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  1. Most people here seem to prefer deck 7. Our first promenade was on Independence last spring. It was the "large family" room with two windows, separate bunk room, walk in closet. For 3 of us it was awesome. We're in a normal promenade soon on Adventure. Though we usually sail in balcony's we couldn't resist the price. Yes there will be noise some nights for promenade events.
  2. I think the first sailing after the dry dock is on Monday. Marine traffic still shows her at the dock. RCI app supported ships: - Adventure of the Seas® - Allure of the Seas® - Anthem of the Seas® - Brilliance of the Seas® - Enchantment of the Seas® - Harmony of the Seas® - Independence of the Seas® - Liberty of the Seas® - Majesty of the Seas® - Mariner of the Seas® - Navigator of the Seas® - Oasis of the Seas® - Ovation of the Seas® - Quantum of the Seas® - Serenade of the Seas® - Spectrum of the Seas® - Symphony of the Seas® - Vision of the Seas® - Voyager of the Seas® Biker, who assumes with her sale, Grandeur may never see the app.
  3. Anyone know where to obtain the list of available karaoke songs on Independence of the Seas, in advance? I've seen the catalogs on MSC and Carnival, and most were quite old songs, or ones I've never heard of at all. Would like to see the choices on Independence ahead of time, if possible.
  4. Hi All, We are sailing Independence Thanksgiving cruise. It is our 11th cruise so we are not new to RCCL. However, I cannot see where to book reservations for Grease. Has something changed? Is the show off that week? I actually do not see a tab for "Entertainment" at all. Only thing different this cruise is that I booked through Travel Agent vs RCCL website this time. Thanks for any help.
  5. Below is a list of the ships in the fleet. Cruise Directors play an important role in the entertainment onboard, and their assistant is the Activity Manager. If you know the name of the Activity Manager onboard one of the ships, please reply. Adventure OTS – Allure OTS - Anthem OTS – Brilliance OTS – Enchantment OTS – Explorer OTS – Freedom OTS - Grandeur OTS – Independence OTS - Jewel OTS - Legend OTS - Liberty OTS - Majesty OTS - Mariner OTS - Navigator OTS - Oasis OTS - Quantum OTS - Radiance OTS - Rhapsody OTS - Serenade OTS – Splendour OTS – Vision OTS - Voyager OTS -
  6. Hi everyone, For 6 months, I was working in the shops onboard Independence Of The Seas. I actually got the opportunity to meet some of you guys, and I just wanted say thank you for saying hello! I actually made some YouTube vlogs of my experience during this contract, and wanted to share it with you guys. I'm trying to show what being a Royal Caribbean crew member is like. For example: what our cabins look like, where I work, what we eat, what the crew bar looks like, what I do in my free time. In this first vlog, I show you the sign-on process. Me, walking on to the ship as a new crew member - followed by a ship tour. https://youtu.be/TwY2wMDjpBk I'm actually about to start my next contract onboard Mariner Of The Seas for 7 months, starting my new role as a Casino Host. I hope to meet more of you soon, and ask me any questions you may have about being a crew member! Chris
  7. On two ships I’ve been on this year (Independence and Explorer) they’ve had Heineken 00 and O’Douls alcohol free beer
  8. rotation on EN and NV Adventure OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 9-16-19) Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk Allure OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad (started rotation 8-18-19) Allure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban (started rotation 8-14-19) Anthem OTS - Capt Henrik Loft Sørensen Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala (started rotation 8-28-19) Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug Empress OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 9-15-19) Empress OTS - Capt Diego Lombardic Enchantment OTS - Capt Nils-Petter Hoeydal (started rotation 10-11-19) Enchantment OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad (started rotation 9-8-19) Explorer OTS - Capt Malvin Bardsnes Freedom OTS - Capt Thomas Busto (started rotation 8-11-19) Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 9-14-19) Grandeur OTS - Capt Thordur Thorsson Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 8-18-19) Harmony OTS - Capt Gus Andersson Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic (started rotation 8-30-19) Independence OTS - Capt Iv Vidos Jewel OTS - Capt Trym Selvag (started rotation 8-18-19) Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 8-11-19) Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky Majesty OTS - Capt Daniel Budzelewskiis (started rotation 9-16-19) Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen Mariner OTS - Capt Tobias Oster (started rotation 8-12-19) Mariner OTS - Capt Toni Calne Navigator OTS - Capt Mattias Persson (started rotation 10-14-19) Navigator OTS - Capt Angel Oviol Oasis OTS - Capt Göran Peterson (started rotation 9-6-19) Oasis OTS - Capt Claus Andersen Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 9-20-19) Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan Quantum OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 9-6-19) Quantum OTS - Capt Erik Standahl Radiance OTS - Capt Espen Been (started rotation 8-9-19) Radiance OTS - Capt Marek Slaby Rhapsody OTS - Capt Trond Holm (started rotation 8-10-19) Rhapsody OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo Serenade OTS - Capt Stig Nilsen (started rotation 8-11-19) Serenade OTS - Capt Aris Medina Spectrum OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 9-5-19) Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 9-28-19) Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti (started rotation 6-15-19) Vision OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu (started rotation 10-6-19) Voyager OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson
  9. We will have a party of 6 in a panoramic ocean view suite on our Indy booking this July, including two teenage boys and two teenage girls. From what I can tell, there is only one shower in this suite. Our cabin is in the same area where the Spa and Gym are located and I understand there are showers located in that area. With so many of us in one suite, and with only one shower, will they let us use the showers in the gym/spa area?
