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NCL Epic Video Contest – Win a Free Cruise

[tweetmeme source=”cruisesource” only_single=false “http://cruisesource.us/2010/10/22/ncl-epic-free-cruise/”%5DBack in August, I came across a fun high-quality passenger-generated video about their NCL Epic Cruise Vacation. I quickly posted the NCL Epic video below in a blog post and asked the Cruise Lines: How do we get more of this?

This is the Remix V.2 version of the original:

Norwegian Cruise Line has repeatedly shown their commitment to Social Media, so it does not surprise me that they are now experimenting with a solution on how to get more high-quality passenger generated video shared across the internet. Norwegian Cruise Line is giving away a Free Cruise for 2 for best Epic Moments Video. Details:

Winning video receives a cruise for two on Norwegian Epic

Direct from NCL Press Release:

MIAMI – October 21, 2010 – Norwegian Cruise Line announces the launch of its “Epic Moments” video contest (www.ncl.com/myepicmoment), where cruisers create short YouTube videos of their vacation on board the line’s newest and most innovative ship Norwegian Epic for a chance to win a Caribbean cruise for two in a balcony stateroom on board the ship.

Cruisers can enter by uploading their vacation videos to YouTube as a video response to the contest overview video by Julie Valeriote, Norwegian Epic’s entertainment director. Every two weeks for the next nine weeks, Norwegian will choose which video is the Epic Moment Semi-Finalist for that period. In mid-February, the 10 semi-finalists will be featured on Norwegian’s YouTube channel and http://www.ncl.com and the public will have a chance to vote for their favorite Epic Moment. The video with the most number of thumbs-up on YouTube will win a seven-day Caribbean cruise for two in a balcony stateroom on Norwegian Epic.

“Freestyle Cruising gives our guests incredible freedom and flexibility on board our ships to enjoy their cruise vacation on their own terms,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line chief executive officer. “Our newest ship, Norwegian Epic, takes Freestyle Cruising to the next level giving countless opportunities for couples, families and solo travelers alike to indulge in vacation moments of a lifetime. We look forward to seeing them come to life through our Epic Moments video contest.”

The first of 10 semi-finalist videos will be chosen on or around November 8, 2010 and will follow with nine more semi-finalists being announced every two weeks. To submit an Epic Moment video, head to www.ncl.com/myepicmoment.

I doubt I am eligible to win…. but I’m still going to go post my video now. ~ Rich Tucker

Full Disclosure: CruiseDeals.com and the other Travel Leader Leisure Group brands are proud to be top sellers of NCL Cruises.

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Win A Free 2010 Cruise on Twitter or Facebook – Fee Ninja

How to Win a Free Cruise in 3 easy steps! The CruiseDeals.com Fee Ninja is now on Twitter. This is exciting news because between now and October 8, 2009 the Fee Ninja is giving away a 2010 7nt. Celebrity Cruise for two to Alaska, Europe, Caribbean, or Bermuda.

3 Easy Steps to winning a 7nt. Cruise on a Premium Cruise Line on Twitter:


Step 1:
Copy and Tweet This Message on Twitter: “ I’m a #FeeNinja In the Cruisedeals.com 7nt. Free #Cruise Contest details: http://bit.ly/FeeNinja

Step 2:
Follow the Protected @FeeNinja account on Twitter. –

Step 3:
Be the First Caller when the Fee Ninja Tweets to call in now and gives the Secret Phone Number and you will win the 7nt. 2010 Cruise for 2 on Celebrity Cruise Line.

The Fee Ninja’s original status update will be on Facebook, with the RSS Feed the Fee Ninja Twitter Status is updated automatically. If you are trying to win the Free Cruise, you can now follow along on FaceBook or Twitter.

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CruiseDeals.com appreciates you becoming a ‘Fee Ninja’ and helping raise awareness that CruiseDeals.com is the only company who is protecting their clients from future Cruise Line Fuel Surcharges. To Learn More about the CruiseDeals.com Fuel Surcharge Guarantee and the Fee Ninja please click here.

