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Windstar Cruises Voyage of a Lifetime Sweepstakes
Official Rules

SPONSOR

This promotion (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Windstar Cruises, LLC, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121 (“Windstar” or “Windstar Cruises”). 

ENTRY 
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. To enter, submit your email address at the sweepstakes registration page at www.windstarcruises.com/kingsmillvoyage. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you will receive by email special offers and other goods and services from Windstar Cruises, Kingsmill Resorts, Xanterra Parks & Resorts and other entities affiliated with Windstar Cruises. You may unsubscribe from these promotional emails at any time. Multiple entries are automatically disqualified; only the first entry will be considered. 

ELIGIBILITY 
The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are twenty-one years of age or older as of April 16, 2013, excluding Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Employees (and immediate family members of employees) of Windstar Cruises, Kingsmill Resorts, Xanterra Parks & Resorts and their affiliates, assigns, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agents, attorneys, and other representatives and the persons with whom each of the above are domiciled are not eligible. This offer is void in Hawaii and Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Each entrant in the Sweepstakes must be the rightful holder of the email account submitted at entry. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the holder of the email account, the holder will be deemed to be the person who owns the email address according to the records of the email service provider. The email account must be opened prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes. 

ENTRY PERIOD 
The Sweepstakes will commence on April 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The last entry will be accepted no later than May 4, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS One (1) potential winner will be selected by a random drawing from among the eligible entries. Potential winners will be chosen by Windstar Cruises no later than May 30, 2013. Potential winners will be notified by email and required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (the “Affidavit”) and a release of liability (the “Release”) from their traveling companion. If a potential winner does not return the Affidavit and Release within 7 days of delivery, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. 

PRIZE 
One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two (2) people on one of the featured Windstar itineraries based on availability and restricted to Category B staterooms only. Included in the prize is the cost of cruise stateroom, international roundtrip economy airfare, port fees and taxes, onboard dining and gratuities. Not included in the cost are ground transportation, alcohol, shore excursions, and any purchased onboard amenities, hotels, pre or post cruise excursions and transfers to or from the ship. Estimated retail value of this prize is $12,000. Winner(s) should contact Suzi Hunter at contest@windstarcruises.com to redeem prize. 

Contest entrants will select one of six featured voyages during contest registration: 

1. Greek Isles & Turkish Delights: Athens to Istanbul Explore the hidden delights of the Greek Isles, the Turkish coasts, and the greatest icons of civilization on this, our signature voyage (embarking and disembarking in Athens, Greece and Istanbul, Turkey, respectively). Sailing dates: July 6, 2013 through October 11, 2014. 

Find more details here: http://www.windstarcruises.com/greek-isles-turkish.aspx 

2. Classic Italy and the Dalmatian Coast: Rome to Venice Enjoy la dolce vita as you join Italy's elite along the sun-drenched shores of Croatia, Montenegro, and tiny Capri.

Find more details here: http://www.windstarcruises.com/italy-classic.aspx 

3. Glitter and Glam of the Rivieras: Barcelona to Rome Enjoy the world's premier yachting playgrounds aboard your own sailing ship. Indulge yourself in legendary ports. 

Find more details here: http://www.windstarcruises.com/mediterranean-rivieras.aspx 

4. Flavors of the Caribbean: St. Maarten to St. Maarten From the stunning drama of the Pitons to the captivating charm of Les Saintes; from hidden coves and secret beaches to exotic markets and lively cafés, here’s the best of the Caribbean in one single voyage. 

Find more details here: http://www.windstarcruises.com/caribbean-flavors.aspx 

5. Scandinavian Tapestry: Edinburg to Stockholm The stunning beauty of Norway's fjords surrounds you; sparkling Scandinavian capitals delight you; charming villages capture your heart. 

Find more details here: http://www.windstarcruises.com/europe-cruises-to-norway.aspx 

6. Dreams of Tahiti: Papeete to Papeete A graceful sailing yacht is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti. We’ll let the trade winds fill our sails as we visit one legendary island after another, staying overnight in most to give you time to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, meander through lush rainforests, and experience the fascinating Polynesian culture from tikis to tiare flowers 

Find more details here: http://www.windstarcruises.com/luxury-cruises-to-tahiti.aspx 

FINAL DECISION REGARDING THE PRIZE AWARDED WILL BE MADE BY WINDSTAR CRUISES BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
Prize includes: (1) regular onboard meals for winner and one guest (excluding ground transportation, discretionary dining charges, meals in alternate dining venues, alcoholic beverages, wine, and/or specialty coffee drinks); (2) regular onboard entertainment for winner and one guest; (3) one standard, double-occupancy stateroom; and (4) roundtrip airfare from selected US airports for winner and one guest , subject to the terms and conditions below.

Restrictions
  • All travel arrangements are subject to availability, blackout dates & other restrictions. Reservations must be confirmed at least (90) days prior to intended date of departure and are subject to availability at time of request. Prize travel must be completed by Winner & guest must travel on same itinerary throughout. Rebooking and changes are not permitted. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. All unspecified expenses related to acceptance/use of prize & all taxes on prize are winner’s sole responsibility. Winner and guest must depart from one of Windstar’s US gateway airports: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport (IAH).  
  • No prize substitution, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, if advertised prize is unavailable and only then for prize of equal or lesser value. No prize transfer.
  • Limit one entry per person/household/per email address. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or email address that submits more than one entry regardless of entry method. Incomplete entries, or those containing incorrect information, will be voided. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all such entries as well as the entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or e-mail address that submits more than maximum allowed entries. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. 

