Carnival Cruise Lines Launches 'Vacation Anticipation' Photo Contest

Carnival SunshineCarnival Cruise Lines has launched the "Vacation Anticipation" invites travelers to submit a photo of their (or their pet’s) most ‘vacation ready look’ via social media. Four grand prize winners will receive a free cruise for four aboard Carnival Sunshine following its U.S. debut in New Orleans on November 17. 

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From now through October 31, fans can submit their photos to Instagram, Twitter or via the upload tool on the Vacation Anticipation website using the dedicated hashtag for each of the following categories: #SunshineReadyKids, #SunshineReadyDuos, #SunshineReadyFamilies and #SunshineReadyPets. 


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From November 1-5, consumers can vote for their favorite photos in each category once per day. The 10 photos in each category with the most votes will become contest finalists to be judged by Carnival Cruise Lines based on originality, creativity and effectiveness.

Carnival will announce the grand prize winner in each category on Nov. 18 as part of the Carnival Sunshine Naming Ceremony video recap. Each grand prize winner will receive a complimentary cabin for up to four people to sail on a seven-day Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Sunshine. Those receiving the second and third place in each category will receive gift cards in the amount of $100 and $50, respectively.

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Following a trans-Atlantic crossing from Europe, Carnival Sunshine will arrive to its U.S. homeport of New Orleans and offer seven-day cruises to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean from the Big Easy and then begin sailing from Port Canaveral, Florida, beginning April 2014.