Holland America Line – Come Sail O-Way Sweepstakes

1. ELIGIBILITY: The Come Sail O-Way Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to
legal residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding
Quebec) who have reached 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees of
Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies,
and such employees’ immediate family and household members (whether related or not),
are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is not open to residents in Quebec, U.S. territories or
where prohibited by law. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications
of winner. The Sponsor’s decision is final in deciding the identity and/or eligibility of an
2. HOW TO ENTER: The entry period for the Sweepstakes, sponsored by Holland
America Line N.V. (“Sponsor”), begins at 12:00 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) on December 1,
2018 and ends at 11:59 P.M. PT on February 17, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). Entrants
may choose to enter online or via postal mail.
To enter online, during the Entry Period, eligible entrants may:
1. Access: www.sailowaysweeps.com (the “Website”) and follow the on-screen
entry instructions; or
2. Provide all requested information where indicated on any Come Sail O-Way
Sweepstakes online advertisement on which an entry form appears and submit an
Entrants entering the Sweepstakes by way of online entry will be required to
submit his or her first and last name, telephone number, e-mail address and
such other information as Sponsor may require.
Upon completion of the online entry page, entrants may opt to follow the on-
screen instructions to share the Sweepstakes link via Twitter or Facebook in order
to receive one additional entry.
To enter by mail, during the Entry Period, eligible entrants may:
1. Hand-print his or her first and last name, telephone number, e-mail address,
country of residence and date of birth on a 3″x 5″ card, deposit the card in a
standard business-sized envelope with sufficient postage affixed, and mail the
envelope to: Come Sail O-Way Sweepstakes Entry, Holland America Line N.V.,
450 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119 USA.
Entrants entering by mail-in method may opt to submit by mail one additional mail
entry clearly marked with the words “Bonus Entry.”
Online entries must be submitted during the Entry Period and received by Sponsor by
11:59 P.M. PT on February 17, 2019. Mailed entries must be postmarked during the
Entry Period, no later than 11:59 P.M. PT on February 17, 2019, and received by 5:00
P.M. PT on February 25, 2019. Normal time rates, if any, charged by Internet service
provider will apply. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. Entry times
will be determined using Sponsor’s computer, which will be the official clock for the
Sweepstakes. There is a limit of one Sweepstakes entry per person and per e-mail address
and a limit of one bonus Sweepstakes entry per person and per e-mail address, regardless
of method of entry. Additional entries from any one person or valid e-mail address in
excess of the stated limitation will be void. In the event of a dispute regarding any entry,
the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address
submitted at the time of entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail
address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization
responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted
e-mail address). No purchase necessary.
3. WINNER SELECTION: One potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random
drawing conducted by Sponsor or its delegate on or about March 3, 2019 at 450 Third
Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of
winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winner is
subject to verification, including verification of age. The potential winner will be notified
by email, mail or phone, in Sponsor’s discretion. The potential winner will be required to
complete, sign and return to Sponsor, within ten days of the date notice or attempted
notice is sent, an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility and Liability Release and, if legally
permissible, a Publicity Release (collectively, a “Declaration and Release” for residents
of Canada), and all information required for tax reporting, as applicable, per Section 4
herein in order to claim his/her prize or prize may be forfeited. If the potential winner is a
Canadian resident (with the exception of Quebec, residents of which are not eligible to
enter this Sweepstakes), he/she will be required to answer unaided a time-limited,
mathematical skill-testing question by telephone (or another manner determined by
Sponsor in its discretion) before the prize can be claimed. In the event that such potential
winner is unable to correctly answer the skill-testing question, Sponsor shall have the
right to disqualify the potential winner and randomly select another potential winner, and
Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or
responsibility in connection therewith. If the potential winner is unreachable or fails to
respond to any notification during a period of forty-eight (48) consecutive hours (Sponsor
may elect not to leave messages on answering machines), or if the potential winner fails
to respond or fails to sign and return any required documentation within the required time
period, or if any attempted notification or prize delivery is returned as undeliverable, or if
a potential winner does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules and/or cannot
accepted the applicable prize as awarded for any reason, the potential winner may be
disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. The potential winner must continue
to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is
contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.
4. PRIZE: One Grand Prize will be offered in the Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize consists of
one (1) seven- (7-)day Holland America Line Caribbean or Mexico Cruise for the winner
and one (1) guest, sharing accommodations of one (1) verandah stateroom, departing in
2019 (travel must be completed by December 15, 2019) subject to availability at time of
confirmation. The winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary. The prize consists
of verandah stateroom accommodations for the winner and one (1) guest (same
stateroom) and most shipboard meals (certain alternate dining options require payment of
a fee). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $2,198 USD / $2,887
CAD. Prize values are based on conversion rates as of October 26, 2018, and may vary.
