Say Cheese with Celebrity Cruises at OC Restaurant Week Sweepstakes Official Rules

Say Cheese with Celebrity Cruises at OC Restaurant Week Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY: The “Say Cheese with Celebrity Cruises at OC Restaurant Week Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises Inc. (“CCI” or “Sponsor”). Sweepstakes is open only to residents of California, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, electronic media firm, and their immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

2. TIMING: Sweepstakes begins at 1:00 p.m. on 2/28/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 2/28/15 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times are Pacific Standard Time or “PST.”

3. HOW TO ENTER: Sign into your Twitter account at www.Twitter.com (“Sweepstakes Website”). You must have a Twitter account in order to participate; there is no fee to open an account. Your participation on Twitter must comply with the Terms of Service posted on the website. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. If you choose to enter via a mobile phone, standard message and data rates may apply and entrants should contact their wireless provider for pricing plan details.

STEPS TO ENTER:
a.) Once logged into your Twitter account, follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Celebrity Cruises at www.Twitter.com/celebritysocal.
b.) From your own account, mention @CelebritySoCal and include in the tweet (”Entry”) a.) your guess as to the type of cheese sampled at the OC Restaurant Week Launch Party held in California on 2/28/15 (optional portion of tweet); b.) where in the world you’d most like to be eating cheese (required portion of tweet); and c.) the hashtag #SayCheeseCelebrityCruises. Your tweet must contain the specified #hashtag to be eligible for entry in this Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) Entry per person or email address or Twitter account.
c.) Optional: As part of your Entry you may opt to include a photograph of yourself alone or with others. If the photograph includes other people, you must obtain prior permission to submit the photograph from all other people included and the person’s parent or legal guardian if the person is a minor in his or her state. Also optional, the photograph may include a caption in English, not to exceed the maximum number of characters in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service.

Photograph Requirements:
• Photograph must be an original, unpublished picture.
• Photograph must be in a file format and file size that is in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service.

Photograph may NOT include: (a) any copyrighted material including but not limited to images, copy, trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive building exteriors), look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures living or dead, or profanity, nudity or material deemed offensive to the Sponsor; (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) act which is dangerous or harmful to person or property or suggests/depicts any person to undertake a dangerous activity; or (e) obscene, indecent, violent, sexually explicit, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material, in the opinion of the Sponsor. If an Entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the Entry will be disqualified, along with the entrant who submitted it. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or reject any Entry, in their sole discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be modified. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND EDITED, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will be void. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than the stated number of entries by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. The collection of Entry registration information by Sponsor is subject to its privacy policy found at www.celebritycruises.com. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use all personal information provided to Sponsor in accordance with the Privacy Policy posted on the Sweepstakes Website.

4. USE OF ENTRIES: Entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein. Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual license and right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify and/or publicly perform the Entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide now known or hereinafter developed, without limitation and without notice or consideration of the entrant.

5. PRIZE and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): a $100.00 Visa® Gift Card. Terms and conditions on gift card apply. Any expenses not mentioned above are the winner’s responsibility. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

6. WINNER will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about 3/2/15 by Sponsor whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by Sponsor via Direct Message on Twitter to the account provided at the time of entry within three (3) days following the random drawing. Then the winner will be required to complete a Prize Acceptance/Address Verification Form, which must be returned within five (5) days of the date on the notification or an alternate winner will be selected.

7. GENERAL TERMS: Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate. Prize can be substituted at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is not transferable. Taxes are the winner’s responsibility. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness, address (city and state), photograph, voice, prize information and/or biographical information and any statements made by entrant regarding the Sweepstakes or the Sponsor for publicity, trade, advertising or promotion purposes at any time or times, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without additional compensation, notice, review or approval. By participating, entrant agrees (a) to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final in all respects; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, including travel and including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Releasees are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Sweepstakes on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Sweepstakes or its web site. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserves the right to modify Sweepstakes and randomly select a winner from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual named on the online entry form. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND SHALL NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE STATE AND/OR FEDERAL AUTHORITIES OF SUCH ATTEMPTS. Submission of any digital computer materials containing malicious computer code, viruses, bugs, worms or any other intentionally destructive or harmful computer materials is also a violation of the law and in addition to automatically disqualifying the entrant, will be subject to any prosecution or claim the Sponsor determines is warranted. By participating, entrant agrees that, in the event of a dispute regarding this Sweepstakes (a) any and all claims, rights or causes of action will be litigated solely in a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Miami Dade, State of Florida; and (b) these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, with the exception of Florida conflict-of-law provisions.

