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Adventure OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 7-31-21)
Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk
Allure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 7-4-21)
Allure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff
Anthem OTS - Capt Iv Vidos (started rotation 6-23-21)
Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban
Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala (started rotation 7-10-21)
Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug
Enchantment OTS - Capt Malvin Bardnes (started rotation 7-19-21)
Enchantment OTS - Capt Arild Hansen
Explorer OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic (started rotation 7-27-21)
Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad
Freedom OTS - Capt Trym Selvag (started rotation 7-11-21)
Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen
Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 8-14-21)
Grandeur OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson
Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 8-1-21)
Harmony OTS - Capt Ron Holmes
Independence OTS - Capt Gus Andersson (started rotation 9-12-21)
Independence OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg
Jewel OTS - Capt Claus Andersen (started rotation 7-18-21)
Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen
Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 7-18-21)
Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky
Mariner OTS - Capt Tobias Oster (started rotation 8-2-21)
Mariner OTS - Capt Aris Medina
Navigator OTS - Capt Angel Oviol (started rotation 7-23-21)
Navigator OTS - Capt Mattias Persson
Oasis OTS - Capt Göran Peterson (started rotation 8-22-21)
Oasis OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad
Odyssey OTS - Capt Per Kristopherson (started rotation 7-15-21)
Odyssey OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim
Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 6-24-21)
Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan
Quantum OTS - Capt tbd (started rotation 7-25-21)
Quantum OTS - Capt tbd
Radiance OTS - Capt Marek Slaby (started rotation 8-15-21)
Radiance OTS - Capt Espen Been
Rhapsody OTS - Capt Trond Holm (started rotation 7-10-21)
Rhapsody OTS - Capt Toni Calne
Serenade OTS - Capt Stig Nilsen (started rotation 8-1-21)
Serenade OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo
Spectrum OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 7-22-21)
Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen
Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead (started rotation 6-19-21)
Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan
Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti (started rotation 7-31-21)
Vision OTS - Capt tbd
Voyager OTS - Capt Ervin Pajic (started rotation 6-19-21)
Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu
Wonder OTS - Capt Inaugural (started rotation 3-1-22)
Wonder OTS - Capt Charles Teige
Icon #1 OTS - Capt Inaugural (started rotation 10-1-23)
Icon #1 OTS - Capt Yard Captain
 
 
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16 hours ago, Miamia65 said:

Hi, Captain Charles Teige is onboard Wonder of the Seas for sea trials - 20 to 24 August. Based on previous ship builds, Captain Charles is usually the take out captain and the ship will be handed over in the near future. So we can expect that Captain Charles will remain onboard going forward. Information sourced from RCG trustworthy employee.

 

What do you mean with Captain Charles is usually the take out Captain?

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On 8/23/2021 at 3:39 PM, Saab4444 said:

What do you mean with Captain Charles is usually the take out Captain?

Royal Caribbean tends to assign one of their most senior Captains the job of being the first Captain to take the delivery of new ships as they are delivered from the shipyard, and sailing them to their first assigned port.

 

Some years ago, it was Captain Bill Wright, if I recall correctly, until he retired.

 

Captain Charles seems to have taken that role of being the most senior captain who takes delivery of the ships and then hands them off to the "regular" captain who will take over for the regularly scheduled sailings.

 

It would be a very interesting list to compile of all the ships in the fleet, and who was the captain that took delivery from their respective shipyards!

 

Theron
 

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22 minutes ago, TPKeller said:

Royal Caribbean tends to assign one of their most senior Captains the job of being the first Captain to take the delivery of new ships as they are delivered from the shipyard, and sailing them to their first assigned port.

 

Some years ago, it was Captain Bill Wright, if I recall correctly, until he retired.

 

Captain Charles seems to have taken that role of being the most senior captain who takes delivery of the ships and then hands them off to the "regular" captain who will take over for the regularly scheduled sailings.

 

It would be a very interesting list to compile of all the ships in the fleet, and who was the captain that took delivery from their respective shipyards!

 

Theron
 

Yes, all cruise lines choose Senior Captains for that important task. Captain Charles does it just for the second time with Wonder, it is not his assigned role to take out all new ships. He is also one of the Captains who likes cruising in Asia (many don‘t) so this is a good match.

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1 hour ago, Saab4444 said:

Yes, all cruise lines choose Senior Captains for that important task. Captain Charles does it just for the second time with Wonder, it is not his assigned role to take out all new ships. He is also one of the Captains who likes cruising in Asia (many don‘t) so this is a good match.

