Royal Caribbean Champions Defend Their Impartiality in The Wake of “Paid Cheerleader” Accusations

Regardless of how neutral we try to be, all “reporters” have some sort of agenda to promote. For a journalist, that agenda may be to “spin” an article to promote sales or views. For a cruise blogger, like me, it is simply to share my love of cruising, and bring members to… [Continue Reading]

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 “Bloggers Cruise Community Service… [Continue Reading]

Blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald Approaching Two Million Visitor Mark

MIAMI (April 8, 2008) – The blog of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Senior Cruise Director John Heald continues to set new milestones, with the number of total hits approaching two million and daily visitors increasing 55 percent over the past month. Heald’s blog can be accessed via or
The dramatic increase in traffic can be… [Continue Reading]

Second Annual John Heald Bloggers Cruise to be Held Aboard Carnival Fantasy from New Orleans In February 2009

MIAMI (January 21, 2008) – Following tremendous response to the inaugural John Heald Bloggers Cruise taking place this week aboard Carnival Freedom, Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that the popular senior cruise director will host a second Bloggers Cruise, this time aboard the Carnival Fantasy Feb. 7-12, 2009.
The second Bloggers Cruise — a five-day voyage… [Continue Reading]