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Old 12-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #271
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Gabor Nemeth is sadly no longer with DCL, he was WONDERFUL!
Last I remember ... Gabor was on the Dream. He was one of the original DREAM TEAM ... one of five Hungarian Servers knows for their excellence. Daniel Javor was another member (on the Fantasy opening crew) .. who is no longer with DCL. Do you know when Gabor left DCL?

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:22 AM   #272
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Gabor Nemeth is sadly no longer with DCL, he was WONDERFUL!!!

Does anyone remember Dario and Gerry from the Magic? We had them years ago (2009) and my DH still compares every serving team to them!

Of course we all love Trevor and Max with the Entertainment Team.

We also loved Novlette, our stateroom hostess on the Magic.

We've sailed all 4 ships, but with the exception of Gabor, all of our favorites were on the Magic.
Trevor and Max have both been on the Wonder in 2011.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #273
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How do you request a specific CM for the MDR? Who would i contact?
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #274
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If you have made your booking through a travel agent, your travel agent will handle it. Otherwise the normal DCL reservation line can do this for you.

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Last I remember ... Gabor was on the Dream. He was one of the original DREAM TEAM ... one of five Hungarian Servers knows for their excellence. Daniel Javor was another member (on the Fantasy opening crew) .. who is no longer with DCL. Do you know when Gabor left DCL?

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He left over the summer, it's a really long story. I'm friends with him on Facebook though, and he put "See ya real soon" as his status earlier....Hoping that means he's on his way back!!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #277
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On our cruise last October on the Fantasy we had Sasha (Serbia) and That (Thailand) as our servers!! We were a group of 15 and they were wonderful servers!! We sure kept them hopping! They were excellent with my 17 month old grandson!!

Our room hostess, Naomi, (South Africa) was very sweet and accommodating!! She did an awesome job !! Also we became friends and we keep in touch via Facebook!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #278
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So I just came upon this thread while researching for our first cruise (june 2013).... just wondering if we should request a specific server for our first cruise so that we know we have someone who will make our honeymoon cruise more magical? Or is it silly to request someone we have never had and just take our chances and see what happens?

And if we request someone when should we do it? And will it effect the dining room order that we already requested?

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #279
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He left over the summer, it's a really long story. I'm friends with him on Facebook though, and he put "See ya real soon" as his status earlier....Hoping that means he's on his way back!!!
I am friends with Daniel Javor and Ivan Frick ... both are/were part of the DCL Dream Team. Daniel Javor left DCL in April / May ... and is now working in London. Ivan Frick is now Palo Server on the Fantasy.

I was on the Fantasy twice this year ... gave a package to Ivan, to deliver to Daniel when he / they get home.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #280
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So I just came upon this thread while researching for our first cruise (june 2013).... just wondering if we should request a specific server for our first cruise so that we know we have someone who will make our honeymoon cruise more magical? Or is it silly to request someone we have never had and just take our chances and see what happens?

And if we request someone when should we do it? And will it effect the dining room order that we already requested?
If you have already requested a specific dining room rotation, I would not change anything. It is much harder to merge a server into a specific dining rotation, versus merging a guest into an existing server's schedule and rotation.

On the last night before your cruise ends, you will be given paperwork regarding gratuities. You retain one portion for yourself. It will contain the first AND last names of your server, assistant server, head server and stateroom host. If you like any of them ... MAKE SURE you ask them about their home country (but do this early in the cruise). Not only will they appreciate your asking, but you will know all you need to know to comment about their service on your end-of-cruise survey (they get promoted based upon the compliments). You will also know how to reach your servers in the future (ie: Facebook, if applicable), or request them in the future. One time, someone mentioned the name "Ivo" ... but there are several Ivo's on the Fantasy ... from different countries, working in different departments. DCL "shoreside" generally knows the servers by the first name and country ... while the ship knows the servers by the first name and country. If you know their first name, last name AND country ... it is much easier to make the request for your next cruise.

