Royal Caribbean opens a sea of dreams for budding reporters

9 October 2009

Royal Caribbean International is teaming up with Daily Mail Online’s Travel Mail to launch the “Reporter at Sea” contest in search of the UK’s most aspiring reporter to cover one of the biggest stories of the year – the unveiling of Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship.

Between now and October 9, 2009 promising reporters are invited to enter to win the coveted job of special reporter onboard Oasis of the Seas. Once onboard the ship, the lucky winner will receive exclusive behind-the-scenes access at this historic event. The contest is being run globally and the lucky winner from the UK will join contestants from the United States, Canada, Germany and Mexico.

Eager reporters-to-be can audition for the assignment of a lifetime by submitting a creative video no longer than 45 seconds at Travel Mail. The video should showcase their best reporting skills and highlight why Royal Caribbean International should select them as Travel Mail’s reporter onboard Oasis of the Seas. Videos will be judged on the entrant’s ability to entertain, as well as clearly explain travel or cruising concepts.

Once the entry period ends, judges will select 10 finalists per country, and the public will vote for their favourite UK video between October 20 and October 25. Winners from each country will be simultaneously announced on November 4 and will be flown with a guest to the launch celebrations in Florida on 18 November to cover the first pre-inaugural cruise onboard Oasis of the Seas. For more information on the “Reporter at Sea” contest, how to enter, the official rules, details on the prize, and to vote, visit

When it launches in November 2009, Oasis of the Seas, will be the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world. An architectural marvel at sea, it will span 16 decks, encompass 225,282 gross registered tons (GRT), carry 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and feature 2,700 staterooms. Oasis of the Seas will be the first ship to tout the cruise line’s new neighbourhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which include Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center and Entertainment Place. The ship will sail from the home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additional information is available at

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 20 ships currently in service and two under construction. The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent or visit

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