INDEPENDENT TOURS AND INDEPENDENCE DAY

June 28, 2013 -

John Heald

From: LEGEND GUEST SERVICESSent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:54 PM
To: LEGEND CRUISE DIRECTORCc: LEGEND ASSISTANT CRUISE DIRECTOR; LEGEND GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISOR; LEGEND GUEST SERVICES MANAGER; LEGEND GUEST SERVICES
Subject: Comment about Karaoke

Good evening John, I spoke with two guests this evening about karaoke. They are saying that the _____ group of guests is taking over and that others don’t have the chance to sing. Can you look into this please?

 

Kind regards,

 

Guest Services Associate, Carnival Legend
Carnival Cruise Lines

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A STAND UP BLOG

June 26, 2013 -

John Heald

I haven’t had much chance to write about my recent trip to Galveston to see the new and shiny Carnival Triumph. The flight from London seemed to go on forever and the 10 hours felt like so much more. And when we landed in Houston, I was tired, cramped and seriously grumpy. Anyway, I had listened to the flight attendant warn us that we must not use our cell phones until we were off the plane and off I ran with the other 300 passengers toward United States Customs and Border Protection. I reached the hall where this was taking place and swore immediately under my breath as the lines were exactly as they were in Miami…….long…… “Oh FFS,” I said. So I took my place wondering if I smelled as badly as the chap in front of me and started the long shuffle toward the inspectors. (more…)

STANLEY, FOUR EYES AND NAKED GERMANS

June 24, 2013 -

John Heald

 

So here I am after 12 days of traveling, flying and farting back with you on the blog. In fact, here I am in my cabin on the Carnival Legend this morning.

 

john missing kye

 

Notice anything different? Yep, I am wearing glasses. For some time now, I’ve suspected my eyes were tired from all these days at the computer and that some spectacles might be a good idea. But I’ve always been nervous about coming out because of a simple truism…..while I have no fear of blood, detached limbs or anything that is associated with blood and gore….the thought of anything to do with eyes makes me physically sick. I can’t use eye drops, and I feel physically sick at the thought of having a retinal scan. I can’t even watch a close-up of someone’s eyes on hospital shows. So, given the choice of putting in a pair of contact lenses or having H82SEAUGO paint an RCI anchor symbol on my buttocks, I’d have my underpants down pretty dam quickly.  This comes from the last eye test I had. Obviously, I am well aware that having type 2 diabetes means I must be very careful about my eyes and, therefore, last year I went to my optician…..and it was a dreadful, agonizing experience. Maybe it was the freezing liquid in my eye, maybe it was the stinging sensation that felt like my eyes were on fire or maybe it was the fact that for hours after the test, my eyes were weeping so much I looked like I had missed a call from Megan Fox who was asking to have lashings of rumpy pumpy with her or it could have been the optician was inches from my face and he had breath that came straight from a skunk’s bottom.

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Celtic Thunder Cruise update

June 18, 2013 -

John Heald

Recently, I told you that I was coing to be cruising on The Celtic Thunder Cruise this fall on Carnival Victory.  There was just something about a 5 day Irish blowout that was calling me.  Well, I had read that some of  you  would love to go, but only if I could get them a “deal”. And so with thanks to the wonderful oraganisers the Celtic Thunder Cruise folks honoured my request  and are now offering very special “JOHN HEALD’S BLOGGERS” rates for the cruise. 

 

When you call their office (toll free at 855.523.5842), be sure to mention this blog and you will get the best deal.  I have always wanted to say that.  To give you a hint at the BLOGGERS savings,

 

CABIN TYPE
Ocean Suite CURRENT PRICE/PERSON – $3,899  JOHN HEALD PRICE/PERSON – $2,950
Balcony CURRENT PRICE/PERSON – $1,799        JOHN HEALD PRICE/PERSON – $1,599
Interior CURRENT PRICE/PERSON – $ 799          JOHN HEALD PRICE/PERSO – $ 699
 

Join me on the Celtic Thunder Cruise and get ready for a brilliant time.

 

Cheers

Here John takes you through the great day we had as we welcomed back Carnival Triumph, and saw her off as she prepared for the first leg of her voyage — heading toward Cozumel. Enjoy!

John’s on Carnival Triumph

June 13, 2013 -

Everett

Hi all, Everett the Beard here on Carnival Triumph with John. John’s around here somewhere, charming countless interviewers with his natural charm, boundless Carnival knowledge and authoritative British accent, but he wanted me to make sure that you to have these. (more…)

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.