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Jason Banyon, executive chef on Constellation, will be leaving Celebrity to spend more time with his family. It was a real pleasure sailing with him on Millennium last year and we will miss him on our upcoming CS sailing. We of course wish him all the best.

 

Sorry to hear Arno. We've met Jason several times, and thought he was very cordial, and a great exec chef. Another tough loss for Celebrity.

 

Wishing Jason all the very best of success in the future !

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Hi Everyone,

 

Might any recent Eclipse guests know of Sue Denning's schedule ? I believe she's currently onboard, but would like to know if she will be onboard Eclipse in mid-late November.

 

Thanks very much !

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From a Millennium frequent cruiser on board:

 

Doing this from an iPhone so can you post for us. Capt. Patsoulas, Cruise Director-Rich Clesen, Hotel D.- Niina Hautaniemi, F&B-Doug Shelley, CC host-Rose, Engineer- Zannikos, GRM-Jacque DeGuzman, Chef-Michael Fernandes

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Just back from the Eclipse and the line up was:

 

Captain Panagiotis Skylogiannis

Staff Captain Theocharis Charalampos

Chief Engineer Georgios Spyrellis

Guest relations manager Simona Stumberger

Hotel Director Tom Brady

Cruise Director Sue Denning

Food and Beverage manager Brett Coleman

Executive chef Paul Carroll

CC host Bruce van de Boon

 

Bruce told us that Graham will be replacing him after the current cruise.

 

Great cruise, well run ship, happy crew.

 

Angie x

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We just returned from the Infinity (Sept. 6th sailing) a few days ago. I agree about Jenny. She is fantastic and makes everyone feel special and at ease.

 

Kathy

 

Funny, we didn't care for Jenny at ALL. We found her to be self centered, always talking about how tired she is, how "these people" bother her, talked all about her wardrobe, her shoes, how much she paid for things, her onboard boyfriend and when she expected to get engaged, did I mention how "these Elite" people are so demanding according to her. She did mention to us on Day 2 that she has a toddler at home, but never mentioned him again, although she loved talking about herself and her on boyfriend,what she did the night before, how little sleep she got, I can go on and on. We found her to be very unprofessional. At the Elite event she acted more like a guest than a host.

 

She was hardly ever in the library where she was suppose to be. If it weren't for the concierge in there also, we would never had gotten answers to our questions.

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This chart needs an update from several ships. Thanks to Tony UK and Kathy. & Welland for the latest news.

 

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Has anyone heard of a Social Hostess by the name of Marlena??? She is suppose to be on the Constellation.

 

She is currently co hostess (not "Melissa's assistant") on Summit until Oct, due to the large number of elites on the Canada cruises. She will go on the Nov 7 Infinity for the first half of the cruise and get off in Panama, her home, then whe will pick up the Connie's transatlantic on Nov 24. It looks like this would have to be her start of a new contract, but with only a couple of weeks off.

 

We first met her in March on her very first cruise, where she was great at her job immediately. It was good to see her on Summit the last two weeks where it was obvious she was improved in her self confidence and still very friendly. I will tell you now if she is the CC hostess on your cruise, she is a joy and you lucked out.

 

Re: comments about staff made here and other cruisecritic posts. I remind you to take the collective opinion regarding a staff member. Never take the word of a single posters "facts". While the observations could be factual, you never know who is saying it unless you have gained insight from many of their posts to get an idea of the source. I'm relatively confident that if a poster did not receive the center-of-attention treatment or was unreasonable, or overdemanding toward a staffer, that could be the reason for negative comments, thus take the collective opinion, not a single one.

 

Arno, thanks for keeping this thread going, you can check post http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showpost.php?p=40044026&postcount=22 to see Summit's current staff. Two have even changed since last week. The OP of that thread is crazy (I say that affectionately) with all his (internet time) to post pics of the cruise. For me I get to see my cruise all over again.

