|Flash your #CruiseSmile and you just may find yourself embarking on a cruise of your choice! All you need to do is SMILE!|
Can your smile launch a thousand ships? I bet it can! What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word cruise? Do you think of a luxury cruise to the Far East? How about a slower, more intimate river-cruise [my fave] from Normandy to the City of Light? Perhaps your mind sails south to a Caribbean sunset as you sip a glass of wine while the waves gently lap the shore. Wherever your dreams transport you, I can most assuredly say with the utmost confidence that you smiled and are probably still smiling as your dream of setting sail into new horizons!
October is "Plan a Cruise Month" and the cruise industry is embarking on a celebration of epic proportions with its #CruiseSmile #sweepstakes now through the end of the month. Each week, you'll discover an array of cruises spanning the seven seas under four major themes:
- Family-friendly: October 1—6
- Cultural Exploration: October 7—16
- Fun in the sun: October 17—24
- Exploring Nature: October 25—31
A total of 31 unique cruises will be featured and if you have a winning smile, you'll get to choose from any one of them. The best part is all you need to do is smile, snap a photo and upload it to CruiseSmile.org! It doesn't even have to be a picture taken on a cruise, just a smile from anywhere in the world. At the end of each week, one winning cruise smile will be selected and awarded a cruise of their choice from a list of 31 voyages. It's that easy!
For more chances to win, upload a new #CruiseSmile every day if you want and share it on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #CruiseSmile and #Sweepstakes. What do you have to lose and think of the joy you'll engender when your smile lights up the world!
Actually, just the other day, a friend sent me this tweet, "Every day presents wonderful reasons to smile!" Isn't it the truth? Well I can tell you that I am smiling just writing this article, thinking of all the faraway lands yet to be explored, new cultures waiting to welcome me to their homes.
Why am I covering a promotion on EuroTravelogue.com? #CruiseSmile grabbed me because of all that it represents! It gives us a reason to smile and the world is going to be a brighter place all month long—full of happiness, celebrations and reliving cherished memories with friends and family. After all, if a picture paints a thousand words, why can't your smile?
What are you waiting for?
|Look at all these #CruiseSmiles as we sail down the blue Danube!|
|Look outside your cabin and you may just find even more smiles to greet you!|
|Lots of smiles as we get underway on a sea safari in Norway. Photo: Gøril Vicki Ovesen. Unauthorized use is prohibited.|
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Follow #CruiseSmile on the social networks for the latest updates and please stop back here again next week when we'll discover cultural exploration on board Avalon Waterways' Tapestry II for a 7-night river cruise from Paris, the City of Light; to the beaches of Normandy! On board, we'll enjoy views along the Seine and visit enchanting villages in the French countryside including Vernon, Les Andelys, Caudebec, Rouen and Conflan.