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Old November 2nd, 2008, 10:58 AM
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Default Cruise Director - Connie

When on Connie in Spring, John Grantham had just joined Celebrity for first stint as CD. We thought he was excellent. Was ex Hollywood stuntman and gave lectures, about movies tv work that he had been in. Superb!
Anyone know if he is still with X.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 03:16 PM
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I was delighted to see the photo of Togi. We were on a 14 night Baltic cruise onboard Constellation in July and spent part of every evening in the Martini Bar. Togi is an exceptional young man, one of the most personable staff members I've met in all my past 14 cruises. We are so looking forward to seeing him again when we sail on the Solstice in March.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 05:19 PM
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The list below, as shown in the Celebrity Today! for the Celebrity Galaxy in August 2008, shows the Galaxy Officers and Staff.

Master: Captain Isidoros Karamaounas
Chief Engineer: Stavros Zannikos
Hotel Director: Damien O’Connor
Staff Captain: Dimitrios Kardasilaris
Cruise Director: Stewart Turnbull
Staff Chief Engineer: Dimitropoulos Zois
Food and Beverage Manager: Mario Markovic
Onboard Marketing Manager: Barbara Tatlow
Financial Controller: Virginia Poggi
Environmental Officer: Michelle Smith
Human Resources Manager: Janise Bengtson
Senior Doctor: Anastasios Konstantarakos
Junior Doctor: Catia Reeves
Safety Officer: Georgios Tsilouchas
Chief Housekeeper: Mihai Olaeriu
Restaurant Manager: Hakan Bektas
Bar Manager: Koray Savas
Executive Chef: Nelson Avaria
Cruise Sales Manager: Elisha Oltmann
Captain’s Club Hostess: Daniela Spirlac
Activity Manager: Ian Cresswell
Activities Staff: Ben Powney, Luisa Lopez, Kirsty Fraser, Shane Wilson
Youth Manager: Katalin Kertesz
Disc Jockey: Constantine Downer
Guest Relations Manager: Alexandros Stylianou
Lead Guest Relations Officer: Gary Mcneil
Guest Relations: Magui Lopez, Marisa Tomas, Romelito Navarro, William Gomez, Wilhelmina Famoso, Rocelyn Dalisay
Concierge: Tonya Peneva
Event Coordinator: Nima Mody
Shore Excursion Manager: Alain Hauray
Shore Excursion Staff: Brianna Freeman, Jorge Freire, Denise Munteanu, Iria Sponholz
Online Managers: Natalia Marginean
Casino Manager: Kelvin Minton
Gift Shop Manager: Haley Stephenson
Photo Manager: Serhat Akin
AquaSpa Manager: Annagret Mostert
Port & Shoppong Guides: Eric & Cristina Barrett
Art Auctioneer: Marc Glaser
Acupuncture Physician: Lisa Nelson
Floral Designer: Bistra Todorova
Desktop Publisher: Adrian Silverman
Printer: Paul Santos


Also please note that in the original thread it questions whether the F&B Manager onboard the Celebrity Galaxy is Cory. As of August 2008, the F&B Manager onboard the Celebrity Galaxy was actually Mario Markovic whilst Cory, which should be Koray Savas, was the Bar Manager.
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Does anyone know if Perry Grant will still be in Michael's Club on the Connie during the Christmas-New Year's 2008/2009 cruise?
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 08:42 PM
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The list below, as shown in the Celebrity Today! for the Celebrity Galaxy in August 2008, shows the Galaxy Officers and Staff.
Thank you for this very detailed list. I will update my chart with your information.

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Does anyone know if Perry Grant will still be in Michael's Club on the Connie during the Christmas-New Year's 2008/2009 cruise?
Perry gave no hint of any absence except for March 2009 when he will not be onboard.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 10:03 PM
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Perry gave no hint of any absence except for March 2009 when he will not be onboard.
Hi Arno !

Do you happen to know Perry's last sailing date in early 2009 ? Several Family members are huge fans of his, and I am considering changing our sailing date (3/27) to see if we can sail while Perry is onboard. Any info is appreciated.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 10:07 PM
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Hi Arno !

Do you happen to know Perry's last sailing date in early 2009 ? Several Family members are huge fans of his, and I am considering changing our sailing date (3/27) to see if we can sail while Perry is onboard. Any info is appreciated.
I've been told that he will not be on board in March but I will try to determine whether that affects your sailing date.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 10:34 PM
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I've been told that he will not be on board in March but I will try to determine whether that affects your sailing date.
Hi Arno !

Thank you very much. March 27th works perfectly for us, but I know my folks will be disappointed if Perry isnt onboard. If you can find out if he will be onboard on 3/27, and if not, when is his last sailing on this contract, I would much appreciate it.
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Hi Patty:

Captain Pagonis is home on holidays. He will be heading for Constellation at the end of November.
The Alternate Master is the captain that will replace the present Master when it is vacation time (3 months off and on) sometimes to a different ship.
I have never sailed with Captain Mavrogiannis. On what ship was he master?

I don't know what I was thinking. Not Mavrogiannis. (He was Chief Engineer on Zenith. Such a nice man. He is now on Journey.) I meant Karamounas, and I see he is on Galaxy now. He was Captain on Zenith for our last memorable cruise, I am sure you will remember.

