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9 minutes ago, Sabrinaklai said:

I did not care for Bobby Brown at all on the Harmony.  He was so dry.

Agree. He had some funny moments but would be fantastic on a HAL ship, not the world's largest. He's another one who I think is stuck in the earlier days of cruising. Very disappointing that he is taking out the Symphony but at least he is gone by the time I get to sail her. There are so many fantastic CD's in the RCI fleet, so I am lost as to why they think he is worthy of the biggest ship. 

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Just now, Joe01 said:

Agree. He had some funny moments but would be fantastic on a HAL ship, not the world's largest. He's another one who I think is stuck in the earlier days of cruising. Very disappointing that he is taking out the Symphony but at least he is gone by the time I get to sail her. There are so many CD's, so I am lost as to why they think he is worthy of the biggest ship. 

I was just as surprised to hear that he gets to take Symphony out....

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1 minute ago, Sabrinaklai said:

I was just as surprised to hear that he gets to take Symphony out....

Saddest part is that it was originally supposed to be Abe Hughes doing the takeout. That's a really rubbish trade. I suppose now that Ken Rush is in the office, they had to go and find a CD whose routine is fairly stale in order to do the takeouts.

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1 hour 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:

Over on CC it says Abe is done by Feb.11 and then Topi Ylonen from Feb.11 to March 17, then not sure?  Maybe he's going to be back for your sailing?  That one month term seems short for a CD?

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Just now, twangster said:

Agreed.  Glad he is not on Symphony.  

He is. He will be doing the takeout. Michele Scarpato (Italian CD) will take over at some point and do the bulk of the Med season then Marc arrives 10/23 for the TA and Inaugural Caribbean season. 

I will be on in July and possibly for the TA, so I am glad that Bobby will be gone by the time I sail her and I get to have much better CD's with Michele and Marc instead. 

I've seen very little positive reviews of Bobby recently. Surely they would listen to customer feedback?

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1 minute ago, Sabrinaklai said:

Over on CC it says Abe is done by Feb.11 and then Topi Ylonen from Feb.11 to March 17, then not sure?  Maybe he's going to be back for your sailing?  That one month term seems short for a CD?

Topi posted it on his website. He is on Explorer from Nov 19 - Feb 9, so basically a full contract.

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1 minute ago, Joe01 said:

He is. He will be doing the takeout. Michele Scarpato (Italian CD) will take over at some point and do the bulk of the Med season then Marc arrives 10/23 for the TA and Inaugural Caribbean season. 

I will be on in July and possibly for the TA, so I am glad that Bobby will be gone by the time I sail her and I get to have much better CD's with Michele and Marc instead. 

I've seen very little positive reviews of Bobby recently. Surely they would listen to customer feedback?

On Harmony in August he was barely present.  His AM (I think it was Alex) did most of the events.  He only showed up for the 60s party and introduced some shows.  He did the Love and marriage show but it wasn't funny at all.

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The AM in August was Jerry Kubli. 

 

The CD on Oasis Class is less visible than on other ships due to a higher amount of admin work. Abe was more present, although we did see Bobby more on a previous sailing in the Med.

I saw his L&M show in July. I don't like his format of 4 couples and the men having to stand. The additional couple is simply to make the show 45-50 minutes as Bobby pretty much only asks the questions and moves on, unlike Abe and Marc Walker who make something out of almost every answer. It was funny at times though, but not a patch on Abe's equivalent the week before.

I would also be curious as to how Bobby's L&M set up would work with a gay couple..

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4 minutes ago, Sabrinaklai said:

Oh yes...that's right...I can really just remember his face lol and the awful 90s dance party cosutmes ?

Loved the 90's party. Katy did a great job with that one. I wasn't alive in the 70's so can't relate to it the same. The costumes were hideous though.

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It seems that many people (myself included) disagree with the choice of Bobby Brown for the Symphony takeout. It's like when people complained about Ken Rush taking out all of the new ships.

Question - who would you choose instead? I can think of plenty of great alternatives. One who comes to mind is Joff Eaton, who has taken out both Anthem and Ovation, has filled in on Allure, is a very good CD, and is loved by the British market, many of whom may sail SY out of BCN next year. Or, Abe Hughes, because pretty much everyone likes him, and he has done the Harmony inaugural season. Several other options as well.

As long as they are funny, friendly, energetic, have Oasis Class experience and set a fun atmosphere on their ship, I am happy with them. 

 

Matt - If you are reading this thread, what did you think of Bobby on the Group Cruise in comparison to Abe on the July 1st sailing? I was on the July 1st sailing as well and loved Abe.

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I just got off of the Grandeur (called the cruise from hell) and Bob Leininger is the cruise director. He is the oldest CD I have ever had, 57, and I am not age bias since I am old as dirt but he didn't take part in anything, not the parties, M & G, shows, etc. He had zero personality and managed to talk about his book he wrote and for sale on Amazon about his life as a CD. The only time the passengers saw him was on his t.v. show. 

Anyone going on Grandeur soon you have my sympathy and hopefully everything will be fixed.

Candie

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17 hours ago, firegal2539 said:

I just got off of the Grandeur (called the cruise from hell) and Bob Leininger is the cruise director. He is the oldest CD I have ever had, 57, and I am not age bias since I am old as dirt but he didn't take part in anything, not the parties, M & G, shows, etc. He had zero personality and managed to talk about his book he wrote and for sale on Amazon about his life as a CD. The only time the passengers saw him was on his t.v. show. 

Anyone going on Grandeur soon you have my sympathy and hopefully everything will be fixed.

Candie

He didn't do anything? Grandeur isn't exactly a big ship so surely it would be a perfect opportunity to get involved. How arrogant that his only main appearance was to advertise his book. He should have really done more given that the cruise was extended and there was bound to have been a lot of unhappy guests. Lady G seems to be a complete mess at the moment. 

I hope Tanya the Activities Manager made up for it. She is awesome! Unfortunately for GR cruisers, she is leaving on Feb 10 and moving to the Anthem next. A very well deserved upgrade, but I think the GR needs her. 

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11 minutes ago, Matt said:

Jimmy Rhodes indicated on FB he has two more sailings and then is done on Brilliance. Jan 29 I believe he leaves.

Thanks Matt. Jimmy is a good CD - he will be heading to Allure after his vacation to replace Mitch.

 

Back to my question - what were your thoughts on Abe vs Bobby on Harmony?

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1 hour ago, Joe01 said:

 

I hope Tanya the Activities Manager made up for it. She is awesome! Unfortunately for GR cruisers, she is leaving on Feb 10 and moving to the Anthem next. A very well deserved upgrade, but I think the GR needs her. 

Heading to Anthem to be the AM or CD?  Trying to figure out who we'll end up with in March now that it's not Clo.

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