I want to start a new post about one of the all time great staff members of Carnival: DJ EDDY. I know he contributes to cruise-chat.
He is a wonderful person and he is one of the reasons why I continue to go back to Carnival cruise after cruise.
He is the Disc Jockey on the Conquest, but will be moving on to other ships soon. I hope he reads this and tells us all a little more about himself.
This is my story. I have sailed many times over the years on Carnival (it is now 6). On several occasions it had been with my husband Martin, other times with friends. This past Sept. 10 -17 I was on the Conquest with my daughter, Diana.
On September 11 (yes, September 11th), I should have been on this cruise celebrating my 22nd wedding anniversary with Martin. But it was not to be. Martin had died 2 years before in an airplane crash.
I found myself just outside Henri's Disco. I was feeling sad for myself, and here comes DJ EDDY. He is so full of life, and goodness. He begins telling me about his life on the ship and family in England. We laughed and talked.
Before I knew it, I was surrounded by group of the most loving and supportive crew members of Carnival! In my hand I was clutching a picture of Martin and me from one of our "formal nights" from our 10/01 cruise out of New Orleans on the Inspiration. DJ EDDY, the crew and I ended the evening toasting Martin who was with us that night in spirit, if not in body.
So what could have been one of the worst nights of my life; the rememberance of the 9-11 5th anniversary, and the night of remembering my own loss, turned into a night of laughter and love triggered by the attention of one great guy: DJ EDDY
So whenever you are on a Carnival curise, look for DJ EDDY and tell him Wendy O says "Hi". He'll know who you mean (I think)
I hope Carnival checks this site from time to time and realize what a credit their staff can be. Of course I filled out the comment cards.
As a side note. I know we get tired of all the photograhers. But I am so glad that I have ONE good picture of Martin and I together in our formal clothes. It took a lot of shots to get a good one, as we are not the most photogenic. But I am so happy to have those pictures. You never know when it might be your last cruise, or your last time together.
We thought we would have many years together, but Martin was only 44 when he died August 4, 2004.
*I'm looking for a new cruise buddy now* lol
And AS DJ EDDY says "its all about the music"
and I say "ROCK ON"