October Brings Something To Smile About: Free Cruises

October has been Plan a Cruise Month for quite some time.  Cruise lines vie for our bookings by offering some of the best deals of the year too.  Also part of Plan A Cruise Month, an engaging social sweepstakes that gives away free cruises, every week during the month of October.

“It’s hard for travelers not to smile when planning, dreaming about, or voyaging out on a cruise vacation and CLIA wants travelers to share those smiles,” -Cindy D’Aoust, CEO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Tagged ‘#CruiseSmile’ the contest is simple and exciting.  A variety of cruises will be showcased at www.CruiseSmile.org under four interesting themes; Family-Friendly, Cultural Exploration, Fun In The Sun and Exploring Nature.

Four unique cruises will be given away as entrants have the chance to win a cruise vacation experience of choice appealing to individual travel styles and preferences.   Sponsored by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), entering is easy.


#CruiseSmile #sweepstakes

Here is how it works:

  • Post And Tag- Post a photo featuring a great “Cruise Smile” on Twitter, Instagram or the campaign landing page www.CruiseSmile.org, using hashtags #CruiseSmile and #sweepstakes
  • Bonus Entries-Tag a friend for additional chances to win from October 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016.
  • Enter Daily- Entrants are encouraged to come back each day to discover a new, amazing cruise vacation corresponding with the weekly #CruiseSmile themes.

At the end of each theme period, a sweepstakes winner will be chosen and winners can then choose one of the featured cruises to best-fit vacation travel preferences. A total of four cruises will be awarded over the 31-day sweepstakes period.

Arrive In Style Too- In additional to a dream cruises, winners will also be awarded a complementary transfer from Carey, a trusted leader in innovative chauffeured service solutions.



The Official Way To Enter #CruiseSmile 

Step 1: Now through October 31, 2016,  upload a “cruise smile” photo to www.CruiseSmile.org and share the #CruiseSmile entry with friends.

Step 2: Enter for more chances to win by posting a “cruise smile” photo directly to Twitter or Instagram, use #CruiseSmile and #Sweepstakes.

Step 3: Share your #CruiseSmile with friends to gain more entries into the sweepstakes.

Step 4: Come back to www.CruiseSmile.org each day to enter for a chance to win and discover the week’s featured cruise vacation sweepstakes prize.

Step 5: Follow the #CruiseSmile campaign on social channels for the latest information each day – On Twitter and Instagram: @CruiseSmile, On Facebook: Facebook.com/CruiseSmile

Contest entries do not roll over and entrants must upload a new photo each day to be eligible for each day’s prize. The sweepstakes is open to entrants 13 years of age or older. If a minor is selected, a guardian age 21 or over must accept the prize on their behalf. Winners will be selected at random each day in October and some blackout dates apply and are determined by cruise lines.

Participating Cruise Lines
From luxury yachts and modern ocean cruise liners to river and luxury cruises, an impressive list of the industry’s cruise line companies and brands are participating in the #CruiseSmile sweepstakes giveaways, including:

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • CroisiEurope River Cruises America
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Holland America Line
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Tauck
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Windstar Cruises


About Plan a Cruise Month

Plan a Cruise Month will be celebrated during October throughout North America, Australasia and Europe. The initiative is designed as a point of cruise discovery and a way to inspire new and veteran cruisers to plan and book cruise vacations. Through Plan a Cruise Month, CLIA is providing travelers with cruise information, insider travel tips and ways to connect with expert cruise travel agents, as well as a chance to win a cruise of choice through the #CruiseSmile initiative. 

About Cruise  Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. As the largest cruise industry trade association with 15 offices globally, CLIA has representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA’s mission is to support policies and practices that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually, as well as to promote the value, desirability and affordability of the cruise vacation experience. Members are comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services, committed to the sustained success of the cruise industry.  For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.