The Cruise Director is responsible for the entertainment and onboard activities. It really is a huge job and a good CD can sometimes make or break a cruise simply because just about everyone onboard feeds off of him/her. You will see the CD when you go to the welcome abord show the first night and throughout the cruise.
We had such a blast on our cruise because of our Cruise Director Josh Riffie. He was wonderful, and he said he got the gig because he was on a Carnival Cruise a few years back with his college buddies and had such a wonderful time and someone picked up on that and offered him a job. You could tell he truly enjoyed his position. He made it a point to make sure everyone had a wonderful time and took the time to answer questions and/or help anyone who needed it. The Improv show when the comedian didn't show we got was great. We would like to find him again and would go on that cruise again partly because of how good he was.