Cruise Life Experience

The Launch of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady and more with Charly McDonald

May 11, 2020 Mitch Merucci & Mike Szwajkowski with Special Guest Charly McDonald Season 1 Episode 5
The Launch of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady and more with Charly McDonald
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Cruise Life Experience
The Launch of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady and more with Charly McDonald
May 11, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Mitch Merucci & Mike Szwajkowski with Special Guest Charly McDonald

Episode 5 features Spark Cooperatives Charly McDonald as we discuss the launch of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady, the most anticipated ship in years. FF: Did you know Virgin Voyages was originally going to allow kids onboard? It’s true! 

Get In Touch!
Find us online and send us your questions, topics and guests you would like to hear about and from. Subscribe to the podcast also watch the video version on Youtube.

Email: cruiselifeexperience@outlook.com
Podcast: https://CruiseLifeExperience.buzzsprout.com
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Watch on YouTube: www.youtube.com/CruiseDirectorMitch

Show notes:
0:01 - Welcome to episode 5
Mailbag questions answered and Spark Cooperative Principal and industry veteran Charly McDonald discusses all things cruising and Virgin Voyages.

1:15 - Shout out to the cruise lines working hard to get crew home
They are really going above and beyond in this unprecedented time.
Link: https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/22879-celebrity-prepares-to-send-crew-home-using-ships-and-charter-flights.html

4:05 - Mailbag:
1. Patti on Facebook asks: tell us about some of the craziest passengers you’ve ever met.
2. Marina on Facebook asks us to talk about the new patents RCI has applied for called “Seaface”
Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/royal-caribbean-cruises-sea-face-mask-trademark/

9:45 - Mitch shares his hiring story

12:30 - Special Guest Charly McDonald (Principal, Spark Cooperative)
Spark Cooperative consults on exciting new projects within the cruise and hospitality industry. Most recently, this includes working closely the past 5 years creating the Entertainment experiences for Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady.

13:40 - Charly discusses his journey in the Cruise industry

18:44 - Charly discusses Spark Cooperative
Link: http://www.sparkcooperative.com

23:55 - Charly discusses working with Virgin Voyages 
He shares some information on the ship, venues and all things entertainment onboard. Wait, there's no Cruise Director?

32:54 - Name Association & thanks to Charly
Link: http://www.sparkcooperative.com

35:10 - Mike shares his hiring story & wrap up

Next Episode features Legendary Cruise Director Richard Spacey!

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Episode 5 features Spark Cooperatives Charly McDonald as we discuss the launch of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady, the most anticipated ship in years. FF: Did you know Virgin Voyages was originally going to allow kids onboard? It’s true! 

Get In Touch!
Find us online and send us your questions, topics and guests you would like to hear about and from. Subscribe to the podcast also watch the video version on Youtube.

Email: cruiselifeexperience@outlook.com
Podcast: https://CruiseLifeExperience.buzzsprout.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cruisedirectormitch
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cruisedirectormike
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cruisedirectormitch
Watch on YouTube: www.youtube.com/CruiseDirectorMitch

Show notes:
0:01 - Welcome to episode 5
Mailbag questions answered and Spark Cooperative Principal and industry veteran Charly McDonald discusses all things cruising and Virgin Voyages.

1:15 - Shout out to the cruise lines working hard to get crew home
They are really going above and beyond in this unprecedented time.
Link: https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/22879-celebrity-prepares-to-send-crew-home-using-ships-and-charter-flights.html

4:05 - Mailbag:
1. Patti on Facebook asks: tell us about some of the craziest passengers you’ve ever met.
2. Marina on Facebook asks us to talk about the new patents RCI has applied for called “Seaface”
Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/royal-caribbean-cruises-sea-face-mask-trademark/

9:45 - Mitch shares his hiring story

12:30 - Special Guest Charly McDonald (Principal, Spark Cooperative)
Spark Cooperative consults on exciting new projects within the cruise and hospitality industry. Most recently, this includes working closely the past 5 years creating the Entertainment experiences for Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady.

13:40 - Charly discusses his journey in the Cruise industry

18:44 - Charly discusses Spark Cooperative
Link: http://www.sparkcooperative.com

23:55 - Charly discusses working with Virgin Voyages 
He shares some information on the ship, venues and all things entertainment onboard. Wait, there's no Cruise Director?

32:54 - Name Association & thanks to Charly
Link: http://www.sparkcooperative.com

35:10 - Mike shares his hiring story & wrap up

Next Episode features Legendary Cruise Director Richard Spacey!

Welcome to episode 5
Mailbag Questions answered
Mitch shares his hiring story
Charly discusses his journey in the Cruise industry
Charly discusses Spark Cooperative
Charly discusses working with Virgin Voyages
Name Association & thanks to Charly
Mike shares his hiring story & wrap up