Times For Fun

February 26, 2010 -

John Heald

I had written a piece for the beginning of today’s blog but considering the terrible, heartbreaking news regarding our friends and colleagues at Costa it didn’t seem appropriate.
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In Memorium

February 26, 2010 -

John Heald

Each and every day thousands of men and women from every corner of the world, wake up away from their families and loved ones . They are chefs, waiters, stewards,dancers, photographers, officers,deck hands, beauty therapists and engineers and it is they who provide the vacation that millions of cruise ship and ocean liner passengers crave each and every year.
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Tales Of The Unexpected

February 25, 2010 -

John Heald

I have mentioned before in this blog thingy that I find the thought of a skiing vacation about as exciting as two weeks in Chernobyl.
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The Morning News

February 24, 2010 -

John Heald

During the past 24 months the credit crunch has made us behave very strangely. Sales in luxury goods like Aston Martin, Rolex, and Lalique crystal sculptures of Megan Fox’s bottom fell to an all time low. This meant that slightly snobby people, people who until now have paid $40 for some Italian mozzarella from the local deli, while trying to ignore the fact that the owner of the deli is driving a Ferrari, were forced to buy their cheese from Publix, Winn Dixie or whatever their local supermarket was called.
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Oh Puck!

February 23, 2010 -

John Heald

I am going to start today’s blog with one of those comments that make you want to laugh……..and then realize that no matter what you do as a cruise director that there are some people who are just born to complain.
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Queen Victoria…King Peter…Sorry, Tiger

February 22, 2010 -

John Heald

So the whole world watched as Tiger Woods went before a carefully selected group of friends, family and friendly press and poured his heart out to the world. Good then that we were here, sailing the Caribbean and nobody gave a bugger about a man and his wandering thingy……………..actually.
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It was 7:50am when the team walked up the gangway here in Port Canaveral. It was obvious by their beards that these were important visitors and as they entered the ship they produced identification that always turns grown men and women into dribbling nervous wrecks………………..United States Public Health were onboard.
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Pour Some Suger On Me

February 19, 2010 -

John Heald

Today’s blog is different not only in the layout which we will chat about in a moment but also that today it will a very brief blog. I am so sorry about this and I should explain why.
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Kids And Women, Parents And Kids

February 18, 2010 -

John Heald

Let’s start with this very interesting comment from a guest who is currently sailing on the Carnival Destiny as sent to me by Gary Brierly, the cruise director…….who by the way is doing a fantastic job and is becoming a bit of  a star. Anyway…………..have a read of this.
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I Need A Hero

February 17, 2010 -

John Heald

There is not much worse than a snob…….well actually there is……….it’s a British snob. In the UK most people who are not regular cruisers are unaware of the Carnival brand. Why would they be? We have P&O who are Britain’s favourite cruise line, Ocean Village whose tag line is “cruising for people who don’t do cruises” and of course the one and only Cunard who along with Princess, Holland America, and one or two other lines …….. the British have lots to choose from.
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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.