Royal Caribbean Kicks Off Their “Reporters at Sea Family Style” Contest!

Are you just as excited as we are about Royal Caribbean’s unveiling of their new ship Allure of the Seas? Well, it’s time to get even more excited! Royal Caribbean International and USA TODAY announced today a search for America’s best and brightest family to cover the unveiling of Allure of the Seas, which will share the title of the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ship along with sister ship, Oasis of the Seas.

From today through October 29, 2010, families are invited to enter to win the coveted role of field correspondents alongside USA TODAY’S own cruise editor, Gene Sloan. The lucky winners (family of up to six) will set sail on a four-night preview sailing and receive a behind-the-scenes access to file reports that will appear at USA TODAY’s Cruise Log about one of the most buzzed-about hospitality and entertainment stories of the year.

The winning family will set sail on a four-night preview sailing, enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at The DreamWorks Experience featuring the “How To Train Your Dragon On Ice” show, an aqua show featuring “Madagascar”, character breakfasts, activities for the kids in Adventure Ocean, character meet-and-greets, parades, sail-away parties, 3D films in the ship’s 3D theater, as well as backstage access to Chicago: The Musical. In addition to the United States, the “Reporters at Sea: Family Style” contest is searching for family journalists in Canada, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea, China and Venezuela.

If you are interested in auditioning, submit a creative video of 45 seconds or less in length and no more than 100 MB in size at www.allureoftheseas.usatoday.com. The video should showcase the family’s best reporting skills and tout why Royal Caribbean should select them to be USA TODAY’s correspondents onboard Allure of the Seas. Videos will be judged on the entrants’ ability to entertain, as well as effectively bring to life and clearly explain innovative and imaginative travel or cruising concepts.
Once the entry period ends, judges will select three finalists per country, and Americans will vote for their favorite U.S. video between October 15 and October 29, 2010.

In order to enter the contest on behalf of his/her family, the entrant must be 18 years of age or older. Winning families of up to six members from each country will be announced on November 15, 2010, and will be flown to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to cover two exclusive preview cruises onboard Allure of the Seas from November 19 to November 23, 2010.