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Two have even changed since last week. The OP of that thread is crazy (I say that affectionately) with all his (internet time) to post pics of the cruise. For me I get to see my cruise all over again.

 

I read your mind and spotted it:

 

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Re: comments about staff made here and other cruisecritic posts. I remind you to take the collective opinion regarding a staff member. Never take the word of a single posters "facts". While the observations could be factual, you never know who is saying it unless you have gained insight from many of their posts to get an idea of the source.

 

Very sage advice. More than one cruiser has posted a retraction about initial impression.

I know that we have our favourites but too many leave because of having a very tough job with weekly confrontations.

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Very sage advice. More than one cruiser has posted a retraction about initial impression.

I know that we have our favourites but too many leave because of having a very tough job with weekly confrontations.

 

Agree. As someone once said posting on the internet is like sending a postcard, not a sealed letter. If one has negative comments about staff there are certainly places to report. But, I don't believe these pages are the proper place. Anyone can have a bad day or week. I've given some specific examples in other posts.

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We first met her in March on her very first cruise, where she was great at her job immediately. It was good to see her on Summit the last two weeks where it was obvious she was improved in her self confidence and still very friendly. I will tell you now if she is the CC hostess on your cruise, she is a joy and you lucked out.

 

I first met Marlena in April/May during Pacific Coastal/Alaska cruises, and while it was apparent that she was relatively new to her position, I felt she was friendly and approachable. I am so glad to hear that her self confidence has improved. I look forward to sailing with her again.

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Does anyone know who is captain club host on Millie currently since repairs? Thanks, sailing Oct 22 and curious who we will have onboard.

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Her name is Rose and she's an absolute delight. Last winter she was on the Constellation and moved the Millie to be with her husband.

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Does anyone know who is captain club host on Millie currently since repairs? Thanks, sailing Oct 22 and curious who we will have onboard.

 

 

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There should be a change in the Guest Relations Manager within the next month

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Everyone has their own unique experience and while I may agree there are other avenues to voice concerns regarding an individual, voicing disappointments add balance to this site. The uncomfortable experience of a poster could bring uncomplimentary or unprofessional behavior to attention, where it could be corrected. I enjoy meeting and being friendly with fellow cruisers, staff, and crew. However, I do expect, especially on Celebrity, a level of professionalism. I might add I have met very few Celebrity employees that do not exceed my expectations.

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Everyone has their own unique experience and while I may agree there are other avenues to voice concerns regarding an individual, voicing disappointments add balance to this site. The uncomfortable experience of a poster could bring uncomplimentary or unprofessional behavior to attention, where it could be corrected. I enjoy meeting and being friendly with fellow cruisers, staff, and crew. However, I do expect, especially on Celebrity, a level of professionalism. I might add I have met very few Celebrity employees that do not exceed my expectations.

 

Don't want to start a debate on this thread, but if you find that there is a problem while on the cruise report it to a Senior Officer in the department that is responsible. Give them a chance to make it right prior to going public. Everyone, including staff has the right to defend themselves against unfair attack. Will say nothing more.

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I first met Marlena in April/May during Pacific Coastal/Alaska cruises, and while it was apparent that she was relatively new to her position, I felt she was friendly and approachable. I am so glad to hear that her self confidence has improved. I look forward to sailing with her again.

 

We thought Marlene (spelling IS correct) was fantastic. She is from Panama and I enjoyed speaking Spanish with her. She will be great as a hostess eventually.

 

Happy Sails to You

 

OOOEEE :D:D Bob and Phyl

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We are on the 03 November TA from S-hampton to FLL aboard Eclipse. I see that Sue Denning is currently the CD. Does anyone know if she is scheduled to remain onboard through the reposition? She is just terrific.

 

Thanks! Mike

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We are on the 03 November TA from S-hampton to FLL aboard Eclipse. I see that Sue Denning is currently the CD. Does anyone know if she is scheduled to remain onboard through the reposition? She is just terrific.

