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13 hours ago, DELTABLUE said:

Mike is a former RCMP now working as a RCCL CD.  How's that for alphabet soup? I'd 'guess' that he will be back for your 9-28 cruise.

 

13 hours ago, DELTABLUE said:

He was a mountie..Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  I've had him a few times and he does a good job.  Fairly easy to see around the ship, but I was with him on a small one.

He had been with the RCMP, became a CD, went back to the RCMP and now is back as a CD.  We had him on the Serenade a number of years ago.  He is a very good CD and was out and about quite a bit back then.  As I recall he even check in on the roll call before the cruise. 

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I've heard that for Jewel of the Seas, the CD is Simona, is that true????. I thought it was Andrea?

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On 8/16/2019 at 12:22 PM, CruisingJoe09 said:

Cuddy Cudworth is on Indy until sometime in October, per post #1342.

 

Please refer to the most recent 2-3 pages of the thread for future reference - you'll always be able to find a current update, the list doesn't usually go more than 3 pages without an update. The list on the first page is from 2018 and is no longer relevant.

Have just come off the Indy - didn't see Cuddy during the 2nd week at all, he didn't do the Morning Show and didn't present  big events like 'Rock Britannia'

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DW and I are going to be on Symphony for the 9/14 Western Caribbean itinerary, so it looks like Ricky will be the CD - going back through the thread it seems like he's got mixed reviews - anything particularly good or bad about him? If it helps baseline the "type" of CD we like, thus far we've had John Blair, Graham Seymour, Topi Ylonen, Carlos Torres, Drew Devine, and Michelle Olivera and of those, Graham's been our favorite. with Blair being our least favorite.

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On 8/26/2019 at 5:38 AM, garnetpalmetto said:

DW and I are going to be on Symphony for the 9/14 Western Caribbean itinerary, so it looks like Ricky will be the CD - going back through the thread it seems like he's got mixed reviews - anything particularly good or bad about him? If it helps baseline the "type" of CD we like, thus far we've had John Blair, Graham Seymour, Topi Ylonen, Carlos Torres, Drew Devine, and Michelle Olivera and of those, Graham's been our favorite. with Blair being our least favorite.

Not sailed with Ricky or most of the CD's mentioned above (except for John & Carlos), but these videos could help give you an impression of his style.

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I thought they said no video taping during the ice show?😎😀

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3 minutes ago, Magicat said:

I thought they said no video taping during the ice show?😎😀

Yes - I believe they still do, although not sure if this counts as it is after the show.

 

Not my video though.

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We have had Mike Hunnerup before and he was one of my favorite CDs. Will be happy to see him this October on Allure!

 

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On 8/26/2019 at 12:38 AM, garnetpalmetto said:

DW and I are going to be on Symphony for the 9/14 Western Caribbean itinerary, so it looks like Ricky will be the CD - going back through the thread it seems like he's got mixed reviews - anything particularly good or bad about him? If it helps baseline the "type" of CD we like, thus far we've had John Blair, Graham Seymour, Topi Ylonen, Carlos Torres, Drew Devine, and Michelle Olivera and of those, Graham's been our favorite. with Blair being our least favorite.

 

We just got off Symphony with Ricky.  He does a good job and is always dancing.  BUT...the Love and Marriage was TERRIBLE.  He was incredibly boring during it.

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2 hours ago, Crism said:

 

We just got off Symphony with Ricky.  He does a good job and is always dancing.  BUT...the Love and Marriage was TERRIBLE.  He was incredibly boring during it.

 

That's a shame as the CD really makes or breaks Love & Marriage, especially if there's a poor draw of the couples taking part and it's generally one of our favorites during the cruise.

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ADVENTURE:   Chris Brown as of 7-5-19 #1267
ALLURE  Mike Hunnerup as of 8-11-19 #1371

ANTHEM  Mitch Merucci  #1368 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.  Will join Liberty April 2020. #1277
EXPLORER:  Clo O'Connor 7-21 for full contract #1280
FREEDOM:   Cory Rogers for 30 days to take ship to Cadiz for drydock any update here?
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:  Jeff Arpin as of 8-18, Brian Leavitt returns October 13 #1365

 MARINER:  Marcelo Alvarado #1192, Gemma Stubs will be on 9-16 #1327
MAJESTY:  Tornado Tanya Yates Tongue as of 6-24 #1234
NAVIGATOR:  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:  Ricky Matthews #1123, Mark Walker back 9-29 #1297

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

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There appears to be an error with Symphony.  Marc Walker is scheduled to be on Harmony, which is what post 1297 refers to.  There's no mention of Symphony at all in that post.  Who is next up on Symphony?

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2 hours ago, timf2001 said:

There appears to be an error with Symphony.  Marc Walker is scheduled to be on Harmony, which is what post 1297 refers to.  There's no mention of Symphony at all in that post.  Who is next up on Symphony?

Mike Szwajkowski should be coming back when Ricky leaves. No idea where the rumour of Marc came from, he is permanent on Harmony due to being based out of Port Canaveral.

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Was just told "Susan Adams will be taking over for John and Katrina, on Grandeur,  while they are on vacation."  Anyone have any skinny on her?  We have not crossed wakes yet.

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Michelle Oliveria is currently on vacation. Not sure who the current VY CD is. For Spectrum, Fang said that he would be on until the end of the year then going on vacation.

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4 minutes ago, BaikG said:

Michelle Oliveria is currently on vacation. Not sure who the current VY CD is. For Spectrum, Fang said that he would be on until the end of the year then going on vacation.

Voyager goes into dry dock next week... so i would suggest there will be no one (from next week) until mid October when it next sails.

Edited by RadioBoy

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How is MItch Merucci on Anthem?  I'll be on 5 cruises with him.  Really liked Dan Dan last month.

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Unfortunately, Drew Devine is back on the Adventure.

i can’t understand why Royal continues to employ him. He’s been Cruise Director on 3 cruises I’ve taken and the man only appears at the shows.

He does the morning show with the Activities Manager, a little Irish guy and the two of them do nothing but giggle at each other. 

Drew is not visible or interactive with passengers.

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We will be on Freedom in about 2 weeks for a B2B 9/22-10/6. 

 

Does anyone know if it will be Katie, Cory, or Patricio at that time? I've heard some conflicting information so I just wanted to see if anyone had a definitive answer. 

 

TIA

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2 hours ago, counsdr said:

Unfortunately, Drew Devine is back on the Adventure.

i can’t understand why Royal continues to employ him. He’s been Cruise Director on 3 cruises I’ve taken and the man only appears at the shows.

He does the morning show with the Activities Manager, a little Irish guy and the two of them do nothing but giggle at each other. 

Drew is not visible or interactive with passengers.

 

This is interesting as we've enjoyed Drew on Mariner, Monarch, and Oasis.  He was very visible on Mariner and Monarch and interacted with us and other passengers.  Oasis class is a different environment for Cruise Directors and I can understand why they might have a different approach on those ships.

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Just came of Jewel on Sunday. 

 

The Cruise Director was the worst one I have ever experienced. Some Italian girl, she could not speak on a microphone.  She was yelling into it. 


And at times she suddenly yelled higher, can you hear me.... over the PA system... 

 

It was impossible to hear her. 

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