Carnival Cruise Director Schedule 2024/2025

This guide is updated every Wednesday to show the dates that each of the Carnival Cruise Directors are scheduled to work.

Carnival Breeze Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
KEEGAN VAN ZYL4/13/20246/22/2024
FELIPE SERRINA DO COUTO6/17/202411/14/2024

The Cruise Director schedule for Carnival Breeze for the next few months has been set. On April 13th, Keegan Van Zyl joined as cruise director and will be onboard until Felipe Serrina Do Couto boards in June for most of the latter half of the year. Keegan is a lot of fun and had a great two weeks covering Kyndall Fire last year on Mardi Gras.

Carnival Breeze is a Dream-class ship with a gross tonnage of 128,052 and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,690.

Carnival Celebration Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
LEE MASON3/10/20247/7/2024
LEON SMITH6/30/202412/1/2024
MARTY PITTS11/24/20243/9/2025

The Carnival Celebration cruise director schedule has some fantastic names for 2024.

Lee Mason is back on the ship after an earlier stint – he joined on 10th March and will stay onboard until July 2024, with Leon Smith then joining until the start of December. Then, Marty Pitts will join the ship and see everything through until March 2025.

Carnival Celebration is an Excel-class ship with a gross tonnage of 183,521 and a maximum passenger capacity of 5,282.

Carnival Conquest Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
SAVANNAH MITCHELL5/10/202410/4/2024
STJEPAN NERAL10/04/202412/02/2024
SAVANNAH MITCHELL12/2/20242/3/2025

The Carnival Conquest has some fantastic Cruise Directors onboard. Stjepan Neral took over from February through to May, before Savannah Mitchell took over – she’ll be in charge of the entertainment until October 2024. She’ll then take a short break before returning to the ship from December until February – with Stjepan being the director to board the ship during that October to December window.

These talented Cruise Directors are sure to make the cruise experience unforgettable for all guests!

Carnival Conquest is a Conquest-class ship with a gross tonnage of 110,480 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,980.

Carnival Dream Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
ANDREW MERCER2/10/20246/23/2024
LAWRENCE WEST6/15/20248/18/2024
FRANKIE PORTERA8/13/202410/13/2024
LAWRENCE WEST10/13/20242/22/2025

Get ready to experience the dream vacation of a lifetime with the talented Cruise Directors onboard the Carnival Dream!

Andrew Mercer joined the ship in February and will remain onboard until June. Lawrence West will then join the ship all the way until February 2025, though he will have a two-month break from August to October – Frankie Portera will join the ship for that time.

With their exceptional personalities, these Cruise Directors are sure to bring a smile to every passenger’s face and make the cruise an unforgettable experience!

Carnival Dream is a Dream-class ship with a gross tonnage of 128,251 and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,646.

Carnival Elation Cruise Directors

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ZACKARY PAIEMENT-DOCKRILL5/13/202406/22/2024
CRYSTAL ARCHIBALD ST CYR06/15/202408/15/2024
AUSTIN MORRIS8/10/20241/6/2025

You can expect some fantastic Cruise Directors on the Carnival Elation.

From April 11th, 2024 Gabriel Coppolla is back onboard once more as cruise director for a short stint until May 13th. Then, the popular Zackary Paiement-Docrill will take over until June 22nd.

Elation guests will then get to enjoy a new Cruise Director, Crystal Archibald St Cyr, before Austin Morris joins the ship in August until the New Year.

With their exceptional interpersonal skills and passion for creating memorable experiences, these Cruise Directors are sure to bring joy and excitement to all passengers on the Carnival Elation.

Carnival Elation is a Fantasy-class ship with a gross tonnage of 71,909 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,130.

Carnival Firenze Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
JOSEPH BOYES3/17/2024TBC
TYLER MEEHAN8/31/202411/9/2024
JOSEPH BOYES11/9/20243/25/2025

Joseph Boyes is the initial cruise director for Carnival’s new ship, Carnival Firenze. It’s no surprise that a new ship has been given to such an experienced hand – Joseph will do a great job welcoming guests to the newly refurbished ship for heaps of fun!

It’s also been announced that Tyler Meehan will join the ship in August, so that Joseph can have a break – he’ll be back in September, though!

Carnival Firenze is a Venice-class ship with a gross tonnage of 135,156 and a maximum passenger capacity of 4,126.

Carnival Freedom Cruise Directors

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TODD EVANS3/30/20247/1/2024
ELIZABETH CLOUGH6/27/20249/5/2024
TODD EVANS9/5/20241/9/2025

The Carnival Freedom brings some fantastic Cruise Directors along for the ride!

