed onboard for the 3/17 sailing) then Rob McNally late March for 2 months.

 

Oasis OTS - Jimmy Rhodes March 12 until mid-July.

 

Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup March 5 until when (early-July?), then who?

 

Quantum OTS - Ricky Matthews end of January until mid-to-late May, then Chris Brown

 

Radiance OTS - Joff Eaton January 28 until March 28, then Steve Davis March 28 until late-July, then John Blair (for 2 months?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Dan Whitney January 21 (until the TA on April 29? or through the TA on May 13?)

 

Serenade OTS - Carly Boileau March 17 for 2 months, then Topi Ylonen should be returning from May 20 until September 17 for the Baltic season.

 

Vision OTS - Bill Brunkhorst March 13 (until when?) then Ken Jones. (need dates) Marc Walker posted on FB that he will be on Vision out of Texas mid-November 2017 thru mid-January 2018)

 

Voyager OTS - Ken Jones January 31 until sometime in April (need date) then Jamie Fentiman

 

Graham Seymour is stepping back from cruise life after July 28, 2017 except for occasional fill-ins.

John Perry has left Royal and is now Operations Manager at Hyatt Hotels (per LinkedIn)

Ken Rush works at corporate in Miami as RCI's Director of Entertainment. He may occasionally fill-in as CD

Rich Edwards is temporarily out due to back issues

Amy Fickert-Southgate has taken a job shoreside as of June 8

Luke Aerowsmith is working at the corporate office in London

Gordon Whatman is retired, but will be filling-in from time-to-time if needed

Allan Brooks works for Celebrity in their corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

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

Dave Chapman is a CD with HAL

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa is a Product Manager at Tauck Corp in Connecticut

Anna Bass is a make-up artist

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 SilverSeas out of Italy

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

Abel Jeney is now with The World - Luxury Residence at Sea

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

Warren Allen (aka Warren Melhuish) lives in Ontario, Canada. He has retired from ship-life but still works on the stage

Thomas DeCell is no longer with RCI

Leigh Xuereb and his AM Frankie Portera are CD's for Carnival

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Adventure OTS - Elvis Pinto February 18 until mid-April (need handover date?) then Casey Pelter mid-April for 4 months

 

Allure OTS - Bobby Brown March 12 until April 16, then Mitch Merucci April 16 through August. According to his tweet, Mitch will be the new regular CD of Allure

 

Anthem OTS - Dru Pavlov March 12 through mid-July. (It's been reported that Jimmy Rhodes is covering sometime in September through sometime in November??).

Bobby Broughton is joining Anthem as regular CD in November.

 

Brilliance OTS - Jerome Sueur November 10 until late March (need exact date. Who is covering?) per her FB post, Clo O'Connor will be onboard May through July (need dates)

 

Empress OTS - Carlos Torres October 21 until April (need handover date?) then Elvis Pinto begins mid-April for 2 months.

 

Enchantment OTS - Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira February 18 (for 2 months, or for 4 months?)

 

Explorer OTS - Graham Seymour returns March 19 through July 28 (then Graham is stepping back from cruise life except for an occasional fill-in)

 

Freedom OTS - Michele Scarpato February 18 for 2 months (exact date? then who?)(Casey will not be returning to Freedom after his break - he has been reassigned to Adventure)

 

Grandeur OTS - Paul Rutter returns February 25 for 2 months (need handover date) then Bobby Broughton returns late April/early May for 4 months, then Bobby will move to Anthem.

 

Harmony OTS - Abe Hughes returns March 11 until mid-July. Abe returns mid-September until after the New Year. Who will be covering his break mid-July through mid-September?

 

Independence OTS - Drew Devine March 20 until May 27, then Joff Eaton returns May 27 until September 30.

 

Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo February 19 until mid-April (then does Dennis Charles return mid-April for 4 months?

 

Legend OTS - Chris Brown Jan 15 until March 26 when the ship is handed over to Thomson.

 

Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin January 8 until mid-May. Per a FB post, John Blair is said to be coming back to Liberty to cover Jeff's break, while another source says Drew Devine will be going to Liberty. (confirmation needed).

 

Majesty OTS - Marc Walker February 17 until mid-June (per his FB post)

 

Mariner OTS - Fang Lixin October 17 (until when?)

 

Navigator OTS - Cuddy Cudsworth November 23 until end of March (need exact date - he is confirmed onboard for the 3/17 sailing) then Rob McNally late March for 2 months.

 

Oasis OTS - Jimmy Rhodes March 12 until mid-July.

 

Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup March 5 until when (early-July?), then who?

 

Quantum OTS - Ricky Matthews end of January until mid-to-late May, then Chris Brown

 

Radiance OTS - Joff Eaton January 28 until March 28, then Steve Davis March 28 until late-July, then John Blair (for 2 months?)

 

Rhapsody OTS - Dan Whitney January 21 (until the TA on April 29? or through the TA on May 13?)

 

Serenade OTS - Carly Boileau March 17 for 2 months, then Topi Ylonen should be returning from May 20 until September 17 for the Baltic season.

 

Vision OTS - Bill Brunkhorst March 13 (until when?) then Ken Jones. (need dates) Marc Walker posted on FB that he will be on Vision out of Texas mid-November 2017 thru mid-January 2018)

 

Voyager OTS - Ken Jones January 31 until sometime in April (need date) then Jamie Fentiman

 

Graham Seymour is stepping back from cruise life after July 28, 2017 except for occasional fill-ins.

John Perry has left Royal and is now Operations Manager at Hyatt Hotels (per LinkedIn)

Ken Rush works at corporate in Miami as RCI's Director of Entertainment. He may occasionally fill-in as CD

Rich Edwards is temporarily out due to back issues

Amy Fickert-Southgate has taken a job shoreside as of June 8

Luke Aerowsmith is working at the corporate office in London

Gordon Whatman is retired, but will be filling-in from time-to-time if needed

Allan Brooks works for Celebrity in their corporate office.

Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity

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

Dave Chapman is a CD with HAL

James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney

Mike Szwajkowski is a Canadian Mountie

Leo Papa is a Product Manager at Tauck Corp in Connecticut

Anna Bass is a make-up artist

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 SilverSeas out of Italy

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

Abel Jeney is now with The World - Luxury Residence at Sea

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

Warren Allen (aka Warren Melhuish) lives in Ontario, Canada. He has retired from ship-life but still works on the stage

Thomas DeCell is no longer with RCI

Leigh Xuereb and his AM Frankie Portera are CD's for Carnival

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