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Had Jimmy Rhodes a few times.  He was our least favorite CD.  Also had Dave Chapman.  We much preferred him.  I'm hoping to have a good CD when I cruise on the Navigator this January.

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12 minutes ago, Gulf01 said:

Hello....It's 08/11/2019 and I am asking anyone out there to let us know if Mark is the cruise director for the 08/25/19 cruise on Harmony. If it's "Rickey"....I will stick my fingers down my throat and vomit so I can use my insurance and cancel this cruise. Had Rickey on the Mariner a couple of months ago and also on the Brilliance two years ago.....very poor....will not board a ship with him and his dancers.

Dennis Charles is on Harmony currently.

 

If you aren't a fan of high-energy types, avoid the short cruises altogether. There is a reason why the likes of Ricky and Hugo are often assigned to the short cruises, since their energy is the best fit for that demographic.

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1 minute ago, CruisingJoe09 said:

Dennis Charles is on Harmony currently.

Beautiful....never heard of him after 16 RCL cruises but I'm sure we will be pleasantly surprised. Two years ago, on the spur of the moment , my wife booked the small ship "Rhapsody" to Key West, Cozumel etc ...a fellow named Graham  (can't remember his last name) was CD and he was hilarious and talented. Will you be on Harmony on the 25th?

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3 minutes ago, Gulf01 said:

Beautiful....never heard of him after 16 RCL cruises but I'm sure we will be pleasantly surprised. Two years ago, on the spur of the moment , my wife booked the small ship "Rhapsody" to Key West, Cozumel etc ...a fellow named Graham  (can't remember his last name) was CD and he was hilarious and talented. Will you be on Harmony on the 25th?

I'm afraid that I won't be, but I was on Harmony last month and it was great - you'll have a fantastic cruise.

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Anyone know how Dan Whitney is?  We are supposed to have him on Anthem.  In May we had Mitch and we didn’t think he was that exciting!

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Just now, DaniDanielle said:

Anyone know how Dan Whitney is?  We are supposed to have him on Anthem.  In May we had Mitch and we didn’t think he was that exciting!

 

We had Dan on a transatlantic a while back.  Personable, witty, enjoyable.

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1 hour ago, Gulf01 said:

Beautiful....never heard of him after 16 RCL cruises but I'm sure we will be pleasantly surprised. Two years ago, on the spur of the moment , my wife booked the small ship "Rhapsody" to Key West, Cozumel etc ...a fellow named Graham  (can't remember his last name) was CD and he was hilarious and talented. Will you be on Harmony on the 25th?

Probably Graham Seymour a superb cruise director in my opinion.

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2 hours ago, Norwich Cruiser said:

Probably Graham Seymour a superb cruise director in my opinion.

He is the best!  I loved his morning shows!!

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5 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

We had Dan on a transatlantic a while back.  Personable, witty, enjoyable.

Is he also called Dan Dan?  If so, I just had him on the Anthem.  I liked him.

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31 minutes ago, soremekun said:

Is he also called Dan Dan?  If so, I just had him on the Anthem.  I liked him.

 

Yep, same guy.

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we had Ricky Matthews on Mariner last December.

I did not care for him the 1st night, but then after that night...WOW!

What a showman!  He was phenomenal!  Yes, very high energy.

To each , there own.

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I inquired with Marcel the current CD on Mariner about who will be our cruise director for our 9/16.

 

He said

 

Gemma Stubs, she is great, she is our Activity manager, will be giving the opportunity..... you will love her

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ADVENTURE:   Chris Brown as of 7-5-19 #1267
ALLURE  Jimmy Rhodes, Mike Hunnerup returns in August # 1108 has this taken place?

ANTHEM  Dan Whitney #1223.  Mitch Merucci  returns Augugst 29 #1051 to January 5, 2020
BRILLIANCE:  Rob McNally #1169
EMPRESS:    Cece Del Razo through 9/7 when Elvis Pinto returns from vacation #1273
ENCHANTMENT:  Bobby Broughton.  On vacation 8-28/1028.  Will join Liberty April 2020. #1277
EXPLORER:  Clo O'Connor 7-21 for full contract #1280
FREEDOM:   Katy McCullagh as of mid June #1291, Cory Rogers for 30 days to take ship to Cadiz for drydock
GRANDEUR:  John Blair August 8 until November 30 #1194
HARMONY:   Dennis Charles as of 7-7 #1248, for 2 months, Marc Walker (back on 9-29 #1097)
INDEPENDENCE:   Cuddy Cudsworth as of June 11 for 4 months #1151
JEWEL:  Andrea Oliviri returns March 13 #878  any change?
LIBERTY:  Brian Leavitt new CD through August 11 #893                 

 MARINER:  Marcelo Alvarado #1192, Gemma Stubs will be on 9-16 #1327
MAJESTY:  Tornado Tanya Yates Tongue as of 6-24 #1234
NAVIGATOR:  Hugo Arenas #849  Cory Rogers coming aboard August 9 ish #1278
OASIS:   Mike Whitte as of May 12. #1201, any change?
OVATION:   Joff Eaton as of 6-21 #1217
QUANTUM: Paul Rutter any change?
RADIANCE:   Mark Rous as of mid July #1301
RHAPSODY:  Michele Scarpato #1109
SERENADE:  David Bradshawe #1086
SPECTRUM: Fang Lixin as of June 13 #1213 

SYMPHONY:  Mike Szwajkowski till August 17, Ricky Matthews to cover vacation #1123, Mark back 9-29 #1297

VISION:    Steve Davis as of May 6 #1147, any change here?
VOYAGER:  Michelle Oliveria #1141 

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7 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

So good to hear.  Mitch was nowhere to be found in May.  We think an energetic CD just adds to the good times!

Nor was he when we were on end of June.

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Mike Hunnerrup was on the July 28th Allure Cruise and he was fabulous.  I tend to judge the Cruise Directors by the way they handle The Quest and he did a great job, switching up the questions quite a bIt, with tons of energy.

 

If the Cruise Director doesn’t run the Quest, they’re not doing a good job, IMO.  

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9 minutes ago, sellwingri said:

If the Cruise Director doesn’t run the Quest, they’re not doing a good job, IMO.  

They are often busy on the big ships. AM Moe hosted it on Harmony. That said, Quest and Love and Marriage are usually what determines whether or not someone is a good CD.

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4 hours ago, Mycraft said:

Do somebody know how long Katy McCullough will stay on Freedom?

She was Activities Manager on Symphony for 4 months prior to joining Freedom, so my guess is that she is covering Patricio's vacation for 2 months and he will likely return soon. That would mean that he will be onboard for 4 months which is perfect timing for Cory to join FR in December.

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