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At Viking, we believe that travel is more than just a holiday — it is an opportunity to immerse yourself in different cultures, create lifelong bonds with new people and form a deeper understanding of the world around you.

And this is your chance to do just that.

We are giving away a $10,000 cruise voucher to one lucky winner, which can be put towards a Viking river or ocean cruise departing in 2021, 2022 or 2023.

To enter, simply tell us in 30 words or less about the most interesting person you have met on your previous travel journeys. Perhaps it was the taxi driver who helped you to navigate the neighbourhoods of New York while recommending hidden gem restaurants, or the street artist in Berlin who revealed the meaning behind their masterpieces.

Whoever it was, we want to hear all about them.

Be quick — entries close 30 November 2020.

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Viking Cruises “Future Cruise Voucher” Promotion

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY


  1. Information on how to enter, mechanics of entry and Prizes form part of these Conditions of Entry. Entry into the promotion is deemed acceptance of these Conditions of Entry.
  2. Entry is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand 18 years and above (Entrants). Travel agents and employees (and their immediate families) of the Promoters associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. Immediate family means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or 1st cousin.
  3. The Promoter is Viking River Cruises Australia Pty. Ltd (ABN 81 131 274 372), 601/66 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 (Promoter).
  4. Promotion commences at 12.01am (AEST) on Tuesday 1 September 2020 and ends at 11.59pm (AEST) on Monday 30 November 2020 (“Promotional Period”).
  5. To enter, Entrants must be able to accept the prize in its’ entirety, and log on to www.vikingcruises.com.au/win and submit their entry within the Promotion Period (Eligible Entrant). Entry must include first name, last name, email address, postcode, phone number and an answer to the question “tell us in 30 words or less about the most interesting person you have met during your previous travel journeys.” (Promotional Question).
  6. By entering, Entrants must also agree to the competition Terms and Conditions.
  7. Once an Entrant has submitted their completed entry they will be treated as having submitted one (1) entry into the Promotion. One entry per eligible email address will be permitted.
  8. This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winners. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Entries will be deemed accepted at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission. Entries received will be considered final by the Promoter. Incomplete, inaccurate, erroneous, ineligible or incomprehensible entries will be deemed invalid. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries. There is no cost to enter the promotion.
  10. Judging of all eligible entries will be conducted at 2.00pm (AEST) on Thursday 3 December 2020, Viking River Cruises Australia Pty. Ltd (ABN 81 131 274 372), 601/66 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. Eligible entries will be judged by representatives of the Promoter and the Winners will be the one (1) Entrant who most impressively answered the Promotional Question based on, among other things, creativity and brand suitability. The Promoter reserves the right to select additional reserve entries that it determines to be the next best, and record them in order of merit, in case of an invalid entry or ineligible Entrant.
  11. The Grand Prize is a $10,000 Viking Cruises Future Cruise Voucher. The total prize pool is worth a maximum of $10,000. The Prize can be used towards the purchase of:
    • Selected Viking Ocean and Viking River cruise departures in 2021, 2022 or 2023;
    • Selected Viking pre-cruise and post-cruise extensions;
    • Selected Viking optional shore excursions; and
    • Viking Silver Spirits Beverage Package.

