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Keeping my eye on Oasis for early July, no idea who it will be yet. Seems as if Dennis will be on vacation then (not sure if he's the permanent CD there or not).

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On 2/10/2020 at 2:50 AM, DELTABLUE said:


FREEDOM:     Elvis Pinto #1671

 

Elvis posted today he was leaving home on his way to Freedom.

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Please let me know if you can confirm any of the recent arrivals.😉  Here's the latest...

 

ADVENTURE:   Katy McCullagh from UK #1813 as of 1-26-2020 #1830,  Drew due back 3-22 #1849
ALLURE  Michele Scarpato now #1754 and May to September, 2020 #1652

ANTHEM  Mercedes Lafuente #1676 for 2 months from 1-16-2020 #1703
BRILLIANCE:    Clo O'Connor after 2-20-2020 #1786
EMPRESS  Steve Knisley as of 1-3-20  #1751
ENCHANTMENT:  Bobby Broughton  #1802 until 3-30-2020 then Steve Davis, Bobby 7-24/9-24-2020 #1809
EXPLORER:  Simona Ferraiuolo, as of 2-8-2020 #1833
FREEDOM:     Elvis Pinto #1671
GRANDEUR:  David Bradshawe #1786 as of 2-20-2020
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:         Carley Bolleau as of 1-27-2020 #1808
LIBERTY:  Cory Rogers to May 17#1802, Bobby Broughton 5-10/7-14-2020 #1809, Cory 7-12/11-22-2020, Bobby 11-2020/3-2021

MARINER:    Ricky Matthews as of 1-11-20 #1732
MAJESTY:     Tom Hopkins, new to RCI,  as of 1-18-2020 #1777
NAVIGATOR:   Marcelo Alvarado on 1-17-2020 #1768
OASIS:           Dennis Charles as of 1-23-20 #1774
OVATION:     Joff Eaton #1762, coming soon Tanya Yates Tongue #1769
QUANTUM:  Gordon Whatman #1762
RADIANCE:   Elizabeth Hackett #1847  as of 2-13-20
RHAPSODY:  Bill Bronckhurst as of 2-20 #1853
SERENADE:  Chris Brown #1651
SPECTRUM: Fang Lixin through end of March, 2020 #11801 Michelle Oliveria Due March 28, 2020 #1800

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

VISION       John Blair as of 1-30-2020 #1822
VOYAGER:  Michelle Oliveria #1565 through 2-5-20, #1752 then Mike Hunnerup #1800

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Who will be the Cruise Director on the Adventure on June 4 and Nov. 5.

Thanks.

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1 minute ago, efussander said:

Does anyone know if it will still be Mercedes or someone else on Anthem for the T/A in April?

I believe that it will be Mitch for the TA.

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1 minute ago, efussander said:

Does anyone know if it will still be Mercedes or someone else on Anthem for the T/A in April?

It said she was only on board for 2 months starting Jan 16.  Looks like someone new for the TA 

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This last week Symphony was Brian Leavitt. I never really cared who my cruise director was, I guess I only had good ones. We didn’t think Brian was good at all. 

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I understand the next CD on Anthem OTS will be Katy McCullagh.

Information came from a back office staff member on Voyager OTS a couple of days ago who indicated she was transferring to Anthem to work for Katy in the near future.

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7 hours ago, OnTheBeachatSunset said:

I understand the next CD on Anthem OTS will be Katy McCullagh.

Information came from a back office staff member on Voyager OTS a couple of days ago who indicated she was transferring to Anthem to work for Katy in the near future.

I guess that she is joining in May after drydock for the UK season.

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On 2/29/2020 at 2:04 PM, insulationbabe said:

Chris Brown will join the Jewel in Dubai on March 16

 

 

Hi guys. Does anyone know how long Chris Brown's contract on Jewel will be.

Mary

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5 hours ago, Mary Moo said:

Hi guys. Does anyone know how long Chris Brown's contract on Jewel will be.

Mary

Generally a CD contract is for 4 months, unless they are just covering someone else's vacation and then it would be for 2 months.   That is the norm, but odd things do happen at times in the Royal universe.

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On 2/29/2020 at 10:28 PM, OnTheBeachatSunset said:

I understand the next CD on Anthem OTS will be Katy McCullagh.

Information came from a back office staff member on Voyager OTS a couple of days ago who indicated she was transferring to Anthem to work for Katy in the near future.

We just had Katy McCullagh on Adventure for the 2/23 to 2/29/20 sailing.  She is bubbly and does a good job hosting the Love and Marriage show as well as MC'ing the nightclub events.  She had a great 70's party on the Promenade, but that is probably very 'scripted' by the HO Entertainment Department.  We have seen plenty of them to realize they are 'almost all alike' -- the staff personalities make the event different. 