8. WINNER LIST: For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Say Cheese with Celebrity Cruises at OC Restaurant Week Winner’s Name, 1080 Caribbean Way, Miami, Florida 33132-2096 or email SoCalEvents@celebrity.com.

9. SPONSOR: Celebrity Cruises Inc., 1050 Caribbean Way, Miami, Florida 33132.

 

A Night to Remember with Celebrity Cruises Sweepstakes Official Rules

A Night to Remember with Celebrity Cruises Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY: The “A Night to Remember with Celebrity Cruises” (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises Inc. (“CCI” or “Sponsor”). Sweepstakes is open only to residents of California, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, electronic media firm, and their immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

2. TIMING: Sweepstakes begins at 5:00 p.m. on 3/5/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 3/5/15 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times are Pacific Standard Time or “PST.”

3. HOW TO ENTER: Sign into your Twitter account at www.Twitter.com or your Instagram account at www.Instagram.com (“Sweepstakes Websites”). You must have a Twitter or Instagram account in order to participate; there is no fee to open an account. Your participation on Twitter or Instagram must comply with the Terms of Service posted on the website for each. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. If you choose to enter via a mobile phone, standard message and data rates may apply and entrants should contact their wireless provider for pricing plan details.

STEPS TO ENTER VIA TWITTER:
a.) Once logged into your Twitter account, follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Celebrity Cruises at www.Twitter.com/celebritysocal.
b.) From your own account, mention @CelebritySoCal and include in the tweet (”Entry”) a.) a photo of you using photo props (provided by Celebrity Cruises) for one of the locations you’d most like to have a night to remember taken in front of the Celebrity Cruises logo wall at Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel “A Night to Remember” event being held in Laguna Niguel, California on 3/5/15 (required portion of tweet); b.) where in the world you most want to have a night to remember (optional portion of tweet); and c.) the hashtag #CelebrityNightToRemember. Your tweet must contain the specified #hashtag to be eligible for entry in this Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) Entry per person or email address or Twitter account.
c.) As part of your Entry specified in 3b, you must include a photograph of yourself alone or with others to enter. If the photograph includes other people, you must obtain prior permission to submit the photograph from all other people included and the person’s parent or legal guardian if the person is a minor in his or her state. Also optional, the photograph may include a caption in English, not to exceed the maximum number of characters in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service. Further Photograph Requirements:
c1) Photograph must be an original, unpublished picture.
c2) Photograph must be in a file format and file size that is in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service.

STEPS TO ENTER VIA INSTAGRAM:
d.) Once logged into your Instagram account, follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Celebrity Cruises at www.Instagram.com/celebritycruisessocal.
e.) From your own account, mention @CelebrityCruisesSoCal and include in the Instagram post (”Entry”) a.) a photo of you using photo props (provided by Celebrity Cruises) for one of the locations you’d most like to have a night to remember taken in front of the Celebrity Cruises logo wall at Life Time Athletic Laguna Niguel “A Night to Remember” event being held in Laguna Niguel, California on 3/5/15 (required portion of post); b.) where in the world you most want to have a night to remember (optional portion of post); and c.) the hashtag #CelebrityNightToRemember. Your post must contain the specified #hashtag to be eligible for entry in this Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) Entry per person or email address or Instagram account.
f.) As part of your Entry specified in 3e, you must include a photograph of yourself alone or with others to enter. If the photograph includes other people, you must obtain prior permission to submit the photograph from all other people included and the person’s parent or legal guardian if the person is a minor in his or her state. Also optional, the photograph may include a caption in English, not to exceed the maximum number of characters in compliance with Instagram’s Terms of Service. Further Photograph Requirements:
f1) Photograph must be an original, unpublished picture.
f2) Photograph must be in a file format and file size that is in compliance with Instagram’s Terms of Service.

