Gordon Whatman

Cruise Director

Gordon Whatman
Cruise Director Gordon Whatman says he smiles onboard 24/7. And that's exactly why he's worked at Royal Caribbean International® for 13 years. His thirst for adventure is as insatiable as his guests'.

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So, how many activities are there on the ship?
Just glancing at the "Compass," it's hundreds. There's rock climbing, ice-skating, golf, health and fitness. The list goes on and on.
Do activities change for different ports of call?
In Cozumel, we all wear sombreros at a Mexican fiesta. And in Montego Bay, we wear tropical outfits and a calypso band plays poolside.
What are guests' favorite Caribbean destinations?
St. Thomas and St. Maarten are on the top of the list. They're both known for their shopping and beaches. Our private destinations, Labadee and CocoCay, are also very popular.
Do guests act differently after a few days in the Caribbean?
Sure. Women get braids. Men wear Caribbean shirts. It's a time to let your hair down and have fun. If we send people home with amazing memories and a big smile, we've done our job.
Name something crazy you've done because of this job.
I've learned to scuba dive, sky dive, and bungee jump.
And how long have you worked for Royal Caribbean?
This is my thirteenth year, and I've worked on nine different ships - but don't ask me to name a favorite. They are all my favorites!

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