Baltic Blog

October 7, 2008 -

John Heald

Last week I posted my ultimate Baltic blog featuring the videos from our trips earlier this year. Many of you have commented on the videos and I hope they have inspired you to join me on the Carnival Liberty next year. We’re still working on getting the Tallin video and should have that soon. If you haven’t watched the videos yet here is Stephanie with the link thingy.

Hi everybody,

Just click on the title to read the post and watch the videos: “The Baltic- See You in 2009”.

I’m honoured that I was asked to serve as the Carnival Splendor’s cruise director and was given the chance to experince these wonderful destinantions. I’m even more honoured that Carnival has added links to the blog on They’ve even featured me and my blog in our October Recharge event where you can save on a European vacation. Now for more details visit or you can read more here


Month-Long Celebration Includes Free Stateroom Upgrades, Special ‘Fun Ship’ Savings

MIAMI (September 24, 2008 ) – Carnival Cruise Lines will roll out its first-ever “October Recharge” event featuring special offers throughout the month of October.

The month-long promotion will feature a variety of booking incentives, including free stateroom upgrades and special discounts on select “Fun Ship” cruises through 2009.

The special offers are available in conjunction with a variety of “Fun Ship” departures, including a wide range of three- to five-day getaways to the Caribbean or Mexico, seven-day voyages to the Caribbean or Mexican Riviera, or longer length sailings to Europe and Alaska.

“In addition to offering excellent value, October is the perfect time to book a ‘Fun Ship’ cruise for some much-needed R&R as it is positioned perfectly between the busy summer period and the often-hectic holiday season,” said Ruben Rodriguez, Carnival’s executive vice president of marketing and guest experience.

The October Recharge event will be promoted through banner ads and a special section within Carnival’s Web site, as well as e-mail blasts, and trade print advertisements.

Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 “Fun Ships” operating voyages ranging from three to 18 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Europe, and South America. The line has two new ships scheduled for delivery between now and 2011.

Consumers interested in booking a cruise as part of the “October Recharge” promotion, may contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit beginning October 1.

It’s been a long day with our preparations to leave the Carnival Splendor so I leave you with the thought of joining me on a European cruise in 2009. And even though Heidi and the thingy won’t be there with me next year I know it will still be a fantastic time.

John, Heidi and the thingy

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