Todd Evans is scheduled to be onboard from late March until July, and then again from September to January 2025. The July to September period will see Elizabeth Clough joining the ship.

With their infectious energy and ability to create fun-filled experiences, these Cruise Directors are guaranteed to bring a smile to every passenger’s face and make the cruise an unforgettable adventure.

Carnival Freedom is a Conquest-class ship with a gross tonnage of 110,556 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,980.

Carnival Glory Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
CAM CHAVIS1/7/202405/24/2024
GABRIELLA GAMBOA5/17/20247/19/2024
CAM CHAVIS07/19/202408/23/2024
RICARDO ALFONSO BETANCOURT LOPEZ08/19/202401/10/2025

The Carnival Glory is about to embark on a journey filled with fun and adventure, and there are some truly exceptional Cruise directors leading the team!

Cam Chavis joined the ship in January 2024, and he’s well-loved for his warmth and energy. He finished up his run later in May.

Gabriella Gamboa then joined the ship in May until July as Acting Cruise Director for the first time – she’s sure to be a hit. And then Cam will return in July for another month of fun. Once he finishes in August, it’ll be the turn of Ricardo Alfonso Betancourt Lopez through to early 2025.

With their unique personalities and passion for creating unforgettable experiences, these Cruise Directors are sure to make the Carnival Glory cruise one to remember!

Carnival Glory is a Conquest-class ship with a gross tonnage of 110,000 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,980.

Carnival Horizon Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
WILLIAM “PAULLY” MUNHOLLON04/30/20247/14/2024
GARY BLAIR5/19/20245/29/2024
GEORGIA CRAIG7/14/202412/01/2024
TYLER MEEHAN11/23/20241/18/2025

The Carnival Horizon Cruise Director schedule is packed! Georgia Craig returned to the ship in March and will enjoy two stints on the ship – leaving in May, then returning in July until December. William “Paully” Munhollon has now been announced as the cruise director for those few months, though Gary Blair will also join for a week.

The infectious energy of Georgia and Paully is sure to wow all guests! And then at the end of the year, the wonderful Tyler Meehan joins the ship to see in the New Year.

Carnival Horizon is a Vista-class ship with a gross tonnage of 133,596 and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,960.

Carnival Jubilee Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
KYNDALL FIRE5/4/20249/7/2024
LOUIE CLARE9/5/202411/9/2024
KYNDALL FIRE11/9/20243/15/2025

The newest Excel-class ship sailing for Carnival has two big hitters are her cruise directors. Kyndall Fire led the way since the ship debuted, and she’s back onboard now after a short break when Louie Clare took over.

Louie will be back in September for another couple of months, before Kyndall rejoins the ship to see her into 2025.

Carnival Jubilee is an Excel-class ship with a gross tonnage of 183,521 and a maximum passenger capacity of 5,282.

Carnival Legend Cruise Directors

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JAKE MILLER5/23/202411/10/2024
FRANKIE PORTERA11/8/20241/12/2025

Get ready for a legendary experience on the Carnival Legend with its fantastic Cruise Directors!

The hilarious Jake Miller is the current director and he’s due to remain on the ship until November. Then Frankie Portera will come onboard for a short one-month stint.

Guests just can’t get enough of these Cruise Directors, who have a reputation for creating unforgettable experiences and leaving a lasting impression with their warm personalities and passion for entertaining.

Carnival Legend is a Spirit-class ship with a gross tonnage of 85,942 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,124.

Carnival Liberty Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
ADAM GILBERT1/15/202406/16/2024
FRANCO SPIES06/02/202409/01/2024
CAM CHAVIS08/25/202401/12/2025

Adam Gilbert is the current Cruise Director on Carnival Liberty. He loves cruising, and always brings huge amounts of fun to every sailing. He’s due to remain on the ship until mid-June, at which point Franco Spies will take over. A couple of months later, the very popular Cam Chavis will join from August through to January.

Carnival Liberty is a Conquest-class ship with a gross tonnage of 110,428 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,980.

Carnival Luminosa Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
TYLER MEEHAN3/17/20247/25/2024
MARTY PITTS7/18/202410/16/2024
ZACKARY PAIEMENT-DOCKRILL10/12/20243/13/2025

If you’re planning on sailing on the Carnival Luminosa soon, you’re in for a treat when it comes to the cruise directors.