At all Skeptical? Don’t be! Read the Review from @Toryn of her 4nt. Bahamas Cruise that she won in our last Free Cruise Give Away!

Subscribe to The CruiseSource.us Blog in the upper right hand corner to ensure you do not miss the next Cruise Giveaway!!

Terms & Conditions:
The winner must be 21 years of age or older at time of contest. CruiseDeals.com employees, independent contractors and their families are prohibited. This cruise does not include government taxes & fees, transportation, transfers or items of a personal nature such as shore excursions, beverages, gratuities, photographs, medical services. All necessary travel requirements, including documentation, are the sole responsibility of the winner. All the rules that apply to guests purchasing a cruise apply to the cruise winner, including the terms and conditions listed in the brochures and Cruise Ticket Contract. Winner may be contacted for alternative dates. This program is capacity controlled and certain blackout dates may apply.  No purchase necessary. Prize is not transferable and is not redeemable for cash. Some restrictions apply. Winner’s name will be published on this website in the future. By entering, winner consents to use of names and likenesses for promotional purpose without additional compensation. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Join the Fee Ninja – Win a 7-Night Celebrity Cruise

Fee Ninja Fighting Fuel Surcharges

Fee Ninja Fighting Fuel Surcharges

Show your Support for the CruiseDeals.com Fee Ninja’s fight against fuel surcharges and nasty fees by being his Facebook Fan. You’ll have the chance to win a 7-night 2010 Celebrity Cruise for 2 to Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska, or Europe.

As reported by USA Today, CruiseDeals.com is the only agency guaranteeing that new bookings will never have to pay fuel surcharges. The last time oil ran up this fast, the cruise lines added up to $140 pp to existing cruise bookings. The Cruise Lines all state that they can add fuel surcharges to existing bookings once the price of oil reaches $65 – $70 a barrel.  The Fee Ninja is Protecting CruiseDeals.com customers from these future charges.

As reported by ABCNews.com, the best way to take advantage of the amazing Cruise Deals out their today is to Subscribe to CruiseDeals.com Seamail Alerts.

Why would book your cruise anywhere else? ABC News reported that CruiseDeals.com gets the best deals and CruiseDeals.com is the only agency who protect their deals with a fuel surcharge guarantee.

If you book a late 2009 or a 2010 Cruise anywhere else besides CruiseDeals.com and you’ll have to watch the price of Oil to see if you are going to get stuck with Fuel Surcharges.

Learn more about how to Win the free Cruise at http://cruisedeals.com/feeninja

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NCL Sky Review – @Toryn, Winner of our Cruise Contest on Twitter

@Toryn, the winner of the Free Cruise in the first Twitter Cruise Contest just returned from her vacation on the NCL Sky. We held the contest in November 2008 and Toryn cruised on February 22nd, 2009 in a Balcony Cabin on the NCL Sky. Follow @CruiseSource on Twitter to win our next Cruise Giveaway. Here is her review from the Norwegian Sky 4 night Bahama’s Cruise:

Monday we left for Miami; it was very similar our last trip- same airline (American), same type of plane (small regional jets), same landing area (out away from the terminal, having to take a little bus to get inside), but this flight left a few hours later, meaning we didn’t have to leave for the airport at ungodly hour, and we also didn’t have to wait around when we got to the ship. The only negative part of the trip happened as soon as we got to the port. The porter who was supposed to take our suitcase was very rude, and wouldn’t accept the cabin number I told him. I was reading right off a paper I’d downloaded as part of my e-docs. He told us we’d have to carry the suitcase on ourselves, and I really didn’t want to do that. We got up to the entrance to the NCL terminal, and the person there, an actual NCL employee (porters work for the port itself) asked if we wanted to check our suitcase, and by this time I was crying and upset. He looked up our room number on a passenger list, and we got a new tag to fill out and sent our suitcase on its way. After that was taken care of, things went smoothly for the rest of the trip.

