Saturday 18 November 2017

Best internship ever? Royal Caribbean will pay you €3,500 to cruise...

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Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas
Ripcord by Iflyer skydiving simulator, Quantum of the Seas.

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Royal Caribbean is offering an amazing 'Intern-ship of the Seas' opportunity for one lucky Instagrammer.

Want to cruise the world and get paid for it?

Cruise giant Royal Caribbean has launched a search for an ‘extraordinary explorer’ to fulfil the company’s first Instagram ‘Intern-ship of the Seas’.

Applications are being taken strictly via Instagram, and the winner will sail on three ships, over three oceans in a three-week period during the summer of 2017 - capturing the experiences of a cruise holiday for their followers.

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

Best of all, they'll be paid €3,500 to do it.

Flights, accommodation and expenses will also be covered by Royal Caribbean for the Instagrammer whose snaps are judged to demonstrate "the best visual appeal, storytelling ability, originality and inspirational qualities".

To enter, applicants just need to share their "most extraordinary travel photo" on Instagram, tagging @RoyalCaribbeanUK and #ExtraordinaryExplorer.

Judges for the competition include Irish travel blogger Johnny Ward of onestep4ward.com, Travel Weekly Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Huxley and Royal Caribbean’s Managing Director for Ireland & UK, Ben Bouldin.

Ripcord by Iflyer skydiving simulator, Quantum of the Seas.
Ripcord by Iflyer skydiving simulator, Quantum of the Seas.

The novelty internship was inspired by a Royal Caribbean poll of 2,000 consumers from Ireland and the UK that showed nearly half (41pc) of holidaymakers rely on social media for inspiration when booking a holiday, the cruise line says.

"Our cruise holidays are filled with extraordinary moments and we want to find a talented storyteller who can help us capture those and share them through one of the most inspirational social media platforms," said Ben Bouldin.

Royal Caribbean has 25 ships visiting over 250 destinations worldwide.

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