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18 minutes ago, MBalkus said:

Do you know when Carlos Torres will be leaving the Empress?When will he return?

Either a 4 or 6 month contract. Started June 17 so should be on vacation by Christmas at the latest, probably a bit earlier. Breaks are 2 months long.

Carlos was Activities Manager when we were on Serenade in 2013. He was good.

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Happy New Year to the RCL Blog! UPDATE as of January 11th, 2017:

Ship

Cruise Director

Activities Manager

Adventure

Simona Ferraiuolo

Daniel Dornas

Allure

Mitch Merucci 

Amy Tripp

Anthem

Dennis Charles

Enzo Matijaca

Brilliance

Jimmy Rhodes

Flavio Maeda

Empress

Hugo Arenas

Mauricio Diaz

Enchantment

 Michelle Pimentinha Oliveira

 TT Algan

Explorer

Topi Ylönen

Aysy Sadrislamova

Freedom

 Abe Hughes

Alexander Schmidt

Grandeur 

 Bob Leininger

Tanya Yates Tongue

Harmony

 Dru Pavlov

Katy McCullagh

Independence

 Marc Walker

Mark Rous

Jewel

Susan Adams

Daniel Klophaus

Liberty

Drew Devine

Mickey Martin

Mariner

Fang Lixin

Kitty Xu

Majesty

Bobby Broughton

Mosese Vatuloka

Navigator

Cuddy Cudworth

Claire Booth

Oasis

Tim Connor

Margot van Erck

Ovation

Joff Eaton

Chris Hopkins

Quantum

Chris Brown

Bonnie Bai

Radiance

Rob McNally

Saini Gupta

Rhapsody

Unknown

Eric Lopez

Serenade

Ricky Matthews

Caroline Peters

Vision

Steve Davis

Talita Leoni

Voyager

Unknown

Marvin Wilson

 

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The best CD I have come across so far has been Tim Connor.  He was on Allure but now he's on Oasis.  He is younger, super energetic and so unbelievably funny!  I laughed so hard I cried on more than one occasion.  Heard great things about Abe too but have not had the pleasure yet to sail with him.

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33 minutes ago, UkuleleCruiser said:

Drew Devine? Not familiar with him. But I will be soon....

Afraid you won't be. Drew leaves for vacation on Sunday and John Blair replaces him until May 24th. Not a John fan, hope you like him more than I did.

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56 minutes ago, Beyond Vertical said:

Marc Walker announced he will be on Symphony from 10/23/18-2/16/19. He's an awesome director and a hoot to follow on Facebook. 

He'll be on Harmony 1/27/18-4/7/18 -  8/4/18-10/6/18

I actually know all of those dates, I just can't find a way to incorporate them into this list.

I agree that Marc's FB page is fun to follow, and that he is a great CD. So glad he will be doing the Symphony TA. He should really also do the takeout instead of Bobby Brown but I guess he is spending a bit of time on Harmony to ensure he is familiar with the class before doing the Symphony. Wondering if Matt is reading this thread as Marc was his CD when he sailed Indy over Thanksgiving.

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1 hour ago, Joe01 said:

Freedom          Abe Hughes          Alexander Schmidt

Can anyone comment on how Abe / Alexander are? I think I remember seeing positive comments about Abe from @twangster in his recent Freedom live blog, but if anyone else know either of them from other sailings they were on...

And of course, if they're good then hopefully they're not also switching ships or going on vacation before March 31. :3_grin:

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3 minutes ago, UkuleleCruiser said:

I've had John Blair before. Ho-hum. 

"ho-hum" is what I would use to describe Bobby Brown from the Harmony. 

Personally, I feel that John and Katrina are both stuck in the late 80's/90's days of cruising. Not really a modern day style, and certainly not to my taste. I'll leave it there.

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1 minute ago, JLMoran said:

Can anyone comment on how Abe / Alexander are? I think I remember seeing positive comments about Abe from @twangster in his recent Freedom live blog, but if anyone else know either of them from other sailings they were on...

And of course, if they're good then hopefully they're not also switching ships or going on vacation before March 31. :3_grin:

Abe is my favorite CD. So fun, friendly, energetic, and loves what he does. He is really good. 

Not familiar with Alexander, but maybe someone else will have had him.

 

At the moment, it is looking like both are leaving on February 11th, with Topi Ylönen and Aysy Sadrislamova replacing them until March 17th. Not sure if Abe and/or Alexander are returning then. Hopefully for you!

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3 minutes ago, JLMoran said:

Can anyone comment on how Abe / Alexander are? I think I remember seeing positive comments about Abe from @twangster in his recent Freedom live blog, but if anyone else know either of them from other sailings they were on...

And of course, if they're good then hopefully they're not also switching ships or going on vacation before March 31. :3_grin:

I liked Abe.  Can't remember who the activities director was though.   

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57 minutes ago, Sabrinaklai said:

The best CD I have come across so far has been Tim Connor.  He was on Allure but now he's on Oasis.  He is younger, super energetic and so unbelievably funny!  I laughed so hard I cried on more than one occasion.  Heard great things about Abe too but have not had the pleasure yet to sail with him.

Abe is fantastic, hopefully you will get the pleasure of sailing with him one day. 

Heard fantastic things about Tim. He seems really funny from what I have seen, and I do appreciate a younger and energetic CD, not someone stuck in the old days of cruising.

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4 minutes ago, Joe01 said:

"ho-hum" is what I would use to describe Bobby Brown from the Harmony. 

Personally, I feel that John and Katrina are both stuck in the late 80's/90's days of cruising. Not really a modern day style, and certainly not to my taste. I'll leave it there.

That's exactly right! It's like an 80's flashback. You nailed it!

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3 minutes ago, twangster said:

 

I liked Abe.  Can't remember who the activities director was though.   

When were you on FR? Angelle Rutten van Hemert was AM prior to early December. 

 

I will mention that with Abe, he tends to like the spotlight and doesn't really give his AM a chance to shine. This was apparent on the July 1st Harmony sailing, where he did some of the AM duties such as L&M auditions, sailaway party and the morning show on his own (which was awesome, by the way!) The guests barely got to know Katy McCullagh (Activities Manager) as Abe seemed to dominate everything.

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1 minute ago, Joe01 said:

When were you on FR? Angelle Rutten van Hemert was AM prior to early December. 

 

I will mention that with Abe, he tends to like the spotlight and doesn't really give his AM a chance to shine. This was apparent on the July 1st Harmony sailing, where he did some of the AM duties such as L&M auditions, sailaway party and the morning show on his own (which was awesome, by the way!)

Freedom was beginning of November 2017 for me.

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1 hour ago, Beyond Vertical said:

Marc Walker announced he will be on Symphony from 10/23/18-2/16/19. He's an awesome director and a hoot to follow on Facebook. 

He'll be on Harmony 1/27/18-4/7/18 -  8/4/18-10/6/18

Thanks for the tip!  I just started following him on FB. We'll be on Harmony for Spring Break.  

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1 hour ago, Beyond Vertical said:

Marc Walker announced he will be on Symphony from 10/23/18-2/16/19. He's an awesome director and a hoot to follow on Facebook. 

He'll be on Harmony 1/27/18-4/7/18 -  8/4/18-10/6/18

Marc was on Indy over Christmas.  I liked him.  I'll be on Symphony with him in October.  Cool. 

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Just now, twangster said:

Marc was on Indy over Christmas.  I liked him.  I'll be on Symphony with him in October.  Cool. 

Never had Marc, but follow him on FB and have seen some of him on YouTube. Brilliant CD.

I'm assuming you will be on the TA.

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