David DeHavilland

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Cruise Director  - World Cruise

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David deHavilland came out of retirement to be the Cruise Director for the World Cruise.
Barry ranted about misinformed travel agents who told their clients things that werent true and then Crystal had to pick up the pieces or shoulder the blame later. He simply couldnt stand working on board anymore, so thats why he chose to do the shore program. He is trying to scout a port in India to replace Bombay because everyone hates it, including the crew. He talked about the poor condition of the Cunard ships, including the Royal Viking Sun. Everyone had talked of Crystal buying it, but he said it is in such a run-down condition that it is less expensive to build a new ship than to attempt to fix up the Sun. In his opinion the Vistafjord should be scrapped. He thinks the Sea Goddess ships would make a good fit with Seabourn. He felt that the QEII should be refurbished and transferred to Holland America, but doubted that would happen. Barry wasnt optimistic about Crystal actually building a third ship, although he claimed the company had a very good year.

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David deHavilland came out of retirement to be the Cruise Director for the World Cruise.
Barry ranted about misinformed travel agents who told their clients things that weren't true and then Crystal had to pick up the pieces or shoulder the blame later. He simply couldn't stand working on board anymore, so that's why he chose to do the shore program. He is trying to scout a port in India to replace Bombay because everyone hates it, including the crew. He talked about the poor condition of the Cunard ships, including the Royal Viking Sun. Everyone had talked of Crystal buying it, but he said it is in such a run-down condition that it is less expensive to build a new ship than to attempt to fix up the Sun. In his opinion the Vistafjord should be scrapped. He thinks the Sea Goddess ships would make a good fit with Seabourn. He felt that the QEII should be refurbished and transferred to Holland America, but doubted that would happen. Barry wasn't optimistic about Crystal actually building a third ship, although he claimed the company had a very good year.

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Bob Mills, who wrote scripts for 85 Bob Hope specials in the 1970s and 1980s, talks candidly with Cruise Director David DeHavilland aboard the Crystal Harmony.

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