  10. Empress just doesn’t have all the fun attractions the bigger ships have. It doesn’t have a big open mall area with shops and restaurants, just a small shopping area in the ship. My kids didn’t have as much to do on sea days as they did when we went on the much larger Independence. I would recommend this as a good couples cruise ship without kids, or else for a shorter cruise with no more than one sea day. Or else if you prefer only lounging and relaxing, this ship is just great. Also, this ship does not have many or any regular balcony rooms, but the junior suites with balconies are reasonably priced. Nice friendly crew but there is no “wow” factor to this ship. We still had a great time, it just wasn’t quite as much fun for my kids compared to the bigger ships.
  11. I have seen it enforced quite a few times on Royal actually. They walk around with little post it notes and mark chairs. If the sticker is still there when they come back, I've seen them remove the items and take them to the towel stations. We haven't been on as many Royal as you have, but as mentioned above, we have seen it several times...on several different Royal ships (Freedom, Oasis, Harmony, Independence, etc).
  12. Hello all, does anyone know the email to the suite concierge on Independence? I wanted to try and get a certain cabana on barefoot and figured an email request couldn't hurt. Thanks!
  13. Updated 10/14/19 --- corrected Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS – Cian has been identified as currently on AD. Cian has told a cruiser that he will be onboard until Nov. 23 when he goes to Grandeur, ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13. No idea if it is a 2 or 4 month contract. ****Anthem OTS – Kat joined Anthem in mid August for 2 months. We just sailed on the first NE/Canada cruise of the season and she was terrific. We will see who takes over from Kat in late October. Kat hosted the Quest and did a great job….I personally was not very fond of where they hold the Quest, but realistically there may be no other location. ****Brilliance OTS – TT has been reported as onboard on the completed sailing 4/20/19 and still onboard as of mid Sept 2019 by a cruiser. Based on normal contract periods, it would make sense for TT to be heading to vacation soon….so hoping to hear more from other cruisers on Brilliance. ****Empress OTS – Tanya was on board, as per a cruiser in June. Probably took over from Eric Lopez. ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Katie (unknown last name, but not to be confused with Katie Turner) took over on June 26 and she is expected to be onboard until the end of October. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Katrina Blair should have returned on 8/13 and is expected to be there until 11/23. *****Harmony – Chris Turdo should have taken over on July 28. ****Independence OTS – Katie Turner took over in June and should be onboard for a 4 month contract until Sept/October timeframe….unsure of exact dates. *****Jewel OTS – Luana from Brazil returned to Jewel in mid May. As of the 7/14 sailing she was still on board. Probably a 4 month contract through sometime in Sept. *****Liberty OTS – Who is onboard NOW? ****Majesty OTS – Mickey Martin will be moving directly from NV back to MJ on 10/4. I do not know who is onboard right now, until Mickey Martin gets there on 10/4. This came directly from Mickey Martin. *****Mariner OTS – Gemma Stubs has taken over from Alex Paul late July. She is scheduled to move into the CD role sometime in Mid September. Perhaps Alex Paul will be returning at that time as the AM…..time will tell. *****Navigator OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be onboard. Mickey has told me directly that he will be handing NV over to Eric Lopez on 10/4. *****Oasis OTS – Drydock until November 24 (correction) ***** Ovation – Aysy took over on 9/20/19. *****Quantum – Who is currently onboard? *****Radiance OTS – Sophie is currently onboard on the 7/30 sailing as reported to me, by the CD on the ship, Mark Rous. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. **** Serenade OTS – Nick has been spotted on the ship as AM. If someone can ask him how long his contract is and until when he will be onboard, that would be wonderful….THANKS for all the help. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has been identified as currently onboard at least since July 15. **** Symphony OTS – Flavio Maeda rejoins the ship on 9/21 for a 4 month contract until mid January. ***** Vision OTS – Enzo Matijaca will be on the ship until late October or Early November, finishing up a contract and heading to vacation as told to me by Enzo. Waiting to learn who is taking over from him. *****Voyager OTS – Kitty has been onboard since May 3, 2019. If it was a four month contract she would be on vacation now….so wondering who is the AM presently.
