Leaving Rhodes, Greece

March 11, 2007 -

John Heald

For the first time this cruise the ship is moving a little as a cold front is on our stern. Sorry I have not written for a few days but as I am sure you all realize it has been quite busy here aboard ship. We have had first call functions in each port where local dignitaries exchange plaques with the Captain to mark the inaugural visit in their respective ports of call. Although a very traditional and somewhat important ceremony, I have longed to be ashore and not dressed up in my suit at 11:00am each day.

I must confess to being a little tired tonight as well. Heidi and I have averaged 16-hour days for the last two weeks and it is starting to catch up on us. I need extra energy tonight as its my signature piece “The Talent Show.” I love hosting this show as it is different each week and in this day and age of T.V. Talent Shows — where thousands of people every week are told that they are not good enough — it is great to have a show where everyone’s talent makes them a winner.

During the Talent Show I perform the bedtime story with three guests. I have been trying not to do this for the last few years but every time I don’t do it I get repeat guests who say how much they love it and are disappointed when I don’t perform it.

So, if you have seen it, please don’t give any secrets away..sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  I hope you enjoy it.
I want to say hello to all the people who have written posts on the web site. I am so sorry I cannot reply to each of you individually but with the new ship launch my time is very limited but I do read every posting and really appreciate readers taking the time to respond.

And I want to say hello to:

THE FRANKLINS ( ALL 400 OF YOU )
KYLEE  ( PRETTY NAME )
SPYROS ( IRISH ?)
MR PETE ( KNOW YOUR BROTHER ED )
STEVE GARROD – CANT THINK OF ANYTHING FUNNY – ME – NOT YOU
SOUTHERN DREAMS – HAD A FEW OF THOSE IN MY TIME BUT DON’T TELL THE WIFE
ALICE – HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON
MARION  – U 2
FAST FREDDIE – HOPE YOUR WIFE DID NOT GIVE YOU THAT NAME
VICKI – RANDY’S GROUP WAS SO MUCH FUN – I REMEMBER THE PARTY WELL.
KAREN AND BILL – I REMEMBER YOU WELL AND I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN AS IS HEIDI
WILLY – YOU SEEM TO CRUISE A LOT 🙂
ROBERT & SUZANN – WISH IT WAS APRIL ALREADY
THERESA,KATHY JEAN, KWAYH,VICKY, MARY BRENDA AND PETE, – I HOPE WE ARE TOGETHER SOON

Right, enough typing, I am off to the Talent Show but first, its time to listen to some AC/DC and run around the cabin naked – don’t you wish I had a web cam 🙂

Hi, I’m John, and this is my blog. So please don’t mistake my opinions — or those of my dear friends, fans or commenters — for those of Carnival Cruise Line or Carnival Corporation. My apologies in advance for anything I may say that upsets you, but this disclaimer covers Carnival and puts the blame directly on me………….. bugger.