Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
DonnaK

Current Cruise Director (CD) List

Recommended Posts

It's Steve from Canada on the Empress, not Steve Davis.  Steve from Canada started as CD on the 3rd of January.   He was a CD on another line. His last name is Knisley.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/13/2020 at 1:09 PM, DELTABLUE said:

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

 

ANTHEM  Mitch Merucci September 21 #1477 to January 16, 2020 #1692, then Mercedes Lafuente #1676 for 2 months #1703
BRILLIANCE:    Rob McNally  #1566
EMPRESS  Steve Davis  #1703
ENCHANTMENT:  Bobby Broughton. Elizabeth Hackett to cover vacation, early October #1476 Update, please.
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:  Cuddy Cudsworth  #1677
JEWEL:         Andrea Oliver on through March, 2020 #1687
LIBERTY:  Brian Leavitt October 13 #1620, Cory Rogers January 14th to May 17th then July 12th to November 22nd. #1740

 

MARINER:    Ricky Matthews as of 1-11-20 #1732
MAJESTY:   Tanya Yates Tongue #1676
NAVIGATOR:   Hugo Arenas returned 10-18 #1621
OASIS:           Michele Scarpato #1717
OVATION:     Gordon Whatman #1716 as of 1-9-20 for 7 weeks till Hong Kong #1720
QUANTUM:  Ken Jones  #1535
RADIANCE:   Susan Adams #1701
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 Any update?

 

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

 

VISION       Steve Davis  for transatlantic crossing, will be on for 8 months #1518 then John Blair #1678
VOYAGER:  Michelle Oliveria #1565

 

 

Per Michelle's IG, she'll rotate off Voyager on 2/5. No idea who'll come on while she's off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/14/2020 at 2:11 AM, momsmad69 said:

Anyone know who will be filling in for Marc Walker on Harmony in April 2020?

Marc just said on FB that Jimmy Rhodes will cover his vacation.

I'm guessing he is off Allure now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, CruisingJoe09 said:

Marc just said on FB that Jimmy Rhodes will cover his vacation.

I'm guessing he is off Allure now.


jimmy leaves at the end of this week and Michele will replace him. We are on board now and jimmy announced it on his show. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who is current CD on Ovation and for how long? We are on the 23rd March sailing. It was Joff on the previous list. Gordon is apparently on Quantum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Cruzbear24 said:

Who is current CD on Ovation and for how long? We are on the 23rd March sailing. It was Joff on the previous list. Gordon is apparently on Quantum.

Joff joined end of November, probably should still be around for your sailing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Joe...please help me clarify Harmony, Ovation and Quantum.

 

 I have this for Harmony " Marc Walker as of  9-29-19/3-15-20, 5-3/9-13-20 and 11-15-20/3-7-21 #1619 "  Where does Jimmy fit in this timeline?

 

I also have Ken Jones on Quantum, and Gordon on Ovation so which ship is Joff on?

 

I seem to have lost the thread somewhere.:classic_sad:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, DELTABLUE said:

Joe...please help me clarify Harmony, Ovation and Quantum.

 

 I have this for Harmony " Marc Walker as of  9-29-19/3-15-20, 5-3/9-13-20 and 11-15-20/3-7-21 #1619 "  Where does Jimmy fit in this timeline?

 

I also have Ken Jones on Quantum, and Gordon on Ovation so which ship is Joff on?

 

I seem to have lost the thread somewhere.:classic_sad:

 

I thought Gordon replaced Ken Jones on Quantum.

 

Corinna

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cory Rogers takes over as CD on Liberty today, January 19, after shadowing Brian for several days. 

Edited by ARCruisinNana

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DELTABLUE said:

Joe...please help me clarify Harmony, Ovation and Quantum.

 

 I have this for Harmony " Marc Walker as of  9-29-19/3-15-20, 5-3/9-13-20 and 11-15-20/3-7-21 #1619 "  Where does Jimmy fit in this timeline?

 

I also have Ken Jones on Quantum, and Gordon on Ovation so which ship is Joff on?

 

I seem to have lost the thread somewhere.:classic_sad:

Should be fairly obvious where Jimmy fits in as someone has to cover when Marc takes a vacation. For Harmony, you've listed Marc's contracts which he announced on his FB page. 

 

HM's CD schedule is as follows:

Marc Walker - until March 15th

Jimmy Rhodes - March 15th until May 3rd

Marc Walker - May 3rd until September 13th

Brian Leavitt - September 13th until November 15th

Marc Walker - November 15th until March 7th 2021

 

Gordon is not on Ovation, I don't know where that came from. He's on Quantum covering for Ken and Joff is on Ovation.

Edited by CruisingJoe09

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Collecting bits and pieces of information from various sources is not as easy as it may seem.  Trying to do the best I can with what is provided.  See if the latest is more accurate.

