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When the captain changes on a ship, does the crew change as well? 

Just wondering as boarding Oceana tomorrow and the Captain is getting off, so just wondering if we will have a whole new crew? 

Andy 

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Hope you have a great time. See you when you get back.

Oh, I don't know the answer!

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1 minute ago, happy v said:

Hope you have a great time. See you when you get back.

Oh, I don,t know the answer!

Thank you for your input... 😊

I'm sure we will have a good time, thank you. 

Andy 

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Enjoy your cruise. The crew doesn’t change all in one lot. You might see a few new crew members joining the ship in Southampton starting their new contracts and for different positions onboard their contracts will be for different lengths. 

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4 minutes ago, Tilly20 said:

Enjoy your cruise. The crew doesn’t change all in one lot. You might see a few new crew members joining the ship in Southampton starting their new contracts and for different positions onboard their contracts will be for different lengths. 

Thank you. 

That makes sense, just had a panic that we would have a whole new crew. 

Never really thought about it before. 

Andy 

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11 hours ago, AndyMichelle said:

When the captain changes on a ship, does the crew change as well? 

Just wondering as boarding Oceana tomorrow and the Captain is getting off, so just wondering if we will have a whole new crew? 

Andy 

You kept that quite,have a good one mate.Don't upset the tiramisu security,I heard they're big blokes.

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11 minutes ago, brian1 said:

You kept that quite,have a good one mate.Don't upset the tiramisu security,I heard they're big blokes.

Thank you Brian. 

Nothing gets between me and the buffet, I have very sharp elbows... 

Clown suit packed, all ready😊

Andy 

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11 hours ago, AndyMichelle said:

Thank you. 

That makes sense, just had a panic that we would have a whole new crew. 

Never really thought about it before. 

Andy 

I think a whole new crew all in one go would be a recipe for chaos. :)

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13 hours ago, AndyMichelle said:

When the captain changes on a ship, does the crew change as well? 

Just wondering as boarding Oceana tomorrow and the Captain is getting off, so just wondering if we will have a whole new crew? 

Andy 

I think it all depends on whether they know you are going to be onboard........
 

 

 

 

of course if they do, they will all stay on, Captain included!

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2 hours ago, AndyMichelle said:

Thank you Brian. 

Nothing gets between me and the buffet, I have very sharp elbows... 

Clown suit packed, all ready😊

Andy 

I see,you must have booked this so you wont miss any of West Ham's fantastic games,lol.

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7 minutes ago, brian1 said:

I see,you must have booked this so you wont miss any of West Ham's fantastic games,lol.

West who??? Never heard of em😊

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39 minutes ago, pete14 said:

I think it all depends on whether they know you are going to be onboard........
 

 

 

 

of course if they do, they will all stay on, Captain included!

I think the Captain heard we are boarding, that's why he is going home... 

Andy 

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39 minutes ago, jh1809 said:

I think a whole new crew all in one go would be a recipe for chaos. 🙂

It is, we were on Britannia when many of the waiting staff changed so there were a whole lot of new staff falling over each other and poor service depending on the table you got in freedom dining.

 

Andy, the above is unusual, they usually change staff a bit at a time for continuity.

 

Have a wonderful cruise, where are you off to this time?

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1 minute ago, Eglesbrech said:

It is, we were on Britannia when many of the waiting staff changed so there were a whole lot of new staff falling over each other and poor service depending on the table you got in freedom dining.

 

Andy, the above is unusual, they usually change staff a bit at a time for continuity.

 

Have a wonderful cruise, where are you off to this time?

Thank you. 

Just off to Hamburg, Brugge and IJmuiden.

It was a last minute cheapie, we call it our bonus cruise, the first one we haven't planned at least a year in advance. 

Because of Oceana skipping the Gulf, the price was very cheap. 

Andy 

 

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52 minutes ago, jh1809 said:

I think a whole new crew all in one go would be a recipe for chaos. 🙂

That's why I panicked... 

Have done a fair few cruises now and it never crossed my mind. 

