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John Head announced this morning that he will be on the first three Horizon sailings. He also mentioned there will be "VIP's", too. Any idea what kind of VIPs he's referring to? Just people important to Carnival, do you think or anybody the guests would recognize?
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It's usually Carnival Executives, like Christine Duffy, or sometimes Micky Arison, Arnold Donald and executives from the other brands.
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Originally posted by MaiTaiMary
John Head announced this morning that he will be on the first three Horizon sailings.
Well, they do have a Heald for business.
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Im so excited about this. We are on the third sailing. A few weeks ago he mentioned, when asked, that he would be on the first two for sure, but would try to be on as many as possible. Im so glad that its now the first three. I really want to meet him.


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Originally posted by bakersdozen12
I really want to meet him.
Why?
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Originally posted by xDisconnections
Why?


Because Im a fan of his.



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I'm amazed by so much nastiness out here. I thought cruisers were supposed to be fun loving people.

I'm a fan of his too. I would love to meet [email protected]
He's funny and he has an amazing job. Some of you with attitudes should just try to do his job just for a few days even..... might give you some clearly much needed perspective!
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Originally posted by bakersdozen12
Im so excited about this. We are on the third sailing. A few weeks ago he mentioned, when asked, that he would be on the first two for sure, but would try to be on as many as possible. Im so glad that its now the first three. I really want to meet him.


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He was on our Vista cruise and I actually rarely saw him. He'd take videos in the morning on Lido deck, then pretty much disappeared. There were events in the theater with him and I thought he was very funny and wouldn't mind sailing with him again. I imagine at his age each year he asks himself if this will be the last before retirement.
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Originally posted by fyree39
He was on our Vista cruise and I actually rarely saw him. He'd take videos in the morning on Lido deck, then pretty much disappeared. There were events in the theater with him and I thought he was very funny and wouldn't mind sailing with him again. I imagine at his age each year he asks himself if this will be the last before retirement.
He was on our Alaska Journey cruise this past Sept. He was out and about in the morning filming a video and other than a show or two he hosted that was it for the day. I personally like the fellow but do not think we would book a cruise just to see him.
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We've sailed with John a few times on various Carnival ships.
It is truly amazing what a memory the gentleman has, between our first and second cruise with him there was a space of a few years. When we crossed paths on the second cruise, he immediately recognized us and still remembered our first names.
A very pleasant man and a wonderful human being.
So Hello John from Fred & Sonia (from Malta) if you read this thread.
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Originally posted by fyree39
I imagine at his age each year he asks himself if this will be the last before retirement.
He has a young family and he's what, 52? I think he's on the hook for a decade or more myself
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I notice the comments about him disappearing - I imagine he's spending that time in conference calls and meeting with ship management. He also talks about how many hours he spends answering questions each day.

I work at a major hospital in the department that takes complaints. My job is training but I've covered for our staff who take complaints. Bless their souls - what a demanding and hard job. I can imagine it's the same for John.
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Drat, I am on the 4th sailing! I am personally a fan of his and was looking forward to meeting him.


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We are on the second sailing and can't wait to see some of his shows! He is the only cruise director I can remember. He is so funny.
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Originally posted by cruisealot
We are on the second sailing and can't wait to see some of his shows! He is the only cruise director I can remember. He is so funny.
I'm curious what his roll will be on these sailings. Mike Pack will be the CD. I'm looking forward to meeting John and Mike Pack is the best CD I've ever sailed with.
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Originally posted by MaiTaiMary
I'm curious what his roll will be on these sailings. Mike Pack will be the CD. I'm looking forward to meeting John and Mike Pack is the best CD I've ever sailed with.
Mike Pack is excellent. John will host love and marriage game and perhaps do a Q and A and that will be about it.

If you want to see John out and about be around about 7 am other than that probably will not see him.