With such a small and infrequent data set, it's hard to spot a trend.  That list I mentioned would be very interesting indeed!

 

Theron

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14 hours ago, TPKeller said:

With such a small and infrequent data set, it's hard to spot a trend.  That list I mentioned would be very interesting indeed!

 

Theron

Well, we can try. Maybe a fun exercise and good for the memories.. Below is what I know (not all 100%). Captain Bill Wright did it as shore based SVP Marine Operations and he handed over the ships quickly.

 

Sovereign Class (Sovereign and Monarch of the Seas Captain Tor Stangeland)

 

Vision Class (Rhapsody of the Seas Captain Arnulf Remo)

 

Radiance Class (Radiance Captain Rune Lokling, Brilliance Captain Nikolas Antalis, Serenade Captain Stig Nilsen, Jewel Captain James MacDonald)   

 

Voyager Class (Voyager Captain Svein Petersen, Explorer Captain Olav Nyseter, Adventure Captain Arnulf Remo, Navigator Captain Leif Otto Bang and Mariner Captain Johnny Faevelen).

 

Freedom Class (Freedom Captain Bill Wright / Captain Erik Tengelsen, Liberty Captain Hernan Zini, Independence Captain Teo Strazicic)

 

Oasis Class (Oasis Captain Bill Wright / Captain Trym Selvag), Allure Captain Hernan Zini, Harmony Captain Gus Anderson, Symphony Captain Rob Hempstead, Wonder Captain Charles Teige)

 

Quantum Class (Quantum Captain Shrecko Ban, Anthem Captain Claus Andersen, Ovation Captain Henrik Loy, Spectrum Captain Charles Teige, Odyssey Captain Per Kristophersen)    

 

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34 minutes ago, Saab4444 said:

Well, we can try. Maybe a fun exercise and good for the memories.. Below is what I know (not all 100%). Captain Bill Wright did it as shore based SVP Marine Operations and he handed over the ships quickly.

 

Sovereign Class (Sovereign and Monarch of the Seas Captain Tor Stangeland)

 

Vision Class (Rhapsody of the Seas Captain Arnulf Remo)

 

Radiance Class (Radiance Captain Rune Lokling, Brilliance Captain Nikolas Antalis, Serenade Captain Stig Nilsen, Jewel Captain James MacDonald)   

 

Voyager Class (Voyager Captain Svein Petersen, Explorer Captain Olav Nyseter, Adventure Captain Arnulf Remo, Navigator Captain Leif Otto Bang and Mariner Captain Johnny Faevelen).

 

Freedom Class (Freedom Captain Bill Wright / Captain Erik Tengelsen, Liberty Captain Hernan Zini, Independence Captain Teo Strazicic)

 

Oasis Class (Oasis Captain Bill Wright / Captain Trym Selvag), Allure Captain Hernan Zini, Harmony Captain Gus Anderson, Symphony Captain Rob Hempstead, Wonder Captain Charles Teige)

 

Quantum Class (Quantum Captain Shrecko Ban, Anthem Captain Claus Andersen, Ovation Captain Henrik Loy, Spectrum Captain Charles Teige, Odyssey Captain Per Kristophersen)    

 

Wow, that's cool!

 

Theron

 

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1 hour ago, Saab4444 said:

Well, we can try. Maybe a fun exercise and good for the memories.. Below is what I know (not all 100%). Captain Bill Wright did it as shore based SVP Marine Operations and he handed over the ships quickly.

 

Sovereign Class (Sovereign and Monarch of the Seas Captain Tor Stangeland)

 

Vision Class (Rhapsody of the Seas Captain Arnulf Remo)

 

Radiance Class (Radiance Captain Rune Lokling, Brilliance Captain Nikolas Antalis, Serenade Captain Stig Nilsen, Jewel Captain James MacDonald)   

 

Voyager Class (Voyager Captain Svein Petersen, Explorer Captain Olav Nyseter, Adventure Captain Arnulf Remo, Navigator Captain Leif Otto Bang and Mariner Captain Johnny Faevelen).

