Jaime’s Pride

March 31, 2011 -

John Heald

Here in her own words is what happened on the Carnival Pride. (more…)

The Beards Won An Addy

March 31, 2011 -

John Heald

Please join me in congratulating the brilliant team, who as you will see have won this special and much deserved award. 

 

Carnival Magic Web Site Recognized for Excellence at Annual ADDY Awards

Please Don’t Feed the Animals

March 30, 2011 -

John Heald

Before I get into today’s Q & A we need to discuss the Q & A from Monday which included this: (more…)

Thrilling…..My Arse

March 29, 2011 -

John Heald

Last night Heidi and I watched a movie. It was probably the wrong movie to watch before bedtime but I had spent 7 straight hours at the computer Facebooking, blogging and paper working so a movie seemed the right medicine to take my mind of everything. The movie we chose was 127 Hours. It was an OK movie I guess but sitting there I felt a little bit weird waiting for the film’s one interesting scene where the ridiculously good looking climber hacks off his arm with a Swiss Army penknife. It was a bit like watching Basic Instinct only for the bit where Sharon Stone crosses her legs revealing for a nanosecond the sight of her lady garden.

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Questions Of The Day

March 28, 2011 -

John Heald

I didn’t want the day to go without me answering some questions as normal so…….here they are.

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Our 2 Day Adventura

March 28, 2011 -

John Heald

Before I start today’s blog I need to educate my North American friends about how we British spend our vacations, or to use proper English…….how we spend our holidays. First of all there are the people who refuse ever to leave the comfort of the Great Britain and this means holidaying by car.
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The United States Coast Guard and United States Public Health require that each and every crew member hold a complete medical which are kept in the ship’s medical centre. This shows that each of the crew is medically fit to serve on board. And of course the medical evaluations are also a requirement of Carnival as well because they provide full and complete medical coverage for every crew member. Pretty much everything is included with the exception of breast enhancement or indeed reduction. I know this for a fact because I asked and Carnival said “No, we will not pay to have your breasts reduced, John.”

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Famiglia Style

March 22, 2011 -

John Heald

As well as 11,000 plus Carnival fans being able to talk with me and each other, Facebook has allowed some of my old friends from the 80’s to reconnect with me. One of those is a wonderful lady called Samantha who I knew from my days as a spotty 18 year old. Well, she got it in touch with me via Facebook the other day and as soon as I saw her name I could think of only one thing ……………… (more…)

I Am Definitely Not a Dancing Queen

March 21, 2011 -

John Heald

Let me get this over with at the start of today’s blog and I say this with apologies to the many, many Abba fan’s out there, especially my friend Mr Bentley. But my night at the theatre watching Mamma sodding Mia was bloody awful. I was there because of my hippopotamus sized gob (www.urbandictionary.com for the word gob) that in a moment of weakness and a promise of rumpy pumpy I had told Heidi that I would indeed go to the theatre with her. We then had rumpy pumpy and three minutes later when it was over, so too was the memory of my promise.

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Likes and Dislikes

March 17, 2011 -

John Heald

I truly don’t like coconut. I haven’t since I was a child. And I hate it or anything with coconut in it. I’d rather lick the back end of a camel……..then eat coconut. I don’t like prunes, either. Or Simon Cowell. I know that he has a pancreas and a thingy and all the other things that qualify him to be classified as a member of the human race but he makes my hemorrhoids flare up, and I find myself hoping that just once one of his TV shows will have lower ratings than American Monk, Vow of Silence.

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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.