Tyler Meehan then joined the ship in March to run all your entertainment until July, before the excellent Marty Pitts gets his turn keeping the Luminosa guests happy. He’ll stay onboard until mid-October, at which point Zackary Paiement-Dockrill joins.

Carnival Luminosa is a Spirit-class ship with a gross tonnage of 92,270 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,260.

Carnival Magic Cruise Directors

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FRANKIE PORTERA3/31/20246/29/2024
ZACKARY PAIEMENT-DOCKRILL06/23/202408/18/2024

If you’re setting sail on Carnival Magic in the near future, you’ll be in good hands. Frankie Portera joined the ship at the end of March and is currently set to remain onboard until June.

Then, the popular Zackary Paeiment-Dockrill will take on the role from late June until mid Augist.

With this experienced cruise director, your time on the Carnival Magic is sure to be a memorable and fun-filled adventure.

Carnival Magic is a Dream-class ship with a gross tonnage of 128,048 and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,690.

Mardi Gras Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
TJ PARTIDA1/27/20245/25/2024
JACKY TANG5/19/20247/6/2024
TJ PARTIDA7/6/202410/12/2024
JACKY TANG10/12/20243/8/2025

The Mardi Gras has an exciting lineup of cruise directors set to take the stage.

According to Carnival’s latest cruise director schedule, TJ Pardita will be onboard from January 27th until May.

Jacky Tang is then back from May until July – he had covered the Christmas/NY season – and then TJ rejoins the ship once more. Then, Jacky’s back to cover the October to March season.

With such an engaging and talented pair of cruise directors, guests are sure to have a blast on the Mardi Gras this year.

Mardi Gras is an Excel-class ship with a gross tonnage of 181,808 and a maximum passenger capacity of 5,282.

Carnival Miracle Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
LIA STIVERS3/21/20247/26/2024
 LIA STIVERS
LIA STIVERS

The Carnival Miracle has a talented set of cruise directors in the 2024 schedule.

Lia Stivers is the current cruise director. She’s a lot of fun and will make sure every guest has an amazing cruise.

She joined the ship in March and will stay onboard until July. Once Lia’s run ends, Jasper Wade will take over, staying with the ship until October.

Carnival Miracle is a Spirit-class ship with a gross tonnage of 85,942 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,124.

Carnival Panorama Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
CHRISTIAN “DEON” WILLIAMS12/30/20236/2/2024
RAINIER SCHOLTZ5/25/20248/17/2024
ANDREW MERCER8/10/202401/19/2025

The Carnival Panorama is set to have an amazing team of cruise directors on board.

Christian ‘Deon’ Williams joined on December 30th and will be onboard until June 2nd, 2024 – he’d already spent a lot of time on the ship in 2023. Once he leaves, Rainier Scholtz will join the ship until August, at which point the super-friendly Andrew Mercer takes over.

Carnival Panorama is a Vista-class ship with a gross tonnage of 133,868 and a maximum passenger capacity of 4,008.

Carnival Paradise Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
AMBER LYNNE CELEN2/15/20246/16/2024
JOHN LONEY6/16/20248/15/2024
AMBER LYNNE CELEN08/15/202410/14/2024
JOHN LONEY10/14/20242/8/2025

The Carnival Paradise is all set to have a blast with their upcoming Cruise Directors in 2024.

The charismatic John Loney was onboard until February 19th, 2024 when Amber Celen retook the role until the first half of 2024 – she was on the ship in 2023. John then returns in June and is currently scheduled to be on the ship until August. After a break (with Amber taking over for another short stint), he’ll then return in October, staying on the ship through to February.

These top-class Cruise Directors are sure to make the Carnival Paradise experience an unforgettable one for all those on board.

Carnival Paradise is a Fantasy-class ship with a gross tonnage of 71,925 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,124.

Carnival Pride Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
JASPER WADE2/11/20246/16/2024
DUSTIN GABRIEL6/12/202410/20/2024

The Carnival Pride is all set to have amazing Cruise Directors in 2024.

Jasper Wade took over the entertainment in mid-February and will remain there, ensuring guests have an amazing cruise right through until June. Then it’s Dustin Gabriel’s turn to bring the fun for the next few months, before Jasper returns to the ship.

With such dynamic cruise directors, passengers on the Carnival Pride can look forward to an exciting and unforgettable experience.

Carnival Pride is a Spirit-class ship with a gross tonnage of 86,071 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,124.

Carnival Radiance Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
MICHAEL D’AURIA3/11/20247/15/2024
STJEPAN NERAL07/12/202409/08/2024

On the Carnival Radiance, guests are set to enjoy a fantastic cruise director for the next few months. Michael D’Auria joined the ship in March and is set to stay onboard until the summer, leaving in July.