 

I did not see her at all around the ship.  My hubby caught up with her and chatted about her morning show, which is nice.  

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5 hours ago, Mary Moo said:

Hi guys. Does anyone know how long Chris Brown's contract on Jewel will be.

Mary

He will be transferring to Jewel from Serenade so I'm guessing only 2 months for him.

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Dan was still on Brilliance as of 2/27. Not sure if he continued. AM Moe left on 2/20 mid-cruise from Cozumel.

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9 hours ago, CruisingJoe09 said:

He will be transferring to Jewel from Serenade so I'm guessing only 2 months for him.

Hi Joe thanks for replying. Haven’t checked in on here for a while. Hope you are well? We’ve just returned from Asia had great fun. Sailing on Jewel on 5 September.

Mary.

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1 hour ago, Mary Moo said:

Hi Joe thanks for replying. Haven’t checked in on here for a while. Hope you are well? We’ve just returned from Asia had great fun. Sailing on Jewel on 5 September.

Mary.

Thank you, doing great. 🙂 Glad that you had a good time in Asia.

Edited by CruisingJoe09

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On 2/29/2020 at 2:04 PM, insulationbabe said:

Chris Brown will join the Jewel in Dubai on March 16

 

 

The last list currently shows Chris Brown as being on the Serenade. Therefore in view of this info does anyone have an update please as to who replaces him on Serenade?

 

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On 3/4/2020 at 10:15 AM, gmsuk said:

The last list currently shows Chris Brown as being on the Serenade. Therefore in view of this info does anyone have an update please as to who replaces him on Serenade?

 

I’m wondering the same thing. 🙂

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I'm heading out to sea tomorrow on Grandeur.  Here is the latest and greatest info I have.  Will update when I return.  Play nice while I am away.  In the meantime, here's wishing us all good health.  Sea you on the flip.😉

 

ADVENTURE:   Katy McCullagh from UK #1813 as of 1-26-2020 #1830,  Drew due back 3-22 #1849
ALLURE  Michele Scarpato now #1754 and May to September, 2020 #1652

ANTHEM  Mercedes Lafuente #1676 for 2 months from 1-16-2020 #1703, should be Mitch for April TA #1859, then Katy McCullagh joining in May after drydock for the UK season #1863
BRILLIANCE:    Clo O'Connor after 2-20-2020 #1786 , Dan till on as of  2-27 ???  #1854
EMPRESS  Steve Knisley as of 1-3-20  #1751
ENCHANTMENT:  Bobby Broughton  #1802 until 3-30-2020 then Steve Davis, Bobby 7-24/9-24-2020 #1809
EXPLORER:  Simona Ferraiuolo, as of 2-8-2020 #1833
FREEDOM:     Elvis Pinto #1671
GRANDEUR:  David Bradshawe #1786 as of 2-20-2020
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:   Carley Bolleau as of 1-27-2020 #1808, Chris Brown as of March 16 #1857
LIBERTY:  Cory Rogers to May 17#1802, Bobby Broughton 5-10/7-14-2020 #1809, Cory 7-12/11-22-2020, Bobby 11-2020/3-2021

MARINER:    Ricky Matthews as of 1-11-20 #1732
MAJESTY:     Tom Hopkins, new to RCI,  as of 1-18-2020 #1777
NAVIGATOR:   Marcelo Alvarado on 1-17-2020 #1768
OASIS:           Dennis Charles as of 1-23-20 #1774
OVATION:     Joff Eaton #1762, coming soon Tanya Yates Tongue #1769
QUANTUM:  Gordon Whatman #1762
RADIANCE:   Elizabeth Hackett #1847  as of 2-13-20
RHAPSODY:  Bill Bronckhurst as of 2-20 #1853
SERENADE:  Chris Brown #1651
SPECTRUM: Fang Lixin through end of March, 2020 #11801 Michelle Oliveria Due March 28, 2020 #1800

SYMPHONY:  Brian Leavitt as of late February #1860

VISION       John Blair as of 1-30-2020 #1822
VOYAGER:  Michelle Oliveria #1565 through 2-5-20, #1752 then Mike Hunnerup #1800

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Just got off Grandeur Saturday 3/7.  David Bradshawe was cruise director.  Did not have opportunity to ask how long he was on.  At Farewell Show he did "top 10 question list" which we have not seen in years.  This schtick was way outdated...question # "What do you do with ice sculptures when they melt?"  Question #1  "what time is the midnight buffet?" 

New cruisers were confused, where are ice sculptures and how did I miss the midnight buffet?  Experienced cruisers were just sad remembering the beauty of the sculptures & all that is no longer a part of the cruise experience. 

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