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Old July 8th, 2013, 08:23 PM
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On every cruise that Rob and I have been on for either Royal Caribbean or Celebrity, they have always had Friday night services. Once, during Chanukah, Royal Caribbean gave a big Chanukah party including latkas, coins, dreidels, challah and wine. It just so happened that a cantor was aboard the ship. It would be very inappropriate for a cruise director to even say "we don't do Jewish". Cruise directors come up "through the ranks" and in their training, they are taught to be "sensitive" to all races and religions.
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On every cruise that Rob and I have been on for either Royal Caribbean or Celebrity, they have always had Friday night services. Once, during Chanukah, Royal Caribbean gave a big Chanukah party including latkas, coins, dreidels, challah and wine. It just so happened that a cantor was aboard the ship. It would be very inappropriate for a cruise director to even say "we don't do Jewish". Cruise directors come up "through the ranks" and in their training, they are taught to be "sensitive" to all races and religions.
In this case he did say it .My wife and the friends we traveled with heard the CD say it to a Rabbi .
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In this case he did say it .My wife and the friends we traveled with heard the CD say it to a Rabbi .
That CD should have been fired.

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That CD should have been fired.

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This occured in December 2010 . In July 2012 my wife and I were on a ship from the same cruise line and the guy was a CD on the ship(not the same ship as 2010) .

We found the guy to be very nice and he was very receptive to a Sabbath service . My thinking is that he was spoken to in 2010 by someone above him .
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Or his comment was interpreted COMPLETELY out of context....
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Or his comment was interpreted COMPLETELY out of context....

His statement was made to a Rabbi from Boca Raton ,Fl . My wife and I +2 other couples heard the CD distinctly .
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"Loose lips" puts anybody in the "public eye" in a no win situation. Look at Paula Deen.
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The words "We don't do Jewish" in writing probably sound far worse than in real life... They could definitely be taken out of context. I don't think people should make judgement calls unless they actually witnessed the event.

Example, someone walks up to the CD and asks,

Guest: "I see you have religious observances onboard, do you do both Christian and Jewish?"

CD: "We only do the Christian service, I'm sorry."

Guest: "I beg your pardon, I couldn't quite hear if you do a Jewish service?"

CD: "We don't do Jewish."
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The words "We don't do Jewish" in writing probably sound far worse than in real life... They could definitely be taken out of context. I don't think people should make judgement calls unless they actually witnessed the event.

Example, someone walks up to the CD and asks,

Guest: "I see you have religious observances onboard, do you do both Christian and Jewish?"

CD: "We only do the Christian service, I'm sorry."

Guest: "I beg your pardon, I couldn't quite hear if you do a Jewish service?"

CD: "We don't do Jewish."
I did witness the conversation .I've stated that twice . I do not think you will allow me to post the name of the CD and the name of the ship .
My wife and I and the 2 couples we were traveling with were coming out of the ships theater one evening . Walking ahead of us directly was the CD .He was approached from the other side by a Rabbi and members of his congregation .The Rabbi asked if they can have a religious service on Friday early evening and the CD said "We do not do Jewish."
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A woman that I know told me that in 2007 she was sexually harassed by the CD on a cruise she was on ,that Paul,is hearsay .
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It is sad that the question asked in this thread is relevant.

Unfortunately too many people are biased and you are bound to find some of them on cruise ships.

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Sadly, I agree Tom.

Can I get an "Amen" on that?
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