We hope to sail on Connie in October/09. I guess our favorite Captain will be off then.

As to Second Master---does that mean the same as Captain?
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Old November 6th, 2008, 11:26 AM
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As to Second Master---does that mean the same as Captain?
The staff Captain on a ship is also a captain. The "Captain" who is in charge of the vessel is known as master of the vessel.
The alternating captain is the second master, normally in a three month rotation on the same ship.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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When on Connie in Spring, John Grantham had just joined Celebrity for first stint as CD. We thought he was excellent. Was ex Hollywood stuntman and gave lectures, about movies tv work that he had been in. Superb!
Anyone know if he is still with X.
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He's on the Galaxy right now and replaced Stewart Turnbull.
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He's on the Galaxy right now and replaced Stewart Turnbull.
Thanks for the update.
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Just came of the Galaxy three days ago and I marked the changes in bold :

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The list below, as shown in the Celebrity Today! for the Celebrity Galaxy in August 2008, shows the Galaxy Officers and Staff.

Master: Captain Panagiotis Mantzavinos
Chief Engineer: Evangelos Plomaritis
Hotel Director: Damien O’Connor
Staff Captain: Xenofon Livanios
Cruise Director: John Grantham
Staff Chief Engineer: Emmaouil Bouzounierakis
Food and Beverage Manager: Mario Markovic
Onboard Marketing Manager: Stephen Derry
Financial Controller: Giuber Sanchez
Environmental Officer: Julia Stsepantsava
Human Resources Manager: Audra Stankeviciute
Senior Doctor: Anastasios Konstantarakos
Junior Doctor: Catia Reeves
Safety Officer: Fillipos Adelfoulakos
Chief Housekeeper: Mihai Olaeriu
Restaurant Manager: Fatih Korkmaz
Bar Manager: Ivan Braganza
Executive Chef: Nelson Avaria
Cruise Sales Manager: Elisha Oltmann
Captain’s Club Hostess: Daniela Spirlac
Activity Manager: Luke Bonney
Activities Staff: Ben Powney, Kristy Foggett, Charlotte Louisy, Shane Wilson
Youth Manager: Katalin Kertesz
Disc Jockey: Evans Joseph
Guest Relations Manager: Alexandros Stylianou
Lead Guest Relations Officer: Gary Mcneil
Guest Relations: Magui Lopez, Marisa Tomas, Carina Falcon, William Gomez, Jasenka Cronomarkovic, Rose Dalisay
Concierge: Tonya Peneva
Event Coordinator: Nima Mody
Shore Excursion Manager: Alain Hauray
Shore Excursion Staff: Brianna Freeman, Jorge Freire, Denise Munteanu,
Online Managers: Natalia Marginean
Casino Manager: Lorraine Jacobs
Gift Shop Manager: Haley Stephenson
Photo Manager: Vladan Doncic
AquaSpa Manager: Sonya Plentai
Port & Shoppong Guides: Eric & Cristina Barrett
Art Auctioneer: Marc Glaser
Acupuncture Physician: Lisa Nelson
Floral Designer: Bistra Todorova
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I would like to get in touch with John Howell, who I believe from what people have written here, is on the Summitt as the Cruise Director. Anyone know his email address? Thanks
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Captain Pagonis is home on holidays. He will be heading for Constellation at the end of November.
That's great news ! Captain Mantzavinos told me that Cpt. Pagonis actually lives in Belgium when he's not on a ship. End of December we'll be on the Constellation, so I'm really looking forward to meet him.
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Just came of the Galaxy three days ago and I marked the changes in bold :
Amazing how many changes have taken place.

Luke Bonney I believe has been a cruise director in the past?????

Emma Quezon, the publisher, has been a Captain's Club Hostess.

And the staff Captain was listed as an alternate master on Century??

How did you like the cruise?
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I would like to get in touch with John Howell, who I believe from what people have written here, is on the Summitt as the Cruise Director. Anyone know his email address? Thanks
I'm pretty sure the CD would not want to give his eMail contact on board to many people. He would be inundated with contacts. If you have ever emailed any cruise director on board you might be able to figure out his address. Have you tried Celebrity or the Captain's Club?
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Amazing how many changes have taken place.

Indeed, we were also on the Galaxy in August and when we came onboard on 24 October, we were surprised to see so many new faces. Even the Captain changed, although in August Captain Karamaounas told us during dinner that we would see him again in October. Apparently sometimes the changes are unexpected. We were also invited by Captain Mantzavinos at his table and we had a nice and relaxed conversation with him. A very warm personality and a true gentleman.

How did you like the cruise?

We had an absolutely wonderful cruise and we felt a bit sad when we had to go home, since this was our 8th and last cruise on the Galaxy. It was our first cruise ship ever and we have such good memories about it.
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John Howell is presently on the Azamara Quest and as far as I know, he's due to leave just before Christmas for his vacation period.
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Smile Anastasios salessitis?...anyone know what happended to him?

And on a gossipy note...does anyone know what happened to captain petrikis after incident in alaska?

By the way your picture of staff is great and reminded of several staff members who have added joy to our lives upon the seas!!!



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