The Crew of the Radiance of the Seas

The Management:
Kapitän Rune Lokling Kapitän Rune Lokling from Norway, captain and entertainer, like we never saw a captain before, working since 1999 for RCI and now for 1 year master of the Radiance. His announcements at noon were always awaited and highly appreciated by the passengers, always joking and with a good sense of humour. And his "Captains Corner", held twice during the cruise for one hour in the Theater was really worth seeing and hearing.
Hoteldirektor Roger Jackson Hoteldirektor Roger Jackson
from Trinidad, working for RCI since 1991, is the person next to the Captain, who is responsible for the relaxed atmosphere on the ship and he was really helpful to me for organizing several things, like a special lunch in the Portofino Restaurant (which is normally closed at noon) for our CruiseCritic group with about 50 people.
Cruisedirektor Kieron Buffery Cruisedirektor Kieron Buffery from England, living in California, just came to RCI and he is with his special english humour a good stand-up comedian and an excellent singer.
Cruisedirektor Kieron Buffery Executive Chef Alfred Hauser Executive Chef Alfred Hauser from Austria is responsible for the good meals onboard and is assisted by his Sous Chef Troy from Australia.
The Crew:
The International Hostess Armelle from France und the receptionist Ursula from Austria were helpful, like we've never seen on any other ships. Both of them came to our table, introduced themselves to us and our german tablemates and offered their help for any eventuality. Armelle made daily announcements on our voice-mail, about suggestions for the following day, time-changes and much more. She was also responsible for the german infos about the Hawaiian islands and the german Cruise Compass. Last but not least were our waiters Marlon and Nazareth and the headwaiter and Ass. Maitre D´from Slovakia, Marek, also being very helpful and very obliging.
I would say, this was the most relaxed crew we have ever had and that has certainly to do with the Captain, the Hotel Director and their management. We loved the atmosphere, although some other passengers did not like the casualty. We found so much kindlyness and support, we never had before and we sincerely thank all of the crew who made this cruise so special for us. We were very glad to hear, that the management offered some special events for the crew, like an evening with a pool party in the Solarium and a dinner in the Windjammer. We´ve heard from several crew members, that they enjoyed it very much and it was good for the working spirit. All this together creates the special atmosphere on the Radiance.

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