We checked in, boarded, received a free glass of champagne, and went directly to Deck 11 for lunch. Then, after 2PM, we were able to see our room. The room was smaller, a little smaller than what we’ve been used to with Carnival, but it did have a balcony, and was very cutely decorated. We laid down for a little while until lifeboat drill. After the drill was sailaway, so we went back up to Deck 11 for drinks and they were also grilling hamburgers, hotdogs, and chicken right there next to the pool, so we had something to eat. This is the second cruise in a row where our room has been one deck below the deck where the pool, buffets, and other activities are, and I am getting very spoiled by that! It’s so convenient to just run up one floor to get a snack or a drink. That night we walked around to find out where things were, and went to bed early.

Tuesday the ship docked in Freeport, Bahamas. We decided to stay onboard because 1) we’d already been to Freeport, and 2) since the cruise didn’t have a “sea day” we wanted to make our own. We played trivia, and won a couple of times. NCL gives out little souvenirs for prizes, instead of trophies, so we have some playing cards and luggage tags. We sat out by the pool for awhile, ate lunch, just hung out, basically. We ate in one of the main dining rooms for dinner,
and went to the show, which was a Broadway tribute and included songs from Moving Out, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, and a couple of others. It made me want to see Wicked!

Wednesday we stopped in Nassau. We did get off the ship, but didn’t do much. We took a horse-drawn carriage tour (the horse’s name was Anna Nicole…LOL) and walked around a little. I tend to avoid the big, over-hyped jewelry stores like Diamonds International, but we found a small, out-of-the-way shop that sold locally made soaps, candles, etc, and I bought a necklace & earring set there. They have beads and the necklace has a pendant made from a shell. We got back on the ship for lunch. Spent the rest of the day just hanging out some more. Funny story- the ship had a nice little library with books you could borrow, and a shelf full of games like chess and Scrabble, and tables to play them. We got Uno, and started to play, when Frank noticed a stack of papers sitting on the shelf. It turned out to be some paperwork the ship needed to dock in Nassau- including the entire passenger manifest (names, birthdates, room #’s, passport #’s), the crew listing, and the ship’s inventory (how much food & supplies it had). I can’t believe someone just left it laying around! We turned it in at the main desk, but then later regretted not asking for some sort of reward.

Thursday we were supposed to go to Great Stirrup Cay, NCL’s private island, but due to the windy conditions, it was not safe to operate the tenders, so we had a sea day after all. On one hand, I was disappointed because I’ve never done the private island thing and was interested to check it out, but really I enjoyed the ship so much I didn’t mind spending another day onboard. We ate breakfast in the dining room since we were up early enough to do so! When we checked in at the desk, we were told that since were staying in a balcony, we could go eat at the other dining room, which had a buffet for the fruits, pastries, etc plus a menu for the hot items, so we did that. The cruise director announced that a new “Freestyle Daily” was being printed to accommodate the change of plans. A few extra trivia games were added to the itinerary, but I didn’t win any more prizes. That night we went to the show (a revue of rock/pop/country music from the last 40 years), and later to The Quest, which is an adult scavenger hunt. We just watched, didn’t play, but it gets pretty wild, and now we’re prepared in case we go on another NCL cruise!

Friday we got up ate breakfast, and disembarked. Our flight was at 11:55 AM, which I had worried would be too early, but we had plenty of time. Disembarkment was really fast, and we were at the airport by 9:30. The airport wasn’t as busy as it was the last time we’d flown out from there, so it didn’t take us as long to get through security. We could have stayed on the ship another hour! We got home to our kitties by 3PM.

Overall, it was a great trip! The only complaint, of course, was that it was too short! After our last 4-day cruise, I said I’d never do another 4-day because it’s not enough time, but of course I won this one, so I was willing to make an exception. 🙂 I loved the ship, loved the food- especially the buffet, it seemed to have so much variety, and at lunch they had these awesome pretzel rolls that I am already missing. We never tried any of the specialty restaurants, so that’s still something I need to try if I sail NCL again. They are supposed to be wonderful, but I was okay just eating at the places that were included. Now I just need to figure out when, where, and on which cruise line, I will cruise again!

