The popularity of the blog of Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director John Heald – available at or -- just keeps on growing.   This week several of John’s blogs ranked among the top 100 in Wordpress, a leading blog-hosting service which offers more than four million blogs.

            His post titled “The Baltic – See You In 2009” – highlighting the scenic European ports featured within the Carnival Splendor’s 2008 inaugural season – as well as the Carnival Liberty’s Europe cruises in 2009 – achieved a ranking of 63.

            Since Heald’s blog was launched in July 2007, it has garnered close to three million hits, making it the most widely cruise-oriented blog on the Internet.

            The success of Heald’s blog has even led to a Second Bloggers Cruise on the Carnival Fantasy from New Orleans in February 2009.