• Lucy Perrin

    Q: What’s better than a cruise that ticks off Amsterdam, Bruges and Cherbourg?
    A: A FREE cruise.

    Interested? We’re offering up the chance to one lucky reader to win a cruise by simply posting a picture of your perfect cruise on Instagram (have a peek at the competition while you’re there). It might a pic of you sipping a cocktail on top deck. It could a snap of a luxurious breakfast – we’re not picky. In fact, you don’t have to be in it and it doesn’t even have to be taken on one of our ships (you can find out the full terms and conditions below).

    To enter and have a chance of bagging a free pass on the European Experience on a Marella Discovery cruise, get over to our Instagram page. Pick your best snap, tag it with the hashtag #MarellaByU and cross your fingers when we make the grand draw in May and choose the lucky winner. It’s not just you who’ll get lucky, either. The prize is for two people, so you can bring a friend or partner along for the sail.

    The cruise itself is pretty special. Leave behind Southampton and wake up in the maritime harbour of Bremerhaven. Witness the impact of the Second World War on the town, or try out the futuristic museum that showcases scaled down versions of the Burj Kahleifa.

    You’ll spend the next few days winding up and down Amsterdam’s pretty canals and getting your fill of clogs, cheese and windmills in the Netherland’s capital city. Make sure you leave some room for sweet stuff – next stop is Bruges and it’s filled with chocolate shops, as well as cobbled streets and Medieval monuments.

    Last but not least, you’ll dock up in France, visiting contemporary Le Havre and its colour-popping harbour, as well as Cherbourg and its line-up of Renaissance houses, before heading back to Southampton.

    Fancy this week-long sailing?

    Head over to our Instagram account and take a peek at some of the entries so far. Here are some pics for inspiration below – we look forward to seeing yours too!

    #MarellaByU Competition – Terms and Conditions
    Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before entering the competition. By entering you indicate that you accept these terms and conditions and you agree to be bound by them.
    1. Promoter’s Details: Marella Cruises is a trading name of TUI UK Limited (the “Promoter”), a member of TUI Group. Registered office: Wigmore House, Wigmore Lane, Luton, LU2 9TN. Registered in England No: 2830117.
    2. Eligibility: This competition is open to anyone resident in the UK or the Channel Islands, who is eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees and immediate family (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners) of the Promoter or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible to enter this competition.
    3. How to Enter: Internet access required to participate. To enter you will need to visit the Marella Cruises Instagram page and submit a photograph with the hashtag #MarellaByU. The image submitted is what you believe would be the perfect cruise. Therefore, you don’t have to have been on one. Only 1 entry allowed per person. No purchase necessary. No entries from agents or third parties or entries automatically generated by computer will be accepted. Incomplete or corrupted entries will not be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions.
    4. Use of Data: All details provided by you will be held by the Promoter and used in accordance with these terms and conditions and the Promoter’s Privacy Policy available at https://www.tui.co.uk/destinations/info/privacy-policy. By entering this competition you consent to the Promoter contacting you for advertising and marketing purposes. Any photos submitted which feature people must be of you or have been taken with the permission of the subject (and if they are under 18, the permission of their parents or guardians as well) and must not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. You warrant that the photo you submit is of you or your own work and that you own the copyright for it. Any complaints lodged against your photograph in relation to permissions will result in it being removed. If you use an image you do not own the copyright for we retain the right to provide your name to the owner of the photograph, should they request it. Any images deemed to be inappropriate or offensive will not be published and will be removed.Copyright in all images submitted remains with you. You grant a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to the Promoter to feature your photo in any publications, websites and/or any promotional material, PR or advertising connected with this competition and/or any future marketing campaigns
    5. Dates: The competition commences at 08.00 GMT on Thursday 22nd March 2018 and closes on Thursday 17th May 2018. All entries must be received by 16:00 on Thursday 17th May 2018.
    6. Receipt of Entries: The Promoter cannot be held responsible for network, computer or software failures of any kind, which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of your entry. The Promoter is not responsible for entries not received and/or any lost entries.
    7. Prize: There is one holiday on offer for a cruise on the European Experience Itinerary – Marella Discovery for one week departing 26th September 2018 for 2 people in a standard outside cabin. Departure from Southampton Port. Travel insurance is not included. It is the winners responsibility to check all visa and passport requirements are fulfilled. The prize is non transferrable and no alternative will be offered. For further details on the European Experience please visit https://www.tui.co.uk/cruise/bookitineraries/European-Experience-055809?itineraryCodeOne=055809&itineraryCodeTwo=&shipCode=150012&mc=false&isMCTracs=false&isStayBefore=false&stayDuration=0&cruiseDuration=8&duration=8-14&noOfAdults=2&noOfChildren=0&childrenAge=&from[]=&flexibility=false&noOfSeniors=0&when=01-09-2018&sailingDate=26Sep18&to[]=L34383:CruiseArea&packageId=904660055/3/1364/8ZI01&index=3&brandType=null&addAStay=0&cabin[]=1,2&dp=GBSOU&bb=AI&cabinOnly=false&room=&mcId=055809|T&searchVariant=UK_CO_ATCOM Booking terms and conditions apply to the holiday; see relevant brochure or www.tui.co.uk for details.
    8. Selection of winners: The winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries.
    9. Notification: The winner will be notified by a comment on their Instagram post after 16.00 GMT on 21st May 2018 with instructions on how to claim their prize. If a winner cannot be contacted or is unable to accept their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to choose another winner from eligible entries received.
    10. Winner(s) details: Details of the winner’s, name and country of residence, will be obtainable after the 21st May 2018 by writing to Marella Cruises, TUI UK & Ireland, Social Media Manager, Wigmore House, Wigmore Lane, Luton, LU2 9TN. The winner may be required to participate in post-competition publicity.
    11. General: The Promoter reserves the right to amend the competition in exceptional circumstances. All entrants agree to abide by these terms and conditions and the Promoter reserves the right to exclude entrants for any breach of these terms and conditions. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Facebook and Instagram accept no liability for this competition.