If you think you might want to request them in the future, make sure you ask if you can reach them on Facebook. Everyone goes on vacation. You never know when someone is on vacation, unless you keep in touch with them. Currently, I know when my favorites are leaving, and returning to a ship (that's how / why I started the thread).

If you look back in this thread, you will see reference of sending small gifts to your favorite cast members. Whether it's American chocolate, or something they want to buy, but can't find elsewhere ... you never know what will make someone happy! Remember, NEVER send alcohol or any other beverage, homemade foods, or anything which needs refrigeration or freezing, or anything which may spoil if left in the package for 1-2 weeks. overall box should be 15" x 15" x 15" (give or take), or smaller. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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PS: One note on Facebook - never assume all servers communicate on Facebook. Some do ... some do not. If you really like someone, towards the end of the cruise, ASK if it is possible for you to KEEP IN TOUCH via Facebook. They do not have a lot of time to hear about everyone's daily tasks ... but it's a great way to know if they are still on a specific ship, and if you will be able to request them in the future.
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DISapalooza: WWOHP / Universal (Dec '12)
DISNEY ON BROADWAY: Mary Poppins @ New Amsterdam Theatre - 2012, Spiderman (Marvel) @ Foxwoods Theatre - 2012, The Lion King @ Minskoff Theatre - 2013, Aladdin @ New Amsterdam Theatre - 2014
NON-DCL: RCCL Freedom FROM the Seas, Western Caribbean, Jan 2014; Celebrity Horizon, 7 night Philadelphia - Bermuda; HAL Noordam, 10 night NYC - Caribbean; Princess, 7 night FL-Caribbean; Carnival (don't waste my time)

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #281
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If you have already requested a specific dining room rotation, I would not change anything. It is much harder to merge a server into a specific dining rotation, versus merging a guest into an existing server's schedule and rotation.

On the last night before your cruise ends, you will be given paperwork regarding gratuities. You retain one portion for yourself. It will contain the first AND last names of your server, assistant server, head server and stateroom host. If you like any of them ... MAKE SURE you ask them about their home country (but do this early in the cruise). Not only will they appreciate your asking, but you will know all you need to know to reach them in the future, or request them in the future. One time, someone mentioned the name "Ivo" ... but there are several Ivo's on the Fantasy ... from different countries, working in different departments. DCL "shoreside" generally knows the servers by the first name and country ... while the ship knows the servers by the first name and country. If you know their first name, last name AND country ... it is much easier to make the request for your next cruise.

If you think you might want to request them in the future, make sure you ask if you can reach them on Facebook. Everyone goes on vacation. You never know when someone is on vacation, unless you keep in touch with them. Currently, I know when my favorites are leaving, and returning to a ship (that's how / why I started the thread).

If you look back in this thread, you will see reference of sending small gifts to your favorite cast members. Whether it's American chocolate, or something they want to buy, but can't find elsewhere ... you never know what will make someone happy! Remember, NEVER send alcohol or any other beverage, homemade foods, or anything which needs refrigeration or freezing, or anything which may spoil if left in the package for 1-2 weeks. overall box should be 15" x 15" x 15" (give or take), or smaller. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Thanks Steven!

Since I already requested a rotation- I will just keep my fingers crossed that we get someone wonderful!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #282
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Looking for recommendations for Fantasy servers.

We loved Paolo from Spain on the Dream - May 2011. He was a bartender in Pink. Anyone know where he is now? I don't know his last name.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #283
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When are you sailing?

Nikola Stakic (Serbia) is a server on the Fantasy as we speak. If you get him ... tell you you are friends with the ESCARGOT people. He showered two of us Escargot most every night, while two others were showered with Caesar Salad with shaved Parmesan (Caesar Salad is not on the menu, but is available, if you ask. The other couple sailing with us if from a country where Caesar salad is not usually available ... especially with shaved Parmesan.

Radoslav (Rado) Hristev (Bulgaria) is an assistant server on the Fantasy as we speak. Tell him you are friends with Steven Long ... I send Rado chocolates every now and then. In fact, if you get Rado, you might consider bringing a few bags of mixed candy (ie: Halloween chocolates). Most any server and / or stateroom host would be appreciative of the thought and generosity.

