CarnivalSensation February 2015
Carnival Dream November 2015
Carnival Fascination April 2014
Carnival Elation March 2011
Carnival Imagination Sept 2007
Carnival Sensation Dec 2006
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 2006
Carnival Miracle Sept 2005
Carnival Glory Sept 2004
Carnival Fantasy Jan 2004
I guess because I know what goes on behnd closed doors I know that a CD very much directly affects any cruise I am on, or anyone else for that matter. John is right up there at the top but I also have to give very high marks to Michael Mullane and Mark Price and put them in the same class with John.
For ourselves we think Larry Garlutzo from last year's Carnival Legend was the best. He lived in Las Vegas and I think he retired there to take up other things.Talented,charming,extremely funny-he was everything a Cruise Director should be.
No we don't think the Cruise Director can spoil a cruise. But a GREAT CD can make the cruise far more enjoyable.
1. Do you feel a Cruise Director directly impacts the quality of your cruise experience?
Not really. We've had some bad cruise directors and some average ones - none were really great - and although we made fun of the bad ones and dreaded hearing their voices over the intercom, none of them really detracted from our cruise experience. We don't participate in the group activities or go to the talks enough to really notice the cruise director much.
Although I do not believe a bad or mediocre cruise director affects the quality of my cruise, I do believe that a great cruise director does! (If that makes any kind of sense.) My all-time favorite CD is Jim Cannon with Celebrity. He is no longer a CD, but works in the front office for Celebrity. He was wonderful!
Mary Lou Scanlon
NCL Pride of America April 24, 2010
NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
RCCL Navigator OTS - February 9, 2013