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 17, 2009

Towel Animals!

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…
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…
December 9, 2008

Carnival News Blog, John Heald’s Blog Featured on ‘Best Blogs at Sea’ Web Site That Showcases Eight Carnival Corp. & plc Brands

           The success of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Senior Cruise Director John Heald’s blog has led to the creation of Best Blogs at Sea, a collection of Heald’s favorite web sites that provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look into eight Carnival Corporation & plc brands: AIDA, Carnival, Costa, Cunard, Holland America Line, Ocean Village, P&O Cruises, and The…
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…
October 29, 2008

Carnival To Host ‘Community Service Day’ in New Orleans Prior to ‘Bloggers Cruise’ on Carnival Fantasy in Feb. 2009

             Participants in the second “John Heald Bloggers Cruise” – taking place aboard the newly refurbished Carnival Fantasy from New Orleans in February 2009 – will not only enjoy five fun-filled days sailing with the popular senior cruise director, but they can also make a difference in the lives of local residents.             The…
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…
September 4, 2008

John Heald Wants To Friend You!

            Carnival Cruise Lines’ popular senior cruise director, John Heald, whose blog reached 2.7 million hits in August, wants to “friend you” on the social networking site, Facebook.             With already 881friends and an average of 10 new friend requests a week, Heald’s profile is quickly gaining speed.             Some of John’s most loyal readers…
June 4, 2008

Putting Their Best Foot Forward

  Carnival’s “On Deck for the Cure” program – a breast cancer fundraising initiative aboard the “Fun Ships” – recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, with 50,000 walkers raising nearly $400,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure since being launched last May.   Currently in place on 14 Carnival ships, “On Deck for the Cure”…