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Disappointed that Graham Seymour will be on the Explorer next Spring. We did Trans Pacific with him this Spring and he was useless. We never saw him at activities except for the nightly show. He added very little to the cruise. We are doing the Asia re-positioning so will  have him for 39 days..argh :-(

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Bob was CD on the Grandeur Oct 6 th cruise.  Looking forward to having Mike in January!   He is awesome!

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28 minutes ago, zippydo1 said:

Bob was CD on the Grandeur Oct 6 th cruise.  Looking forward to having Mike in January!   He is awesome!

Mike is amazing. We had him in September on Brilliance for TransAtlantic..he had Jeopardy, Family Fued, Weakest Link..just terrific and entertaining. He was literally everywhere ..even did commentary on ice carving at the pool.

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ADVENTURE: Bill Bronkhorst August 31 until the end of October, then Mercedes Lafuente (need handover date)

ALLURE: Mitch Merucci August 12 to November 4, then Jimmy Rhodes for 4 months

ANTHEM:  Dru Pavlov October 13 until January 6, then Dennis Charles returns January 6

BRILLIANCE: Chris Brown September 22 until late January

EMPRESS: Carlos Torres until November 11, then Bobby Broughton 

ENCHANTMENT: Susan Adams September 6 until early November (exact date? then who?)

EXPLORER: Graham Seymour July 27 until until sometime in January, then returning in March after a short break. (exact dates? who is covering Graham's break?)

FREEDOM: Drew Devine September 29 until late January

GRANDEUR: Mike Szwajkowski Oct 11 until February 14.

HARMONY: Abe Hughes August 25 until November 3, then Michele Scarpato November 3 until sometime in February.

INDEPENDENCE: Tim Connor September 22 for 4 months

JEWEL: Andrea Olivieri August 19 until mid-December (exact date? then who?)

LIBERTY: Marc Walker July 22 until January 13

MARINER: Hugo Arenas until mid-November (exact date? then who?)

MAJESTY: Patricio Honores until sometime in January

NAVIGATOR: Cuddy Cudworth August 26 until late-November (exact date? Then who?)

OASIS: Jeff Arpin September 2 until early January.

OVATION: Mike Hunnerup until November 28. Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

QUANTUM: Who is the current CD? Fang Lixin or Paul Rutter? 

RADIANCE: John Blair August 10 until mid-January. 

RHAPSODY: Elvis Pinto August 25 until late-December (exact date? Then who?)

SERENADE: Carly Boileau September 23 until Late November (exact date? then who?)

SYMPHONY: Bobby Brown September 9 through the TA on November 9, then Abe Hughes will be taking over the ship when it arrives in Miami on November 9 until January 5, then Bobby Brown returns.

VISION:   Steve Davis early October for 4 months.

VOYAGER: Ricky Matthews late September (for 2 months or 4 months?)

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Per Sirlancelot who is on Mariner now...

"Just now I asked one of the officers who said Hugo will be gone by the 10 th of Dec but they did not know the next CD... "

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15 hours ago, DonnaK said:

ADVENTURE: Bill Bronkhorst August 31 until the end of October, then Mercedes Lafuente (need handover date)

ALLURE: Mitch Merucci August 12 to November 4, then Jimmy Rhodes for 4 months

ANTHEM:  Dru Pavlov October 13 until January 6, then Dennis Charles returns January 6

BRILLIANCE: Chris Brown September 22 until late January

EMPRESS: Carlos Torres until November 11, then Bobby Broughton 

ENCHANTMENT: Susan Adams September 6 until early November (exact date? then who?)

EXPLORER: Graham Seymour July 27 until until sometime in January, then returning in March after a short break. (exact dates? who is covering Graham's break?)

FREEDOM: Drew Devine September 29 until late January

GRANDEUR: Mike Szwajkowski Oct 11 until February 14.

HARMONY: Abe Hughes August 25 until November 3, then Michele Scarpato November 3 until sometime in February.

INDEPENDENCE: Tim Connor September 22 for 4 months

JEWEL: Andrea Olivieri August 19 until mid-December (exact date? then who?)

LIBERTY: Marc Walker July 22 until January 13

MARINER: Hugo Arenas until mid-November (exact date? then who?)

MAJESTY: Patricio Honores until sometime in January

NAVIGATOR: Cuddy Cudworth August 26 until late-November (exact date? Then who?)