Michael brings plenty of warmth and fun to the role, and guests on Carnival Radiance are sure to have a wonderful time with his help.

And then from July until September, guests can look forward to the charm and fun that Stjepan Neral will bring.

Carnival Radiance is a Sunshine-class ship with a gross tonnage of 102,232 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,984.

Carnival Spirit Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
ALEX SIEGLER3/30/202408/13/2024
WILLIAM “PAULLY” MUNHOLLON8/6/202410/26/2024
ALEX SIEGLER10/26/20241/30/2025

The Carnival Spirit is all set to have an incredible team of Cruise Directors in 2024.

Alex Siegler came onboard in March, having already served on the ship previously. He’s staying onboard for this run until July, with William “Paully” Munhollon then joining for a few months before Alex makes his return to the ship yet again.

With such a dynamic team, passengers on the Carnival Spirit can look forward to an unforgettable and lively cruising experience.

Carnival Spirit is a Spirit-class ship with a gross tonnage of 85,920 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,124.

Carnival Splendor Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
SIMON LONDON2/28/20249/18/2024
RAINIER SCHOLTZ09/09/202411/22/2024
SIMON LONDON11/22/20243/23/2025

The Carnival Splendor is also set to have fantastic Cruise Directors throughout 2024.

Simon London is charismatic and fun, and he joined the ship in late February where he’ll remain until September – that’s quite the run! He’ll then take a well-earned break until November, before rejoining until March 2025.

We now know that the popular Rainier Scholtz will be the Cruise Director stepping in to give Simon that well-earned break, and guests onboard are sure to love him too!

Carnival Splendor is a Splendor-class ship with a gross tonnage of 113,573 and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,012.

Carnival Sunrise Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
LEON SMITH2/22/20245/23/2024
GABRIEL COPPOLLA5/15/202408/29/2024
GABRIEL COPPOLLA9/30/20241/11/2025

The Sunrise has an impressive roster of cruise directors in 2024 to ensure that Carnival cruisers have an amazing time at sea. This is another ship that’s had a schedule shuffle in recent times, though. Thankfully, while it was a bit unclear, it has now been resolved.

Leon Smith joined the ship late in February, and he’s due to stay until May when Gabriel Coppolla comes onboard. He’ll work through August, before taking a break and then returning in September.

Carnival Sunrise is a Sunshine-class ship with a gross tonnage of 102,239 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,984.

Carnival Sunshine Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
JAMES LOVE4/13/20248/12/2024
ADAM GILBERT8/8/202410/12/2024
JAMES LOVE10/12/20243/16/2025

If you’re sailing on Carnival Sunshine, you’ve got some great Cruise Directors to look forward to.

James Love is the main man – he was onboard from October 2023 until recently, with a two-month break now before returning in April 2024 to cover the summer season.

After the summer, Adam Gilbert will join the ship from August until October, before James is back for the rest of the year and the first part of 2025.

Carnival Sunshine is a Sunshine-class ship with a gross tonnage of 103,881 and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,002.

Carnival Valor Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
JOHN LONEY04/25/202405/29/2024
LOUIE CLARE6/6/202409/04/2024

We can expect to see a real mix of cruise directors on Carnival Valor. The hilarious and charismatic John Loney joined the ship on April 25th and will remain onboard until May 29th.

Louie Claire will then join the lineup in June until September 2024.

Carnival Valor is a Conquest-class ship with a gross tonnage of 110,438 and a maximum passenger capacity of 2,980.

Carnival Venezia Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
MARQ ANTHONY5/6/20249/7/2024
LEE MASON8/31/20241/12/2025

One of Carnival’s newest ships, Carnival Venezia made her debut on June 15th, 2023. This ship joined the fleet after a refurbishment following her time spent sailing for Costa Cruises as Costa Venezia.

There are some fantastic cruise directors that guests can look forward to on this ship, all with plenty of experience. Marq Anthony returned to the ship in May – he was onboard for the first part of 2024 already

Lee Mason has the tricky job of following Marq, though he’s more than up to the task – he’ll join at the end of August, and will remain on the ship until early 2025.

Carnival Venezia is a Venice-class ship with a gross tonnage of 135,225 and a maximum passenger capacity of 4,208.

