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We sailed on the Fascination in August. The CD was Matt Goodwin. We thought he was great. My son thought his jokes were very funny. It was a great experience!!

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WHo is currently the cruise director on the GLORY
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Well, I went on the Glory at the end of August and the CD was Mark Price. A really hilarious man, you'll love him
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Hi All, I have been on the Holiday out of Mobile 5 times and Steve Cassel was the cruise director except for one time when Skip Lyons was filling in for him. They were both great CDs but I think Steve was more intertaining than Skip.
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What happened to Wee Jimmy? He was CD on the Glory last July replacing Mark Price who was on vacation.
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Celebration: CHRIS JEFFERSON
Conquest: MARK PRICE
Destiny: DARCY KNIEVEL
Ecstasy: STUART DUNN
Elation: GOOSE NEUMANN
Fantasy: BIG TEX
Fascination: DANNY BLAKE
Freedom: JOHN HEALD
Glory: DANA HODSON
Holiday: STEVE CASSEL
Imagination: LENNY HALLIDAY
Inspiration: MALCOMN BURN
Legend: BRENT MITCHELL
Liberty: TODD WITTMER
Miracle: CHRIS ROBERTS
Paradise: KARL with a k
Pride: JEFF BRONSON
Sensation: JAMES SMITH
Spirit: SHAWN BUSSEY
Triumph: PAUL STANLEY
Valor: BRETT ALANS
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just got off the sensation on sunday....cruise director was matt ross
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Thanks, Mr. Pete, for posting the CDs. . . .

I was on the Valor in Sept., and Darcy Knievel was CD then. On my Victory cruise in November, Malcolm Burns was CD. Darcy drove me nuts. I think the only adjective she knew was "awesome," and her voice was like chalk on a blackboard.

Malcolm (in the Middle), on the other hand, was a lot of fun. There were times that his jokes were a little stale, but he seemed to get along with everyone rather well.

Curiously, the Assistant CD for both cruises was Reynaldo Something or other. . .Ay, yi, yi!! We heard he was jurt during our port stop in St. Maarten, so I don't know what happened to him after that. He was a good guy, too.


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I thought that was a very good question! I have taken about 12 Carnival Cruises and can't remember any of the names.

Even forgot the last name of Danny from last week's cruise on Fascination.

Maybe somone can help me with that out there?

I was on Ecstasy a number of years ago and that fellow, I was told, was very popular among the passengers. I think it might have been John Heald but not sure.

Keep the posts coming. Though it certainly won't be THE deciding factor on which ship to choose this information is very valuable I feel.
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We just got back from the glory cruise, Jan 13-20th and the word on the ship from the Carnival personel was that this was Dana Hobsons last cruise and he was retiring. The assistant cruise director, I can't remember her name was not very good, more of just a cheerleader to get everyone to do the "YMCA"

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And of course we all have our opinions...I thought Dana was terrible. John Heald is absolutely the best Cruise Director in the Carnival fleet. John is currenlty sailing aboard the Carnival Liberty. Ryan (can't remember last name) is currently on the Valor.
I agree, Dana has an ego the size of Texas, laughs at his own jokes.

I think John is the best CD I have ever seen. We were on on of the first sailings of the Miracle, he was there. Terrific. He will be on the Freedom when she starts sailing. He is everywhere on the ship, knows people by name, etc., he takes his job seriously. A very bright guy.
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Celebration: CHRIS JEFFERSON
Conquest: MARK PRICE
Destiny: DARCY KNIEVEL
Ecstasy: STUART DUNN
Elation: GOOSE NEUMANN
Fantasy: BIG TEX
Fascination: DANNY BLAKE
Freedom: JOHN HEALD
Glory: WEE JIMMY
Holiday: STEVE CASSEL
Imagination: LENNY HALLIDAY
Inspiration: MALCOMN BURN
Legend: BRENT MITCHELL
Liberty: TODD WITTMER
Miracle: CHRIS ROBERTS
Paradise: KARL with a k
Pride: JEFF BRONSON
Sensation: MATT ROSS
Spirit: SHAWN BUSSEY
Triumph: PAUL SANTLEY
Valor: BRETT ALANS
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Celebration: CHRIS JEFFERSON
Conquest: MARK PRICE
Destiny: DARCY KNIEVEL
Ecstasy: STUART DUNN
Elation: GOOSE NEUMANN
Fantasy: BIG TEX
Fascination: DANNY BLAKE
Freedom: JOHN HEALD
Glory: WEE JIMMY
Holiday: STEVE CASSEL
Imagination: LENNY HALLIDAY
Inspiration: MALCOMN BURN
Legend: BRENT MITCHELL
Liberty: TODD WITTMER
Miracle: CHRIS ROBERTS
Paradise: KARL with a k
Pride: JEFF BRONSON
Sensation: MATT ROSS
Spirit: SHAWN BUSSEY
Triumph: PAUL SANTLEY
Valor: BRETT ALANS
Victory: JORGE SOLANO
Is Chris back on the Celebration? He left early Dec. as he was ill. An English woman took his place and was only so so.
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we were on the Glory in early January and Dana was the CD. He was terrible, worse we have ever had. We barely saw him the whole week, except for his island talks which ran on the cabin TV each day. Nickie one of the entertainment staff was also so very annoying, laughing at herself all the time......