 

ADVENTURE:   Drew Devine #1397
ALLURE  Michele Scarpato now #1754 and May to September, 2020 #1652

ANTHEM  Mitch Merucci September 21 #1477 to January 16, 2020 #1692, then Mercedes Lafuente #1676 for 2 months #1703
BRILLIANCE:    Rob McNally  #1566
EMPRESS  Steve Knisley as of 1-3-20  #1751
ENCHANTMENT:  Bobby Broughton. Elizabeth Hackett to cover vacation, early October #1476 Update, please.
EXPLORER:  Mike Whitte #1545
FREEDOM:     Elvis Pinto #1671
GRANDEUR:  Clo O'Connor #1626 Through 2-20-20 #1657
HARMONY:  Marc Walker 9-29-19/3-15-20, Jimmy Rhodes 3/15-5/ 3 #1753, Marc 5-3/9-13-20, Brian Leavitt - 9/13th-11/15 Marc 11-15-20/3-7-21 #1619 
INDEPENDENCE:  Cuddy Cudsworth  #1677
JEWEL:         Andrea Oliver on through March, 2020 #1687
LIBERTY:  Cory Rogers January 14th to May 17th then July 12th to November 22nd. #1740 #1761

 

MARINER:    Ricky Matthews as of 1-11-20 #1732
MAJESTY:   Tanya Yates Tongue #1676
NAVIGATOR:   Hugo Arenas returned 10-18 #1621
OASIS:           Bobby Brown #1745
OVATION:     Joff Eaton #1762
QUANTUM:  Gordon Whatman #1762
RADIANCE:   Susan Adams #1701
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 Any update?

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

 

VISION       Steve Davis  for transatlantic crossing, will be on for 8 months #1518 then John Blair #1678
VOYAGER:  Michelle Oliveria #1565 through 2-5-20 #1752

 

Edited by DELTABLUE

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/8/2018 at 5:24 AM, DonnaK said:

 

Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor July 6 for 2 months. Then who?

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

 

 

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

Brilliance OTS - Mike Szwajkowski July 3 (for 2 or 4 months?)

Empress OTS - WHO is the current CD?

Enchantment OTS - Bobby Broughton April 6 until early-September. Then who?

Explorer OTS - Topi Ylönen returns June 8 until July 27. Then who? (Graham Seymour may return as regular CD again for the rest of 2018, or Dennis Charles is also rumored to be joining Explorer).

Freedom OTS - Drew Devine 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 June 2 until October 6. Bobreturns 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 April 21 until early-September (need handover date) then Abe Hughes returns early-September for 4 months.

Independence OTS - Joff EatonMay 28 until September 22, then Tim Connor returns September 22.

Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo June 16 until August 19, then Andrea Olivieri returns (for 4 months?)

Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin May 27 until July 22, then Marc Walker starts July 22 for 4 months.

Majesty OTS - Patricio Honores late-June (for 2 months).

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

Navigator OTS - Rob McNally May 6 until late-August, then Cuddy Cudworth returns in late-August. (need handover date)

Oasis OTS - Dan Whitney early May for 4 months. Then who?

Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup March 23 (until late-July? then who?) Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season.

Quantum OTS - Is Fang Lixin is the current CD? Paul Rutter returns in the Fall (Sept/Oct) for a few months.

Radiance OTS - Cuddy CudworthJune 15 for 2 months followed by John Blairin August until January. (need handover date)

Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor June 23 for 2 months, then Elvis Pinto returns mid-August for 4 months. (need handover date)

Serenade OTS - Jamie Fentiman May 13 for 4 months. Then Who?

Symphony OTS - Michele Scarpato March 11 until late-July (need handover date) then Bobby Brown returns through the TA November 9

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

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

 

 

Jerome Sueur 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 Pelterworks shoreside for Celebrity as Manager of Entertainment.

Graham Seymour is semi-retired but fills-in from time to time as needed

Rich Edwards sadly passed away in June 2017. RIP Rich.

John Perry is Operations Manager at Hyatt Hotels (per LinkedIn)

Ken Rush works at corporate in Miami as RCI's Director of Entertainment, and occasionally fills-in as CD

Amy Fickert-Southgate works shoreside

Luke Aerowsmith is working at the corporate office in London

Gordon Whatman is retired, but fills-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 is the Cruise Sales Manager on the Liberty of the Seas.

Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises.

Simeon Baker- is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan

Matt Baker - Sim's brother - is a radio presenter.

Kieron Buffrey - CD with Viking River Cruises

Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina

Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand

Anthony Richards is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations

Rico du Breil is a CD with SilverSeas out of Italy

Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England

Abel Jeney is 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

Is there a 2020 update on this information?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone.  Any idea who will be following Clo on Grandeur? We board her Feb 28.  Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would love to know that myself.  I'm due to board Grandeur when you leave, unless you are doing a B2B.  No word yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Marcelo Alvarado was CD on the 1/17-1/20 Navigator cruise. He was high energy, very visible, and did a great job overall. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are just off the Majesty (January 11th sailing), and Tornado Tanya announced it was her last night on the ship. She said she is moving to Ovation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/15/2020 at 5:20 AM, garnetpalmetto said:

 

Per Michelle's IG, she'll rotate off Voyager on 2/5. No idea who'll come on while she's off.

It will be Mike Hunnerup when Michelle goes on holidays in April. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Re Voyager... Michelle's leaving Voyager on 2/5 and Mike Hunnerup is on when Michelle goes on holidays in April.   Who is there between 2/5 and April?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dennis Charles will be taking over from Bobby on Oasis.  He is currently onboard. 
Cheers!
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been on Allure the last 2 weeks and Jimmy Rhodes left Jan 19 and Michele Scarpato came on

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter Now for a Chance to Win a 7-day Cruise for Two
      • Q&A with InsureMyTrip
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...