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Disney Cruise Line’s Captain Tom is Now Commodore Tom

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line News & Rumors' started by Wendy, Aug 16, 2013.

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    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

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    Captain Tom Forberg has been with Disney Cruise Line since the very beginning. He is the first and longest-serving captain, oversaw the construction of all four Disney ships and served as the inaugural captain on each ship. So it is only fitting that he is named the first Commodore in the history of the company.

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    Yesterday, the officers and crew aboard the Disney Fantasy joined President Karl Holz (not pictured), Senior Vice President Anthony Connelly, Captain Mickey and Vice President Bert Swets in surprising Captain Tom with the honor and presenting him with his new hat.

    Commodore is an honorary appointment bestowed upon accomplished and distinguished leaders of military, commercial and cruise fleets. With this honor, Commodore Tom will serve as the highest-ranking Disney captain and will continue to share the duty of commanding the ships rotationally along with the other captains. In the cruise industry, only one other cruise line is actively using the Commodore title.
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    A very well deserved honour for Captain Tom. :yes:

    Tom was the captain on our very first Disney cruise and we later met him on some later cruises on the Magic before he took over the Dream, he really is a nice guy and was really pleased to be able to take us to his native country [Norway] when DCL did their Baltic cruise.

    Our friends from LA spoke to him on their last cruise and he asked them where we were as he assumes that we always cruise together!!!
    He told them that he would likely be our captain on the Magic for our next cruise in December so we naturally cannot wait to congratulate him.

    Well done Captain Tom. :thumbsup:
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    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

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    That really is quite nice. It's good to see dedication and excellent work honored.
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    Couldn't happen to a nicer or more well deserving person! :thumbsup:

    Tom :)macwave:... our favorite Captain!)

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