    Any extension, shore excursion or Silver Spirits Beverage Package must be booked at least thirty (30) days prior to departure via the Viking Australia Customer Service Centre. Silver Spirits Beverage Package is not available per person. If booked, any travel companion must also purchase the Silver Spirits Beverage Package. Funds cannot be used once on board or for flights (Viking Air) unless flights are included as part of a pre-packaged offer at time of booking. Adding flights at time of booking is not considered a pre-packaged offer. Offer can be used in conjunction with other selected Viking offers at time of booking.
  12. The Prize is valid until 1 March 2021. The Prize must be redeemed no later than this date or the Future Cruise Voucher is forfeited in full.
  13. This Future Cruise Voucher will be deemed fully used once a booking has been made and confirmed to be available. The Future Cruise Voucher will not be reinstated, refunded or replaced, even in the event that the reservation is cancelled or changed by the Winner.
  14. The Prize will be provided in the Winner’s name and is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. The Prize must be taken as offered and cannot be varied. If for any reason the winner is unable to accept the prize as stated, the winner will forfeit the prize and no compensation will be given in lieu. No refunds will be issued for the value of the voucher if travel plans are cancelled or altered. The Promoters accept no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the Prize winnings. The Prize value is accurate as of 26 August 2020, and the Promoters are not responsible for any variation in values. Prize values are in Australian dollars and recommended retail price includes GST where applicable. Prize supplier conditions apply.
  15. All elements of the Prize must be taken together. Any leftover funds prior to cruise commencement are forfeited and no compensation will be provided.
  16. Travel restrictions may apply. The Future Cruise Voucher can only be used toward the Winner’s fare. Any travel companion must the pay the full cruise fare. In the case the Winner has no travel companion, the full single supplement must be paid. Any meals or tips which are not included in the Cruise, transfer fees, Passports, Visas, telephone charges, laundry, additional nights or upgrades any other personal expenses, travel insurances and return flights are the responsibility of the winner and their travel companion. If for any reason the winner is unable to accept the Prize as stated, and within the date indicated, the winner will forfeit that Prize and no compensation will be given in lieu.
  17. The Prize is not valid for use on any Viking Mississippi, Egypt or Expedition product.
  18. Any travel or entry documentation and arrival fees are the responsibility of the winner and their travel companion. It is the winner’s responsibility to check with all government travel advisory and immigration authorities regarding travel requirements and eligibility. Changes or cancellation may incur charges. The customer is responsible to pay any such charges and the Future Cruise Voucher cannot be applied to any additional costs associated with changes or cancellations to the original booking requested by the customer. Any fines, penalties, payments and expenditure incurred as a result of not meeting such requirements are the sole responsibility of the Winner and their travel companion.
  19. If any portion of the Prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoters reserves the right to substitute the Prize, or that element of the Prize, for a Prize of similar theme and of equal value, subject to State regulation and subsequent approval.
  20. In the event of war, terrorism, state of emergency, disaster or any other circumstance beyond the control of the Promoters, the Promoters reserve the right to either provide an alternative travel destination to the same value as the original Prize or, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion. The Promoters and the associated agencies, make no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at any destination. It is the sole responsibility of the Winner and guest to first check with all government travel advisory information regarding the safety and situation of the destination of their chosen destination/event.
  21. The Promoters are not responsible for any cancellation, postponement, delay or rescheduling of transport and any costs incurred as a result, including, without limitation, any accommodation costs will be the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.
  22. The Winner will be notified by phone and in writing by Friday 4 December 2020 and will be announced on the Promotion Page: www.vikingcruises.com.au/win from Friday 4 December 2020, for a minimum of 14 days.
  23. If the Prize is unclaimed or forfeited by 5:00pm (AEST) on Friday 11 December 2020, a second chance draw will take place at the same place and time as the original draw. The winner, if any, will be notified by phone and in writing by email and will be announced on www.vikingcruises.com.au/win for a minimum of 14 days.
  24. The winner must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Prize Terms & Conditions apply. Prize is subject to availability. Any changes or costs incurred once the Prize has been issued will be the sole responsibility of the winner.
  25. If for any reason the winner is unable to accept the Prize as stated, the winner will forfeit that Prize and no compensation will be given in lieu.
  26. If any portion of the Prize is unavailable, for whatever reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the Prize, or that element of the Prize, for a Prize of similar theme and of equal value, subject to State regulation and subsequent approval.
  27. The Promoter does not exclude any rights and remedies in respect of goods or services under the Australian Consumer Law in the Competition and Consumer Act (2010) (Australian Consumer Law) which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. However, the remainder of this clause will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law and the Promoters shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with any prize/s except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. The Promoter is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, either caused by entrant or for any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this Promotion, or for any technical error, or any combination thereof that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition including any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line or telephone, mobile or satellite network failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries.
