Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04
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