 

Thanks! Mike

 

I believe she is on until November ... which does not help much for your question. Whether she does the TA or not is not known by my sources... :confused:

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I believe she is on until November ... which does not help much for your question. Whether she does the TA or not is not known by my sources... :confused:

 

Thanks so much Cruisenut..hopefully she'll be with us!

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Hi,Arno

In case this info did not reach you ,here's the crew info off that sailing we were part of.

Master;Theodoros Zakkas ( a.k.a.;''Captain Theo'')

Staff Captain;Nikolaos Zacharopoulos

Chief Engineer:Georgios Karlis

GRM:Cristian Comira

HD: Peter Nodal

CD: Steve Gayda

F&B: Fabio Scaglione

Executive Chef: Rene Rojas

CC hostess;Melissa Snow &, in training, Marlene ( as Melissa put it, the

" M&M" team....:rolleyes:)

 

As an aside, we had over 1300 Captain's Club members, over 600 of whom were Elites.So, the ''3 vouchers/day'' system was in use, as well as

an open bar in Revelations 5-7pm. How more flexible and convenient can it be....?

There were 4 entertainers ( other than the usual Accapella group ),Jordan Bateman, Brandi Page, (x?X? ) Aing and a drummer whose first name was Matthew. As usual, they alternated all over the place. Some spelling might be wrong.

Select dining worked like a charm...and at ''rush hour'' no less ( ''7.00pm-ish" ) and we even got picky and insisted on a table for 2; never a problem...and we had a weebit over 2200 guests on board !

All in all; a classic text book ==X==voyage.

 

Hope this helps you with your fantastic and in depth ''who's on board'' chart upkeep......for which we all thank you .

Cheers

Regards to Joanne.

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Master: Captain Zisis Taramas

Hotel Director: Sue Richardson

Chief Engineer: Stavros Zannikos

Cruise Director: Paul Baya

Staff Captain: Panagiotis Kiousis

Food & Beverage Manager: Mark Tomley

Guest Relations Manager: Mario Tavares

Executive Chef: Robert Sauer

CC Hostess: Tanushka D'Souza

Naturalist: Brent Nixon

Beyond the Podium Speaker: Kurt Mondloch (Sailing)

 

Party Band: Sol Provider

Guitar and Vocals: Jonny Mantra

Classical Trio: Chroma String Trio

Contemporary Jazz/Rock: Ryan Johnson Quartet

Jazz Quartet: Off the Record

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Does anybody know how I can find the full name of the sommelier we had our CS cruise. We just got off the ship in IST. I would like to write Miami and say how his service was absolutely wonderful. I got the waiter and asst waiters name but sadly have only what I think the first name of the sommelier is:( any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance:)

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OnboardSep24.png

 

 

SOLSTICE, September 13 to 23, 2013

 

Master: Captain Zisis Taramas

Hotel Director: Sue Richardson

Chief Engineer: Stavros Zannikos

Cruise Director: Paul Baya

Staff Captain: Panagiotis Kiousis

Food & Beverage Manager: Mark Tomley

Guest Relations Manager: Mario Tavares

Executive Chef: Robert Sauer

CC Hostess: Tanushka D'Souza

Naturalist: Brent Nixon

Beyond the Podium Speaker: Kurt Mondloch (Sailing)

 

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Do I assume correctly that Capt Y Berdos took over from Capt Taramas as of Sept 24 (and therefore can we expect him to be onboard through to Xmas)?

Edited by boeckli

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Do I assume correctly that Capt Y Berdos took over from Capt Taramas as of Sept 24 (and therefore can we expect him to be onboard through to Xmas)?

 

Captain Yannis Bardos assumed command September 22nd according to a friend onboard. Whether he will be onboard through Christmas is not known. Three months on/off pattern might suggest he will be home for Christmas.

Solstice is in port Dec 22nd in NZ.

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