Posted on: July 10th, 2014 – News Blog
John Heald, Carnival Cruise Lines’ senior cruise director and brand ambassador, was named Best Cruise Blogger in USA Today’s inaugural Readers’ Choice New Media Awards.
The awards are based on on-line surveys that asked readers to vote for their favorite cruise blogger. Heald received more votes than any other nominee.
Launched in March 2007, Heald’s blog (www.johnhealdsblog.com) offers a “peek behind the crew door” with engaging and entertaining stories about the people he comes in contact with every day. Heald also answers reader questions covering a wide variety of topics. There’s also the annual Bloggers Cruise that attracts upwards of 1,000 of his readers who enjoy a number of exclusive on-board activities and events, all hosted by Heald.
Heald’s blog is supported by his widely popular Facebook page (www.facebook.com/johnheald). which currently has nearly 60,000 fans.
– See more at: http://carnival-news.com/2014/07/10/john-heald-named-best-cruise-blogger-in-usa-todays-new-media-awards/#sthash.lLQd0hvc.dpuf
- John Heald
The Cruise Director
of the Carnival Ghost Ship.
QUEEN OF THE BLOG THINGY
Heidi Heald The Queen Of The Blog Thingy To Retire From Carnival.
After 11 years of service to CARNIVAL Heidi Heald will be leaving the CARNIVAL SPLENDOR at the end of this present cruise. She will be preparing for her new career as a mother. She will be really missed by CARNIVAL and all the friend she has made on all of the different ships she has sailed.
Over the last 19 months she has become a big part of the family of Bloggers that have been reading the Blog Thingy of her husband, John Heald. We were all waiting and praying for the day the magic stick announced that “The Thingy”, as John calls the baby to be, was in the oven.
Heidi you will be missed at the 2009 Bloggers Cruise on the CARNIVAL FANTASY but we very much understand. All the Bloggers can hope for is that CARNIVAL will set up a live satellite feed between you and the ship.
So as you walk down the gangway for the last time as a CARNIVAL employee we all say
“The most important part of today’s blog is this. Six months ago my mate Alan was not in a good way……………but yesterday…………..he had a scan…………and the results were simply amazing…………….the gammer stuff worked and the doctors say they are happy and content not to have to see him for a year…………it seems his positive and fun outlook on life and your thoughts and prayers have worked a miracle……………he sends his thanks to you all as do I………………..he is hoping to celebrate with a cruise in August and has now promised to join us on the Bloggers 2009 cruise….he may still be as ugly as bulldog’s bottom after its eaten a pound of prunes……but that……..is a small cross to bear.”