Who doesn’t love winning competitions?
I have won a handful of prizes from books and clothing, through to an unforgettable holiday in Orlando, Florida.
As the saying goes, “you have to be in it to win it”. To help make it easier, here are the latest cruise competitions I have stumbled across.
Reasons to Cruise Competitions
- Sadly, I don’t have a competition running at the moment. Scroll down though as I curate a list of (genuine) cruise competitions I find on the web.
- In July 2016 I gave away a cookery experience day for two people worth £100, courtesy of Red Letter Days. The experience was a cupcake decorating masterclass with Master Pâtissier Eric Lanlard at his London-based studio, Cake Boy. Lanlard is one of the P&O Cruises’ Food Heroes (the others being James Martin, Atul Kochhar, Marco Pierre White, Olly Smith, and Charlie Turnbull).
- In July 2015 I gave away two pairs of tickets to The CRUISE Show worth £20, courtesy of the show organisers. Tickets were valid for shows in either Birmingham, Manchester, or Glasgow.
Cruise Competitions across the web
Here’s my list of cruise competitions I have found online since 2014. I only list competitions open to UK residents from legitimate sources that are free to enter.
|Source||Prize Details||How to enter|
|Discover Britain / Artists and Illustrators||Win an 8-day Danube river cruise for two people in a River View cabin on a Viking River Cruises’ longship. Return Economy flights from the UK are included as are overseas transfers. Sail from Budapest to Nuremberg. Enjoy six guided tours, free Wi-Fi onboard, and a Silver Spirits package. The winner will have a choice of dates to travel between March and December 2017 (subject to availability).||Discover Britain – Fill in your details online. Closes 31 October 2016. Artists and Illustrators – Fill in your details online. Closes 31 October 2016.|
|World of Cruising||Win a 9-night Norwegian Fjords cruise for two people in a Balcony cabin on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade. Departs Southampton in June 2017 calling at Hamburg, Skjolden, Bergen, Alesund, Hellesylt, and Geiranger.||Answer the question “What is the capital of Norway?” and fill in your details online. Closes 31 August 2016.|
|Cruise International||Win a 7-day Cuba cruise for two people in an Exterior cabin on Celestyal Cruises’ Celestyal Crystal. Enjoy return Economy flights from London to Havana. The ship sails from Havana to Punta Frances, Cienfuegos, Montego Bay, and Santiago de Cuba. The winner will have a choice of dates to travel between 21 November 2016 and December 2017 (subject to availability). The prize also includes a Blue Drink Package, port charges and gratuities, and selected shore excursions (Havana City Tour & Santiago Panoramic).||Vote in the Cruise International Awards and fill in your details online. Closes 25 August 2016.|
|Good Housekeeping||Win an 8-day Rhine river cruise for two people in a French Balcony cabin on a Viking River Cruises’ longship. Return Economy flights from the UK are included as are overseas transfers. Sail from Amsterdam to Basel. Enjoy six guided tours. The winner will have a choice of dates to travel throughout 2017, excluding departures between June to August 2017 (subject to availability).||Answer the question “Where is The Game Fair taking place?” and fill in your details online. Closes 10 August 2016.|
|Vision Cruises||Win a 7-night Northern Europe cruise for two people in a Balcony cabin on MSC Cruises’s MSC Splendida. Departs Southampton on 28 September 2016 and will call at Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Le Havre (for Paris).||Answer the question “What is the name of the Vision Cruise Loyalty Programme?” and fill in your details online. Closes 28 February 2016.|
|Cruise 1st||Win a 12-night Transatlantic cruise for two people in an inside cabin on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Escape. Departs Southampton on 29 October 2015 sailing to Miami. The prize includes a one night stay in a 3* Fort Lauderdale hotel and one-way economy flights back to London Gatwick or Heathrow. Transfers excluded.||Fill in your details online. Closes 8 October 2015.|
|World of Cruising||Win a 8- to 10-night Mediterranean cruise for up to four people in an inside cabin on Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Vista. Choose any sailing between 14 May and 11 October 2016 (excluding 6 August). The prize excludes flights and transfers.||Answer the question “What three colours are on Carnival cruise ship funnels?” and fill in your details online. Closes 6 October 2015.|
