Welcome to Cruise Critic’s Gift-o-Rama, in which we’ll be unwrapping our 2011 gift picks for the cruisers among us. Better yet: You can actually win some of our choices by simply being a Lido Deck subscriber (check back here tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST to see who today’s lucky sea-farer is). To get things started off in a big way, we’ll be giving away today’s too-nifty-for-words gift choice: Liquid Image’s XCS Video Mask, a scuba/snorkel mask with a built-in video camera that also takes still photos.
What it is: XCS Video Mask by Liquid Image ($149.99)
Why we like it: Sure the Caribbean is perfect for fruity frozen cocktails and duty-free shopping, but for the more adventurous cruiser, sailing into those turquoise waters means spending an afternoon chasing sea life. The conundrum? It’s awfully tricky to capture the memory of that sea turtle floating about just inches away with those cheap, low quality waterproof cameras. The solution? This innovative scuba mask, which features a built-in waterproof digital video camera (it also takes still images), making it perfect for chronicling your swimming, snorkeling and of course, scuba diving adventures.
Where to get it: Check it out here.
The fine print: We’ll be showcasing one gift each day through December 9, and picking a winner of either the gift itself or a Cruise Critic swag pack from random, among all subscribers to the Lido Deck.
If you are already a subscriber, or you subscribe before 6pm this evening — November 29 — you will be in with a chance to win today’s gift Liquid Image’s XCS Video Mask.
Check here for the rules, and be sure to come back each morning at 10 a.m. to see the gift du jour — and to find out if you won the previous day’s giveaway.
You have to be in it to win it: Subscribe to the Lido Deck now.
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