|AN ANNIVERSARY OF ADVENTURE
The halls of Royal Caribbean University are decked out in extra school spirit — because we’re celebrating our two year anniversary. Royal Caribbean® is committed to investing in our valued travel partners’ success. And RCU is the perfect example, evolving from three engaging curriculums to an entire e-campus complete with a robust rewards program and the Leaderboard game — a competition that’s made learning more fun than ever.
We hope Royal Caribbean University has earned your nomination in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards’ Educational Program category. And we look forward to the many milestones our partnership still has in store.
|ROYAL CARIBBEAN UNIVERSITY LEADERBOARD: PLAY AND WIN BIG!
Royal Caribbean® is turning 50 years bold — and there’s no one we’d rather celebrate with than you, our valued travel partners. And RCU is taking part in the festivities too. We’re kicking off an exciting new challenge — the RCU Leaderboard. All year long, you can engage in some friendly competition with your fellow travel advisors and win some big, bold prizes for your efforts. For more details and to participate, visit the Royal Caribbean Training page on CruisingPower.com.
RCU Monthly Giveaway Winners:
January: KAY GEORGE, of RIVERDALE TRAVEL – COON RAPIDS, MN
February: SHANE QUICK, of PRESTIGE TRAVEL – TAMPA, FL
March: DIANE GARRISON, of GLENSIDE TRAVEL – GLENSIDE, PA
April: STEPHANE BRUYERE, of CROISIERES POUR TOUS INC – LAVAL, QUEBEC CANADA
June: NOEMIE CORNELIUS, of TRAVEL EDGE SANTA ANA – SANTA ANA, CA
July: ADAM HAGERTY, of KEY TO THE WORLD TRAVEL – CALEDONIA, MI
Royal Caribbean University Leaderboard Incentive
Eligibility and Limitations: Royal Caribbean University Leaderboard Incentive (the “Incentive”) is open only to accredited travel partners (must have valid ARC, IATAN, TRUE or CLIA number) in the fifty (50) United States ((including the District of Columbia, excluding Puerto Rico)) and Canada (excluding Quebec) whose agency is a valid active travel partner of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. d/b/a Royal Caribbean International (“Sponsor”), age 21 years or older at the time of entry. For information on how to register to become a valid travel partner with Sponsor, please visit: www.cruisingpower.com. Any determinations of eligibility will be made by Sponsor whose decisions are final. Participants may be subject to rules imposed by their employers relative to their participation in trade promotions and should check with their company for any relevant policies. 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, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law or internal business or company policy.
Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Incentive is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
Timing: The Incentive begins on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Incentive Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
Method of Entry: To enter, individuals must enroll or be enrolled in in Royal Caribbean University to participate and complete the following activities to earn points during the Incentive Period:
- Completing RCU any course
- Completing the Bachelor level
- Completing the Master level
- Completing the RCU Question of the Week every Tuesday
- Completing any new courses
- Attending trade webcasts throughout the year
- RCU students who have already completed any RCU courses to date have been gifted the full point value to keep things fair
- RCU graduates who have already completed the Bachelor or Master Level have been gifted the full point value to keep things fair
For a full list of point opportunities, please visit the Royal Caribbean University Leaderboard page for more details.
Description of Prize(s): Prizes will be awarded to the 50 participants with the most points earned during the Incentive Period. Prizes will be awarded based on total points earn by each participant during the incentive as follows:
(By total points earned)
|Top 10 grand prize winners||One (1) complimentary double occupancy ocean view stateroom on the Odyssey of the SeasSM inaugural sailing, one (1) $50 Gift Card, and one (1) Royal Caribbean Gift Bag|
|11th through 25th place winners||One (1) $50 Gift Card and one (1) Royal Caribbean Gift Bag (Approximate Retail Value $30)|
|26th through 50th place winners||One (1) Royal Caribbean Gift Bag (Approximate Retail Value $30)|
Participants point totals will be calculated on December 19, 2019 and winners will be contacted by December 20, 2019. Winners will be announced on the RCU message board and contacted directly via email by December 20, 2019.
Grand Prize Winners will be provided One (1) complimentary double occupancy ocean view stateroom for winner and guest (21 years of age or older) on the Odyssey of the SeasSM inaugural sailing Airfare & ground transportation not included. Winners are responsible for the additional taxes, fees, and supplemental fuel charges (if applicable). Berthing will be at the discretion of Sponsor. Approximate prize retail value is $1,500.00USD, but may vary based on cruise/sailing selected. Winners are not entitled to the difference between the value of the berth awarded and the ARV of the prize. All federal, state and local taxes associated with winning a prize are solely the responsibility of each winner.
Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or may not be exchanged for any other prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, or portion of prize, of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. Winner(s) must present authorized government identification prior to being awarded the prize. A valid passport for each passenger is required to cruise. Once booking is made, should the winner not be able to sail, the berth will be forfeited. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right not to award the berth. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any cruise.
Release: By participating in this berth giveaway, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Sponsor, its employees and agents, the Incentive’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Incentive, or from the use of any prize. Winners will be required to sign a Release Form for the Sponsor to publish a list of winners.
Fulfillment: Winners will be contacted to provide Release Form, and booking information by the RCU Training/ Admin Team. Winner will then be provided with a booking number so that they can add guest information and pay the additional balance due (government taxes and fees) per the rules above.
General: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Sponsor, as final and binding as it relates to the Incentive. The Incentive is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Participants agree that, in the event of a dispute regarding Incentive (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, USA; 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.
Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Incentive; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Incentive; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Incentive or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Incentive or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical/other error in entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Incentive.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Incentive or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida or the appropriate Florida State Court located in Miami-Dade County, Florida; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Incentive, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Incentive, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.
Winners List: To view the winners, please visit the RCU Message Board in CruisingPower.com and LoyalToYouAlways.com after the Incentive has completed.
Sponsor: © 2019 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
By participating in this promotion you agree to the Official Rules.