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On 11/29/2019 at 6:23 PM, DELTABLUE said:

MAJESTY:  Tornado Tanya Yates Tongue as of 6-24 #1234 Any update?

 

Tanya signed off on 11/11/19, halfway through my B2B on Majesty. I am struggling to remember the name of the gentleman that replaced her. It'll come to me...

 

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Someone just posted on the Serenade social media page that the current CD on Serenade is Katy McCullagh from the U.K.

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On 11/24/2019 at 10:49 AM, cardboss said:

Just came off Rhapsody...Bill Bronckhurst was very wooden apparently he's at 35 years with RCCL, and it shows. Greeted us every night at the show with the same opening patter. Came to the Diamond Lounge to "mingle", but never circulated beyond 3-4 couples in first row around the dance floor. Basically invisible. Also only scheduled the M&M for 30 minutes, enough time to give away the same lame prizes (and 3 bottles of wine), and then expected to end the event...does he not understand the word "mingle"? Anyway he makes it to.my top 5 "worst" list. Now I know why he has no FB page 👎

Btw we are on Rhapsody 12-7 cruise. Bill gets off for 2 months on 12-14 replaced by ? One of his staff thought “ David “ ?.  Bill returns after that through transatlantic. Bill is better than Mr. Sweet Caroline & Tonight Tonight Rob McNally on Brilliance transatlantic imo

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does anyone know who will be on anthem after jan 5, 2020? or where could you find this info?

 

if we don't know ahead of time, i will be on jan 5 sailing of anthem and can find out

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On 12/10/2019 at 11:50 AM, ValerieJo said:

Someone just posted on the Serenade social media page that the current CD on Serenade is Katy McCullagh from the U.K.

She is only filling in and she did not know who was following her. She will not be on board when we sail again 31 Jan. 

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Home again,  home again!  "Hello Clo" on Grandeur said that she will be on through 2-20-20, though there might be some wiggle room.  At the moment, she has no idea who will be following her.

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ADVENTURE:   Drew Devine #1397
ALLURE  Jimmy Rhodes #1578

ANTHEM  Mitch Merucci September 21 #1477 to January 5, 2020 #1368
BRILLIANCE:    Rob McNally  #1566
EMPRESS  Elvis Pinto returns from vacation 9-7 #1548 Is he aboard?
ENCHANTMENT:  Bobby Broughton. Elizabeth Hackett to cover vacation, early October #1476 Is Elizabeth aboard? For how long?
EXPLORER:  Mike Whitte #1545
FREEDOM:    Daniel Dornas as of 10-6-19 #1501, Cory Rogers for 30 days in Dec to take ship to Cadiz in Jan for drydock #1444
GRANDEUR:  Clo O'Connor #1626 Through 2-20-20 #1657
HARMONY:    Marc Walker as of  9-29-19/3-15-20, 5-3/9-13-20 and 11-15-20/3-7-21 #1619
INDEPENDENCE:    Mike Hunnerup  #1544
JEWEL:         Simona Ferraiuolo #1401
LIBERTY:  Brian Leavitt returned October 13 #1620

MARINER:    Dan Whitley as of 9-20 #1477
MAJESTY:   Any update?
NAVIGATOR:   Hugo Arenas returned 10-18 #1621
OASIS:           Bobby Brown for 3 weeks, after drydock #1475 then Michele Scarpato #1654 Got a date for dry dock?
OVATION:     Chris Brown as of 9-30-19  #1476
QUANTUM:  Ken Jones  #1535
RADIANCE:   Mark Rous  #1430
RHAPSODY:  Bill Bronckhurst  #1477 leves 12-14-19 #1653
SERENADE:  Katy McCullagh from UK #1652, filling in.  Will be gone by 1-31-20 #1656
SPECTRUM: Fang Lixin through December #1394

SYMPHONY:  Mike Szwajkowski as of 11-2-19 #1602

VISION       Steve Davis  for transatlantic crossing, will be on for 8 months #1518
VOYAGER:  Michelle Oliveria #1565

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On 11/23/2019 at 3:57 PM, joand452 said:

Thank you for this.  Thought for sure we'd have Dennis again!  We liked him back in 2009; 2019 -- a little tired.  We've never Marc as a CD; thoughts?

Marc is great! Lots of energy. 

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Just off Oasis Sunday (12/15/19) & can confirm Bobby was leaving the Oasis.  He is going on vacation.

Sorry I don't have specific dates, but he is heading to Allure next for its amplification, & then on to the Odyssey.

This was straight form Bobby at Captain's Q & A.  He also said that as always, things are subject to change.

The next cruise director was on board with him.  It was hard to understand with Bobby's accent, but his name did not sound like Michele, unless it is not pronounced as spelled. It sounded more like Mikeli or Nikeli? So I can't confirm or deny that it is Michele Scarpato as previously mentioned.

