Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

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Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by seahor.. » Mon, 08 May 2006 09:52:06


Peanuts-

While I'm not a huge Carnival fan, I just LOVED our cruise director on
the Carnival Spirit (5 years ago), Shawn Busby, and she has been the
only cruise director in 14 cruises that I felt was 128.7% dedicated to
the job and to the enjoyment of the people traveling with CCL.  It's
been years since I traveled with her as our cruise director, as I've
said.  Does anyone know if she's still a cruise director, or has she
moved on?  The cruise industry needs more Shawn Busbies.

Cruise on!!!
Peanut David

 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by Tony Ric » Mon, 08 May 2006 10:11:36



Quote:> While I'm not a huge Carnival fan, I just LOVED our cruise director on
> the Carnival Spirit (5 years ago), Shawn Busby, and she has been the
> only cruise director in 14 cruises that I felt was 128.7% dedicated to
> the job and to the enjoyment of the people traveling with CCL.  It's
> been years since I traveled with her as our cruise director, as I've
> said.  Does anyone know if she's still a cruise director, or has she
> moved on?  The cruise industry needs more Shawn Busbies.

Any idea what the breakdown is?  Of the 4 cruises we've been on, 3 had
female cruise directors.  
 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by Charle » Mon, 08 May 2006 10:31:56




> Any idea what the breakdown is?  Of the 4 cruises we've been on, 3 had
> female cruise directors.

I have been on 21 cruises. Only 1 had a female cruise director.

--
Charles

 
 
 

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Post by Odysseu » Mon, 08 May 2006 16:59:47





>> Any idea what the breakdown is?  Of the 4 cruises we've been on, 3 had
>> female cruise directors.

>I have been on 21 cruises. Only 1 had a female cruise director.

>--

As I recall, the ships I sailed on in the 1960s had female cruise
directors.  But, cruise activities were much different then.  By
today's standards they were very dull.
 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by Dean Worrel » Mon, 08 May 2006 22:38:26





>>Any idea what the breakdown is?  Of the 4 cruises we've been on, 3 had
>>female cruise directors.

> I have been on 21 cruises. Only 1 had a female cruise director.

Of the 13 cruises I've been on, I've seen only 1 female cruise director
also.  Lots of female ass't CDs though.

--
Dean in Peoria

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Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by Ebbtid » Mon, 08 May 2006 22:50:59


There was a female on the Celebration last Dec.  We did *** cruise out
of JAX since we live an hour away and although the ship is old, I was
impressed with the CD, service and entertainment.

Joyce





>>>Any idea what the breakdown is?  Of the 4 cruises we've been on, 3 had
>>>female cruise directors.

>> I have been on 21 cruises. Only 1 had a female cruise director.

> Of the 13 cruises I've been on, I've seen only 1 female cruise director
> also.  Lots of female ass't CDs though.

> --
> Dean in Peoria

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Post by Tony Ric » Mon, 08 May 2006 23:47:28


The Disney Cruise we took last week had a female CD, she mentioned that she
was going off contract for a few weeks and that her assitant, also female,
CD was taking over as CD.
 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by delt » Tue, 09 May 2006 11:11:46


Question: What do cruise directors do exactly? I have taken 2 cruises
and I can't say I actually remember the cruise director. Unless it was
that person always on the TV talking about shopping. But other than
that, not really.


Quote:>Peanuts-

>While I'm not a huge Carnival fan, I just LOVED our cruise director on
>the Carnival Spirit (5 years ago), Shawn Busby, and she has been the
>only cruise director in 14 cruises that I felt was 128.7% dedicated to
>the job and to the enjoyment of the people traveling with CCL.  It's
>been years since I traveled with her as our cruise director, as I've
>said.  Does anyone know if she's still a cruise director, or has she
>moved on?  The cruise industry needs more Shawn Busbies.

>Cruise on!!!
>Peanut David

 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by LeeN » Tue, 09 May 2006 23:26:41



> Question: What do cruise directors do exactly? I have taken 2 cruises
> and I can't say I actually remember the cruise director. Unless it was
> that person always on the TV talking about shopping. But other than
> that, not really.

