Delight me with your Tweets to win a Celebrity Eclipse shipyard trip

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Want to be one of the first people to board the new cruise ship Celebrity Equinox, and take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience sailing 26 miles from the shipyard to the open sea?
If so, I can help you.
Celebrity Cruises has launched a competition using Twitter to give away an exclusive preview of their newest ship, which will be named at a ceremony in Southampton on April 24.
Any UK and Ireland user of social media website Twitter can enter the contest by stating – in just 140 characters or less – why they want the chance to sail in mid-March on Eclipse’s first-ever trip, from the Papenburg yard in Germany, along the River Ems to the North Sea at Emshaven in the Netherlands.
Jo Briody, Celebrity’s head of marketing, said: “We’re looking for succinct creativity, recognition of the innovations onboard the ship, and to engage with the biggest fans of Celebrity Cruises. It really is the chance to tweet your way to the trip of a lifetime.”
The trip – termed a conveyance by Celebrity Cruises – takes place backwards, and the new ship must navigate locks in the River Ems where there are only a few feet to spare either side. It really is a spectacular event, as I discovered last year when I joined sister ship Celebrity Equinox for the journey.
The locks seem impossibly narrow, and there is one particularly spectacular moment when the ship crosses over a motorway, which dives beneath the river in a tunnel.
sbw_equinox_010.jpgOnly a handful of people will be on board – apart from shipyard workers and the first of the Celebrity crew. The winner and their guest will join the Celebrity Cruises management team and a few VIPs for the transit.
The Twitter competition is open to any UK and Ireland resident over 18 with a valid passport. It is open now, and closes for entries at 23:59 on February 14. To take part, visit the @CelebrityUK Twitter feed.
Entries will be judged by Jo Briody, the tweeters from the @CruiseCriticUK twitter feed, and me.
The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. There is no cash alternative, and the winner and one guest must be available to travel on March 12-14, 2010.
Prize includes return flights (economy class) and transfers from the UK to the ship, and meals and drinks onboard the ship.
The winner must be willing to take part in publicity photographs.
Get Tweeting now. I’m looking forward to helping to choose the winner.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:33+00:00 26 January 2010|Cruise Ships|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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