OASIS: Jeff Arpin September 2 until early January.

OVATION: Mike Hunnerup until November 28. Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

QUANTUM: Who is the current CD? Fang Lixin or Paul Rutter? 

RADIANCE: John Blair August 10 until mid-January. 

RHAPSODY: Elvis Pinto August 25 until late-December (exact date? Then who?)

SERENADE: Carly Boileau September 23 until Late November (exact date? then who?)

SYMPHONY: Bobby Brown September 9 through the TA on November 9, then Abe Hughes will be taking over the ship when it arrives in Miami on November 9 until January 5, then Bobby Brown returns.

VISION:   Steve Davis early October for 4 months.

VOYAGER: Ricky Matthews late September (for 2 months or 4 months?)

Thanks for the update.

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21 hours ago, cardboss said:

Disappointed that Graham Seymour will be on the Explorer next Spring. We did Trans Pacific with him this Spring and he was useless. We never saw him at activities except for the nightly show. He added very little to the cruise. We are doing the Asia re-positioning so will  have him for 39 days..argh 😞

You must have been very unlucky never before read a bad report about Graham Seymour.

When ever we've sailed with him and it seems 99% of others he has been absolutely superb everywhere everyday on the ship running everything and his morning show the greatest ever.

Mike Szwajkowski runs him pretty close so pleased he's back with RCI.

 

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21 hours ago, cardboss said:

Mike is amazing. We had him in September on Brilliance for TransAtlantic..he had Jeopardy, Family Fued, Weakest Link..just terrific and entertaining. He was literally everywhere ..even did commentary on ice carving at the pool.

I had Mike in April on the Grandeur.  He was awesome, and probably one of the best and most memorable CDs I've ever had.  He even posted on my live thread I was doing on here.  I was very impressed.

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Does anyone have an update on Adventure? We will be on her in Dec. We've had Bill Bronkhurst on Radiance  before and he was dull and wooden and very rehearsed. While not a huge deal, other cruise directors weve had have been so much fun that they've really enhanced the entertainment. I'm hoping the info is correct and that he wont be on Adventure after October, can anyone confirm? Thanks

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Donna, just got off Grandeur (10-11 sailing) and Bob said his contract had been extended 2 weeks. So we had Bob and he said he leaves with us at the end of the cruise (10-20) then Mike starts. Darn, I was so looking forward to having the infamous DJ Mike!

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1 hour ago, wolfcathorse said:

Donna, just got off Grandeur (10-11 sailing) and Bob said his contract had been extended 2 weeks. So we had Bob and he said he leaves with us at the end of the cruise (10-20) then Mike starts. Darn, I was so looking forward to having the infamous DJ Mike!

Thanks for the update.  We will be on the Grandeur on Dec. 1st.  Looking forward To Mike.

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Hi DonnaK

Just got of the Radiance and John Blair told me that he leaves the Radiance on the 14th January then Cuddy takes over. For all the dancers out there the band on board 'one 4 one' is fantastic....they will stay on board the Radiance until mid April 2019....lucky us as we will be on the Radiance again on the 3rd February. Wish somebody would start a blog about the bands and Duos on board the ships

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ADVENTURE: Bill Bronkhorst August 31 until the end of October, then Mercedes Lafuente (need handover date)

ALLURE: Mitch Merucci August 12 to November 4, then Jimmy Rhodes for 4 months

ANTHEM:  Dru Pavlov October 13 until January 6, then Dennis Charles returns January 6

BRILLIANCE: Chris Brown September 22 until late January

EMPRESS: Carlos Torres until November 11, then Bobby Broughton 

ENCHANTMENT: Susan Adams September 6 until early November (exact date? then who?)

EXPLORER: Graham Seymour July 27 until until sometime in January, then returning in March after a short break. (exact dates? who is covering Graham's break?)

FREEDOM: Drew Devine September 29 until late January

GRANDEUR: Mike Szwajkowski Oct 20 until February 14.

HARMONY: Abe Hughes August 25 until November 3, then Michele Scarpato November 3 until sometime in February.

INDEPENDENCE: Tim Connor September 22 until late-January

JEWEL: Andrea Olivieri August 19 until mid-December (exact date? then who?)

LIBERTY: Marc Walker July 22 until January 13

MARINER: Hugo Arenas until December 10  (then who?)

