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We were just on the Indy and Tim Connor was the CD.




quote=Joe12;52694377]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 November 22.


Brilliance OTS - Jerome Sueur November 10 (for how long? Is Jerome onboard until May 1?) Clo O'Connor will be onboard May 1 through sometime in July.



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, then Mercedes LaFuentes. (need dates)

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?



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 - The ship has now left the Royal Caribbean fleet. Best wishes at Thomson from all of us here, and thank you for 22 amazing years!


Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin January 8 until May 20, then John Blair May 20 until July 20.

(Liberty sails on Sundays, so Blair's dates need to be clarified.)


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


Mariner OTS - Keith Williams mid March until July 9.


Navigator OTS - Drew Devine began March 26. (Is this for 4 months or is Cuddy returning in late May?) Clo O'Connor begins late September.

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 - 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, 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 - Jamie Fentiman began March 26(for 2 or 4 months?)


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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Sorry I didn’t notice the date. Time to start a new one. BTW we really enjoyed this CD.



Host Clarea - Can you please close this thread? I am going to start a new one as people are still quoting the first update which is 13 months old.
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