Photograph submitted via Twitter or Instagram may NOT include: (a) any copyrighted material including but not limited to images, copy, trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive building exteriors), look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures living or dead, or profanity, nudity or material deemed offensive to the Sponsor; (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) act which is dangerous or harmful to person or property or suggests/depicts any person to undertake a dangerous activity; or (e) obscene, indecent, violent, sexually explicit, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material, in the opinion of the Sponsor. If an Entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the Entry will be disqualified, along with the entrant who submitted it. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or reject any Entry, in their sole discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be modified. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND EDITED, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will be void. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than the stated number of entries by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. The collection of Entry registration information by Sponsor is subject to its privacy policy found at www.celebritycruises.com. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use all personal information provided to Sponsor in accordance with the Privacy Policy posted on the Sweepstakes Websites.

4. USE OF ENTRIES: Entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein. Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual license and right to publish, use, edit, adapt, modify and/or publicly perform the Entry in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide now known or hereinafter developed, without limitation and without notice or consideration of the entrant.

5. PRIZE and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): a $100.00 Visa® Gift Card. Terms and conditions on gift card apply. Any expenses not mentioned above are the winner’s responsibility. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

6. WINNER will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted on or about 3/7/15 by Sponsor whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by Sponsor via Direct Message on Twitter to the account provided at the time of entry or via a comment on winning photo post on Instagram within three (3) days following the random drawing. Then the winner will be required to complete a Prize Acceptance/Address Verification Form, which must be returned within five (5) days of the date on the notification or an alternate winner will be selected.

7. GENERAL TERMS: Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate. Prize can be substituted at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is not transferable. Taxes are the winner’s responsibility. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness, address (city and state), photograph, voice, prize information and/or biographical information and any statements made by entrant regarding the Sweepstakes or the Sponsor for publicity, trade, advertising or promotion purposes at any time or times, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without additional compensation, notice, review or approval. By participating, entrant agrees (a) to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final in all respects; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”), Instagram, LLC (“Instagram”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, including travel and including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Releasees are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Sweepstakes on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Sweepstakes or its web site. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserves the right to modify Sweepstakes and randomly select a winner from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual named on the online entry form. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND SHALL NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE STATE AND/OR FEDERAL AUTHORITIES OF SUCH ATTEMPTS. Submission of any digital computer materials containing malicious computer code, viruses, bugs, worms or any other intentionally destructive or harmful computer materials is also a violation of the law and in addition to automatically disqualifying the entrant, will be subject to any prosecution or claim the Sponsor determines is warranted. By participating, entrant agrees that, in the event of a dispute regarding this Sweepstakes (a) any and all claims, rights or causes of action will be litigated solely in a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Miami Dade, State of Florida; and (b) these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, with the exception of Florida conflict-of-law provisions.

8. WINNER LIST: For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: A Night to Remember with Celebrity Cruises Winner’s Name, 1080 Caribbean Way, Miami, Florida 33132-2096 or email SoCalEvents@celebrity.com.

9. SPONSOR: Celebrity Cruises Inc., 1050 Caribbean Way, Miami, Florida 33132.

 

Holograms, Giveaways & More at the LA Travel & Adventure Show

It was a fun-filled, busy two days this past weekend at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach, California. We were excited to have a booth for Celebrity Cruises there and spoke with many attendees about the joys of cruising — some people got so excited they booked a cruise while at the show!

One of the many long lines we had of people waiting to talk with us about cruises or enter our cruise giveaway at LA Adventure and Travel Show in Long Beach.
One of the many long lines we had of people waiting to talk with us about cruises or enter our cruise giveaway!

Part of the fun of the show was watching people’s reactions when they walked past “LeXi.” Our favorite hologram got many double takes as attendees realized the woman talking to them about cruises was not actually real.

Celebrity LeXi
Celebrity LeXi

We also had a travel planning area where attendees browsed through itineraries of stunning destinations around the world and learned which cruise ship and itinerary was the right fit for them. You can do the same on the destinations section of our website.

Destinations galore at Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show
Destinations galore!

We were also in good company at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show. Speakers like Rick Steves and Samantha Brown spoke to packed stage areas.

Rick Steves sharing his Europe knowledge with the crowd.
Rick Steves sharing his Europe knowledge with the crowd.

There were also cooking demonstrations and dance performances.

A Taste of Travel
A Taste of Travel
Global dance performances
Global dance performances

We’ve also got to give a shout-out to Be A Diver for their booth…er, make that pool…where attendees could try scuba diving for the first time! Did you know that certified scuba divers who travel with Celebrity Cruises can partake in scuba-specific shore excursions around the world?