  14. my wife and I have been on the Freedom of the Seas (twice), Independence of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas. We are booked on Oasis of the Seas in April 2020. We love the Oasis class ships, there is so much to do. In fact there is so much to do we keep going back so that we can get everything done. I understand that these large ships is not for everyone, but it has been my experience that there are screaming kids on all the cruises. That is just part of cruising.
  15. Chair hogs nearly ruined our last cruise on Independence of the Seas spring break week in April. It didn't matter how early we got to the pool, every chair was saved with hardly any people in sight. With kids that we have to keep an eye on in the pool, it made it very difficult. We ended up skipping the pool multiple days because of it (queue the kid meltdowns). The one day we did get a chair (not even a good one), I left it once for 5-10 minutes to use the rest room and when I came back my belongings were on the ground and my chair was GONE. Someone must have taken it as soon as I left. It was one of the rudest things I've experienced on a cruise... I personally hate the chair game and wish cruise lines would find a way to add more and/or do a good job of enforcing the 30 minute rule!
  16. Updated 10/14/19 --- Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS – Cian has been identified as currently on AD. Cian has told a cruiser that he will be onboard until Nov. 23 when he goes to Grandeur, ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13. No idea if it is a 2 or 4 month contract. ****Anthem OTS – Kat joined Anthem in mid August for 2 months. We just sailed on the first NE/Canada cruise of the season and she was terrific. We will see who takes over from Kat in late October. Kat hosted the Quest and did a great job….I personally was not very fond of where they hold the Quest, but realistically there may be no other location. ****Brilliance OTS – TT has been reported as onboard on the completed sailing 4/20/19 and still onboard as of mid Sept 2019 by a cruiser. Based on normal contract periods, it would make sense for TT to be heading to vacation soon….so hoping to hear more from other cruisers on Brilliance. ****Empress OTS – Tanya was on board, as per a cruiser in June. Probably took over from Eric Lopez. ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Katie (unknown last name, but not to be confused with Katie Turner) took over on June 26 and she is expected to be onboard until the end of October. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Katrina Blair should have returned on 8/13 and is expected to be there until 11/23. *****Harmony – Chris Turdo should have taken over on July 28. ****Independence OTS – Katie Turner took over in June and should be onboard for a 4 month contract until Sept/October timeframe….unsure of exact dates. *****Jewel OTS – Luana from Brazil returned to Jewel in mid May. As of the 7/14 sailing she was still on board. Probably a 4 month contract through sometime in Sept. *****Liberty OTS – Who is onboard NOW? ****Majesty OTS – Mickey Martin will be moving directly from NV back to MJ on 10/4. I do not know who is onboard right now, until Mickey Martin gets there on 10/4. This came directly from Mickey Martin. *****Mariner OTS – Gemma Stubs has taken over from Alex Paul late July. She is scheduled to move into the CD role sometime in Mid September. Perhaps Alex Paul will be returning at that time as the AM…..time will tell. *****Navigator OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be onboard. Mickey has told me directly that he will be handing NV over to Eric Lopez on 10/4. *****Oasis OTS – Drydock until February 2020 ***** Ovation – Aysy took over on 9/20/19. *****Quantum – Who is currently onboard? *****Radiance OTS – Sophie is currently onboard on the 7/30 sailing as reported to me, by the CD on the ship, Mark Rous. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. **** Serenade OTS – Nick has been spotted on the ship as AM. If someone can ask him how long his contract is and until when he will be onboard, that would be wonderful….THANKS for all the help. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has been identified as currently onboard at least since July 15. **** Symphony OTS – Flavio Maeda rejoins the ship on 9/21 for a 4 month contract until mid January. ***** Vision OTS – Enzo Matijaca will be on the ship until late October or Early November, finishing up a contract and heading to vacation as told to me by Enzo. Waiting to learn who is taking over from him. *****Voyager OTS – Kitty has been onboard since May 3, 2019. If it was a four month contract she would be on vacation now….so wondering who is the AM presently.
