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Old April 19th, 2010, 02:41 AM
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While cruising, who's the most important crewmember aboard ship that takes care of you...and why?

We've always placed our good faith in our Stateroom Steward's.

Maybe your Waiter & their Assastant Waiter?

Or how about your Bartender?:razz:

How about the Maiter d':|

It must be the Captain.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 05:55 AM
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the most important crewmember is DJ in Disco.
he is much more important as the captain -
because DJ always does what he wants
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Old April 19th, 2010, 06:40 AM
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To be honest as long as they do their jobs reasonably well it makes little difference to us, I suppose if the cabin steward was useless & the cabin wasn't done well enough it would affect our enjoyment & if we continually got rotten service in the dining room. Never had any negative experiences with either to date & never really ask for anything much.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 07:46 AM
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To us, the most important crew member is either the one you are currently talking to, or the one you are about to go and see.

If you are currently talking to one it is always worth remembering that they are taking tine out of their very busy day, or personal time to spend that time with you.

If you are about to go & see one, then it is usually because you have an issue, and you know that they are going to everything that they can to help you.

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I vote for any crew member you never see or hear about - because they are doing their job well you don't know them. For direct impact I would say the waiter/assistant waiter.
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For me, the most important people are those who keep the public areas clean. I can keep up with my own room if I have to, I can stand in a buffet line if I have to, but if the public areas are trashy and nasty...no, no, no can't do it!
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For me, it's probably the C.D., or the karaoke host/hostess. I love singing in the shows, and at karaoke, so if either of these folks is a dud, then it really does impact my pleasure aboard the ship.

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Cabin Steward is most important IMHO.
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Captain. without him, none of us would be going anywhere!

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For me, it's probably the C.D., or the karaoke host/hostess. I love singing in the shows, and at karaoke, so if either of these folks is a dud, then it really does impact my pleasure aboard the ship.

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I second Karaoke host and I have to say the Chef is very important too. There a Captain? Oh he is the guy at the cocktail party. I like him too. I like to sing out of tune and eat on a cruise ship. I like be doing it in 13 days woo hoo. Strange how 13 days is bigger then anything else in this post.
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I'd say the Captain is "assumed" .

First in service would be the Room Steward, next would be our favorite Bartender, their assistant(s) and the Barboy. (I know many don't think about the Barboy, but this is the guy who washes the glasses, orders the liquor, cleans up the messes, etc.. He does the "grunt work"!). We've had some great "Barboy's" who have gone on to be bar waiter's and bartender's.

We don't really care who the CD is, since we don't participate in the "games", etc.. As long as we can tune in on the TV in the AM and see and hear what's going on that day, we're fine.
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I'd say the Cruise Director would be first on my list. All of the above are important to make the entire thing fall into place though.
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Every single crew member is important. They do their jobs to make our cruises as wonderful as possible. Many of them behind the scenes that we never think about or even hear about. They are there and they are important too.No matter what job they do they are important to the smooth operation of the ship.

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I would go with the room steward. It is sooo nice to come back to a clean and organized room, sometimes complete with a towel animal.
But everyone is important in their own way. They are all part of a very well-oiled machine that I think we all sometimes forget how hard they work.
As for the CD, I've only been on one cruise but I would have to say he was just an annoyance.....the voice I heard on the t.v. and intercom 24/7.
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skycap..if he/she screws up and your bag doesn't get boarded or go to the correct cabin, you are screwed for the week or parts of..then the person that checks you in..if he/she messes up you will spend the whole week trying to get it straight

once you cross the gangplank..everybody else is just gravy
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While every crew member is definitely important, I personally place a very high value on the staff in Camp Carnival. If they are outstanding the kids like to be there, which means that all those kids that may otherwise be creating havoc around the ship, are being entertained and enjoying their cruise. And if they are having a blast in their own area it means they are not irritating folks at the elevators, not running up and down the halls and not dropping things down into the atrium from the upper floors. Thank goodness for the staff at Camp Carnival. (BTW, please don't get me wrong, I personally love and adore kids, I just don't want them creating mischief on my vacation )
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The guy(s) responsible for keep the generators running. Without them no cooked food, propulsion, lights, water or anything else. The ship's just a big floating cork without electricity.

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