Ivan Frick (Hungary) is a Palo server, who is in the midst of departing the ship, but should be back on within the next 2-4 months.

Yannick (France) is a Remy server from France, who is currently on the Fantasy.

Generally, servers and assistant servers are paired up by DCL ... so it's best to only request them separately. By that, I mean, do not request "Jack and Jeremy", rather, request as follows:

1) First request: Rado Hristev (Bulgaria), assistant server.
2) Second request: If request #1 is not possible, I would request Nikola Stakic (Serbia), server.

You may make as many requests as you like, but I would not go past 3 or 4 requests in the main dining room.

For a Palo or Remy server, you do not need to request them in advance (since these bookings are generally made online). However ... when you board the ship, ask where you can go to request / confirm a Palo / Remy server. You will likely be directed to Royal Court for server confirmations, and / or Palo or Remy to make new reservations. These locations can change from time to time, and require me to remember what I did a few weeks ago, which is not always possible!

Good luck ... enjoy!

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DCL WONDER: 4 night Bahamas practice cruise (April '08), LA - Vancouver REPO (Apr/May '11), -B2B- Inaugural Alaska (May '11)
DCL FANTASY: 7 night Maiden Voyage: Western Caribbean (March '12), 7 night podCast 4.0 Western Caribbean (Dec '12), 7 night San Juan/Western Caribbean (Apr '15)
DISapalooza: WWOHP / Universal (Dec '12)
DISNEY ON BROADWAY: Mary Poppins @ New Amsterdam Theatre - 2012, Spiderman (Marvel) @ Foxwoods Theatre - 2012, The Lion King @ Minskoff Theatre - 2013, Aladdin @ New Amsterdam Theatre - 2014
NON-DCL: RCCL Freedom FROM the Seas, Western Caribbean, Jan 2014; Celebrity Horizon, 7 night Philadelphia - Bermuda; HAL Noordam, 10 night NYC - Caribbean; Princess, 7 night FL-Caribbean; Carnival (don't waste my time)
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:13 AM   #284
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When are you sailing?

Nikola Stakic (Serbia) is a server on the Fantasy as we speak. If you get him ... tell you you are friends with the ESCARGOT people. He showered two of us Escargot most every night, while two others were showered with Caesar Salad with shaved Parmesan (Caesar Salad is not on the menu, but is available, if you ask. The other couple sailing with us if from a country where Caesar salad is not usually available ... especially with shaved Parmesan.

Radoslav (Rado) Hristev (Bulgaria) is an assistant server on the Fantasy as we speak. Tell him you are friends with Steven Long ... I send Rado chocolates every now and then. In fact, if you get Rado, you might consider bringing a few bags of mixed candy (ie: Halloween chocolates). Most any server and / or stateroom host would be appreciative of the thought and generosity.

Ivan Frick (Hungary) is a Palo server, who is in the midst of departing the ship, but should be back on within the next 2-4 months.

Yannick (France) is a Remy server from France, who is currently on the Fantasy.

Generally, servers and assistant servers are paired up by DCL ... so it's best to only request them separately. By that, I mean, do not request "Jack and Jeremy", rather, request as follows:

1) First request: Rado Hristev (Bulgaria), assistant server.
2) Second request: If request #1 is not possible, I would request Nikola Stakic (Serbia), server.

You may make as many requests as you like, but I would not go past 3 or 4 requests in the main dining room.

For a Palo or Remy server, you do not need to request them in advance (since these bookings are generally made online). However ... when you board the ship, ask where you can go to request / confirm a Palo / Remy server. You will likely be directed to Royal Court for server confirmations, and / or Palo or Remy to make new reservations. These locations can change from time to time, and require me to remember what I did a few weeks ago, which is not always possible!

Good luck ... enjoy!

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We are sailing on the Fantasy for Christmas 2013 and need a few recommendations for dinner servers...ours were good, not great, on the Wonder to Alaska last summer...our DD is 10 at time of sailing...we want someone who will be fun fir her at dinner. Suggestions?
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