Scuba diving at the LA Travel and Adventure Show
Scuba diving at the LA Travel and Adventure Show

For those of you who came to see us at the show, thanks for stopping by — we enjoyed talking with all of you! And if you signed up for our cruise giveaway for a free cruise for two to Europe, good luck!

Interested in planning a cruise to Europe (or another destination) now? Visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or speak with your local travel agent.

 

If You Love Dining in OC, You’ll Love Dining on Celebrity Cruises

One of the things we love about Orange County is its diverse range of cuisine. We love the food of Orange County so much that we participate in the Golden Foodies and the upcoming OC Restaurant Week Launch Party. One thing that makes Orange County cuisine so great is that you can find something that will satisfy your taste buds no matter what kind of cuisine or restaurant ambiance you’re looking for. At Celebrity Cruises we try to provide a similar experience onboard with an array of tastes and styles.

Just like Orange County has restaurants of all different food styles, such as Italian at Cucina Enoteca, French at Pinot Provence, and Asian at Blue C Sushi; so does Celebrity Cruises. You can dine on homemade Italian cuisine at Tuscan Grille, watch your meal be flambeed tableside at the French-inspired Murano, or experience sushi and other Asian flavors at Silk Harvest.

Dine on Sushi and More at Silk Harvest onboard Celebrity Cruises
Dine on Sushi and More at Silk Harvest

Orange County is also known for being health-conscious and trendsetting. One of the latest trends in cuisine is farm to table and organic restaurants. You can find such offerings at many of the restaurants in Orange County like Lark Creek. The spa-inspired Blu restaurant onboard Celebrity Cruises also provides healthy cuisine without compromising on taste.

A healhty crab and avocado martini at Blu Restaurant
A healhty crab and avocado martini at Blu Restaurant

One of the perks of dining in Orange County is the marvelous southern California weather. You can soak in the sunshine and warm breezes while dining on the patios of Orange County restaurant hot spots like Il Fornaio, Fig and Olive, and Mozambique. Onboard the Celebrity Cruises Solstice Class of ships, you can dine al fresco as well at the Lawn Club Grill, located next to the real grass of the Lawn Club. You’ll dine outdoors while the sea ripples by. Lawn Club Grill is also a fun dining experience because one member of your party will be designated the “grill master” and will work with a Celebrity Cruises chef to prepare your meat on an outdoor grill.

Dine outdoors at Lawn Club Grill.
Dine outdoors at Lawn Club Grill.

Dine at restaurants close to home during Orange County Restaurant Week, then experience restaurants at sea during your next vacation with Celebrity Cruises. To book your Celebrity cruise, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or talk to your local travel agent.

Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style Sweepstakes Official Rules

Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY: The “Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style” (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Celebrity Cruises Inc. (“CCI” or “Sponsor”). Sweepstakes is open only to residents of California, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, electronic media firm, and their immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

2. TIMING: Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. on 2/21/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on 2/22/15 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times are Pacific Standard Time or “PST.”

3. HOW TO ENTER: Sign into your Twitter account at www.Twitter.com or your Instagram account at www.Instagram.com (“Sweepstakes Websites”). You must have a Twitter or Instagram account in order to participate; there is no fee to open an account. Your participation on Twitter or Instagram must comply with the Terms of Service posted on the website for each. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. If you choose to enter via a mobile phone, standard message and data rates may apply and entrants should contact their wireless provider for pricing plan details.

STEPS TO ENTER VIA TWITTER:
a.) Once logged into your Twitter account, follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Celebrity Cruises at www.Twitter.com/celebritysocal.
b.) From your own account, mention @CelebritySoCal and include in the tweet (”Entry”) a.) a photo of you using props (provided by Celebrity Cruises) for what your travel style is taken in front of the Celebrity Cruises logo wall at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach, California on 2/21/15 and 2/22/15 (required portion of tweet); b.) what your favorite travel accessory is (optional portion of tweet); and c.) the hashtag #CelebrityCruisesStyle. Your tweet must contain the specified #hashtag to be eligible for entry in this Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) Entry per person or email address or Twitter account.
c.) As part of your Entry specified in 3b, you must include a photograph of yourself alone or with others to enter. If the photograph includes other people, you must obtain prior permission to submit the photograph from all other people included and the person’s parent or legal guardian if the person is a minor in his or her state. Also optional, the photograph may include a caption in English, not to exceed the maximum number of characters in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service. Further Photograph Requirements:
c1) Photograph must be an original, unpublished picture.
c2) Photograph must be in a file format and file size that is in compliance with Twitter’s Terms of Service.