MAJESTY: Patricio Honores until sometime in January

NAVIGATOR: Cuddy Cudworth August 26 until late-November (exact date? Then who?)

OASIS: Jeff Arpin September 2 until early January.

OVATION: Mike Hunnerup until November 28. Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

QUANTUM: Who is the current CD? Fang Lixin or Paul Rutter? 

RADIANCE: John Blair August 10 until January 14, then Cuddy Cudworth

RHAPSODY: Elvis Pinto August 25 until late-December (exact date? Then who?)

SERENADE: Carly Boileau September 23 until Late November (exact date? then who?)

SYMPHONY: Bobby Brown September 9 through the TA on November 9, then Abe Hughes will be taking over the ship when it arrives in Miami on November 9 until January 5, then Bobby Brown returns.

VISION:   Steve Davis early October for 4 months.

VOYAGER: Ricky Matthews late September (for 2 months or 4 months?)

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2 hours ago, DonnaK said:

ADVENTURE: Bill Bronkhorst August 31 until the end of October, then Mercedes Lafuente (need handover date)

ALLURE: Mitch Merucci August 12 to November 4, then Jimmy Rhodes for 4 months

ANTHEM:  Dru Pavlov October 13 until January 6, then Dennis Charles returns January 6

BRILLIANCE: Chris Brown September 22 until late January

EMPRESS: Carlos Torres until November 11, then Bobby Broughton 

ENCHANTMENT: Susan Adams September 6 until early November (exact date? then who?)

EXPLORER: Graham Seymour July 27 until until sometime in January, then returning in March after a short break. (exact dates? who is covering Graham's break?)

FREEDOM: Drew Devine September 29 until late January

GRANDEUR: Mike Szwajkowski Oct 20 until February 14.

HARMONY: Abe Hughes August 25 until November 3, then Michele Scarpato November 3 until sometime in February.

INDEPENDENCE: Tim Connor September 22 until late-January

JEWEL: Andrea Olivieri August 19 until mid-December (exact date? then who?)

LIBERTY: Marc Walker July 22 until January 13

MARINER: Hugo Arenas until December 10  (then who?)

MAJESTY: Patricio Honores until sometime in January

NAVIGATOR: Cuddy Cudworth August 26 until late-November (exact date? Then who?)

OASIS: Jeff Arpin September 2 until early January.

OVATION: Mike Hunnerup until November 28. Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

QUANTUM: Who is the current CD? Fang Lixin or Paul Rutter? 

RADIANCE: John Blair August 10 until January 14, then Cuddy Cudworth

RHAPSODY: Elvis Pinto August 25 until late-December (exact date? Then who?)

SERENADE: Carly Boileau September 23 until Late November (exact date? then who?)

SYMPHONY: Bobby Brown September 9 through the TA on November 9, then Abe Hughes will be taking over the ship when it arrives in Miami on November 9 until January 5, then Bobby Brown returns.

VISION:   Steve Davis early October for 4 months.

VOYAGER: Ricky Matthews late September (for 2 months or 4 months?)

Does anyone know when Jamie Fentiman will be back and which ship please?

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8 hours ago, The Jude said:

 

Just got of the Radiance and John Blair told me that he leaves the Radiance on the 14th January then Cuddy takes over. For all the dancers out there the band on board 'one 4 one' is fantastic....they will stay on board the Radiance until mid April 2019....lucky us as we will be on the Radiance again on the 3rd February. 

 

Thanks for that. We board Radiance 24th Jan in Auckland, and get off in Sydney when you get on 3rd Feb. We will check out the band for sure!

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5 hours ago, berternie said:

On independence now for 3 day cruise before transatlantic and Ken Jones is CD. 

ADVENTURE: Bill Bronkhorst August 31 until the end of October, then Mercedes Lafuente (need handover date)

ALLURE: Mitch Merucci August 12 to November 4, then Jimmy Rhodes for 4 months

ANTHEM:  Dru Pavlov October 13 until January 6, then Dennis Charles returns January 6

BRILLIANCE: Chris Brown September 22 until late January

EMPRESS: Carlos Torres until November 11, then Bobby Broughton 

ENCHANTMENT: Susan Adams September 6 until early November (exact date? then who?)

EXPLORER: Graham Seymour July 27 until until sometime in January, then returning in March after a short break. (exact dates? who is covering Graham's break?)

