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October Is Plan a Cruise Month and Your #CruiseSmile Could Win One!

In partnership with Cruise Lines International Association

You may remember a few years ago that I went on a Christmas markets river cruise. I was actually a life-changing experience for me. Not only did I go on my own but hitting seven stops while unpacking my suitcase only once sold me on cruising as a fabulous way to travel.

I seriously can’t wait to take another one. There are so many places to go.

What is Plan a Cruise Month?

October is Plan a Cruise Month and event organized by the cruise industry. It’s a fantastic opportunity for travelers to learn about various cruises that fit every budget and travel style as well as advice for planning and booking a dream cruise.

But, it gets better. You could actually win one. And all you need to do is post a selfie.

Learn about the various cruises you can take during Plan a Cruise Month!

#CruiseSmile – A Weekly Chance to Win a Cruise Vacation of Choice

During Plan a Cruise Month, the cruise industry is once again launching #CruiseSmile, a simple and exciting digital and social promotion offering the chance to win a cruise vacation each week during the month of October.

  • October 1 – 6: Family Friendly Cruises for Four
  • October 7 – 16: Cultural Exploration Cruises for Two
  • October 17 – 24: Fun in the Sun Cruises for Two
  • October 25 – 31: Exploring Nature Cruises for Two

A wide variety of cruises will be showcased at under the themes family-friendly, cultural exploration, fun in the sun and exploring nature. With 31 unique cruise vacations, participants have the chance to win a cruise experience to appeal to individual travel styles and preferences.

For a chance to win, participants must post a photo featuring a great “Cruise Smile” on Twitter, Instagram or the campaign landing page, using #CruiseSmile AND #sweepstakes (be sure to use both hashtags) from October 1 through 31, 2016.

Participants are encouraged to come back each day to enter and discover new, amazing cruise vacations corresponding with the weekly themes. At the end of each theme period, a sweepstakes winner will be chosen and winners may select one of the featured cruises to best fit vacation travel preferences.

I’ll be posting my selfie and about a fabulous family cruise on October 6.

A total of four cruises will be awarded over the 31-day sweepstakes period.

#CruiseSmile Family Friendly Twitter Event

Join Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) for a two-hour twitter event to learn more about the variety of Family Friendly cruise vacations. Tweet along and engage in the event for a chance to win amazing prizes from cruise line partners as well as American Express gift cards that can be used for future cruise vacations.

Date:              Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time:              Noon until 2 p.m. EST
Hashtag:        #CruiseSmile, #Sweepstakes
Follow:           @CruiseSmile

Cruise Line Partners:


Amazing Giveaways

  • American Express Gift Cards
  • MSC Cruise Line Lego Ship
  • Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Totes and Gifts
  • Carnival Cruise Lines Prize Packs

What kind of cruise would you like to take?

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