STEPS TO ENTER VIA INSTAGRAM:
d.) Once logged into your Instagram account, follow the links and instructions to become a follower of Celebrity Cruises at www.Instagram.com/celebritycruisessocal.
e.) From your own account, mention @CelebrityCruisesSoCal and include in the Instagram post (”Entry”) a.) a photo of you using props (provided by Celebrity Cruises) for what your travel style is taken in front of the Celebrity Cruises logo wall at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach, California on 2/21/15 and 2/22/15 (required portion of tweet); b.) what your favorite travel accessory is (optional portion of tweet); and c.) the hashtag #CelebrityCruisesStyle. Your Instagram post must contain the specified #hashtag to be eligible for entry in this Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) Entry per person or email address or Instagram account.
f.) As part of your Entry specified in 3e, you must include a photograph of yourself alone or with others to enter. If the photograph includes other people, you must obtain prior permission to submit the photograph from all other people included and the person’s parent or legal guardian if the person is a minor in his or her state. Also optional, the photograph may include a caption in English, not to exceed the maximum number of characters in compliance with Instagram’s Terms of Service. Further Photograph Requirements:
f1) Photograph must be an original, unpublished picture.
f2) Photograph must be in a file format and file size that is in compliance with Instagram’s Terms of Service.

Photograph submitted via Twitter or Instagram may NOT include: (a) any copyrighted material including but not limited to images, copy, trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive building exteriors), look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures living or dead, or profanity, nudity or material deemed offensive to the Sponsor; (b) false or defamatory statements about any person or any third party; (c) third party trademarks which suggest affiliation with any trademark owner without permission of such owner or that dilute the value of any trademark; (d) act which is dangerous or harmful to person or property or suggests/depicts any person to undertake a dangerous activity; or (e) obscene, indecent, violent, sexually explicit, abusive, discriminatory, racially inflammatory or other morally or legally objectionable depictions of material, in the opinion of the Sponsor. If an Entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the Entry will be disqualified, along with the entrant who submitted it. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or reject any Entry, in their sole discretion, that does not meet the above criteria. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be modified. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE AND EDITED, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will be void. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than the stated number of entries by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. The collection of Entry registration information by Sponsor is subject to its privacy policy found at www.celebritycruises.com. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use all personal information provided to Sponsor in accordance with the Privacy Policy posted on the Sweepstakes Websites.

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7. GENERAL TERMS: Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate. Prize can be substituted at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is not transferable. Taxes are the winner’s responsibility. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness, address (city and state), photograph, voice, prize information and/or biographical information and any statements made by entrant regarding the Sweepstakes or the Sponsor for publicity, trade, advertising or promotion purposes at any time or times, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without additional compensation, notice, review or approval. By participating, entrant agrees (a) to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final in all respects; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”), Instagram, LLC (“Instagram”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors (collectively “Releasees”), from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, or participation in the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, including travel and including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Releasees are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Sweepstakes on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Sweepstakes or its web site. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserves the right to modify Sweepstakes and randomly select a winner from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual named on the online entry form. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND SHALL NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE STATE AND/OR FEDERAL AUTHORITIES OF SUCH ATTEMPTS. Submission of any digital computer materials containing malicious computer code, viruses, bugs, worms or any other intentionally destructive or harmful computer materials is also a violation of the law and in addition to automatically disqualifying the entrant, will be subject to any prosecution or claim the Sponsor determines is warranted. By participating, entrant agrees that, in the event of a dispute regarding this Sweepstakes (a) any and all claims, rights or causes of action will be litigated solely in a court of competent jurisdiction in the County of Miami Dade, State of Florida; and (b) these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, with the exception of Florida conflict-of-law provisions.

8. WINNER LIST: For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Celebrity Cruises What’s Your Travel Style Winner’s Name, 1080 Caribbean Way, Miami, Florida 33132-2096 or email SoCalEvents@celebrity.com.