Carnival Vista Cruise Directors

Cruise DirectorSign OnSign Off
MARTY PITTS1/31/20246/15/2024
GARY BLAIR6/1/20248/4/2024
CHRISTIAN “DEON” WILLIAMS07/27/202411/10/2024
MARQ ANTHONY11/2/20243/8/2025

The friendly and cheerful Marty Pitts is running the show on Carnival Vista for the next few months – he’ll be on the ship until June.

Gary Blair will be joining for a short while too, from early June through to August. Next up is Deon Williams from July until November.

And finally, it has now been announced that Marq Anthony will be in charge from November through to March 2025.

Carnival Vista is a Vista-class ship with a gross tonnage of 133,596 and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,934.

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The Role of the Cruise Director

On a Carnival cruise, the cruise director is responsible for overseeing all of the entertainment team. They work closely with the hotel director and entertainers to ensure that every guest has a memorable experience on board.

Carnival cruise directors are also responsible for hosting events like trivia contests, gameshows, and deck parties. They keep guests informed about what’s happening on the ship.

The cruise line employs a large number of cruise directors – around 40 or so – because they need to rotate between the different cruise ships (and have some time off too).

Contracts can vary though – someone might be on a ship for just a couple of weeks, to fill a gap in a schedule, or they might be onboard for months at a time.

Dates for these contracts can overlap too – that’s when a new cruise director will join a ship while the old one is still working, so that there’s time for the new arrival to get up to speed and meet the team.

Cruise Director Schedule Changes

The cruise director schedules can change at short notice. Often there are changes to plans which can mean a lot of work for the cruise line to move people around and make sure each ship has the experienced team onboard to give guests the best experience.

This schedule is updated each week, so you can always stay on top of the latest developments as new contracts are announced and older ones are reshuffled.

Cruise Directors on Social Media

Many of the Carnival cruise directors are active on social media and following your favourite directors on Facebook can be a great way to see what they’re up to.

With that in mind, here are links to the Facebook and Instagram pages of some of Carnival’s most popular cruise directors:

FAQs About Carnival Cruise Directors

Is the Carnival Cruise director schedule final?

It’s possible for Carnival’s cruise director schedule to change at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family emergencies, or other unexpected events. However, the cruise line typically does its best to avoid last-minute changes.

How many cruise directors does Carnival have?

Carnival has at least 30 to 40 cruise directors. Carnival operates a fleet of 27 ships, and each ship has a cruise director. However, cruise directors may rotate between ships or take time off in between contracts, so the number of active cruise directors at any given time may vary.

How long do Carnival cruise directors stay?

The length of time that a Carnival cruise director stays in their position can vary. Typically, they will stay onboard for several weeks or months, before being rotated to a different ship or taking time off. However, this can depend on a variety of factors including the needs of the company and their personal preferences.

How much do cruise directors make on Carnival?

The salary of a Carnival cruise director varies depending on their experience, level, and the size of the ship they are working on. However, the average salary for a cruise director at Carnival Cruise Lines is around $60,000 per year. Additionally, cruise directors typically receive free travel, food, and accommodation as well as other benefits, such as discounted cruises for family and friends.

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10 thoughts on “Carnival Cruise Director Schedule 2024/2025”

  1. Christian Mattheui was wonderful. Always upbeat, friendly, just made the cruise fun. He was a plus on our first cruise.

  2. What happened to Cookie? He was carnivals BEST Cruise Director. Carnival better learn how to treat their staff otherwise alot more staff will leave.

    • I know, right!? He was sooo awesome and really made the cruise a LOT more fun. We’ve been on about 30 cruises and he was in our top 3 cruise directions. Will never forget him. As a matter of fact, we would probably book any given cruise just because he was the cruise director!

  3. Hi how come some directors are on here twice if not more, and some are just on there once

    • Hi Karina. The cruise directors rotate and take time off. So they often return to the same ship after a break. Jenni

  4. Something is wrong with your info. Joseph Boyes is listed on Horizon 11/5/23 to 2/3/24 and also on Vista 11/4/23 to 1/8/24. I know Carnival is short staffed, but don’t think they are flying CD’s from ship to ship 🙂

    • Ah thanks for spotting! Looks like there’s an error in the data that Carnival provides via the Airtable. I’ve added a note to explain and will update it as soon as I see that they have. Thank you.

  5. Loved Todd Evans on the Paradise last week.He’s the best so far,

  6. Jacky Tang is the Best Carnival Cruise Line Have as a Cruise Director. He’s so kind and personal with the quest. I will always find the Ship Jacky Tang is on so I can have a Memorable experience again. I Love Jacky Tang. He’s the Best.

  7. Where is Dr E?

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