Ship Report: Celebrity Millennium


Sister ships: Infinity, Summit, Constellation Ship capacity: 1,950 based on double occupancy On our sailing: 1,890 passengers. A summary of nationalities from the passenger manifest looked like the roll call for a United Nations’ meeting. We met Russians, Danes, Swedes, South Americans, Greeks, Chinese, Brits, Irish and Dutch.

The Many Faces Of John Heald

John Heald

Following is Ralph Grizzle’s 2005 interview with Heald:    Carnival Cruise Lines’ John Heald may be regarded as the funniest cruise director at sea, but it was a serious event that launched his career of making people laugh. Born in Essex, England, the political science major worked as a marine insurance broker for Lloyd’s of London…. [Read More]

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Joe Farcus: ‘Farchitect’


The creative force behind the interior design on all of Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships for the past quarter century, Joe Farcus employs a phrase he coined, “entertainment architecture,” when designing ships. “When I am designing a ship, essentially I am designing the ship that I would like to be on,” Joe says, sitting at his… [Read More]