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Wachsdds
09-08-2007, 10:51 AM
I was wondering if anybody has seen or heard news of Andy the cruise director from Australia. He has been with us on five cruises from entertainment to assistant cruise director to cruise director. I saw some old posts from a year ago talking about a dismissal. That would be hard to believe because he stood out as exceptional in his duties. Let me here any news!pirate:

SplashMountainManiac
09-08-2007, 10:58 AM
Andy was our first cruise director and we absolutely loved him. Silverseas Cruises went after him recently so he is now employed by them. Sad losing such a good cruise director.

Andrew DEREK UK
09-08-2007, 11:25 AM
Andy was our first cruise director and we absolutely loved him. Silverseas Cruises went after him recently so he is now employed by them. Sad losing such a good cruise director.

He was good. We had him in 2006.

dahuffy
09-08-2007, 11:29 AM
He was good. We had him in 2006.

So did we Andrew.

LoriS
09-08-2007, 11:32 AM
I was wondering if anybody has seen or heard news of Andy the cruise director from Australia. He has been with us on five cruises from entertainment to assistant cruise director to cruise director. I saw some old posts from a year ago talking about a dismissal. That would be hard to believe because he stood out as exceptional in his duties. Let me here any news!pirate:
He left in the middle of our cruise last September.

Andrew DEREK UK
09-09-2007, 02:31 AM
He left in the middle of our cruise last September.

Anyone know the reason?

Ski-and-Sea
09-09-2007, 08:16 AM
We, too, have seen him go from the entertainment staff to assistant CD to CD. We were extremely disappointed to learn he's working for Silversea now. He was our favorite CM.

He was not dismissed by DCL. He got lured away.

We're hoping he someday returns to DCL. Maybe when the new ships arrive.

Kaz is gone, too.

woody73
09-09-2007, 08:34 AM
Andy was wonderful. We will miss him.

Woody

captchris
09-09-2007, 09:20 AM
Andy was great! He was very visible and would hang out in the kids clubs with the kids. I appreciated how he used to greet people following the shows in the Walt Disney Theatre.

Here's to you Andy! :thumbsup2

Ciao for now...

Andrew DEREK UK
09-09-2007, 09:24 AM
Andy was great! He was very visible and would hang out in the kids clubs with the kids. I appreciated how he used to greet people following the shows in the Walt Disney Theater.

Here's to you Andy! :thumbsup2

Ciao for now...

Agree he and Rachel were/are very very good, I like their style and hands on approach. I had Brent on my last cruise felt he was more 'managerial' in his approach.

jd99
09-09-2007, 09:57 AM
Agree he and Rachel were/are very very good, I like their style and hands on approach. I had Brent on my last cruise felt he was more 'managerial' in his approach.

Funny how different the experience can be with the same CD. We loved Andy (Ciao for now!) but had Rachel on our last cruise and she showed up at events looking bored, couldn't be bothered to chat with kids and adults alike and truly looked like she wanted to be anywhere but on the ship. Hoping for someone other than Rachel on our upcoming cruise.

carole88
09-09-2007, 10:02 AM
Funny how different the experience can be with the same CD. We loved Andy (Ciao for now!) but had Rachel on our last cruise and she showed up at events looking bored, couldn't be bothered to chat with kids and adults alike and truly looked like she wanted to be anywhere but on the ship. Hoping for someone other than Rachel on our upcoming cruise.

I agree that it is funny how different experiences can be with the same CD. We were fortunate to cruise a second time with Rachel last summer. We found her to be very approachable and extremely friendly. She sent gifts to our stateroom for our DDs and invited them to a private character meet. We still haven't figured out how she knew what room we were staying in since she never asked us. We are hoping for her to be on our Mexican Riviera cruise. She made our experience extra magical.

Pluto,
09-09-2007, 10:21 AM
yes andy was very good. i only been on 2 dcl cruises one with andy and one with rachael. the one with andy was only a 7 night but you always seen him around.the the 14 night was with rachael i seen more of andy on that 7 night than 14 nights with rachael. with andy you hardly knew who were the assistant cruise director was because he did most of the work. with rachael you seen more of the assistant cruise director was, clayton than you did of her. i hope clayton gets promoted soon at least when the new ships come in.
clayton did a very great job.

Pluto,
09-09-2007, 10:23 AM
Funny how different the experience can be with the same CD. We loved Andy (Ciao for now!) but had Rachel on our last cruise and she showed up at events looking bored, couldn't be bothered to chat with kids and adults alike and truly looked like she wanted to be anywhere but on the ship. Hoping for someone other than Rachel on our upcoming cruise.

you said it exactly.

