The blog of popular Carnival Senior Cruise Director John Heald has been named “Best Cruise Line Blog” in Porthole Magazine’s 2010 Editor-in-Chief Awards.  Since its debut in March 2007, Heald’s blog has received more than 5.5 million hits, with its popularity continuing to grow with more readers tuning in for his humorous and insightful posts on “Fun Ship” cruising and various other topics.

The blog has even spawned the “John Heald Bloggers Cruise,” which provides Heald’s fans an opportunity to sail with him and fellow blog enthusiasts and participate in a variety of exclusive events and activities.  The most recent Bloggers Cruise took place aboard the new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream last month and a 2010 Bloggers Cruise is in the planning stages.

John Heald’s blog can been accessed at