FREEDOM: Drew Devine September 29 until late January

GRANDEUR: Mike Szwajkowski Oct 20 until February 14.

HARMONY: Abe Hughes August 25 until November 3, then Michele Scarpato November 3 until sometime in February.

INDEPENDENCE:   Ken Jones (need dates)

JEWEL: Andrea Olivieri August 19 until mid-December (exact date? then who?)

LIBERTY: Marc Walker July 22 until January 13

MARINER: Hugo Arenas until December 10  (then who?)

MAJESTY: Patricio Honores until sometime in January

NAVIGATOR: Cuddy Cudworth August 26 until late-November (exact date? Then who?)

OASIS: Jeff Arpin September 2 until early January.

OVATION: Mike Hunnerup until November 28. Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

QUANTUM: Who is the current CD? Fang Lixin or Paul Rutter? 

RADIANCE: John Blair August 10 until January 14, then Cuddy Cudworth

RHAPSODY: Elvis Pinto August 25 until late-December (exact date? Then who?)

SERENADE: Carly Boileau September 23 until Late November (exact date? then who?)

SYMPHONY: Bobby Brown September 9 through the TA on November 9, then Abe Hughes will be taking over the ship when it arrives in Miami on November 9 until January 5, then Bobby Brown returns.

VISION:   Steve Davis early October for 4 months.

VOYAGER: Ricky Matthews late September (for 2 months or 4 months?)

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I asked the meetup group on the current Navigator sailing to ask Cuddy who was replacing him.  He told him Rob McNealy will be on the November 23rd sailing, which seems to coincide to the "late november" that's noted here.  I've never heard of him.  Has anyone had him before?

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On 10/27/2018 at 5:04 PM, Rogueperson said:

I asked the meetup group on the current Navigator sailing to ask Cuddy who was replacing him.  He told him Rob McNealy will be on the November 23rd sailing, which seems to coincide to the "late november" that's noted here.  I've never heard of him.  Has anyone had him before?

Rob McNally is from Scotland, he is very good and funny but very British.

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14 minutes ago, Saab4444 said:

Rob McNally is from Scotland, he is very good and funny but very British.

He's from Liverpool, not Scotland. Bobby and Susan are the two Scottish CD's, and I believe a couple others live here.

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ADVENTURE: Bill Bronkhorst August 31 until the end of October, then Mercedes Lafuente (need handover date)
ALLURE: Mitch Merucci August 12 to November 4, then Jimmy Rhodes for 4 months
ANTHEM:  Dru Pavlov October 13 until January 6, then Dennis Charles returns January 6
BRILLIANCE: Chris Brown September 22 until late January
EMPRESS: Carlos Torres until November 11, then Bobby Broughton 
ENCHANTMENT: Susan Adams September 6 until early November  (exact date?  Then who?)
EXPLORER: Graham Seymour July 27 until until sometime in January, then returning in March after a short break. (exact dates? who is covering Graham's break?)
FREEDOM: Drew Devine September 29 until late January
GRANDEUR: Mike Szwajkowski Oct 20 until February 14.
HARMONY:  Michele Scarpato October 27 until sometime in February.
INDEPENDENCE:   Ken Jones (need dates)
JEWEL: Andrea Olivieri August 19 until mid-December (exact date? then who?)
LIBERTY: Marc Walker July 22 until January 13
MARINER: Hugo Arenas until December 3, then Ricky Matthews December 3 until January 10.
MAJESTY: Patricio Honores until sometime in January
NAVIGATOR: Cuddy Cudworth August 26 until November 23, then Rob McNally.
OASIS: Jeff Arpin September 2 until early January.
OVATION: Mike Hunnerup until November 28. Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.
QUANTUM: Who is the current CD? Fang Lixin or Paul Rutter? 
RADIANCE: John Blair August 10 until January 14, then Cuddy Cudworth
RHAPSODY: Elvis Pinto August 25 until late-December (exact date? Then who?)
SERENADE: Carly Boileau September 23 until Late November (exact date? then who?)
SYMPHONY: Bobby Brown September 9 through the TA on November 9, then Abe Hughes will be taking over the ship when it arrives in Miami on November 9 until January 5, then Bobby Brown returns.
VISION:   Steve Davis early October for 4 months.
VOYAGER: Ricky Matthews late September until December 3 (then who?)

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