Final Chapter of John Heald’s Carnival Splendor Post

by Joyce Oliva

Carnival Splendor Senior Cruise Director John Heald shares with his readers his experiences from the ship like only he can.

Below is a snippet of his post, read the full entry at John Heald’s blog.


I sat on the floor of the bridge at 9:30 pm bathed in the glowing emergency red lights that illuminated me like some fat and extremely ugly Amsterdam hooker. My head was pounding and my legs ached. I felt absolutely shattered and I couldn’t help but remember something I had read recently that said that stress has overtaken the common cold as the main reason for taking time off work. I was certainly stressed for obvious reasons and because I hadn’t spoken to Heidi all day and I knew right now she would be very worried indeed.

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