Andrew DEREK UK
09-09-2007, 10:28 AM
Funny how different the experience can be with the same CD. We loved Andy (Ciao for now!) but had Rachel on our last cruise and she showed up at events looking bored, couldn't be bothered to chat with kids and adults alike and truly looked like she wanted to be anywhere but on the ship. Hoping for someone other than Rachel on our upcoming cruise.

I agree that it is funny how different experiences can be with the same CD. We were fortunate to cruise a second time with Rachel last summer. We found her to be very approachable and extremely friendly. She sent gifts to our stateroom for our DDs and invited them to a private character meet. We still haven't figured out how she knew what room we were staying in since she never asked us. We are hoping for her to be on our Mexican Riviera cruise. She made our experience extra magical.

yes andy was very good. i only been on 2 dcl cruises one with andy and one with rachael. the one with andy was only a 7 night but you always seen him around.the the 14 night was with rachael i seen more of andy on that 7 night than 14 nights with rachael. with andy you hardly knew who were the assistant cruise director was because he did most of the work. with rachael you seen more of the assistant cruise director was, clayton than you did of her. i hope clayton gets promoted soon at least when the new ships come in.
clayton did a very great job.

you said it exactly.

I do agree its 'personal 'to your own experience, on the E/bound repo thread, Rachel has also send private gifts to cruisers. I have had four CD's so far, I cannot remember the name of the first one, Rachel and Andy were both great, I personally felt a little let down by Brent, but some people say he is the best!

Ski-and-Sea
09-09-2007, 11:34 AM
Andy was great! He was very visible and would hang out in the kids clubs with the kids. I appreciated how he used to greet people following the shows in the Walt Disney Theatre.

Here's to you Andy! :thumbsup2

Ciao for now...

I don't know where Andy gets his energy from. There are some great youtube videos of him at the sailaway party from last summer.

I've heard from the CMs that he has a big heart.

I think he is missed by DCL. I got a letter from DCL dated from January 2007 and the letter gushes about Andy, too.

I always thought he looked best in the officers uniform because he is so tall.

By strange coincidence we get mailings from Silversea now. Last month we got a brochure for the world cruise. 110 days for "just" $62,400.

I know he was doing the south Pacific/New Zealand cruise in the winter. Not sure which ship he is on now.

Here's hoping we hear "ciao for now" again sometime on DCL.

Best of luck to you Andy, you are greatly missed!!!!

Mozart
09-09-2007, 01:17 PM
I agree that it is funny how different experiences can be with the same CD. We were fortunate to cruise a second time with Rachel last summer. We found her to be very approachable and extremely friendly. She sent gifts to our stateroom for our DDs and invited them to a private character meet. We still haven't figured out how she knew what room we were staying in since she never asked us. We are hoping for her to be on our Mexican Riviera cruise. She made our experience extra magical.

Did you have a lanyard with your KTTW card in it? CM's are taught to try and read your cards when they can for surprises like that.

carole88
09-09-2007, 03:09 PM
Did you have a lanyard with your KTTW card in it? CM's are taught to try and read your cards when they can for surprises like that.

No, we didn't. That's why we were so amazed!

Hygiene99
09-09-2007, 03:45 PM
I agree that it is funny how different experiences can be with the same CD. We were fortunate to cruise a second time with Rachel last summer. We found her to be very approachable and extremely friendly. She sent gifts to our stateroom for our DDs and invited them to a private character meet. We still haven't figured out how she knew what room we were staying in since she never asked us. We are hoping for her to be on our Mexican Riviera cruise. She made our experience extra magical.

I happen to know some cruisers who did a a cruise on the Magic, then a cruise on the Wonder and Received a message on there stateroom phone, on the Wonder from Rachel!
Wishing them a great Trip! :)

CastleCreations
09-09-2007, 05:46 PM
I do agree its 'personal 'to your own experience, on the E/bound repo thread, Rachel has also send private gifts to cruisers. I have had four CD's so far, I cannot remember the name of the first one, Rachel and Andy were both great, I personally felt a little let down by Brent, but some people say he is the best!


I wonder if Brent will be around for our next cruise....he may have to answer to his wife, and take on a normal job..:rotfl:

carole88
09-09-2007, 06:38 PM
I happen to know some cruisers who did a a cruise on the Magic, then a cruise on the Wonder and Received a message on there stateroom phone, on the Wonder from Rachel!
Wishing them a great Trip! :)

That is pretty cool! I really hope she is on our next cruise. Does anybody know if we can determine which CM is on which cruise?

MSWint
09-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Anyone know who the CD is on the Magic right now? We sail this Saturday ... just wondering.

Andrew DEREK UK
09-10-2007, 12:03 PM
I wonder if Brent will be around for our next cruise....he may have to answer to his wife, and take on a normal job..:rotfl:
:rotfl2:

Nice guy but I prefer the others they had more PR, and high profile on ship.