  28. Entrants who provide incorrect, misleading or fraudulent information or submissions are ineligible to participate in the promotion and all entries of an Entrant who is deemed by the Promoter to have provided incorrect, misleading or fraudulent information may, at the discretion of the Promoter, be deemed invalid. The Promoter will not be held responsible for any intellectual property violations that may result from the submissions of photos. The Promoters reserve the right to request the Entrant produce (within the requested time) appropriate photo identification or other documentation (to the Promoter’s satisfaction, at its sole discretion) in order to confirm that the submission is the Entrant’s own creative work and no third party rights have been violated, the Entrant’s identity, age, residential address, eligibility to enter and claim a Prize, and any information submitted by the Entrant in entering the promotion, before issuing a Prize. If the documentation required by the Promoter is not received by the Promoter (or its nominated agent) or an Entrant or entry has not been verified or validated to the Promoter’s satisfaction, then all the entries of that Entrant will be ineligible and deemed invalid.
  29. By submitting their entry, Entrants agree to grant the Promoter free of charge the right to use the entry in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries, without further consent.
  30. It is a condition of accepting the Prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.
  31. The Prize will only be awarded following any winner validation and verification that the Promoter requires in their sole discretion.
  32. The use of any automated entry software or any mechanical, electronic or other means that allows an Entrant to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited and will render all entries submitted by that Entrant invalid.
  33. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies are not liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss), damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (including but not limited to that arising from any person's negligence) in connection with submission of entry, taking any Prize or using any Prize, except any liability that cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
  34. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies are not responsible for any problems, delays or technical malfunction of any telephone or network or lines, servers or providers, fax equipment, computer equipment, software, technical problems or traffic congestion on a network or a mobile network or any combination thereof, or any other technical failures including any damage to Entrants or any other persons fax equipment, mobile handset, computer or peripherals related to, or resulting from, participation in this promotion or the downloading of any materials related to this promotion.
  35. The Promoter will not be responsible for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information communicated in the course of, or in connection with, this promotion if the deficiency is occasioned by any cause outside the reasonable control of the Promoter including but without limitation technical malfunctions or failures.
  36. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter including because of war, terrorism, state of emergency or disaster (including natural disaster), infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, technical failures or any which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion and/or if necessary to provide an alternative prize or prizes to the same value as the original Prize, subject to any applicable laws or written directions made under applicable legislation.
  37. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of any and all entries and reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant for: (a) tampering with the entry process; (b) for submitting an entry which is not in accordance with these Conditions of Entry; or (c) if the Entrant is engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct calculated to jeopardise the fair and proper conduct of the promotion. The Promoter’s legal rights to recover damages or other compensation from such an offender are reserved.
  38. As a condition of entering this promotion, an Entrant consents to the Promoter using the Entrant’s image and caption, name, likeness, image, voice (including photograph, film and/or recording of the same), and/or entry in any media for an unlimited period of time and worldwide without further notification, remuneration or compensation for the purpose of promoting, publicising or marketing the promotion (including any outcome), and/or promoting any products or services manufactured, distributed and/or supplied by the Promoter and its associated or affiliated companies. The Entrant agrees that, in the event they are a winner, the Entrant will participate in all reasonable promoted activities in relation to the Promotion as requested by the Promoter and its agents.
  39. The Promoter may determine at any time to: (a) publish any entries on its website and social media pages; (b) remove any entries once published on any website or social media page; (c) amend, edit or modify any entries (or any part thereof); or (d) disqualify or invalidate any entry. The Promoter may make this determination at its absolute discretion, including (without limitation) if the Promoter is of the view that the entry breaches these conditions of entry.
  40. An entry must be the Entrant’s own and original work. An entry and any copyright subsisting in an entry irrevocably becomes, at time of entry, the property of the Promoter and may be used by the Promoter at any time. The Promoter collects personal information about an Entrant to include the Entrant in the promotion and, where appropriate, award Prizes. If the personal information requested is not provided, the Entrant cannot participate in the promotion and is deemed ineligible. An Entrant can gain access to, update or correct any personal information held by the Promoter by contacting the Promoter’s Privacy Officers at the address in condition 3 of these Terms & Conditions. All personal information will be stored at the offices of the Promoter.
  41. A copy of the Promoter’s Privacy Policies in relation to the treatment of personal information collected may be obtained by contacting the Promoter. By participating in this Promotion, Entrants consent to the storage of their entry information on the databases of the Promoters. In addition, Entrants agree to the Promoter using their entrant details for the purpose of sending information on offers and promotions by mail, phone/SMS/MMS and/or email, for an indefinite period, or until such time that an Entrant notifies the Promoters, or opts out from receiving these communications.
  42. Further information as to how the Promoter handles Entrant information; how entrants can complain about any breach of the Australian Privacy Principles; how the Promoter will deal with a complaint of that nature and how entrants can access or seek correction of any data collected in a Promotion will be handled in accordance with the Promoter’s Privacy Statement, a copy of which is available by contacting the Promoters. Refer to condition 3 of these Terms & Conditions.