Have you kept in touch with any CMs?

Birdie dog

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Jun 19, 2015
I think I still have requests attached to my cruise that have moved up from my canceled 2020 EBTA. One of those included my waiter. Who knows if any of the same staff will be back and on the same ships? Does anyone keep in touch with any of the staff and have a feel for desire to return? I'm FB friends with a couple concierge hosts and get no feeling that they're "getting read to return".
 

DCLDVC1

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Sep 1, 2015
We correspond with a server we've gotten to know well and she hadn't heard anything from DCL about restarting as of last week.
 
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daedelus

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Dec 23, 2017
Right now the only postings for DCL jobs are the staff they're bringing back to Castaway Cay. None of the shipboard jobs have been posted yet.

I was reading an article about how hard it was going to be for cruise lines to re-staff with experienced crew since so many have had to find other employment for the last year or so. In talking with many crew members on previous cruises, DCL definitely is viewed as one of the best to work for, so maybe they'll be able to get some of the wonderful crew we've gotten to know over the years back. Hope so!
 

ninergrl6

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Apr 12, 2018
I keep in touch with a few on Instagram, and a couple months ago one said he isn't expecting any DCL sailings until 2022. That was before the increased vaccine roll out so I don't know if his feelings have changed since then. One of his concerns was the tight staff living quarters and making sure everything is safe for the crew.
 

mommy2allyandaveri

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Sep 19, 2006
I'm FB friends with a server we had one the Wonder 3 times. He left DCL before the shut down. He lives in Thailand and is now a clothing designer.
 

DMMarla07860

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May 12, 2005
I talk to a few Cruise Staff and ACD's. As of last I checked they all weren't going back whenever that maybe, but I know things change I know one left and is not a gym Manager in Vancover
 

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  • bbel

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    Apr 23, 2014
    I'm not DCL crew anymore (loyal to Royal these days ✌) but I highly doubt I'll go back. I miss it, but it won't ever be how it used to be and I'd rather leave it on a high than go back and hate it and leave with bad feelings. 6 years on the ocean and I thought I'd never leave, now over a year on land...
    I'm part of a massive crew page on FB with thousands of crew from all companies and I think the its a 50/50 split but the only ones who seem absolutely desperate are the ones who haven't found work at home. Then there's those who absolutely refuse if they require the vaccine...

    Companies will tell you what they want to hear themselves. Eg, Royal said something like 90% crew were ready to go back, but because I know I'm probably not going back, I didn't waste my time filling out that survey and I doubt I'm the only one...
     

    Snowwhyt

    I feel the Magic with every visit ❤️
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    I'm not DCL crew anymore (loyal to Royal these days ✌) but I highly doubt I'll go back. I miss it, but it won't ever be how it used to be and I'd rather leave it on a high than go back and hate it and leave with bad feelings. 6 years on the ocean and I thought I'd never leave, now over a year on land...
    I'm part of a massive crew page on FB with thousands of crew from all companies and I think the its a 50/50 split but the only ones who seem absolutely desperate are the ones who haven't found work at home. Then there's those who absolutely refuse if they require the vaccine...

    Companies will tell you what they want to hear themselves. Eg, Royal said something like 90% crew were ready to go back, but because I know I'm probably not going back, I didn't waste my time filling out that survey and I doubt I'm the only one...
    Are you going to sail instead to keep in touch? ❤
    Can you refresh my memory what DCL you were on?
    Can you also say which Royal ships you were on?
    Does it seem like people are interested in trying to get onto different cruise companies/lines or back to their last job more?
     

    bbel

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    Apr 23, 2014
    Are you going to sail instead to keep in touch? ❤
    Can you refresh my memory what DCL you were on?
    Can you also say which Royal ships you were on?
    Does it seem like people are interested in trying to get onto different cruise companies/lines or back to their last job more?
    I doubt I'd sail. My vacations are a bit more rough, I tend to backpack and make my own way haha.

    I was mainly in the Magic and Wonder, but spent about 3 weeks on the Fantasy when I was on my way to my second stint on the magic.

    With Royal I started on Grandeur (one of the smallest and oldest) and ended on Symphony (one of the biggest and newest) and did most classes in between: vision class x2, Radiance class x2, Freedom class, Quantum class and Oasis class.


    I know Disney are calling people who left the company before covid was a thing to ask if they are willing to go back, so I don't know if they're desperate or looking for crew from certain countries.

    And I know Royal have asked crew if they are willing to get a covid vaccine, and if they are not they have emailed them to say that they won't get a contract any time soon...
     

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    Snowwhyt

    I feel the Magic with every visit ❤️
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    I doubt I'd sail. My vacations are a bit more rough, I tend to backpack and make my own way haha.

    I was mainly in the Magic and Wonder, but spent about 3 weeks on the Fantasy when I was on my way to my second stint on the magic.

    With Royal I started on Grandeur (one of the smallest and oldest) and ended on Symphony (one of the biggest and newest) and did most classes in between: vision class x2, Radiance class x2, Freedom class, Quantum class and Oasis class.


    I know Disney are calling people who left the company before covid was a thing to ask if they are willing to go back, so I don't know if they're desperate or looking for crew from certain countries.

    And I know Royal have asked crew if they are willing to get a covid vaccine, and if they are not they have emailed them to say that they won't get a contract any time soon...
    Well Royal seems to be serious on the vaccine. I’m glad, looks like my January cruise on the Odyssey might happen.
    I hope your new job is pleasing. And you enjoy those backpack adventures!
     
  • HiStitch626

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    Sep 21, 2020
    We are Facebook friends with our favorite server from the Magic. They have not heard anything yet. I would guess there will need to be progress soon on staffing the Magic for the summer cruises in the UK.
     





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