Competition Terms & Conditions



  1. This image upload competition (the "Promotion") is restricted to UK and Republic of Ireland residents aged 21 years or over, who are eligible to travel to the selected destinations and who hold a valid passport with an expiry date no earlier than six months after completion of travel. Employees and agents of (a) the Promoter or (b) any company connected with the Promotion, as well as members of their family or household, are ineligible to participate in the Promotion.
  2. To enter the Promotion, Participants must post their extraordinary travel story, video or image (“Content”) on Instagram via Instagram stories, IGTV or an Instagram post (including Instagram Stories and IGTV), tagging @RoyalCaribbeanUK and #ShoreExplorer during the Promotion Period.
  3. Only content posted on Participant’s official Instagram profile between 09.00hrs CET (GMT+1) on 4 February and 23.59hrs CET (GMT+1) on 1 March 2019 (“Promotion Period”) will be eligible for the Prize. Participants may only use a single registered valid Instagram account to take part in the Promotion.
  4. Each Participant may enter the Promotion a maximum of four times. Only one item of Content can be submitted per entry. All Content must be the original creation of the Participant, who must own all rights to the submitted Content.
  5. To enter the Promotion, Participants must confirm that they have read and accept the Promotion Terms & Conditions.

  7. No Content posted by a Participant may contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content. If the Promoter reasonably considers that a Participant’s entry falls foul of this requirement, the entry will be deemed void.
  8. For posted videos or images to be eligible, they must be uploaded by the Participant only and posted with the consent of anyone featured in the Content. The Instagram profile of the Participant must be genuine, and must not contain a false or fictitious identity, or another person’s identity.
  9. By posting any Content, Participant agrees that the Promoter may (but is not obliged to) feature such material on its website and/or social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to promote this Promotion and its products or services.
  10. By accepting these Terms & Conditions and entering the Promotion, Participants release Instagram of any claims that may arise in relation to this Promotion, and acknowledge that (i) Instagram is simply a social media platform that is completely independent and unrelated to this Promotion; (ii) Instagram does not sponsor, endorse or in any way administrate this Promotion, nor are they associated with it; (iii) Any information provided by Participants will be provided to the Promoter and not Instagram; (iv) Any information provided by Participants will only be used by the Promoter for the purposes set out in these Terms & Conditions.
  11. Participants agree to fully indemnify the Promoter in respect of all royalties, fines, fees and any remedy demanded any third party as a result of Participant’s actual or alleged breach of such third party’s intellectual property or other legal rights.
  12. Participants warrant that each person depicted or described in their Content has consented to be portrayed as shown or featured. Participants further warrant that they have obtained permission from the owners to use any costumes, props, materials, content or equipment used to produce Content.

  14. One winning entry will be selected by three independent judges on 5 April 2019 from a shortlist of 20 Finalists who shall be chosen from all entries. The 20 Finalists will be announced on 15 March 2019 on the website and Instagram, and the overall winner will be informed by the Promoter via Instagram message by 5 April 2019 or as soon as practicable thereafter if a review is required (see Clause 15 below).
  15. The Prize will consist of:
    • Travel Prize:

      The winner will visit the following destinations:

      • Perfect Day at CocoCay
      • Alaska, USA
      • Lisbon, Portugal
      • Norway
      • Dubai, UAE
      • Osaka, Japan

      The Winner must be able to travel between May and August 2019 for at least three and up to four consecutive weeks if required to do so. Dates of travel in 2019 to be agreed by the “Promoter” with the Winner and confirmed in writing at least [three weeks] before initial departure.

    • Additional Expenditure:

      Hotel stays (chosen by the Promoter), all transfers and gratuities, standard meals, non-alcoholic drinks, a Wi-Fi allowance, plus a daily allowance of £50GP (or equivalent) per day. For the avoidance of doubt, any additional expenditure by the winner over £50GP per day will not be reimbursed by Promoter.

    • £6,000 Prize Payment:

      The Prize payment shall be paid to the winner within 28 days of completion of the Travel Prize set out in in clause 13a. Payment will be by personal cheque or bank transfer to the winner’s UK bank account only. Bank confirmation of valid account details may be required for security reasons and to ensure safe receipt. Winner shall be solely responsible for any tax liabilities that may arise in relation to the Prize payment.

  16. (i) Prize fulfilment will be managed by the Promoter who will notify the winner by sending an Instagram message to the address provided by the Winner with their entry. Winner must accept the prize by sending Promoter a return Instagram message within 48 hours of receiving notification from the Promoter, and must also provide the Promoter with valid passport details, email address and contact telephone numbers so that the booking can be fulfilled.

