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LIVE from sea it’s John Heald

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On January - 22 - 2008

Carnival Freedom and Carnival Liberty side-by-side in rainy Cozumel (Photo by Anita Dunham-Potter) Aye, carumba! It was another cold, rainy day as we pulled in to Cozumel docking right next to the Carnival Liberty. Sadly, our snorkeling excursion was canceled as were most other water-based activities. It was a good day to….catch up on sleep! I don’t know what happened but a little nap turned into a six hour slumber fest. It was a bad move because now it’s 2 AM and I can’t sleep! People are still whooping it up on the Lido Deck. Where do these people get their energy? Perhaps it’s all that tequila…

Tonight was pretty low key. After dining with the press I was off to watch John & Heidi’s “Battle of the Sexes” show. It was pretty hysterical. John gets people going and has a keen sense of who to pick on in the audience. Is he clairvoyant or just a clever guy? I plan on asking him how he does it. I hope he doesn’t tear up all Hillary Clinton-esque on me.

Rainy decks on Carnival Freedom and Carnival Liberty (Photo by Anita Dunham-Potter) Anyway, a couple of big news items.

First, John will host a blogger question and answer session that will be shown LIVE on his blog TODAY (1/22). So tune in to his blog from 11AM til noon. Don’t miss the chance to watch the festivities live!

Secondly, the official details have been announced for the second annual “John Heald Blogger Cruise” The 2009 voyage is set for February 7-12 aboard Carnival Fantasy, sailing round-trip from New Orleans. The 2009 voyage will include exclusive events for bloggers such as a welcome aboard reception, trivia contests and question-and-answer sessions. Logo items and other give-aways will be provided. Carnival Fantasy was selected as the venue for the second “Bloggers Cruise” as it will be the latest ship to undergo the second phase of the line’s “Evolutions of Fun” vessel refurbishment program, which will result in a total transformation of the ship. Also, as I posted in an earlier blog, the bloggers are planning to work with Brad Pitt’s foundation in New Orleans to help in the city’s rebuilding efforts.

Oh, and one last thing. I alluded in an earlier blog that Angelina Jolie was a “lock” to be the godmother for the Carnival Splendor. Not so. Carnival desperately wants her to be the godmother, but she hasn’t responded yet. Let’s hope they can get her onboard. I think she would be a good choice and John would be “mucho” happy if that happened.

Adios for now.

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