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I remember Gordon Whatman always takes charge of these global odysseys. Perhaps he will be the CD on Spectrum as it goes over to China?

 

Wow....I thought Gordon had retired years ago.

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Wow....I thought Gordon had retired years ago.

 

 

No, but he retired in 2017 and said he would fill in as needed. He’s been needed a long time in 2018 so far.

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John and Katrina Blair are headed to Radiance next.

 

Already on the most recent update. They should be there thru the New Year. They also want AD from Bayonne next summer.

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Can’t wait for confirmation of the Graham Seymour , being back on explorer .

 

 

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Any news on who will replace Clo on the Brilliance on the Sept.1 TA ?

 

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Don't have the answer Wayne, but I would also like to know who it will be. Look forward to meeting you on this cruise.

Judy

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Jewel OTS - Andrea Olivieri started February 25 until June 30, then Simona Ferraiuolo returns June 30 for the Italian summer season

 

 

Andrea will return to Jewel August 19th,

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Andrea will return to Jewel August 19th,

 

Thanks. Simona actually took over last week, so will move back the handover date by a week.

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Thanks. Simona actually took over last week, so will move back the handover date by a week.

 

 

No updates on Enchantment I assume? Watching that one.

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Happy Sunday! Thanks all for the updates!

 

 

Adventure OTS - Chris Brown started mid-April until July. (then who?)





Allure OTS - Jimmy Rhodes returns March 11 for 4 months, then Mitch Merucci is scheduled to return August 12 for 2 months.

Anthem OTS - Dennis Charles returns May 12 until September 6, then Chris Brown starts September 6 for 4 months.

Brilliance OTS - Abe Hughes started March 31 until early-July, then Clo O'Connor will be CD from early-July until September 1. (need July handover date)

 

Empress OTS - Patricio Honores began late-May. (for 2 months? then who? Hugo Arenas?).

Enchantment OTS - Bobby Broughton returned April 6 until early-September. Mike Szwajkowski is rumored to be on EN for his next contract, but no confirmation yet.

Explorer OTS - Topi Ylönen returns June 8 until July 27. Graham Seymour is wanted to be kept on Explorer by the HD, so may be regular CD again for the rest of 2018. Dennis Charles is also said to be joining Explorer (needs confirmation).

Freedom OTS - Drew Devine starts March 17 until July 28, then Topi Ylönen returns July 28 until September 29, followed by Drew September 29 for 4 months.

Grandeur OTS - Bob Leininger returned June 2 until October 6. Bob returns December 1 for another 4 month contract. Mitch Merucci is unsure if he is joining GR in October as planned. It may be Mike Szwajkowski instead.

Harmony OTS - Dru Pavlov returned April 21 until August 4, then Marc Walker returns August 4 until October 6.

Independence OTS - Joff Eaton returned May 28 until September 22, then Tim Connor returns September 22.

Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo returned June 16 until August 19, then Andrea Olivieri returns

Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin started May 27 for 2 months. (then who?)

Majesty OTS - Susan Adams took over February 26. (until when? then who?)

Mariner OTS - Ricky Matthews until July 9, then Carlos Torres joins July 9 for 2 months, then Ricky returns in September for 4 months.

Navigator OTS - Rob McNally started May 6 until late-August, then Cuddy Cudworth returns in late-August.

Oasis OTS - Dan Whitney returned early May for 4 months.

Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup returned March 23 (for 4 months?).

Quantum OTS - Paul Rutter starts April 9 for 2 months and again in the Fall for 3 months. Who will fill in for Paul's vacation? Fang Lixin?

Radiance OTS - Cuddy Cudworth starts June 15 for 2 months followed by John Blair in August until January.

 

Rhapsody OTS - Elvis Pinto returned early February for 4 months. (then who?) Elvis expects to return to Rhapsody in August after his vacation.

Serenade OTS - Jamie Fentiman started May 13 for 4 months.

Symphony OTS - Michele Scarpato joined March 11 until late-July, then Bobby Brown returns through the TA November 9. Marc Walker takes over November 9 in Miami until February 16. (He joins Oct 23 for a 17 day handover)

 

Vision OTS - Steve Davis returned April 6 until August 6, followed by Ken Jones for 2 months.

 

Voyager OTS - Michelle Oliveira began late-May (for 4 months?).

Jerome Sueur has left RCI and is reportedly joining Carnival and getting married soon.

Keith Williams has been cleared to return from medical leave, but does not currently have a ship assignment.

Casey Pelter is now working shoreside for Celebrity as Manager of Entertainment.

Graham Seymour is stepping back from cruise life after July 28, 2017 except for occasional fill-ins. (Graham is filling in on Explorer from Feb 9.)

Rich Edwards has unfortunately passed away in June 2017. RIP Rich.

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

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

Leo Papa is a Product Manager at Tauck Corp in Connecticut

Anna Bass is a make-up artist

João Pereira has returned to Royal Caribbean and is now the Cruise Sales Manager on the Liberty of the Seas.

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 - Has sold the Tiddly and is now a radio presenter.

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Viking River Cruises and recently became a father to a lovely baby boy

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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No updates on Enchantment I assume? Watching that one.

 

Bobby Broughton will be on his vacation then. Mike Szwajkowski was rumored to be going to EN to fill in, however Bobby is on until September and Mike is also rumored to be going to GR in October. Currently unsure of who it will be.

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Adventure OTS - Chris Brown started mid-April until July. (then who?)





 

Clo O'Connor will be the CD from next week until the end of August.

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Clo O'Connor will be the CD from next week until the end of August.

 

Instead of Brilliance then?

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Eh.......Yes!

 

Thanks! I wonder if Abe will extend a few more cruises to make it a full 4 month contract.

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Hi Joe Tim Conor is the CD enjoy your weekend

 

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Crikey! Oasis to Indy to Rhapsody. Talk about going smaller! Thanks for the info ncb! I'm joining Symphony this weekend.

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And what of Carly B?

 

What about Carly? She is regular on Serenade for the Canada season, so will be back there in September.

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Crikey! Oasis to Indy to Rhapsody. Talk about going smaller! Thanks for the info ncb! I'm joining Symphony this weekend.

 

 

 

Wow! I had to re-read also to make sure I read that correctly! Those lucky people on Rhapsody!

 

 

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Wow! I had to re-read also to make sure I read that correctly! Those lucky people on Rhapsody!

 

 

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I sort of wish he could be on SY, TBH. Considering he is one of the best, I think he is being wasted on Rhapsody, as it is a small ship with a port intensive itinerary.

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