The CD and his/her staff are responsible for most of the onboard
entertainment and activities. If I'm not mistaken, the CD is the
liaison between the guest entertainment and the cruise line -
basicallly the go-to person for the guest performers on board. I think,
on some lines, the CD is the one that talks about shopping and
excursions, but I know that some lines have specific people for these
jobs. HAL has a "shopping ambassador" who does the port talks. The CD
is also the one who does the disembarkation talk (still have never made
it to one of those and have always been successful in disembarking the
ship...go figure). MC-ing the shows, Bingo, Trivia, Pool Games, Evening
"Game Shows" - all the responsibility of the CD and staff. No CD has
ever made an impression enough for me to actually remember his/her
name. I view him as the guy with the poor stage presence and corny
jokes that I have to endure before the show starts. Some people spend a
lot more time on their cruises participating in what the CD and staff
have planned for them. I'd probably notice very little difference in my
cruise experience if the CD and staff weren't there at all. I know a
lot of cruisers enjoy interracting with the CD and staff...just not my
thing.

Lee

 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by Sue and Kevin Mulle » Tue, 09 May 2006 23:46:56


   No CD has

Quote:> ever made an impression enough for me to actually remember his/her
> name. I view him as the guy with the poor stage presence and corny
> jokes that I have to endure before the show starts. Some people spend a
> lot more time on their cruises participating in what the CD and staff
> have planned for them. I'd probably notice very little difference in my
> cruise experience if the CD and staff weren't there at all.

Lee, just like you, I never know who the CD is and couldn't care less.
There is one cruise director who did stand out and that was Chris
Nichol on the original Pacific Princess. Here is what I wrote about
him in our review:

"The cruise director - Chris Nichol - Chris is a wonderful and funny
cruise director!! Normally if you asked me who the CD was, I would not
know and would not care. This man was not only very good as a CD, but
he is a very talented singer and dancer."

sue

 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by jim » Wed, 10 May 2006 02:57:35


They are rather like a Mayor of a small town, that being the ship. They run
the budget, assign who works where and everything to do with the
entertainment of the ship. Unless it is the physical operation of the
vessel, the food, or hotel staff, he is in charge. They all work together to
try and make your cruise very enjoyable and leaving you with the desire to
return.
Jim


> Question: What do cruise directors do exactly? I have taken 2 cruises
> and I can't say I actually remember the cruise director. Unless it was
> that person always on the TV talking about shopping. But other than
> that, not really.


>>Peanuts-

>>While I'm not a huge Carnival fan, I just LOVED our cruise director on
>>the Carnival Spirit (5 years ago), Shawn Busby, and she has been the
>>only cruise director in 14 cruises that I felt was 128.7% dedicated to
>>the job and to the enjoyment of the people traveling with CCL.  It's
>>been years since I traveled with her as our cruise director, as I've
>>said.  Does anyone know if she's still a cruise director, or has she
>>moved on?  The cruise industry needs more Shawn Busbies.

>>Cruise on!!!
>>Peanut David

 
 
 

Why are there so few female Cruise Directors????

Post by RICK DAV » Wed, 10 May 2006 05:05:50


Jim, Excellent Definition.

I heard that Shawn Busby was no longer a CD.  I also enjoyed her and
thought she had a "real" personality.  Without being phony.

 
 
 

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Post by Dillon Pyro » Thu, 11 May 2006 12:21:12



Quote:>There was a female on the Celebration last Dec.  We did *** cruise out
>of JAX since we live an hour away and although the ship is old, I was
>impressed with the CD, service and entertainment.

The Celebration is a nice ship.  Small and dated, but it was a great
introduction to cruising.

>Joyce






>>>>Any idea what the breakdown is?  Of the 4 cruises we've been on, 3 had
>>>>female cruise directors.

>>> I have been on 21 cruises. Only 1 had a female cruise director.

>> Of the 13 cruises I've been on, I've seen only 1 female cruise director
>> also.  Lots of female ass't CDs though.

>> --
>> Dean in Peoria

>> Remove the X's to email

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