Royal Caribbean adds Quantum prize to film festival

Royal Caribbean is giving cruisers another reason to say ‘wow’, offering the winner of the world’s first Instagram film festival a chance to be one of the first to sail on Royal Caribbean’s superliner, Quantum of the Seas.

The festival has received over 300 entries since it launched in September this year. So far, people have submitted videos of bungee jumping, skydiving, hugging babies, and even a major janga fail.

Other prizes on offer include, a two-night cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas for the most popular WOW moment (people’s choice), and everyone who votes for their favourite will go in the running to win a Black Edition GoPro camera.

The winner will be announced at the grand finale on board Voyager of the Seas when she is in Sydney on 13 February 2014.

Royal Caribbean commercial director Adam Armstrong said the line had been overwhelmed with the number of entries and says the new prize raises the stakes.

“The winner will now be one of the very first in the world to sail onboard the brand new Quantum of the Seas during her inaugural celebrations November 2014 – several days before her maiden cruise,” Mr Armstrong said.

“The prize includes return flights from Australia to New York and a balcony cabin for two people.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity!”

Quantum of the Seas is 16 decks high and will carry 4,180 guests in 2,090 staterooms. She will include a number of at sea firsts, including the North Star – a dome providing guests with a 360-degree view of the ship; and the RipCord by iFLY skydiving experience.