Just in time for a getaway from the winter blahs…sail to the Caribbean and take a friend! I’ve teamed up with Six Sisters’ Stuff, Tone and Tighten and Columbus Travel to bring you the “Power of You” Cruise and you can win a passage for yourself AND A FRIEND.... so tag the friend you want to take and double your chances of winning!
I’ve been leading shopping and sight-seeing tours to China, Food and Fashion of Italy, and my annual Girlfriends’ Getaway to NYC for 10 years, but I’m truly excited about this “Power of You” Caribbean cruise. First off, I don’t know about you but I get sick of the snow, and the cold and the blah air conditions here in northern Utah in January so I can’t wait to escape it and get to the warm Caribbean weather and beaches. And yes I love the Holidays, but the stress of it all…you know. So the timing could not be better.
Now the price, we got the price down to $289 (plus taxes) for 6 days and 5 nights and 2 ports in the western Caribbean. For all the details on the cruise and the “Power of You” seminars, go to www.ColumbusVactions.com or call 1-800-373-3328 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And just a word about Columbus Travel, as I said, I have been leading tours for 10 years and not all of those have been with Columbus Travel but they have been the best to work with and so honest. I’m completely confident in recommending Columbus Travel to anyone for this or any of your travel needs.
Now to the giveaway… enter below by providing your email address. When you sign-up for the giveaway, you are subscribing to the Chic on a Shoestring email newsletter, but then you unlock 18 other ways you can add more entries into the giveaway. Below the entry form you’ll find the FAQ and official rules.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the cruise this upcoming January!
What exactly do I win?
• One inside cabin for two occupants on the Power of You cruise
• Two complete Power of You seminar packages
• All dining room meals
• Access to shipboard activities
• Two tickets to the opening night reception
What if I have already given my deposit for the Power of You Cruise and I am chosen as the winner?
Your deposit will be refunded in full.
Can I win and use the cabin alone, or do I have to bring someone?
You can take whomever you want or no one at all.
Can I attend the Power of You seminars if I purchase cruise passage from another source other than Columbus Travel?
No. The Power of You seminars are available exclusively through Columbus Travel. In addition, if you purchase cruise passage elsewhere, you will not be in the group of cabins by each other, or in the dinner groups to meet other Power of You passengers, group port excursions or opening night reception.
If I come alone, will there be opportunities to meet other women on the cruise?
Yes. There’s a reception on the first night and during the classes. In addition, if you book early, your cabin will be by others in the Power of You group and you will also dine with them and participate in group shore excursions.
If I enter, are you going to sell my contact information?
No. Your contact information will not be sold or leased to any third-party.
Can I take my husband and if so, does he have to go to the Power of You classes?
Yes he can definitely come, but he would probably not enjoy the classes as they are geared towards women, but there are plenty of other activities on the boat.
Can I take my kids?
Yes! This is a family-friendly boat. However the classes are geared toward adult women.
What if I win but then I can’t go, can I give my award to someone else?
Yes, if Columbus Travel is notified by October 31, 2014.
If I win can I apply this towards travel credit for another trip?
No. This promotion and giveaway is for the Power of You cruise only.
If I attend the Power of You seminars will I still have time to play and relax?
Yes. The classes are not during the port excursion days and only a couple hours during “sea days” so there’s still plenty of time to do whatever you like.
Is food included?
Yes. The meals on board the ship that are included in the ship fare are included in the price of the cruise passage.
Is alcohol included in the giveaway?
No. Alcohol is an extra cost for all passengers.
Are there port excursions too?
Yes. There are group port excursions for both Progreso and Cozumel.
Are there advantages to booking early rather than later?
Yes. Cabins are available on a “first come, first serve” basis and at this price they are selling quickly. Also, if you order later you may not be grouped with other Power of You cruisers during dinner and your cabin may not be by others in the group.
Do I need a passport?
No. Technically you do not need a passport when you travel by cruise ship from a U.S. port and return to a U.S. port, but a passport makes cruise ship boarding much quicker. The required travel documents to embark a cruise ship are an official copy of your birth certificate issued by a government agency (you can’t just photo copy yours) and a photo ID. Here’s Carnival Cruise’s official recommendation:
Many choose a passport card for $55 or a passport for $135 rather than obtaining an official copy of their birth certificate.
How many suitcases can I bring?
Each person is allowed up to 200 pounds of personal luggage on board. However, if you are traveling by air, the airline will allow up to two checked bags under 50 pounds each, but check with your particular airline.
Do I need to dress up to go to dinner on the cruise?
There is a “formal” night on the cruise where men are expected to wear suit/jacket and a tie and women are to wear a dress. Other than that, you can wear casual clothes (one night of dressing up is fun!).
Will I need an electrical converter?
The current on board is 110 volts AC. However, some high-voltage hair dryers, electric rollers and electric razors may require a converter. Hair dryers are provided in each cabin.
What about guests with special needs?
Carnival Cruises welcomes guests with special needs. Of course, it’s best to give advance notice in order to accommodate special needs.
Is there a doctor on board?
A physician and nurse are on each ship to provide medical care and services at customary charges. Commonly used medications are kept on board and may be prescribed by the ship's physician.
Can I go on the cruise if I am pregnant?
Carnival Cruises will make every effort to accommodate you, providing you have not entered the 24th week of pregnancy when the cruise ends.
What if I need to stay in touch while away?
All of the Carnival ships have computer terminals you can rent by the hour at the Internet Café. You can also use telephone, telex, radiogram or fax to anywhere in the world and be billed at applicable ship-to-shore rates.
What about tipping on the boat?
There isn’t cash tipping of attendants during the cruise, you are however charged a daily gratuity.
This promotion is sponsored and administered by Columbus Travel, Six Sisters' Stuff, Chic on a Shoestring, and Tone and Tighten and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Carnival Cruises, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube. We hereby release Carnival Cruises, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube of any liability.
This giveaway will run for seven days, starting Thursday, July 31st at 12:00 AM MST and ending Thursday, August 7th at midnight MST. To qualify your contest entries you must have subscribed to and confirmed your subscription to the email list of Columbus Travel, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Chic on a Shoestring, and Tone and Tighten with a valid and active email address. Each follow of the social media channels of the four contest sponsors will constitute one (1) entry into the contest. Each deposit for passage on the Power of You cruise paid before the contest ends will constitute nine (9) entries into the contest. If you are chosen as the winner on the contest your deposit will be fully refunded by Columbus Travel.
By providing your email address as the required entry, you will be added to the email subscription lists of Columbus Travel, Chic on a Shoestring, Six Sisters' Stuff, and Tone and Tighten. Your email address will never be sold to a third party or anyone else. You have the option to unsubscribe from any of these lists at any time, however, if you are not subscribed at the time the winner is chosen, you will not be able to win this prize.