 

Freedom Class (Freedom Captain Bill Wright / Captain Erik Tengelsen, Liberty Captain Hernan Zini, Independence Captain Teo Strazicic)

 

Oasis Class (Oasis Captain Bill Wright / Captain Trym Selvag), Allure Captain Hernan Zini, Harmony Captain Gus Anderson, Symphony Captain Rob Hempstead, Wonder Captain Charles Teige)

 

Quantum Class (Quantum Captain Shrecko Ban, Anthem Captain Claus Andersen, Ovation Captain Henrik Loy, Spectrum Captain Charles Teige, Odyssey Captain Per Kristophersen)    

 

 

One correction for Radiance:

 

Sovereign Class (Sovereign and Monarch of the Seas Captain Tor Stangeland)

 

Vision Class (Rhapsody of the Seas Captain Arnulf Remo)

 

Radiance Class (Radiance Captain Kent Ringborn, Brilliance Captain Nikolas Antalis, Serenade Captain Stig Nilsen, Jewel Captain James MacDonald)   

 

Voyager Class (Voyager Captain Svein Petersen, Explorer Captain Olav Nyseter, Adventure Captain Arnulf Remo, Navigator Captain Leif Otto Bang and Mariner Captain Johnny Faevelen).

 

Freedom Class (Freedom Captain Bill Wright / Captain Erik Tengelsen, Liberty Captain Hernan Zini, Independence Captain Teo Strazicic)

 

Oasis Class (Oasis Captain Bill Wright / Captain Trym Selvag), Allure Captain Hernan Zini, Harmony Captain Gus Anderson, Symphony Captain Rob Hempstead, Wonder Captain Charles Teige)

 

Quantum Class (Quantum Captain Shrecko Ban, Anthem Captain Claus Andersen, Ovation Captain Henrik Loy, Spectrum Captain Charles Teige, Odyssey Captain Per Kristophersen)    

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As per him sharing with me, Captain Michael Lindberg is staying an additional week. He will sign off on September 19, instead of 9/12. I’m glad because we get to sail a week with him!

 

We are staying on for the two cruises after that week, with Captain Gus from 9/19 forward. 

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Adventure OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 7-31-21)

Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk

Allure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 7-4-21)

Allure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff

Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban (started rotation 9-3-21)

Anthem OTS - Capt Iv Vidos

Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala (started rotation 7-10-21)

Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug

Enchantment OTS - Capt Malvin Bardnes (started rotation 7-19-21)

Enchantment OTS - Capt Arild Hansen

Explorer OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic (started rotation 7-27-21)

Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad

Freedom OTS - Capt Trym Selvag (started rotation 7-11-21)

Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen

Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 8-14-21)

Grandeur OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson

Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 8-1-21)

Harmony OTS - Capt Ron Holmes

Independence OTS - Capt Gus Andersson (started rotation 9-19-21)

Independence OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg

Jewel OTS - Capt Claus Andersen (started rotation 7-18-21)

Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen

Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 7-18-21)

Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky

Mariner OTS - Capt Tobias Oster (started rotation 8-2-21)

Mariner OTS - Capt Aris Medina

Navigator OTS - Capt Angel Oviol (started rotation 7-23-21)

Navigator OTS - Capt Mattias Persson

Oasis OTS - Capt Göran Peterson (started rotation 8-22-21)

Oasis OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad

Odyssey OTS - Capt Per Kristopherson (started rotation 7-15-21)

Odyssey OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim

Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan (started rotation 9-3-21)

Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy

Quantum OTS - Capt tbd (started rotation 7-25-21)

Quantum OTS - Capt tbd

Radiance OTS - Capt Marek Slaby (started rotation 8-15-21)

Radiance OTS - Capt Espen Been

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Trond Holm (started rotation 7-10-21)

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Toni Calne

Serenade OTS - Capt Stig Nilsen (started rotation 8-1-21)

Serenade OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo

Spectrum OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 7-22-21)

Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen

Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 8-28-21)

Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead

Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti (started rotation 7-31-21)

Vision OTS - Capt tbd

Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu (started rotation 8-28-21)

Voyager OTS - Capt Ervin Pajic

Wonder OTS - Capt Inaugural (started rotation 3-1-22)

Wonder OTS - Capt Charles Teige

Icon #1 OTS - Capt Inaugural (started rotation 10-1-23)

Icon #1 OTS - Capt Yard Captain

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9 hours ago, TPKeller said:

Looks like Captain Johnny returned to Harmony on the 5th!?

Theron
 

 

yeah, someone posted a pic of him putting on his balcony while he was in quarantine. So I put him on as I'm never sure when to start the clock when there's an overlap. But now that he's posted he's in charge now, I'll update the date. Plus he refers to a Capt Frederick. Don't know who that is. But obviously it's not Ron Holmes

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1 hour ago, F27TW said:

Am i missing seeing Captain Karin from the list?    She was our Captain years ago on Monarch.   Is she still with RC? 

She got promoted and moved to Celebrity. 

