Nearly 300 fans of John Heald’s blog were aboard the new Carnival Dream last week for the third annual Bloggers Cruise which featured a number of exclusive events and activities hosted by the popular senior cruise director. 

These included Tea Time with John, The Quest scavenger hunt, blog-related trivia contests, Cigars Under the Stars with John, and a Q&A session with Heald and Carnival Dream Captain Carlo Queirolo. Bloggers Cruise participants also received a variety of keepsake items and giveaways.

The Bloggers Cruise took place during a nine-day cruise from Port Canaveral, Fla., marking the launch of the ship’s year-round Caribbean deployment from that port.

Since its debut in March 2007, John Heald’s blog has become the most popular in the cruise industry, attracting more than 5 million total visitors.  In his highly entertaining and informative blogs, Heald provides insight into shipboard life and highlights the guests he comes in contact with on a daily basis, all in a lighthearted and humorous manner.