To All Of You

September 26, 2007 -

John Heald

Heidi will tell you that there are very few times that I am lost for words but today, I am.

I have just finished reading 90 postings of congratulations on winning the Sea Trade award and after that………well, it is hard to know what to say. I wish I had time to reply to all of them so as I do not, I hope you will except these humble words.

It was an honour ( spelt correctly ) just to be nominated but to actually win…..well, it has left me gob smacked.

I must thank Mr. David Dingle who is the Chief Executive of Carnival U.K. for collecting the award for me in Hamburg, Germany last night and apologize for the excess baggage charge he had to pay to get the trophy back home. Thanks David.

The list of people I wish to thank is long and extensive and I don’t want this to sound like an Oscar speech but I must pay tribute to the following people.

The Interactive Marketing team who works so hard behind the scenes each and every day posting the blog thingies.

Vance Guliksen who edits and spell checks every blog. Thanks mate. Also, Jennifer De La Cruz and Tim Gallagher who check each blog for content and who quake at some of the things I write and to Jennifer who thicks I ma the wast spaller im tah wolrld.

Chris Prideaux and Roger Blum who have allowed me to lots of space and time to write the blog and constantly support whatever I do as Senior Cruise Director.

PA 007………….Where would this blog be without our super spy………….they really add the icing to the blog cake (sugar free, of course). Thanks PA 007………sincerely.

There are many other friends & colleagues such as Natko, Christine, Vicki, Roberta, Frank and the list goes on who have been such wonderful supporters of the blog and whom I owe so much.

Then there is Heidi…………..what can I say………………well, without her there would be no blog, in fact there would be no …….me and no Thursdays either……………she is my everything

Finally, there is you. The bloggers and fans of cruising and of Carnival. I am eternally grateful for your friendship.

This award is shared with all of you, my friends and my colleagues.

So thank you all for voting for me and tonight I couldn’t ask for anything more………………………except an Aston Martin !


John S Heald
Senior Cruise Director and one very lucky man.

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.