Updated May 2019
With more than 200,000 followers on Facebook, 19 million views on his blog page and one of the most popular faces in the cruise industry, John Heald is one in-demand man! He is the Senior Cruise Director for Carnival Cruises, and a Brand Ambassador for them. He began working for Carnival Cruises in 1989, and has grown significantly within the company to become one of the most famous names within the cruise industry.
John has become extremely popular for his blogging. From writing his first blog in March, 2007 he has gone on to blog just about every day, and his page has received more than 19 million hits. Many of his blog posts receive over 50 comments a day. He writes about passengers, events, and personal experiences that occur at sea. John's energetic, funny and occasionally inappropriate character has made the cruise public fall in love with him.
So, when we found out he was going to be onboard Carnival Legend at the same time as some of our lucky staff, we decided we couldn't let this opportunity slide. Despite bing in such huge demand, he was gracious enough to arrange an interview with us. Straight away you could see that he's a fun and energetic character who was born to be on stage! Find out just what we found out about this well-loved cruise director;
John is originally from Essex, he has a great sense of humour and you could tell people bounce off his personality instantly. As well as the funny side, it was clear he took his job very seriously and has a very strong passion for what he does.
We thoroughly enjoyed our chat with John, and found him an inspirational character that we werey lucky to meet. His fun-loving and happy personality comes across within his work and it is clear why he is so popular and well regarded within the cruise industry. If anyone has the pleasure of being on a cruise with him, be prepared for the best entertainment at sea!