However, there is of course a catch: Winners will actually be on assignment for P&O cruises. Prizewinners will also be given a job onboard as "Inspector Cruiso," and required to complete a daily report about the experience onboard and take photographs using supplied disposable cameras. To get in the running for the gig, visit www.inspectorcruiso.co.uk; choose the P&O ship you'd like to sail on and tell P&O why you'd like to become a "cruise inspector" in 25 words or less.
Winners will be put up in oceanview cabins and receive credit to spend while onboard -- 300 GBP per family or 150 GBP per couple. The prize package does not include travel insurance, drinks, gratuities, or travel to and from the ship.
The winning entries will be judged and selected at P&O's discretion. All photographs and images taken on the disposable cameras will be the property of P&O Cruises, and the winners must "make themselves reasonably available" for publicity purposes.
Closing date for entries is February 1, 2008. Winners will be notified by February, 29 2008.
--by Dan Askin, Assistant Editor