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6 minutes ago, Oceansaway17 said:

yes they are the female captains cruise line of choice.  Kate lead the way.  

Men -- stay with RCI.  

Yes and she had to be on a ship that are husband wasn't the chief engineer.   Since he was on a Royal ship, Brilliance I think, she moved.  That was where we met them.  She was staff captain then and he was chief engineer. 

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Just now, njkruzer said:

Yes and she had to be on a ship that are husband wasn't the chief engineer.   Since he was on a Royal ship, Brilliance I think, she moved.  That was where we met them.  She was staff captain then and he was chief engineer. 

I had her on the Summit in 2016.

She was funny because she said just before we left "Now which purse did I put my keys in?"

 

And as we were leaving, in NYC harbor a lot of small boats kept getting in the way.  Boy did she or someone on the bridge lay on the horn for almost a half hour.   I swear that horn started to sound a little weak.

Also when she is posing for photos off to the side on the 2nd night, the ship's photographers were down right mean to anyone nearby walking and stopping to take a quick photo.  I did not want to pose with her I just walked by I got the camera out and this hand and snippy voice came down on me fast.

Then several others folks had the same thing.  Nasties photographers every on any ship. So I went way across and hid and did a zoom.  

I mean really you are in a large area with lots of folks walking by. 

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1 hour ago, njkruzer said:

She got promoted and moved to Celebrity. 

I believe this question was about Captain Karin Stahre-Janson. She was the first femal cruise Captain on Monatch, Serenade and Majesty from 2007-2014 but never with Celebrity. Long time before Kate and others you are talking about!

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26 minutes ago, Saab4444 said:

I believe this question was about Captain Karin Stahre-Janson. She was the first femal cruise Captain on Monatch, Serenade and Majesty from 2007-2014 but never with Celebrity. Long time before Kate and others you are talking about!

 

BUT Kate was the first American women to be a Captain for RCG

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4 hours ago, F27TW said:

Am i missing seeing Captain Karin from the list?    She was our Captain years ago on Monarch.   Is she still with RC? 

Capt Karin quit RCI in 2021(?long time ago). When we had her she was not happy, you could see she wanted to be elsewhere. I hear she resigned to take care of her ailing parents in Sweden.

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Adventure OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 7-31-21)

Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk

Allure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 7-4-21)

Allure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff

Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban (started rotation 9-3-21)

Anthem OTS - Capt Iv Vidos

Brilliance OTS - Capt tbd (started rotation 7-10-21)

Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug

Enchantment OTS - Capt Malvin Bardnes (started rotation 7-19-21)

Enchantment OTS - Capt Arild Hansen

Explorer OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic (started rotation 7-27-21)

Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad

Freedom OTS - Capt Ante Cavala (started rotation 8-28-21)

Freedom OTS - Capt Trym Selvag

Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 8-14-21)

Grandeur OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson

Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 9-5-21)

Harmony OTS - Capt Capt Frederick

Independence OTS - Capt Gus Andersson (started rotation 9-19-21)

Independence OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg

Jewel OTS - Capt Claus Andersen (started rotation 7-18-21)

Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen

Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 7-18-21)

Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky

Mariner OTS - Capt Tobias Oster (started rotation 8-2-21)

Mariner OTS - Capt Aris Medina

Navigator OTS - Capt Angel Oviol (started rotation 7-23-21)

Navigator OTS - Capt Mattias Persson

Oasis OTS - Capt Göran Peterson (started rotation 8-22-21)

Oasis OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad

Odyssey OTS - Capt Per Kristopherson (started rotation 7-15-21)

Odyssey OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim

Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan (started rotation 9-3-21)

Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy

Quantum OTS - Capt tbd (started rotation 7-25-21)

Quantum OTS - Capt tbd

Radiance OTS - Capt Marek Slaby (started rotation 8-15-21)

Radiance OTS - Capt Espen Been

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Trond Holm (started rotation 7-10-21)

Rhapsody OTS - Capt Toni Calne

Serenade OTS - Capt Stig Nilsen (started rotation 8-1-21)

Serenade OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo

Spectrum OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 7-22-21)

Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen

Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 8-28-21)

Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead

Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti (started rotation 7-31-21)

Vision OTS - Capt tbd

Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu (started rotation 8-28-21)

Voyager OTS - Capt Ervin Pajic

Wonder OTS - Capt Inaugural (started rotation 3-1-22)

Wonder OTS - Capt Charles Teige

Icon #1 OTS - Capt Inaugural (started rotation 10-1-23)

Icon #1 OTS - Capt Yard Captain

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