Just got off the ship today. This is what I was told & saw over the past week. Captain John is onboard now. Peter is the cruise director. I thought he was friendly enough. No one can top Christian or Brent but Peter was always around the ship talking to guests. Brent is on the Dream helping Rachel get things settled ...and I was told it is also so that he will know how to do things on the Fantasy. Clayton will be going on the Wonder to help start the Alaskan cruises with Christian since he has worked in that area before and knows it well. Sasha is no longer in Palo. He was on the PLA rotation this week training to be a head server. I did find him to say hello. He will be on the Magic through April and will be going to the Dream after his two month break. PJ is currently on vacation and will be returning to the Magic. He left two weeks ago so will be back in six weeks from today. Liam and McLean are currently on the Magic. Anne Marie told me that I could post Palo will be getting a complete "botox" treatment in two weeks including new decor, china and menu. The luggage area was completely open today but it was still a bit backed up to get off the ship. I think that could be due to the fact that now the porters have to go much further than when you just parked outside the terminal and walked a few feet to your car? We were told conflicting things when we arrived at the port regarding where to park. We didn't find out until we were already in the lot that the porters do NOT go there to help you so we had to drive back around and drop off our luggage at the curb so be sure to do that first if you are parking at the port. The inside of the ship looked the same to us with no smells or buckets anywhere. All CMs we encountered were friendly and helpful. There were many extra servers in the dining room but that didn't make our experience any worse and ours were good. They weren't the best we have had [Marco as assistant in 2005] but they also weren't the worst. There are new menus for pirate night and a couple others with some items missing. I took pictures of most so will post later after I can go through all of the pics.