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Old 02-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Cruise Director?????

I see many people reference their cruise director. Why is this? We have done one cruise on the Dream and another coming in August. We didn't even know (or really care) who the Cruise director was, nor do I think it made a difference in our trip either way.
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I see many people reference their cruise director. Why is this? We have done one cruise on the Dream and another coming in August. We didn't even know (or really care) who the Cruise director was, nor do I think it made a difference in our trip either way.
Some people just like one CD over another. It's like having friends. Someone who's your friend, I might not care for.

Really, in the long run, as far as cruise experience, there's not much difference.
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So funny... I had the same reaction my first cruise....Everyone was like oh we have Brent! He's got a nice accent, but not sure what they even do?!? He's the guy from the Disney Cruise Line specials.
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So funny... I had the same reaction my first cruise....Everyone was like oh we have Brent! He's got a nice accent, but not sure what they even do?!? He's the guy from the Disney Cruise Line specials.
A CD is responsible for making sure all the entertainment onboard happens. And figuring out what/where/etc.
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Your CD will be the one who opens and closes the main shows and the one you hear the majority of the time on the PA announcements. I never really paid much attention til we did a 15 night. Christiaan was awesome and we loved hearing him in the mornings.
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I see many people reference their cruise director. Why is this? We have done one cruise on the Dream and another coming in August. We didn't even know (or really care) who the Cruise director was, nor do I think it made a difference in our trip either way.
I have to agree with you. I have been on 5 DCL and I could not tell you who the CD was on either of them. The events are all planned and just repeated from the last cruise and will be repeated on the next cruise. Oh they make announcements and start and end shows, but isn't this their job. Just like the job I have to do each day. I am sure they serve some function, but not sure what it is.
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I have to agree with you. I have been on 5 DCL and I could not tell you who the CD was on either of them. The events are all planned and just repeated from the last cruise and will be repeated on the next cruise. Oh they make announcements and start and end shows, but isn't this their job. Just like the job I have to do each day. I am sure they serve some function, but not sure what it is.
Entertainment
On most ships, the cruise director is responsible for hiring all of the musical acts, comedians and other guest performers. He emcees all evening entertainment, designs and hosts talent shows and other passenger participation events, and oversees the Broadway-style productions.

Passengers
The cruise director is the passengers' liaison with the cruise line and shipboard crew. In conjunction with the Guest Services department, the cruise director manages passenger complaints and concerns. He is also the public face of the crew, mingling with passengers throughout the day.

Announcements
Throughout each day, the cruise director makes public announcements of activities going on around the ship. During emergency situations, the cruise director works with the captain to provide essential information to passengers.

Performing
Although not always required, most cruise directors perform in at least one show during the cruise. Always a good sport, the cruise director may be asked to play a silly character or be gently teased during a show.

Crew Needs
In many ways, the cruise director acts as a parent to young crew members who may be away from home for the first time. Drying tears, administering first aid and calming fears are common duties.

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