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February 24, 2009

We Have a Winner!

[gallery columns="5"]           The second John Heald Bloggers Cruise aboard the Carnival Fa ntasy attracted more than 400 enthusiastic participants, including Matt Meisenhelder, a Wilson, N.C., resident who was awarded a free stateroom as part of an on-line contest sponsored by Porthole Cruise Magazine.              The John Heald Bloggers Cruise brings together fans of the…
February 12, 2009

Travel Journalists Host Q & A on Bloggers Cruise

            Journalists sailing on the John Heald Bloggers Cruise aboard the Carnival Fantasy hosted a question-and-answer session for more than 150 Bloggers Cruise participants.              The panel was comprised of eight journalists, including:  Anita Dunham-Potter of MSNBC.com and expertcruiser.com; David Molyneaux of travelmaven.net; Paul Motter of cruisemates.com; freelance writers Lynn and Cele Seldon; Gene…
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February 9, 2009

More Than 100 bloggers Team Up for Big Easy cleanup!

[gallery columns="5"]             Fans of John Heald’s blog gathered in New Orleans this weekend, to help spruce up a neighborhood park in the Big Easy.  More than 100 bloggers joined in the volunteer service day in advance of the Bloggers Cruise which is being held on a five-day cruise of the Carnival Fantasy.             Teaming…
January 20, 2009

We Have a Winner!

[gallery] Matthew Meisenhelder of Wilson, N.C., is the winner of Porthole Magazine’s “Bloggers Cruise” contest, earning a free cruise for two on the “John Heald Bloggers Cruise” aboard the Carnival Fantasy from New Orleans Feb. 7-12, 2009.    The five-day cruise brings together fans of the popular blog written by Heald, whose on-line musings have…
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January 15, 2009

Heald Named Top Cruise Blogger By Porthole Editors

The blog of Carnival Senior Cruise Director John Heald – which has attracted 3.6 million visits since being launched two years ago – has been named “Best Cruise Line Blog” in Porthole Magazine’s 2009 Editor-In-Chief Awards. In his popular blog, Heald provides readers with a unique behind-the-scenes look at “Fun Ship” cruising while sharing his…
November 21, 2008

Carnival’s New 130,000-Ton Carnival Dream to Host Two ‘John Heald Bloggers Cruises’ in 2009

 [gallery]             Carnival Cruise Lines’ immensely popular senior cruise director and ‘blogger extraordinaire’ John Heald will host two Bloggers Cruises aboard the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream in 2009.              The first, an eight-day voyage operating round-trip from New York November 15-23, 2009, will call at Port Canaveral, Fla., and Nassau and Freeport, The Bahamas. A…
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October 2, 2008

John's In The Top 100!

            The popularity of the blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald – available at www.carnival.com or www.johnhealdsblog.com -- just keeps on growing.   This week several of John’s blogs ranked among the top 100 in Wordpress, a leading blog-hosting service which offers more than four million blogs.             His post titled “The Baltic…
February 27, 2008

From Blog to Family

It’s easy to make friends on a Fun Ship cruise with tons of activities and opportunities to chat up a fellow cruiser.  But a group of people from across the country are proving it’s just as easy to make strong friendships online. John Heald, Carnival’s senior cruise director and travel blogger, launched his blog in…
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