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.
We love anything assocated with crusing and traveling. We are retired U.S. Navy...and loving it, "Been there...done that"! (almost).
MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
USS Bristol County, LST 1198, 1980-1982
USS Turner Joy, DD951, 1973-1978
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.
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.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
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!
My Personal Cruise Blog: My Cruise Blog
Future Cruises: Carnival Triumph-Caribbean-7/28/2014, Carnival Legend-South Pacific-8/30/2014, MSC Preziosa-Mediterranean-10/25/2014, MSC Fantasia-Mediterranean-11/2/2014, Navigator of the Seas-12/14/2013, Norwegian Jewel-1/3/2015, Emerald Princess-1/11/2015, Carnival Freedom-2/2/2015, Carnival Freedom-2/15/2015.
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.
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.
__________________ One part age; three parts liquor!
Freedom of the Seas 2012
Carnival Splendor 2010
Carnival Freedom 2008
Carnival Elation 2007
Celebrity Infinity 2006
Carnival Ecstasy 2005
Carnival Paradise 2004
Star Princess 2002
Viking Serenade 1994
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.
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
Carnival Inspiration 2002 Carnival Elation 2004
Grand Princess 2004 NCL Sun 2005
Sun Princess 2006 NCL Dream 2007
Caribbean Princess 2007 NCL Dawn 2008
Island Princess 2008 Island Princess 2009
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Sea Princess 2014
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.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
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.
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
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 )
__________________ "Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of faith is to see what we believe." -- Saint Augustine
Carnival Paradise 2000, Carnival Paradise 2003,
Carrnival Victory 2004, Carnival Valor 2005, Carnival Fantasy 2006, Carnival Fascination 2006, Carnival Destiny 2007
Carnival Sensation 2007. Carnival Fascination 2007 Carnival Triumph 2008, Carnival Fascination 2008, MSC Orchestra 2008, Carnival Fascination 2009, Carnival Glory 2010