  17. Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor July 6 for 2 months. Then who? Allure OTS - Jimmy Rhodes March 11 for 4 months, then Mitch Merucciis scheduled to return August 12 for 2 months. Anthem OTS - Dennis Charles May 12 until September 6, then Chris Brown starts September 6 for 4 months. Brilliance OTS - Mike Szwajkowski July 3 (for 2 or 4 months?) Empress OTS - WHO is the current CD? Enchantment OTS - Bobby Broughton April 6 until early-September. Then who? Explorer OTS - Topi Ylönen returns June 8 until July 27. Then who? (Graham Seymour may return as regular CD again for the rest of 2018, or Dennis Charles is also rumored to be joining Explorer). Freedom OTS - Drew Devine March 17 until July 28, then Topi Ylönen returns July 28 until September 29, followed by Drew September 29 for 4 months. Grandeur OTS - Bob Leininger June 2 until October 6. Bobreturns December 1 for another 4 month contract. (Mitch Merucci is unsure if he is joining GR in October as planned. It may be Mike Szwajkowski instead.) Harmony OTS - Dru Pavlov April 21 until early-September (need handover date) then Abe Hughes returns early-September for 4 months. Independence OTS - Joff EatonMay 28 until September 22, then Tim Connor returns September 22. Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo June 16 until August 19, then Andrea Olivieri returns (for 4 months?) Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin May 27 until July 22, then Marc Walker starts July 22 for 4 months. Majesty OTS - Patricio Honores late-June (for 2 months). Mariner OTS - Ricky Matthewsuntil July 9, then Carlos Torres joins July 9 for 2 months, then Ricky returns in September for 4 months. Navigator OTS - Rob McNally May 6 until late-August, then Cuddy Cudworth returns in late-August. (need handover date) Oasis OTS - Dan Whitney early May for 4 months. Then who? Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup March 23 (until late-July? then who?) Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season. Quantum OTS - Is Fang Lixin is the current CD? Paul Rutter returns in the Fall (Sept/Oct) for a few months. Radiance OTS - Cuddy CudworthJune 15 for 2 months followed by John Blairin August until January. (need handover date) Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor June 23 for 2 months, then Elvis Pinto returns mid-August for 4 months. (need handover date) Serenade OTS - Jamie Fentiman May 13 for 4 months. Then Who? Symphony OTS - Michele Scarpato March 11 until late-July (need handover date) then Bobby Brown returns through the TA November 9 Vision OTS - Steve Davis April 6 until August 6, followed by Ken Jones for 2 months. Voyager OTS - Michelle Oliveira began late-May (for 4 months?). Jerome Sueur is reportedly joining Carnival and getting married soon. Keith Williams has been cleared to return from medical leave, but does not currently have a ship assignment. Casey Pelterworks shoreside for Celebrity as Manager of Entertainment. Graham Seymour is semi-retired but fills-in from time to time as needed Rich Edwards sadly passed away in June 2017. RIP Rich. John Perry is Operations Manager at Hyatt Hotels (per LinkedIn) Ken Rush works at corporate in Miami as RCI's Director of Entertainment, and occasionally fills-in as CD Amy Fickert-Southgate works shoreside Luke Aerowsmith is working at the corporate office in London Gordon Whatman is retired, but fills-in from time-to-time if needed. Allan Brooks works for Celebrity in their corporate office. Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami. Dave Chapman is a CD with HAL James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney Leo Papa is a Product Manager at Tauck Corp in Connecticut Anna Bass is a make-up artist João Pereira is the Cruise Sales Manager on the Liberty of the Seas. Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises. Simeon Baker- is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan Matt Baker - Sim's brother - is a radio presenter. Kieron Buffrey - CD with Viking River Cruises Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand Anthony Richards is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations Rico du Breil is a CD with SilverSeas out of Italy Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England Abel Jeney is with The World - Luxury Residence at Sea Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships Warren Allen (aka Warren Melhuish) lives in Ontario, Canada. He has retired from ship-life but still works on the stage Thomas DeCell is no longer with RCI Leigh Xuereb and his AM Frankie Portera are CD's for Carnival
  18. Is it isolated from sound well? I understand it’s in between the atrium and the lido deck quite equally. We’re also in a corner aft so hopefully no sex noises through the thin walls, far away from most cabins.
  19. Has anyone recently been on Indy with Unlimited Dining Package and might have some feedback to share? It's $95pp for our 4 night sailing in December and I'm considering it. This will be our first time sailing her. I was a bit underwhelmed with Chops the last time I was on Oasis so I'm waffling between specialty dining and MDR.
