Philippa Booker – or Pip, as she is more affectionately known as – got home last night from work as a local hairdresser in Perth.
The 41-year-old, finally got to her emails at 11pm after putting her two sons to bed. At first, she thought it was a prank. But when it clicked that she had entered a competition for a cruise for two with MSC on Cruise Passenger’s website, she couldn’t contain her excitement.
Pip and her husband are the winners of a seven-night Mediterranean cruise onboard one the lines’ newest ships, the MSC Grandiosa, along with flights on Qatar Airlines.
“My husband Todd and I stayed awake til 2am after reading the email, I was too excited to sleep!” she said.
The prize is for two adults travelling in an Oceanview Cabin Bella category on MSC Grandiosa, departing from Genoa, Italy and calls at places like Rome (Italy), Palermo (Italy), Valletta (Malta), Barcelona (Spain), Marseille (France).
The prize also includes all main meals, onboard entertainment, taxes, fees, port charges and onboard gratuities. Plus, return economy airfare for two on Qatar Airways from either Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or Canberra for travel in 2020.
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