First-Ever ‘Bloggers Cruise’ Hosted by Carnival Freedom Senior Cruise Director John Heald to Be Held in January 2008

Exclusive Events, Special Giveaways, Meet and Greet Opportunities Highlight Seven-Day Caribbean Voyage Aboard Carnival Freedom

Based on the incredible success of the Internet “blog” of Carnival‘s Senior Cruise Director John Heald — whose humorous and insightful postings have attracted nearly 200,000 visitors since the site was launched last month — Heald will host his first-ever “Bloggers Cruise” aboard the Carnival Freedom in January 2008.

The seven-day western Caribbean cruise will operate round-trip from Miami January 19-26, 2008, and will visit three of Heald’s favorite ports of call: Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico.

The only one of its kind in the travel industry, the blog provides Heald with a unique platform to entertain and amuse readers with colorful anecdotes from the Carnival Freedom’s inaugural season in Europe, as well as his 20-plus years at sea. One of the more popular features is a Q&A section in which Heald fields readers’ inquiries on a wide variety of topics.