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Old August 1st, 2006, 09:06 PM
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Maybe Not a Favourite CD... but i do have 3 favourite activity staff members... Adera who works for RCCL (Was on the Explorer last July) and Andy Rigby and Chris F. from the GTS Infinity anyone going on the Infinity needs to run by their trivias and give them a big hello!
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Steve Cassel on the Holiday. He is a multi-talented guy.
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We vote for Dru Pavlov on the Mercury............4/05

He's great isn't he? It's almost like he was born to direct cruises cuz he has the looks, charms and brains.
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Default Cruise director (Lenny)

Don't remember his last name, but Lenny was the CD on the Carnival Fantasy in October 2004. Does anyone know where he is now?
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I keep hearing the name John Heald as the best CD. We've been on several Carnival cruises and never had the luxury of having John on board with us. What is so special about him that everyone raves about?
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Funny: Mr. "Bing Bong!" on the Enchantment of the Seas. He had everyone rolling and laughing every day. (sorry, I forgot his name ). He was perfect. I hope to have him again. Motivated the crowd. Where ever his said he was going to be, people packed the activity.

Very nice and friendly: Corey from the HAL Noordam. I enjoyed him a lot, but he never seemd to get the crowd going nor was overly funny, but he was a well educated, well traveled and well spoken. He was a great choice for the HAL-Noordam. Very Cordial.

Worst: Assistant Cruise Director (??), from HAL's Noordam. Corey was a top notch classy guy. This was his polar opposite. Who hired this guy?? Terrible. Not classy, gruff, and a bit intorverted. His only jokes were sex jokes, after that, he was lost and lacked communicating on a higher level.
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WEEEEEEE Jimmy by a mile... First CD we have had that was actually involved with the passengers. Loved his morning and afternoon call in shows. We saw him everywhere with people unlike others that seemed to only come out when the officers were out.
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Like most of have said,,,there are so many good ones.
Mark Price is excellent
Risa Barnes, Tina Noble, or Jen Baxter,,,,all truly outstanding, entertaining, and very easy to talk to.

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Mine was Neil, on the Crown Princess. He was just filling in and WOW, what a guy; really caring and friendly. Not an ounce of ARROGANCE in his being.
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Favorite Cruise Director, Billy Holgate and his long time assistant CD Mark, on the Island Princess. Have sailed with both several times and each time they help to make a great cruise.

Worst Cruise Director; John Howell and I won't mention the cruise line. His extreme arrogance was only exceeded by his condescending attitude.

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Wow...

I never noticed that someone asked me about Edwin Rojas...

... in 2005 - sorry I missed that!

In any case, I worked under the guy and let me tell you, many cruise directors are exactly as they appear to be, and some are completely different when you get them off-stage.

Edwin was the kind of guy who thought he was too cool to have to worry about what people thought about him. He would do things other people didn't like and he didnt care because he thought his job entitled him to get away with it.

he would tell you one thing, and then tell someone else something else and stab you in the back. I was not the only one who worked for him who didn't like him, BTW. I met many. He would contact the home office and tell them people he didnt like personally were doing a bad job. It was just like that kind of stuff. I could say a LOT more, but it isn't necessary.
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I've only had one CD and he was Mark Price and he was OUTSTANDING! Wee Jimmy was the assisstant and he was great also.
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Dave Chapman - Explorer of the Seas Spring 2010 was AWESOME!

In case he's reading....

G'day Dave!
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RCI - ALLAN BROOKS.. he's a dodgeball beast. and a songstress. and will get me a dect phone onee day.
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Just came home from Freedom of the Seas RCI on a Thanksgiving cruise with my family. Graham Seymour is the Cruise Director. We laughed so hard we cried from the first night to the last. Great ship and even better entertainment. Cory in the Piano bar was also great.
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I've already posted my favorites, but I just returned from a cruise which featured the ABSOLUTE worst cruise director I've ever had the unfortunate luck to sail with. Malcolm Burn, currently sailing aboard the Carnival "Miracle", is TERRIBLE! He has no personality at all, and apparently, no management ability either! All of the ship board activities were screwed up, not available, or hosted by his staff with an "I don't give a damn" attitude. When I questioned why there was no passenger talent show, when all other 8 day cruises offered one, he told me that it was simply too much work, and he'd rather do something else. (I never did see what the "something else" was???) I'll go out of my way to NEVER sail with this clown again!

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Worst Cruise Director; John Howell and I won't mention the cruise line. His extreme arrogance was only exceeded by his condescending attitude.

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That absolutely surprises me. As I was reading these 3 pages I was thinking I would vote for John when I finish reading, then I read Nurse Debra's post.

John is a people person, he knew everyone on the ship by the 2nd day (granted small ship), he was always around for every event, he would stop and talk to everyone. Over 30 cruises and he is the only CD name I remember.

I looked him up on the internet to see if he was the same person and not another John Howell CD, then shocked again, read he was fired last year.

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One vote for Gene Young of HAL
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David Faro - The World

The best Enrichment Manager / Cruise Director you'll never meet. He's off ships now, and hardly anyone ever gets to set foot on that ship, but he was the best. I wish I could show you video of him at work, but I'm legally not allowed to show you anything about that ship. He did it all. Entertainer, musician, manager, adventurer, superhost. That ship is the best of the best...for the cream of the crop.

Never seen anyone like him on a "cruise ship". But The World is unlike any other ship out there.
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New to the US.. Neil Oliver from P&O, on our Xmas cruise on Azura, he led the line personally, all the sailaway dance routines & introducing all or most of the acts/shows. As anyone who was on Ruby in Grand Turk with us could hear!
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Absolute favorite is Butch Begovich, aboard "Breeze" at the moment. GREAT!

Absolute LEAST FAVORITE is Malcolm Burn. LAZY, and INCOMPETENT!

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