It’s the biggest week of the year for the cruise industry, with Cruise Shipping Miami once again taking over the Miami Beach Convention Center. Thousands of industry pros, suppliers, travel journalists and travel professionals have converged on South Florida to talk cruise.
And of course, #CruiseChat is here to connect you to the conversation! We’ve got three big events planned this week including two chats with cruise industry executives!
First up Tuesday at 2 pm ET LIVE from Cruise Shipping Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center is MSC Cruises USA and Executive Vice President Ken Muskat. We’ll be continuing the State of the Industry conversation from Tuesday morning’s keynote address at CSM, and we’ll be helping MSC Cruises share some big news later in the day.
And thanks to MSC Cruises, we’ve got a $50 restaurant, gas or retail gift card to giveaway to one lucky #CruiseChat-er! Follow@MSCCruisesUSA and @KenMuskat on Twitter and join in Tuesday’s #CruiseChat to learn how to win!
The fun starts Tuesday at 2 pm ET on Twittter. Just search for #CruiseChat on Twitter, and be sure to include the hashtag in each of your tweets so everyone can see them.
On Wednesday, we’re hosting our annual #CruiseChat #TweetUp Lunch at 11:45 am on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Check out the details here, and RSVP to @SimonTravels if you’re in Miami and want to attend!
Also on Wednesday, we welcome Andy Stuart, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new President and COO back to #CruiseChat for a special #AskAndy chat at 2 pm ET also LIVE from CSM!
It’s a busy week of cruise conversation… mark you calendars so you don’t miss a minute of the #CruiseChat fun!
#CruiseChat Gift Card Giveaway Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sweepstakes begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) March 17, 2015 and ends at 11:00 p.m. (ET) on March 17, 2015. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Who may enter: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the United States and its territories, and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry, and who have computer access, a Twitter account, an e-mail address and Internet access as of the date of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of the sponsor, the hosts/moderators (SimonTravels and Cruise Line Fans) and their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries and any others associated with this Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate.
How to enter: At approximately 2:55 p.m. ET on March 17, 2015, Twitter Account @SimonTravels will tweet the giveaway tweet; to enter, a Twitter user must RT (“new”-style RT, not a traditional or “quote” RT) to their Twitter followers. Additionally, the Twitter user must follow @MSCCruisesUSA & @KenMuskat on Twitter and have been a participant in the Twitter Event #CruiseChat, which begins at 2 pm ET. Participation will be defined by answering at least 3 of the the 8 questions tweeted during the #CruiseChat on Twitter and having these answers visible in their Twitter timeline/profile at the time of verification.
Winning: On or about March 21, 2015, the winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. SimonTravels will announce the winner via Twitter. The potential Prize Winner must meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these rules to qualify for prize. Upon notification of winning, the winning Twitter user must then follow Twitter user @SimonTravels (If they are not already), to facilitate Direct Message communications so the winner can receive the prize.
Prizes: One $50 restaurant or retail gift card, approx. retail value $50.Gift Card Winners may choose any card from this list. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Certain restrictions may apply. Not redeemable for cash, non-transferable. The sponsor, SimonTravels, Cruise Line Fans and Twitter and their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies are not responsible for any damages or injury incurred by the contestant winners. The winner is responsible for reporting and paying all federal, state, provincial, local, and municipal taxes related to winning this prize.
Claiming prizes: Potential Winners must sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance), and where lawful, a publicity consent agreement, all within ten (10) days of issuance or Prize may be forfeited. Canadian residents may be asked to first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question unaided by any mechanical or electronic calculation device or otherwise (as required by the Canadian government). In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, or if the entrant cannot be contacted via Twitter or if notification is undeliverable, prize will be forfeited. Prize is non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Acceptance of prize also constitutes permission to use winner’s name, biographical information, and/or likeness for Sponsor’s promotional and/or advertising purposes without notice or compensation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by all the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes.
Conditions: Participants release and agree to hold harmless the sponsors, hosts and moderators and their parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries or its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation, property damages, personal injury and/or death, arising out of participating in the promotion, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery, participation in this Sweepstakes, or participation in any of this Sweepstakes’ related activity. Prize will be fulfilled 6 to 8 weeks after return of release.
Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account at the time of entry. The sponsors, hosts and moderators are not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer, hardware, software, programming or interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, network malfunction, or other technical failures or errors, or failure to properly process entries; (b) communication disruption or other forces beyond their reasonable control including inability to access the website, submit entries or other disruption related to Internet traffic, virus, bug, or non-authorized intervention; or (c) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant’s access of the Sweepstakes website, whether human, mechanical, or electronic. If such malfunction, error, disruption, or damage occurs, and impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, the sponsors, moderators or hosts, in their sole discretion, may suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes by posting a notice via the @SimonTravels Twitter account. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed, or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method. By entering this contest, entrants agree that the sponsors, moderators and hosts have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from the contest and their determination of the winner is final. All federal, state, provincial, municipal and local laws apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Sponsored by: MSC Cruises USA (http://www.msccruisesusa.com)