    (ii) In the event that the Winner declines the Prize, fails to respond to the Promoter’s Instagram message within the time limit and in the manner set out in Clause 14 (i) above, or is ineligible to travel to one or more travel destinations comprising the Prize, the Judges shall select another winner who shall be notified and shall also be required to comply with the obligations in Clause 14 (i).

    (iii) In the event that two or more Winners who are successively awarded the Prize both fail to accept the Prize as required in Clause 14 (i), the Prize award and Prize fulfilment process shall be repeated until a winner accepts the Prize as required in Clause 14 (i)
  17. Winner will be responsible for ensuring that they hold valid passports, any necessary visas and travel documents for the travel element of the Prize, and ensure that they are available on the travel dates specified. No change of passengers is allowed, and the Prize is non-transferrable.
  18. Winners must obtain adequate travel insurance, and shall provide evidence of such insurance to Promoter if requested.
  19. Promoter reserves the right to modify the departure date as long as there is no availability on the agreed date at the time of booking.
  20. (i) The departure date cannot be changed once booked, if the Winner cannot travel on the selected date, they will forfeit the Prize.
  21. Once the details of the Winner are provided, no change of names will be allowed.
  22. Once the Prize has been received by the Winner, it is subject to the same general conditions as for other passengers that are published in the general contracting conditions in the Royal Caribbean brochure, and available at
  23. The Winner must submit all the necessary documentation to book their cruise places.
  24. At the moment of delivery of the Prize, the Winner may be asked to sign a document in their name and representation that will contain the acceptance of the Prize and receipt of the same with conformity and declaring that they have nothing additional to demand from Royal Caribbean.
  25. Prize is non-transferrable and may only be redeemed by the Winner. Prize cannot be sold, transferred or exchanged for cash.
  26. The determination and decision of the Promoter on all matters shall be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. The Promoter reserves the right in its reasonable discretion: (a) to disqualify any participant, claimant, competitor or their guest whose conduct is contrary to the spirit of the rules or the intention of the promotion and to declare as void any or all of their claims or entries based on such conduct; (b) to declare as void any claims or entries resulting from any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any error(s) on any website or app of the Promoter, any published materials, regardless of format) or where there has been error(s) in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the Promotion materially affecting the result of the Promotion or the number of claimants or the value of claims; (c) to add to or to waive any rules on reasonable notice; and/or (d) to cancel the Promotion or any part of it at any stage in the event of circumstances beyond the Promoter's reasonable control.

  28. By entering this Promotion, each Participant is providing information to Promoter who undertakes to process Participant’s personal details in accordance with the provisions of The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR") and (ii) any applicable laws implementing the Privacy Law in the territories where eligible participants are resident ("Applicable Laws").
  29. Promoter undertakes to use Participant’s personal data for the purpose of administering and/or promoting this Promotion. If Participants wish to receive marketing information from the Promoter, they can opt-in on our Website, and can opt-out at any time by writing to the Promoter at the above address, or by clicking the link in any message received. Further details of Promoter’s privacy policy are available at
  30. It is a condition of acceptance of a Prize these terms and conditions are accepted and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules. Submission of any information by Participant will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  31. Late, incomplete, invalid and/or corrupt submissions will not be accepted and will be disqualified. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. No discussion as to the Winner shall be entered into. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of the Promotion at any time.
  32. Promoter reserves the right to substitute a Prize of at least equal value in the event of unavailability for reasons outside the control of the Promoter.
  33. The Winner and runners up agree that their details be announced contemporaneously on Promoter’s website, Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter in the format “Mr. or Ms. [Surname] of [Town]”. The winner’s details in this format may also be shared in trade and press releases of the Promoter, regardless of media, for a period of 6 months following the announcement of the winner of the Promotion.
  34. Promoter shall be entitled to make use of any comments provided to them with consent by Winner via any social media sites for the benefit of promoting Promoter and associated companies subject always to the applicable policies of the social media websites.
  35. Insofar as is permitted by law, Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up a Prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Winner’s statutory rights shall not be affected.
  36. Promoter reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, a change in applicable law or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of this Promotion, as determined by Promoter in its sole discretion.
  37. The Winner's title, surname and county can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Promoter, FAO Royal Caribbean Marketing Team at the address above within 30 days of the Promotion closing. Winners and runner’s up agree to their details being shared for this purpose.
  38. Instagram is not in any way associated with this Promotion, and has no liability to winners or participants.
  39. This Promotion shall be subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts shall prevail.
  40. The Contest is promoted by RCL Cruises Ltd (trading as Royal Caribbean International) (company number 07366612), a UK company with registered office address at Building 3, The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0NY (“the Promoter”).