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Learn About Celebrity Cruises at the LA Travel and Adventure Show

We would love to see you this weekend at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show! Celebrity Cruises will have a booth where we’ll be sharing with you cruising and destination tips plus special cruise deals. Spin a wheel for some instant prizes plus enter a drawing for a free Europe cruise for two. We’ll also have a “What’s Your Travel Style” photo area where you can dress up in different props to show off your travel style, then take a picture and upload it to Twitter or Instagram for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card as part of our “What’s Your Travel Style” sweepstakes.

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show

In addition to visiting us and learning about the world of cruising, you’ll have the chance to hear from guest speakers who just happen to be some of the most revered travelers around. The speaker lineup includes Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg and many more. There will also be renowned chefs doing cooking demonstrations and performances of dances from around the world. Click here for a schedule of all speakers and demonstrations. The LA Travel and Adventure Show is on Saturday, February 21, and Sunday, February 22. Both days the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is being held at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 East Ocean Avenue in Long Beach. Tickets are $16 for one day or $25 to attend both days. Purchase online in advance for extra savings.

Wine Experiences in SoCal and Onboard Celebrity Cruises

Drink it Here, Then Drink It There…

Southern California is often touted for its craft beer scene, but as locals know, it also has burgeoning wine regions and many excellent wine bars. Both Malibu and Temecula are becoming known for their gorgeous vineyards and unique wines. In addition, there are a variety of excellent wine bars around SoCal, including centrally located ones in Orange County, such as Pinot Provence, the Cellar, the Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar, and Cafe Lucca. (Plus, next month you can dine at these restaurants at a special price thanks to Orange County Restaurant Week!)

With so many great places to taste wine in SoCal, it’s no wonder many people who live here are blossoming into wine connoisseurs. If you love learning more about wine – or simply just love drinking wine – while at home, then you’ll also love experiencing new wines while on vacation and one of the best vacations you can do that on is a Celebrity cruise. Celebrity Cruises has a wide variety of wine experiences onboard its ships. You’ll leave the ship having learned a great deal more about the nuances of wine and will have had the opportunity to try a large variety of wine types.

Wine tasting experience onboard Celebrity Cruises.
Wine tasting experience onboard Celebrity Cruises.

Through the CelebrityLife program, you can sign up for educational wine activities that range from a wine 101 class where you’ll sample different wines and be introduced to a background on winemaking, to wine and food pairings during which you’ll learn how certain foods can bring out different flavor notes in wines, to a Riedel glass workshop where you’ll get a better understanding for how the shape of a wine glass can affect the taste of the wine. Another popular onboard wine experience is an event featuring wines from around the world during which you can sip dozens of different wines from a variety of countries and wineries.

You can also conduct your own tasting experience by spending time in the onboard wine bar, Cellar Masters, which has a state of the art wine dispensing station from which you can choose the wine you want and what size pour (1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce), then with a push of a button the machine is filling your glass. Cellar Masters also has sommeliers on hand who can help guide you in selecting a wine you’ll like.

Pouring wine from one of the state-of-the-art wine dispensaries in Cellar Masters bar onboard Celebrity Cruises.
Pouring wine from one of the state-of-the-art wine dispensaries in Cellar Masters bar onboard Celebrity Cruises.

In addition to working in Cellar Masters, there are sommeliers making the rounds in every restaurant onboard to help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your meal. With over 100 different kinds of wine by the bottle to choose from, it’s nice to have the extra help! On the Solstice Class ships you can see these bottles on display in the main dining room thanks to the 2-story wine tower, which holds 1,800 bottles of wine at the ideal temperature and can even be used to store your bottle of wine overnight if you don’t finish it at dinner and want to save it for the following evening.

Learn more about wine around the world on a wine related shore excursion.
Learn more about wine around the world on a wine related shore excursion.

You can elevate your Celebrity Cruises wine experience by choosing a cruise itinerary that stops in ports known for a nearby wine region, such as Cannes, France; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Livorno, Italy; Picton, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; and San Francisco, California. You’ll be able to do wine-related shore excursions while in port, including visiting vineyards and tasting rooms.

To book your wine-centric cruise, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or talk to your local travel agent.

Romantic Activities on a Mediterranean Cruise

The Mediterranean is made for romance. With quaint villages, gorgeous natrual scenery, and good wine and good food, it provides an ideal backdrop for couples to have some quality time together that is both fun and memorable. A Mediterranean cruise also provides opportunities for romance while onboard.