|P&O Cruises||Win a 14-night Caribbean cruise for two in an inside cabin on Britannia. Fly from the UK to depart Bridgetown, Barbados, on 21 November 2015. The itinerary includes visits to Grenada (Windward Islands), Margarita Island (Venezuela), Curaçao (Dutch Antilles), Aruba (Dutch Antilles), Tortola (British Virgin Islands), St. Maarten (Leeward Islands), Antigua (Caribbean Islands), and St. Kitts (Leeward Islands).||Fill in your details online. Closes 26 September 2015.|
|Princess Cruises||Win a 7-night Mediterranean cruise for two in a balcony cabin on Emerald Princess. Fly from the London to depart Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, on 26 September 2015. The itinerary includes visits to Palermo, Salerno, Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Genoa, and Toulon, before arriving in Barcelona. A film crew from g2tv will capture the best bits of your Princess cruise for their “Come Back New” advertising campaign.||Answer a tie-breaker question and fill in your details online. Closes 21 August 2015.|
|Vision Cruises||Win a 3-night mini cruise for two in an inside cabin on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. Departs Southampton on 24 October 2015 and visits Zeebrugge (for Bruges).||Answer the question “What cruise line does Anthem of the Seas belong to?” and fill in your details online. Closes 31 July 2015.|
|The Telegraph||Win a 7-night Grecian Legends cruise for two in an outside cabin on Thomson Cruises’ Thomson Celebration. Flights are from London Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham. Departs Dubrovnik (Croatia) on 18 June or 8 October 2015 and visits Katakolon for Olympia (Greece), Corinth for Athens (Greece), Itea for Delphi (Greece), Corfu Town (Corfu), and Kotor (Montenegro).||Fill in your details online. Closes 31 May 2015.|
|Cruise International||Win a 7-night Norwegian cruise for two in a balcony cabin on P&O Cruises’ Britannia. Departs Southampton on 18 July 2015 and visits Bergen, Andalsnes, Olden, and Stavanger.||Answer the question “The Swords in Rock Monument can be found in which European city?” and fill in your details online. Closes 8 May 2015.|
|Cruise International||Win a 7-night Mediterranean cruise for two in a Fantastica balcony cabin on MSC Cruises’ MSC Fantasia. Departs Barcelona on 4 September 2015 and visits Marseille (France), Genoa (Italy), Naples (Italy), Messina (Italy), Valletta (Malta) and La Goulette -Tunis (Tunisia). The prize excludes flights and transfers.||Answer the question “Which city on the Mediterranean itinerary is the capital of Malta?” and fill in your details online. Closes 20 March 2015.|
|Princess Cruises||Win a 14-night no-fly Mediterranean cruise for two in an inside cabin on Caribbean Princess. Departs Southampton on 9 May 2015 and visits Barcelona, Spain; Corsica (Ajaccio), France; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; Genoa, Italy (for Milan); Marseille (Provence), France; and Gibraltar, Great Britain. 49 runner-up prizes, forming a prize pool of 50 prizes to celebrate the cruise line’s 50th anniversary.||Fill in your details online. Closes 28 February 2015.|
|Royal Caribbean||Win a cruise for two in an ocean-view cabin on a selected Royal Caribbean vessel. The cruise will take place in 2015. The prize excludes flights and transfers.||Twitter – retweet any of six tweets tagged #WhatsStoppingYou from @MyRoyalUK. Closes 13 February 2015.|
|P&O Cruises||Win an 11-night cruise for two in an inside cabin on Britannia. Departs Southampton on 14th September 2015 and visits Vigo, Lisbon, Cadiz, Valencia, Cartagena, and Gibraltar.||Fill in your details online. Closes 31 December 2014.|
For competitions listed on other websites, please read their terms and conditions carefully before entering. Most competitions will specify fixed travel dates (where applicable). Some outlets will offer cruise-only prizes, so you may be expected to fund flights and transfers yourself. Some will also bury a clause about adding your personal details to marketing databases. Be aware of what you are agreeing to before submitting your details.
Have you found a competition or giveaway not included in my list? Let me know here.