  20. Independence DL is on deck 14 and she was amped last year. Explorer still had a CL and we went in there 5 nights out of 6 but only went into the DL for snacks and a hot drink on embarking at 11.20 am because windjammer wasn't open yet. Denzel the CL concierge was in every night and was helping people all the time.
  21. Hi All- I was a GTY Junior Suite on the Independence of Seas and today was assigned #1102. I believe this is a new room, so I haven't found much information on it. Has anyone had any insight or stayed in the new section of Deck 11?
  22. Updated 10/13/19 --- Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS – Cian has been identified as currently on AD. Cian has told a cruiser that he will be onboard until Nov. 23 when he goes to Grandeur, ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott has taken over from Mosese and Mo has told me he expects to be assigned to a different ship after his two month vacation. Kim may be onboard on a 4 month contract, he just did not know. ****Anthem OTS – Kat joined Anthem in mid August for 2 months. We just sailed on the first NE/Canada cruise of the season and she was terrific. We will see who takes over from Kat in late October. Kat hosted the Quest and did a great job….I personally was not very fond of where they hold the Quest, but realistically there may be no other location. ****Brilliance OTS – TT has been reported as onboard on the completed sailing 4/20/19 and still onboard as of mid Sept 2019 by a cruiser. Based on normal contract periods, it would make sense for TT to be heading to vacation soon….so hoping to hear more from other cruisers on Brilliance. ****Empress OTS – Tanya was on board, as per a cruiser in June. Probably took over from Eric Lopez. ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Katie (unknown last name, but not to be confused with Katie Turner) took over on June 26 and she is expected to be onboard until the end of October. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Katrina Blair should have returned on 8/13 and is expected to be there until 11/23. *****Harmony – Chris Turdo should have taken over on July 28. ****Independence OTS – Katie Turner took over in June and should be onboard for a 4 month contract until Sept/October timeframe….unsure of exact dates. *****Jewel OTS – Luana from Brazil returned to Jewel in mid May. As of the 7/14 sailing she was still on board. Probably a 4 month contract through sometime in Sept. *****Liberty OTS – Kim is now on Liberty, unsure of start date… ****Majesty OTS – Mickey Martin will be moving directly from NV back to MJ on 10/4. I do not know who is onboard right now, until Mickey Martin gets there on 10/4. This came directly from Mickey Martin. *****Mariner OTS – Gemma Stubs has taken over from Alex Paul late July. She is scheduled to move into the CD role sometime in Mid September. Perhaps Alex Paul will be returning at that time as the AM…..time will tell. *****Navigator OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be onboard. Mickey has told me directly that he will be handing NV over to Eric Lopez on 10/4. *****Oasis OTS – Drydock until February 2020 ***** Ovation –Aysy took over on 9/20/19. *****Quantum – Who is currently onboard? *****Radiance OTS – Sophie is currently onboard on the 7/30 sailing as reported to me, by the CD on the ship, Mark Rous. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. **** Serenade OTS – Nick has been spotted on the ship as AM. If someone can ask him how long his contract is and until when he will be onboard, that would be wonderful….THANKS for all the help. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has been identified as currently onboard at least since July 15. **** Symphony OTS – Flavio Maeda rejoins the ship on 9/21 for a 4 month contract until mid January. ***** Vision OTS – Enzo Matijaca just joined the ship in mid October possibly for a 4 month contract. I sent Enzo a FB message to learn more….hopefully he will answer me. *****Voyager OTS – Kitty has been onboard since May 3, 2019. If it was a four month contract she would be on vacation now….so wondering who is the AM presently.
  23. We did a Promenade cabin on Independence of the seas and enjoyed it. There was a bit of noise during parties but, nothing so loud to prevent sleep. We will be staying in a Central Park view on Allure of the Seas. Hoping we like it just as well. Happy sailing!
  24. Funky Buddha is one of our favorite breweries. We were on their first group cruise on Independence earlier this year and they were talking about how they were going to try and create a better working relationship with RCI. We're booked in February on the next group cruise (again on Independence), and seeing this makes me super excited!!!
  25. -Southampton: Anthem or Odyssey, maybe Independence as a second ship. -Barcelona: Harmony (7 nights), Vision (12 nights) -Rome: Explorer, Odyssey maybe in fall, because she’s scheduled at Piraeus cruise port in fall several times, which could be easily reached on Cruises from Rome. -Amsterdam: Brilliance -Copenhagen, Stockholm: Jewel -Venice: Rhapsody
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