Romance in Port

Up the special factor of a day in the Mediterranean by going on a romantic shore excursion while in port.

Santorini Wine and Exploration

On the Pyrgos Village with Mezes and Wine Tasting Tour in Santorini, you’ll be whisked away to a beautiful winery where you’ll sample some of Santorini’s exquisite wines. Afterward, you’ll visit the remains of a Venetian fortress and then go to the main town of Fira for some free time to wander its pretty cobblestoned streets and do shopping, or you and your honey can sneak into a caldera-view restaurant to enjoy another glass of wine and some Greek appetizers.

Villages of Provence

While in port in Cannes, France, skip the bustling streets of Monte Carlo, which most day trippers visit, and instead head to the lovely countryside of Provence on the Villages of Provence: Fayence and Seillans shore excursion. You’ll explore the historical and modern sites of each village. Fayence is especially known for the Saracen Door and town walls that date back to the 13th century. Seillans is considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of France and you’ll be taken through its quaint streets that exude romance — the perfect spot for a hand in hand stroll.

Onboard Romance

Back on the ship, treat yourself and your honey to dining in one of Celebrity Cruises’ specialty onboard restaurants. If sailing on one of the Solstice Class ships (the Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Silhouette, and Celebrity Reflection sail Mediterranean itineraries in 2015), you can order a picnic lunch and enjoy it on the Lawn Club, a real grass area on the top deck of the ship.

To plan your romantic Mediterranean cruise, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or contact your local travel agent.

If You Love True Food Kitchen, You’ll Love Blu Restaurant

Do It Here, Then Do It There…

Here in SoCal we generally love and migrate toward restaurants that focus on organic, healthy cuisine that is still big on taste and creativity. One such restaurant that provides that is True Food Kitchen, which has multiple locations all over southern California.

True Food Kitchen centers its menu around an anti-inflammatory diet and focuses on healthy, natural ingredients with many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu options.

Tip: True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach will be part of Orange County Restaurant Week running from March 1 through March 7, 2015.

If you love dining at True Food Kitchen while in SoCal, then you’ll also love dining at Blu Restaurant while sailing the seas and oceans of the world onboard Celebrity Cruises.

Blu is a spa restaurant onboard a majority of Celebrity Cruises ships that is exclusively for AquaClass stateroom guests (guests staying in suites also are welcome in Blu upon availability). Those staying in an AquaClass stateroom get special access to the Relaxation Room (on Solstice Class ships) and the Persian Garden in the spa plus get special spa amenities in their stateroom such as an aromatherapy diffuser and spa-inspired bath products…plus the exquisite gourmet cuisine of Blu that you won’t feel guilty indulging in.

Blu serves fresh, natural food and the aesthetics of the restaurant reflect a Mediterranean feel reminiscent of a Greek isle. White walls and tables with a deep blue floor and blue accents  provide a bright, crisp feel. The focal point of the restaurant is the large white flower motif adorning one of the walls.

The Mediterranean ambiance of Blu.
The Mediterranean ambiance of Blu.

Another focal point comes when your food is placed in front of you. Set against the backdrop of a white plate are rich colors of vegetables served alongside delicious entrees. The food of Blu is considered “clean cuisine” as it is a spa-focused culinary undertaking that takes beloved dishes like steak and pasta and makes them healthier while still delivering great taste. Blu is open for both breakfast and dinner, and the menu changes daily.

Dinner entrees include options such as filet mignon with celery root puree and olive oil beef jus; blackened ahi tuna; and pasta with porcini mushrooms, vegetable pistou, and basil. There is also always a daily vegetable dish. And if you think healthy cuisine doesn’t equal dessert, think again; at Blu you’ll find an array of dessert options that stick to Blu’s fresh, natural ideals such as a coconut crème brûlée with pineapple and curry meringue or a no sugar added guava ice parfait with exotic fruits.

For breakfast, dine on healthier cuisine to help you wake up and be more alert for sightseeing or exploring the ship. You can order omelettes prepared your way with the whole egg or just egg whites and a variety of healthy filling options. Or opt for the BLU-Berry Pecan Pancakes. There is also fresh fruit, a variety of breads, and healthy smoothies.

Blu is on all of the Solstice Class and Millennium Class ships. To book a cruise on one of these ships, visit www.CelebrityCruises.com/SoCal or contact your local travel agent.