Andy 

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56 minutes ago, jh1809 said:

I think a whole new crew all in one go would be a recipe for chaos. 🙂

Is that what you are predicting for Iona?:classic_ohmy:

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2 minutes ago, AndyMichelle said:

Thank you. 

Just off to Hamburg, Brugge and IJmuiden.

It was a last minute cheapie, we call it our bonus cruise, the first one we haven't planned at least a year in advance. 

Because of Oceana skipping the Gulf, the price was very cheap. 

Andy 

 

Lovely, great places to do some Christmas shopping. We always head in the direction of Brugge in November or December to get in the  Christmas chocolates, in fact we will just miss you by a few days.

 

The weather looks fairly warm this year, I have had thermals on in these ports in the past but this year Brugge is sitting at 8 degrees, positively balmy.

 

Have a wonderful cruise.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Eglesbrech said:

Lovely, great places to do some Christmas shopping. We always head in the direction of Brugge in November or December to get in the  Christmas chocolates, in fact we will just miss you by a few days.

 

The weather looks fairly warm this year, I have had thermals on in these ports in the past but this year Brugge is sitting at 8 degrees, positively balmy.

 

Have a wonderful cruise.

 

 

Thank you Michael Fish... 😊

We have 'layers' so prepared for everything. 

Don't mind the cold, just hope the rain stays away. 

Andy 

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3 minutes ago, AndyMichelle said:

Thank you Michael Fish... 😊

We have 'layers' so prepared for everything. 

Don't mind the cold, just hope the rain stays away. 

Andy 

Just hope that I am not like Michael Fish, I remember black Monday very clearly 🌬.


If it is too cold you can always have a nice glass of Jenever to warm you up. 

 

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16 hours ago, AndyMichelle said:

When the captain changes on a ship, does the crew change as well? 

Just wondering as boarding Oceana tomorrow and the Captain is getting off, so just wondering if we will have a whole new crew? 

Andy 

 

Just home- yes Capt changing also quite a lot of crew both this week and next weekend.  Not wholesale change but fairly significant from what our waiters were telling us.

The entertainment, shows and resident bands/musicians excellent. CD Elaine Cole also went home today.  Food in mdr very good too.  Enjoy.

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13 minutes ago, kruzseeka said:

 

Just home- yes Capt changing also quite a lot of crew both this week and next weekend.  Not wholesale change but fairly significant from what our waiters were telling us.

The entertainment, shows and resident bands/musicians excellent. CD Elaine Cole also went home today.  Food in mdr very good too.  Enjoy.

Thank you, hope you had a great time. 

I hope the chef hasn't gone home... 

Andy 

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Andy,

 

Part of the crew change every time a ship comes into Southampton. And on longer cruises they can change at any port with an international airport nearby. Much like the visiting entertainers. 

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1 hour ago, AndyMichelle said:

Thank you, hope you had a great time. 

I hope the chef hasn't gone home... 

Andy 

 

Yes thanks, we did.  Couple of bumpy days but good cruise.  Although i think there were quite a few of the crew going home it is staggered so there remains continuity.  Our waiter was going home today, wine waiter next week but assistant waiter not til next year. One wine steward told us there is more change just now as they don't have much changeover during the Christmas season.   I trust all us well and you enjoy your time on board as much as we did. 

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1 hour ago, kruzseeka said:

 

Yes thanks, we did.  Couple of bumpy days but good cruise.  Although i think there were quite a few of the crew going home it is staggered so there remains continuity.  Our waiter was going home today, wine waiter next week but assistant waiter not til next year. One wine steward told us there is more change just now as they don't have much changeover during the Christmas season.   I trust all us well and you enjoy your time on board as much as we did. 

Thank you. 

On board now, embarkation was fantastically easy. 

Hit the buffet while it was quiet, the roast beef was fantastic. 

Early days but loving it so far. 

Andy 

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1 hour ago, daiB said:

Andy,

 

Part of the crew change every time a ship comes into Southampton. And on longer cruises they can change at any port with an international airport nearby. Much like the visiting entertainers. 

It only sprung to mind as on our last Aurora cruise, the captain was leaving and our waiters, cabin steward etc all seemed to be going as well. 

On board now and everybody seems to know what they are doing. 

Andy 

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