We had Bobby years ago as CD & did not care for him then.  I must say he was great this time around! Very visible (especially for an Oasis class ship) & personable.

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53 minutes ago, RCCLNYMETS41 said:

It sounded more like Mikeli or Nikeli? So I can't confirm or deny that it is Michele Scarpato as previously mentioned.

That's how his name is pronounced - I believe it's the Italian form of Michael.

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On 12/11/2019 at 10:01 PM, allisonb22 said:

does anyone know who will be on anthem after jan 5, 2020? or where could you find this info?

 

if we don't know ahead of time, i will be on jan 5 sailing of anthem and can find out

 

We will have Mitch still, the Jan 5 cruise will be his last on board.

 

Source: Someone asked him on his facebook wall and he replied and said Jan 5 would be his last one. He did not say who would replace him for the Jan 16 Cruise! We'll have to find out on board.

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1 hour ago, ValerieJo said:

It was just posted that the CD on Rhapsody is now David Bradshaw.  I’m not familiar with him.  How is he?

He is in my top 5 WORST....LIST. very wooden and insincere. Had him on Serenade last Fall. Absolutely nothing to write home about.

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2 hours ago, cardboss said:

He is in my top 5 WORST....LIST. very wooden and insincere. Had him on Serenade last Fall. Absolutely nothing to write home about.

 

4 hours ago, ValerieJo said:

It was just posted that the CD on Rhapsody is now David Bradshaw.  I’m not familiar with him.  How is he?

 

He was our #1 worst.  Also had him on Serenade.

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4 hours ago, ValerieJo said:

It was just posted that the CD on Rhapsody is now David Bradshaw.  I’m not familiar with him.  How is he?

I haven't had him but he joined Royal earlier this year on Serenade and the reviews were terrible. I did put those reviews down to him being new but I've since seen a few videos of him from when he worked on other lines and I wasn't at all impressed with what I saw - didn't seem to have the right personality to be a CD.

 

You never know - it's all subjective and maybe he has improved.

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On 12/20/2019 at 5:26 PM, cruiseguy1016 said:

Anyone heard who will be on Freedom when she returns from Amplification in March?

I believe that Elvis Pinto is going to Freedom next so I'm guessing that he will join after amplification.

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On 12/10/2019 at 1:50 PM, ValerieJo said:

Someone just posted on the Serenade social media page that the current CD on Serenade is Katy McCullagh from the U.K.

At M&M, the AM (Nick) said that Katy and he would be leaving at the same time.  Chris Brown will be replacing Katy, and I cannot remember the name of the new AM but he used to be Acrobatic Manager.  Nick will be moving over to Symphony as AM.  

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Spoke to Michele, he will be CD on Allure from May to September 2020.
Bobby did also mention he will be there for the first few sailings after dry dock

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Looking for updates on Enchantment and Majesty, please.

 

ADVENTURE:   Drew Devine #1397
ALLURE  Jimmy Rhodes #1578, Michele Scarpato May to September, 2020 #1652

ANTHEM  Mitch Merucci September 21 #1477 to January 5, 2020 #1368
BRILLIANCE:    Rob McNally  #1566
EMPRESS  Elvis Pinto returns from vacation 9-7 #1548 Is he aboard?
ENCHANTMENT:  Bobby Broughton. Elizabeth Hackett to cover vacation, early October #1476 Is Elizabeth aboard? For how long?
EXPLORER:  Mike Whitte #1545
FREEDOM:    Cory Rogers for 30 days in Dec to take ship to Cadiz in Jan for drydock #1444 then Elvis Pinto #1671
GRANDEUR:  Clo O'Connor #1626 Through 2-20-20 #1657
HARMONY:    Marc Walker as of  9-29-19/3-15-20, 5-3/9-13-20 and 11-15-20/3-7-21 #1619
INDEPENDENCE:    Mike Hunnerup  #1544
JEWEL:         Simona Ferraiuolo #1401
LIBERTY:  Brian Leavitt returned October 13 #1620

MARINER:    Dan Whitley as of 9-20 #1477
MAJESTY:   Any update?
NAVIGATOR:   Hugo Arenas returned 10-18 #1621
OASIS:           Michele Scarpato #1654 should be aboard 12-21-19 #1659
OVATION:     Chris Brown as of 9-30-19  #1476
QUANTUM:  Ken Jones  #1535
RADIANCE:   Mark Rous  #1430
RHAPSODY:  David Bradshaw #1666
SERENADE:  Katy McCullagh from UK #1652, filling in.  Will be gone by 1-31-20 #1656, then Chris Brown #1651
SPECTRUM: Fang Lixin through December #1394

SYMPHONY:  Mike Szwajkowski as of 11-2-19 #1602

VISION       Steve Davis  for transatlantic crossing, will be on for 8 months #1518
VOYAGER:  Michelle Oliveria #1565

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