John Heald’s Blog Named ‘Best Travel Blog’ by Travelmole

The blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald ( was named Best Travel Blog by, a leading travel news and information site based in the UK.  The award was presented at the annual TravelMole Web Awards in London earlier this week.  Heald’s blog was selected from nearly 40 nominees representing all areas of the travel and tourism industry. 

Heald’s blog began in March 2007 and has grown to become one of the most popular blogs in the travel industry, garnering almost 11 million total page views.   In his blog, the British-born senior cruise director talks about the people and places he comes in contact with on a regular basis, interviews cruise industry personnel, and answers reader questions – all with his trademark humor and wit.

The blog has also spawned the John Heald Bloggers Cruise in which readers have an opportunity to sail with Heald and participate in a number of fun events and activities.  The fifth Bloggers Cruise will take place on the Carnival Magic in March 2012 from Galveston, Texas.