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How Important is the Cruise Director to You When Booking a Cruise?

I have to admit that I have never asked about who the cruise director would be on a cruise that I am booking.  Usually I book so far in advance that the cruise line doesn't even know.  To me, food, service and itinerary are more important.  How important is the cruise director to you?

Tags: Cruise Directors on ships

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Contributor Level: Captain

Not an issue, as they rarely impact me. I can understand though, how a lousy director can be a pain.

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I've never paid attention prior to boarding.

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Zilch--When booking that is. It is nice to have a good one though when under sail.


Contributor Level: Staff Captain

All of the above are my thoughts as well.

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Don't even give it a thought.

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Nil, I really don't care and can't recall ever seeing the CD. CD.. must be PC here and say Cruise Director. 


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We enjoyed CD Brittany Boyd on the Exstacy a few years ago, but she's the only one who had any impact on us. The others have not been very good. On our last cruise, the cd had such a huge ego, and thought of himself as a stand up comic when making announcements or introducing the shows, but he was terrible. 

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I have had good ones and not-so-good ones, but I do not really remember any of them.

Who the CD is on a ship, to me, has the same gravity as who the Maître D' is, or the Captain, or the janitor.

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I could care less. However, on our last trip ( maybe the last two ) Alvin was great.  We actually got to meet him.  That's the first time in over 20 cruises we met the CD.


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