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Many thanks for the information--both ship and spelling.  🙂

 

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On 5/22/2019 at 5:43 PM, Norwich Cruiser said:

Radiance of the Seas an excellent captain.

 

What makes him an excellent Captain, and how does that improve your cruise experience?

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12 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

What makes him an excellent Captain, and how does that improve your cruise experience?

 

Very personable, very approachable, crew loves him, and does a music set.

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1 hour ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Very personable, very approachable, crew loves him, and does a music set.

Well said totally agree.

Plus the  passengers love him.

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He pulled up a chair by our family in the Windjammer for breakfast. He was totally interested in how our cruise was going. The Bon Jovi cover songs were awesome. I don't think I can tell you another captains name. But I will always remember Marek Slaby.

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3 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Very personable, very approachable, crew loves him, and does a music set.

 

Rick Sullivan sings, not something I need to see again. 

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4 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

What makes him an excellent Captain, and how does that improve your cruise experience?

 

27 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Rick Sullivan sings, not something I need to see again. 

 

Grumpy much?  😮 

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49 minutes ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

 

Grumpy much?  😮 

 

Honestly curious. 

Looking for ways to improve the experience 

I honestly dont recall my trip being significantly impacted by the guy on the bridge 

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Honestly curious. 

Looking for ways to improve the experience 

I honestly dont recall my trip being significantly impacted by the guy on the bridge 

Except that you finished your cruise without doing a Costa Concordia 🙂

 

We did a NYE cruise 2017/8 on Vision. That NYE evening things were warming up nicely in the atrium when  Capt Marek and his teenage daughter took the stage with the band and let it rip. It was a highlight of the evening.

 

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2 hours ago, pspercy said:

 That NYE evening things were warming up nicely in the atrium when  Capt Marek and his teenage daughter took the stage with the band and let it rip. It was a highlight of the evening.

 

And if that was the staff captain, the night would have been different how?

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6 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Honestly curious. 

Looking for ways to improve the experience 

I honestly dont recall my trip being significantly impacted by the guy on the bridge 

 

Captain Marek is very personable with a great sense of humor!  He does a mean Mustang Sally rendition (I think there's a UTube video) and is just generally a lot of fun.  We were invited to eat dinner with him in Giovanni's on the Vision last year and had a great time!  His crew all seemed very happy as well which always makes us happy!

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I wonder if he's still playing crew vs guests in pool volleyball. We played them close but their experience (and sobriety) overcame our best efforts.

 

The teams were introduced by first name and as we were in line disembarking three days later, Captain Marek was thanking everyone for sailing with Royal. He remembered and thanked me by name.

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8 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Honestly curious. 

Looking for ways to improve the experience 

I honestly dont recall my trip being significantly impacted by the guy on the bridge 

I always thought the same thing. Until I sailed with him. 

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On 5/22/2019 at 11:43 PM, Norwich Cruiser said:

Radiance of the Seas an excellent captain.

How can you judge this?🤔

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3 hours ago, Thorben-Hendrik said:

How can you judge this?🤔

Quite easy.

Once  you have the pleasure of sailing with him you will know.

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The crew truly loves him, and that means they love their jobs--that has an impact every day in everything you do.  We've had lots of crew members tell us what a difference he makes in their lives, and they, of course, make a difference in ours.  The fact that he's fun and interacts with the passengers makes it more fun, also.  I would always choose his ship over another if it's possible to do so.

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On 5/24/2019 at 4:49 AM, Biker19 said:

And if that was the staff captain, the night would have been different how?

 

Obviously that would depend on that person's talents or otherwise.

Pretty simple.

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I guess it's horses for courses, but we would rather not sail on a ship where Marek is the Captain. Once was enough. 

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1 hour ago, Brit-Cruiser said:

I guess it's horses for courses, but we would rather not sail on a ship where Marek is the Captain. Once was enough. 

 

Please elaborate.

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10 hours ago, pspercy said:

 

Obviously that would depend on that person's talents or otherwise.

Pretty simple.

I think most who are questioning how a Captain can make someone's cruise any different point to this - it's just some staff members' other talents, in this case it happened to be the Captain. It wasn't the Captain's ability to drive the ship or some other bridge related duty that made it special.

 

Biker, who's only memorable staff member ever was Topi.

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