I am now very nervous about my Janaury Cruise

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  1. AverysMommy

    AverysMommy DIS Veteran

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    I have booked a cruise for January 2011......Should I be totally nervous that all the staff will be brand new as all the experienced staff will be on the Dream?

    I have seen notes that Brent is still on Magic but is he moving to Dreams? Will they take all their best for their new "best in class" ships?

    I am starting to really think that I might have made a big mistake - I dont have money to throw aroudn on cruises that arent going to be up to Disney Standards.
     
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  3. Lee Matthews

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    Im joining the dream as a new Server. From what im told. 1/3 of the Wonder servers and 1/3 of the Magic servers are moving to the Dream, so most servers will still be experienced ones
     
  4. first timers

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    DCL has had extra crew members onboard the Magic and Wonder from new Captains to servers to allow experienced staff to transfer to the Dream and have others stay on the Magic and Wonder. The other post is what we heard, 1/3 from each ship going to the Dream, which will means at least 2/3 of each crew will be experienced. Don't wory, be happy.
     
  5. HallsofVA

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    They have been cross-training staff on both ships for months now, in order to ensure they can maintain the high caliber of service on all three ships. As mentioned above, roughly 1/3 of the staff on all 3 ships may be relatively new, but the number may be actually less than that, since our last 3 cruises in the past 9 months have seemed like there were more than the normal number of staff onboard.
     
  6. AverysMommy

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    Do staff know if htey are going over to Dream or not?

    When do they switch over - I assume its before the first trip as they will need on-the-ship training?
     
  7. Lee Matthews

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    As far as i know, cast who are moving to the dream already know. And we're all joining in roughly the 1st week of December
     
  8. ILoveDisney&Cruising

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    :thumbsup2 ;)
     
  9. lexlaw69

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    Relax - you'll get your plate of food on time and your Disney Princess won't have a beard.
     
  10. AverysMommy

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  11. amjgale

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    Brett was still on the magic as of 10/23!
     
  12. Tngrl78

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    When we were on the Wonder in Sept, we asked some of the servers about that and they all knew whether they were moving or not. Some were excited about joining the Dream and others were excited about going to the West Coast and staying on the Wonder.
     
  13. Lee Matthews

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  14. MagicMe

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    From my conversation with Yolande, Brent is remaining on the Magic. She will be on the Dream.
     
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    I had heard that Rachel will be the cruise director on the Dream. Saw her on GMA this morning during the segment on the Dream, so that would seem to be the case.

    Which Yolande are you referring to? We had a head waiter by that name once and she was really great!
     
  16. jrask

    jrask Earning My Ears

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    Well, obviously the Disney Princesses won't have a beard. Magically being transported from ship to ship does not cause spontaneous growth of facial hair.
     
  17. Tinkerkell123

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    Whew, that's a relief! Nothing like a hairy princess! :lmao:

     
  18. AverysMommy

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    Thanks to everyone's comments - we should be in good shape as the "new" magic crew will have been on their own since December so they should have things under control by end of January
     
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  20. Lee Matthews

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    We know very little info so far. I've just got my start date and i believe i just train between then and maiden voyage and have the mini trips before hand as proper run throughs for serving guests.
     
  21. disneycruisegal

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    Good luck to you Lee! I'll be sailing on the Dream in April of 2011, maybe I'll see you real soon.
     

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