Glad to see Karl with a K is now a CD. He was the assistant to Jeff Bronson when we were on the Paradise a couple years ago.

Anyone know who the assistant directors are?? We know someone who was suppose to start in January but don't know which ship.
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Celebration: CHRIS JEFFERSON
Conquest: MARK PRICE
Destiny: DARCY KNIEVEL
Ecstasy: STUART DUNN
Elation: GOOSE NEUMANN
Fantasy: BIG TEX
Fascination: DANNY BLAKE
Freedom: JOHN HEALD
Glory: WEE JIMMY
Holiday: STEVE CASSEL
Imagination: LENNY HALLIDAY
Inspiration: RISA BARNES
Legend: BRENT MITCHELL
Liberty: TODD WITTMER
Miracle: TORY SECOY
Paradise: MICHAEL MULLANE
Pride: JEFF BRONSON
Sensation: MATT ROSS
Spirit: SHAWN BUSSEY
Triumph: PAUL SANTLEY
Valor: BRETT ALANS
Victory: JORGE SOLANO
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Celebration: CHRIS JEFFERSON
Conquest: MARK PRICE
Destiny: DARCY KNIEVEL
Ecstasy: STUART DUNN
Elation: GOOSE NEUMANN
Fantasy: BIG TEX
Fascination: DANNY BLAKE
Freedom: JOHN HEALD
Glory: WEE JIMMY
Holiday: STEVE CASSEL
Imagination: LENNY HALLIDAY
Inspiration: RISA BARNES
Legend: BRENT MITCHELL
Liberty: TODD WITTMER
Miracle: TORY SECOY
Paradise: MICHAEL MULLANE
Pride: JEFF BRONSON
Sensation: MATT ROSS
Spirit: SHAWN BUSSEY
Triumph: PAUL SANTLEY
Valor: BRETT ALANS
Victory: JORGE SOLANO
Tory is now on the Miracle? Yuk. She was on the Celebration in Dec. and she is not good. I hope she is not on there in Dec. when I cruise. That's a great ship and she got it????
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we had skip on the destiny and mr. j heald on the first cruise the sensation they wer all good i hope one of them too met on the carnival freedom this summer
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we had skip on the destiny and mr. j heald on the first cruise the sensation they wer all good i hope one of them too met on the carnival freedom this summer
john heald is on the freedom. he usually goes on the new ships as he is their top dog. i thought he was the best director i have seen.
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i think your right but do you think he remember us when we see him
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Jorge Solano is the best
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i think your right but do you think he remember us when we see him
No, but when he does the memory game w/ the audience he is absolutely amazing. He is a showman, but he is so people oriented I give him a TEN.
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We were just on Victory in November and we loved Jorge and Rinaldo "kissy kissy". Top of my list.

anyone know who is CD on Celebration?
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Just thought I'd let you know that Stuart Dunn is now the Cruise Director on the Elation instead of Goose Neumann although we were a bit puzzled by some comments regarding Goose during the introductions of the entertainment staff - like maybe he was still on board in a different capacity?

We thought Stuart was funny although not as good as Maruschal Stanton was when he was on the Fantasy. He has left Carnival now to do other things.
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Celebration:
Conquest: MARK PRICE
Destiny: STEVE KNISLEY
Ecstasy: DARCY KNIEVEL
Elation: STUART DUNN
Fantasy: BIG TEX
Fascination: DANNY BLAKE
Freedom: JOHN HEALD
Glory: WEE JIMMY
Holiday: STEVE CASSEL
Imagination: LENNY HALLIDAY
Inspiration: RISA BARNES
Legend: BRENT MITCHELL
Liberty: TODD WITTMER
Miracle: TORY SECOY
Paradise: MICHAEL MULLANE
Pride: JEFF BRONSON
Sensation: MATT ROSS
Spirit: RYAN FITZGERALD
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it's apparent that they change CD's fast and switch them around on Ships. I guess they get vacations and time off too!!
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is Darcy Knieval - she reminded us alot of a blonde Rosie O'Donnell.

Her voice, demeanor, face shape, hairstyle, physique and so on were remarkably like Rosie...

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Just cruised on the Miracle and had Tory. Have to agree with the previous comment, she is not very good. In my humble opinion, the worst we ever had. Our favorite was Steve Kassel.
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Is there any info on WEE JIMMY, we are traveling 3 NOV 2007, will he still be on board or gone?
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I was on the valor for new years and I cant remember the cruise director's name but my party didnt like him AT ALL. HE is nice but I think he has a lot of experience and that is kind of worse because he felt like he was the best and didnt have to do a great effort to do things right. On the other hand, when we cruised the fascination there was a guy with a nickname like WEE JIMMY and he was AWESOME! I think he was new at carnival fleet and so he did his best to make everyone spend a great time and shared with the people and was always trying to make things better.

I dont know if you get my point...
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we just returned yesterday off our cruise on the conquest and the ship director was james smith . he was a whole lot of fun to have
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