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Old August 28th, 2000, 01:51 PM
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I had the distinct pleasure of vacationing aboard the MS Carnival Destiny’s July 24th sailing to Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, the weather that week was indicative of the rainy, cool summer we have been experiencing in the northeast. If it weren’t for Greg Kneale and his professional staff, with only one day of sunshine, the cruise would have been a washout.

I have been on two other Carnival cruises (Panama Canal-Tropicale 1997, Canada-Triumph 1999) and never utilized the indoor activities and my Carnival Capers to the extent I did on this vacation. Greg and I met at the "Return Guest" Party, after I made the mistake of assuming he was the same Cruise Director (John Heald) from my Canada-Triumph 1999 cruise and so I proceeded to tell him how great he looked after loosing all that weight. As you know, both are British, gray haired gentlemen, each with a marvelous sense of humor. Greg’s quick wit, charming smile, and relentless smirk made for the perfect response to my innocent mistake. I knew all was forgiven, when he brought us out of the party to make sure we could see the one and only golden sunset of our cruise.

Greg’s version of the "Bedtime Story" was exhaustingly hysterical, I laughed until my sides ached. Our Mary knocked Greg on his derriere as she flurried around the stage and our oriental hero was truly incapable of repeating his one line "Stop or I’ll Shoot". His gift to make it look fresh again and again and his ability to make even the audience feel special, as the integral Wind and Rain (my sister had to "tinkle" alone in front of everyone) are talents that make this Cruise Director a true genius.

In addition, the number one rated stage show in the cruise industry, "NightClub Express", clearly earned its accolades, although we almost didn’t see it. The late show experienced technical problems and only when Greg was sure the show would run safely, we embarked on this sensational Las Vegas style show with all the pizzazz and energy of New York’s Broadway. Although, I would never have known what I missed, I feel fortunate to have experienced it, thanks to Greg and his very dedicated staff.

Greg Kneale is truly a charismatic Cruise Director who has mastered the art of keeping all 3400 passengers, none of which were out on deck due to the cool and misty weather, entertained inside for five days
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Old August 28th, 2000, 08:40 PM
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...Charmaine, ...Great Review! Sounds like Greg & his staff definitely added to the enjoyment of your Carnival cruise! I've yet to cruise with Greg, but I have sailed with John Heald, and you're telling me Greg is just as good?? ...even better??? This sounds like one CD that I need to cruise with!
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Old August 30th, 2000, 10:07 AM
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I was on the Destiny last week and our Mary also knocked Greg down and our hero couldn't get that line out either! i guess it's all a huge setup!Charmaine wrote:
>
> I had the distinct pleasure of vacationing aboard the MS
> Carnival Destiny’s July 24th sailing to Saint John, New
> Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, the weather
> that week was indicative of the rainy, cool summer we have been
> experiencing in the northeast. If it weren’t for Greg Kneale
> and his professional staff, with only one day of sunshine, the
> cruise would have been a washout.
>
> I have been on two other Carnival cruises (Panama
> Canal-Tropicale 1997, Canada-Triumph 1999) and never utilized
> the indoor activities and my Carnival Capers to the extent I
> did on this vacation. Greg and I met at the "Return Guest"
> Party, after I made the mistake of assuming he was the same
> Cruise Director (John Heald) from my Canada-Triumph 1999 cruise
> and so I proceeded to tell him how great he looked after
> loosing all that weight. As you know, both are British, gray
> haired gentlemen, each with a marvelous sense of humor. Greg’s
> quick wit, charming smile, and relentless smirk made for the
> perfect response to my innocent mistake. I knew all was
> forgiven, when he brought us out of the party to make sure we
> could see the one and only golden sunset of our cruise.
>
> Greg’s version of the "Bedtime Story" was exhaustingly
> hysterical, I laughed until my sides ached. Our Mary knocked
> Greg on his derriere as she flurried around the stage and our
> oriental hero was truly incapable of repeating his one line
> "Stop or I’ll Shoot". His gift to make it look fresh again and
> again and his ability to make even the audience feel special,
> as the integral Wind and Rain (my sister had to "tinkle" alone
> in front of everyone) are talents that make this Cruise
> Director a true genius.
>
> In addition, the number one rated stage show in the cruise
> industry, "NightClub Express", clearly earned its accolades,
> although we almost didn’t see it. The late show experienced
> technical problems and only when Greg was sure the show would
> run safely, we embarked on this sensational Las Vegas style
> show with all the pizzazz and energy of New York’s Broadway.
> Although, I would never have known what I missed, I feel
> fortunate to have experienced it, thanks to Greg and his very
> dedicated staff.
>
> Greg Kneale is truly a charismatic Cruise Director who has
> mastered the art of keeping all 3400 passengers, none of which
> were out on deck due to the cool and misty weather, entertained
> inside for five days
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Old August 30th, 2000, 11:07 PM
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Greg is Better. I cruised with John Heald and he didn't have the same effect on me that Greg did. As a matter of fact I didn't even remember John's name. Greg had to tell me who the CD ws on the Triump last August. Actually, Greg started as an assistant CD 7 years ago. Guess who the CD was. That's right JH. So I guess he took the best and added his own twist to it. He is very approachable, witty and has a great smile. I want to book my next cruise on the ship he is on.
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