This review is from Toryn’s LiveJournal Blog.

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Free Cruise Give-Away, Final Update

There are many Twitter users trying to win the First Cruise ever given away on Twitter.  Today is Wednesday, Dec. 03, 2008 and the cruise will be given away before Saturday, Dec. 6th, 2008….

In the next two days: On Twitter @cruisesource or @cruisedeals will post link and that link will take you to a web page that gives a Phone Number…The first person who calls the number and has successfully completed steps 1 -3 of the contest will Win the Free Cruise for 2 to the Bahamas on the NCL Sky!! WANNA PLAY – All Details for the Contest: http://tr.im/winacruise

It is getting close and I am very excited to see who the winner will be!  I am also thankful to the Social Media Bloggers who have written articles about the contest and of our use of Twitter!  There has been some great PR and I am very appreciative!

Articles:  

Tweeting for Business – from My-creativeteam.com written by Harry Hoover

Courting Brand Evangelist to Twitter – Written by @ShannonSwenson

Twitter, Tweet, Win – written by @thecomputerlady

 

Happy Sailing ~ Rich Tucker

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Free Cruise Awarded between Dec. 1st – Dec. 6th

The Twitter WIN A FREE CRUISE CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!

 

Currently there are over 50 people playing the Win A Free Cruise via Twitter Contest….and we were supposed to give the free cruise by the end of the month.

 

But in order to win the Free Cruise you have to be following closely on Twitter to get our link to a message that will tell you to be the first caller.  We do not want to force the contestants to have to follow @cruisesource and @cruisedeals closely through the Thanksgiving Holiday.  This Holiday is for Families and Shopping….So the message to be the first to Call in will be Released between the dates of Dec. 1st – Dec. 6th.    For full details on the FREE Cruise Contest: click here http://tr.im/WINACRUISE  – it is still not too late to try to WIN! 

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Win Free Cruise Plus MadGringo.com Clothing

The CruiseSource Free Bahamas Cruise Contest is off to a great start!! And we have NEW Announcement!

After some thinking and a nudge, I realized that you cannot go on a cruise vacation without the appropriate clothing.  So we have teamed up with the MAD PEEPS at Madgringo.com to add their tropical wear to the prizes that we will be giving away during this promotion. Leading up to the announcement for entrants to Call into the winning phone number to win the Free Cruise, we will give away Shirts from the Mad Gringo Collection!   

HOW TO WIN A SHIRT: The first 25 people after 3:20 PM ET on Friday Nov. 7th to complete steps 1 – 3 of the CruiseSource FREE CRUISE Contest will be entered in a drawing to win one of the MAD GRINGO shirts pictured below. 

We love our Twitter friends who have already completed steps 1 – 3 of the FREE Cruise Contest, so for you; we are going to have a drawing for a FREE SHIRT.  Of course, we will video the drawing and post it on YouTube for everyone to see!! 

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

Step 1: You have to be a Twitter User.  If you are not a Twitter user please go to www.Twitter.com and sign up for a free account.

 

Step 2: You must follow both @CruiseSource and @CruiseDeals on Twitter. 

Visit http://twitter.com/CruiseSource and http://twitter.com/CruiseDeals and click on the follow button.

 

  

Step 3: To enter the Contest you must Tweet (post) this message on Twitter.

Copy and Paste into Twitter: @CruiseSource @CruiseDeals This is my entry to win the Free Cruise http://tr.im/WINACRUISE !

 

To win the cruise, be the first who has complete steps 1 – 3 to call in when prompted by @cruisedeals or @cruisesource via Twitter. 

 

Click here to read all details on the Contest – Good luck ~ Mad Rich

 

Womens Mad Gringo Logo Tee

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MadGringo.com Mango Madness Hawaiian Shirt

MadGringo.com Mango Madness Hawaiian Shirt

   

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