Lonely Planet Writer

Win cruises for you and three friends by posting your adventure travel photos on Instagram

If you and your friends love making the rest of the world envious by filling your Instagram feeds with photos of your most adventurous travels, a new contest could see you and your squad heading off on three free cruises. 


Royal Caribbean is searching for the “world’s most adventurous squad”, using a series of five Instagram challenges to make travel-loving friends prove just how adventurous they can be.

The winners of each challenge will then compete in real-life competitions on the Harmony of the Seas – the world’s largest cruise ship – where the ultimate winners will win three cruises to anywhere in the world that Royal Caribbean sails. To enter, users must tag their most adventurous picture, video, GIF or Boomerang with three of their friends’ user names, @RoyalCaribbean, and the hashtags #AdventureSquad and #Contest. 

A group hangs out under the stars in Australia. adventure travel
A group hangs out under the stars in Australia. Image by David Trood/Getty Images

Entrants will be required to post their most adventurous photos in a number of categories, such as shots of “hidden gem” travel destinations, their most epic eats, cultural sites and more. Finalists will then be required to share “adrenaline-pumping content” both from the ship and amazing destinations like Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico. The winner will be the group that “most embodies the spirit of adventure” and will win trips anywhere Royal Caribbean sails. According to the official rules, each winner will get three seven-night cruises to any of the company’s destinations, as well as $14,175 cash for the winner, which may be used toward expenses or to help offset travel or taxes. Each challenge will be open for 72 hours and starts on 27 March until 12 April.

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