Terms and Conditions of Prize 

All prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in Windstar Cruises’ sole and absolute discretion. Prize includes all applicable government fees and taxes for the Cruise and airfare only. Winner and guest are responsible for all other taxes, including income taxes on prize. Cruise must be completed by December 31, 2014 or the prize will be forfeited.

Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description herein; including, but not limited to, all ground transportation, shore excursions fees, discretionary hotel and dining charges, meals in alternate dining venues, alcoholic beverages, boutique purchases, travel upgrades and any other personal incidental costs or other expenses not specifically set forth herein. 

All reservations and air and cruise arrangements including, without limitation, the dates and times are at the sole discretion of Windstar Cruises. Cruise must be taken during the time period specified; no alternative cruise dates are available or Prize will be forfeited, except that, if Windstar Cruises cancels the selected Cruise, Windstar Cruises will issue the Winner credit for a comparable Cruise to be taken within the following 12 months. All prize details are subject to availability and restrictions such as blackout dates, including holidays, may apply. The Cruise guest must be 21 years of age or older as of the date of departure, unless the winner is the minor’s parent or legal guardian. Minors must be accompanied at all times during trip (including, but not limited to, cruise travel, cruise activities and all other prize-related events) by minor’s parent or legal guardian. Winner and guest must cruise on same itinerary. Cruise guest must (or a guest’s parent or legal guardian if guest is an eligible minor in his/her state/province of residence) sign and return a cruise liability/publicity release before any ticketing of cruise occurs. The Winner and guest must have all necessary identification and/or cruise documents (including, but not limited to, a valid U.S. driver’s license, valid passport, visa (if applicable), and all other necessary travel documents) required for Cruise. Once the guest is selected, he/she may not be substituted, except in Windstar’s sole and absolute discretion. Cruise is subject to the terms and conditions of the Windstar passage contract. As set forth in more detail in the passage contract, Windstar reserves the right to refuse to embark Winner or any guest, at any time if, in the sole opinion of Windstar, Winner or guest, or any minor or other person in Winner or guest’s care during the cruise, is unfit for any reason for the cruise. Windstar Cruises shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by Cruise operators or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Winner and guest are also responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Windstar Cruises have not, and will not, obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Lost, stolen or damaged Cruise tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged. Unclaimed prize will not be re-awarded. Additional prize award details and travel information will be provided to the prize winner at the time of notification. 

BY ACCEPTING PRIZE, WINNER ACCEPTS (AND AGREES TO CONFIRM IN WRITING) THE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS NATURE AND RISK IN AIR, LAND AND SEA TRAVEL, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER PARTICIPATION IN THE PRIZE EVENT IS VOLUNTARY, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THERE ARE NATURAL FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES WHICH MAY IMPACT ON OR AFFECT THE SAFETY OF THE ACTIVITIES HE/SHE IS PARTICIPATING IN AND HE/SHE ASSUMES THE RISK OF SUCH FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES AND AGREES TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW THAT PROMOTIONAL PARTIES (DEFINED HEREIN) SHALL NOT BE IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING INJURY AND/OR DEATH. 

ARV of Prize: Up to $4,000.00 USD plus value of the included air travel. Actual value of the Prize may vary based on cruise fare fluctuations. Any difference between the stated approximate retail value and the actual value of the Prize will not be awarded. 

The prize will be awarded, provided there is at least one (1) eligible entry. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be sold or redeemed for cash. In the event that a prize is unavailable, Windstar Cruises reserves the right to substitute a cash payment of equal or greater value. 

Prize winner is solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes (including but not limited to income taxes on the prize) and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used, excluding Cruise taxes and air travel taxes provided by Windstar. 

CONDITIONS 
By participating, Sweepstakes entrants affirm that they have read these Official Rules, agree to be bound by them and the selection of the winner, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission to use the winner's name, likeness, biography, and prize won for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation, except where prohibited or restricted by law. 

As a condition of entering, Sweepstakes entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Windstar Cruises, Kingsmill Resorts, Xanterra Parks & Resorts and their affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, sales representatives, distributors, and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents (“Promotional Parties”), from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize, including any traveling related thereto (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. 

Sweepstakes entrants hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Windstar Cruises, Kingsmill Resort, Xanterra Parks & Resorts and their affiliates, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, including advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, from any and all liability or damages arising from the administration of the Sweepstakes and the use or misuse of any prize received in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the following: (i) late, lost, incomplete, delayed, misdirected or unintelligible entries, (ii) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes, and (iii) any damage to the entrant's computer, related equipment, data files, and software resulting from entrant's downloading of information regarding the Sweepstakes or participation in the Sweepstakes. 

Windstar Cruises, Kingsmill Resorts and Xanterra Parks & Resorts may only use the personally identifiable information obtained from the entrants in accordance with their respective privacy policies, which may be found at http://www.windstarcruises.com/PrivacyPolicy.aspx , and http://www.xanterra.com/xanterra-s-privacy-policy-8787.html

Windstar Cruises reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem or other cause beyond Windstar’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. Windstar Cruises may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that he/she is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking or employing other unfair practices or by abusing other entrants or the representatives of Windstar Cruises, Kingsmill Resort, Xanterra Parks & Resorts or their affiliates. 

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, IN SUCH EVENT, WINDSTAR CRUISES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ITS REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. 

Any dispute arising from the Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of Colorado, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State of Colorado over them and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes. THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. 

For the names of the prize winners, e-mail your request to CONTEST@WINDSTARCRUISES.COM no earlier than June 1, 2013 but no later than December 31, 2013. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Windstar Cruises, Attention: Kingsmill Contest, 2101 4th Avenue, Suite 210, Seattle, WA 98121 during the time period above. 


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