Actual value depends on market conditions at time of fulfillment. Any difference
between ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Restrictions may apply. All prize
details will be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. The prize consists only of those
items expressly specified in these Official Rules as being part of the prize. All expenses
and costs associated with the acceptance or use of any prize that are not expressly
specified in these Official Rules as being part of the Grand Prize (including without
limitation airfare or other transportation to or from port of departure, ground transfers,
shore excursions, hotel service charges, discretionary hotel and dining charges, meals in
alternate dining venues, alcoholic beverages, boutique purchases, any other personal
onboard expenses, applicable passport, visa and entry/exit fees and any other incidental
costs or expenses) are the responsibility of the winner. The winner and guest must have
all necessary identification and/or cruise documents (including but not limited to a valid
passport, visa (if applicable) and all other necessary travel documents) required for the
cruise prize. The Grand Prize is provided subject to the Holland America Line Cruise
Contract which can be accessed at www.hollandamerica.com. As set forth in more detail
in the Cruise Contract, Sponsor reserves the right to refuse to embark Winner or Cruise
Guest, at any time if, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, Winner, Cruise Guest, or any minor
or other person in Winner or Cruise Guest’s care during the cruise, are unfit for any
reason for the cruise. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-negotiable for
cash, may not be resold, and cannot be used as partial payment toward a different
Holland America cruise or stateroom category other than that assigned. The Grand Prize
winner and guest are NOT eligible for Holland America air/sea programs or Holland
America’s Cancellation Protection Plan programs in connection with the Grand Prize. No
substitution of the prize or any component thereof is permitted, except in the discretion of
Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or
greater value. The prize will be awarded if properly claimed. Prizes are awarded “as is”
and without any warranty, except as required by law. Prize will be awarded only to a
Winner with a residential address within the United States, DC, or Canada (excluding
Quebec). Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable Federal, State, provincial
and local taxes connected with receipt of prize, the use and enjoyment of prize, or any
other connection with this Sweepstakes unless otherwise required by law or unless this
requirement is waived by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. As a condition of accepting
the prize, Winner agrees to furnish any requested information needed for tax reporting. If
Winner is a U.S. resident, he/she will receive an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of prize.
Canadian residents may be subject to withholding taxes, and Canadian residents are
responsible for the reporting and payment of any income tax.
5. GRANT OF RIGHTS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant grants permission to
Sponsor and its contractors, agents and licensees to use the entrant’s name, voice,
likeness, image and biographical information and statements for purposes of advertising,
trade, promotion, publicity without additional compensation, in perpetuity, in the
following media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, www.hollandamericablog.com
and www.hollandamerica.com, worldwide, without notice, review or approval by the
Sponsor and those acting under Sponsor’s authority.
companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors and advertising, promotion and Internet
agencies, Twitter, Facebook and DCG One and the successors, assigns and agents of each
of the foregoing, and each of their respective directors, officers and employees
(collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for, and will have no liability
for, late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries, postage-due
mail, incorrect or inaccurate capture of entries or entry information, loss of or damage to
entries or entry information, or any other human or technical errors of any kind relating to
the operation of the Website, communications or attempted communications with any
entrant, the submission, collection, storage or processing of entries or the administration
of the Sweepstakes. The Released Parties are not responsible for, and will have no
liability for, undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail
filtering by a user’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space
in user’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. The Released Parties are not responsible for,
and will have no liability for, any damage to any computer or computer system resulting
from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this
promotion. The Released Parties are not responsible for, and will have no liability for,
Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural
disaster outside their control that may cause any postponement or cancellation of any
prize component or event. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY
macro, “bot” or other automated system or mechanism to submit entries is prohibited.
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any individual who Sponsor determines or
believes has tampered with the entry process, cheated, or otherwise undermined or
attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Website or the Sweepstakes or
acted in a manner or has engaged in conduct that is intended or likely to annoy, abuse,
threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor. Sponsor reserve the
right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend all or part of this Sweepstakes
should a virus, bug, technical failure or problem, entrant fraud or misconduct or other
cause(s) beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor, in Sponsor’s determination, corrupt
the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In the event
of termination of the Sweepstakes, a notice will be posted online and a random drawing
to award the prize will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the
time of termination. All federal, state/provincial and local laws and regulations apply.
The Released Parties shall have no liability for any damage or loss to person or property
or any other liability due, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to the operation of
this Sweepstakes, any person’s participation in this Sweepstakes, and/or the acceptance,
possession, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize or prize component. By entering,
entrants agree to release and hold each of the Released Parties harmless from and against
any and all claims and liability arising out of the operation of this Sweepstakes, the
entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, the acceptance, possession, receipt, use and/or
misuse of any prize or prize component (including without limitation any prize-related
travel), and/or use of the winner’s name, likeness, voice and/or biographical information
as permitted hereunder, including, without limitation, any claims or liability relating to
loss of or damage to property, and, personal injury and/or death. Entrants assume all
liability for any damage or injury caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this
Sweepstakes or the acceptance, receipt or use of any prize or prize component. All entries
become the property solely of Sponsor and will not be returned. By participating in this
Sweepstakes, entrants understand and agree (and agree to confirm in writing) to abide to
these Official Rules which are final and binding and the decisions of Sponsor with
respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes, which are final. Sponsor is not responsible for
and shall not have any liability for any typographical or other error in the printing of the
offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. In no event
will more than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules be awarded. The
limitations of liability set out in this clause do not apply to the extent that the damage is a
direct result of the gross negligence or willful intent of a Released Party.
7. PRIVACY: Sponsor and its contractors, agents and licensees will have the right to
process, store, disclose and otherwise use all data provided to the Sponsor in connection
with this Sweepstakes, including each entrant’s name, address, telephone number and
email address, for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and, if express consent
has been provided by the entrant, (a) for other marketing and public relations related
activity and (b) in any other manner permitted by Sponsor’s privacy policy which can be
viewed at www.hollandamerica.com. By entering, entrant expressly consents to such
processing, storage and use. Personal data will be transferred to Sponsor and DCG One
and entrants consent to the data transmission, processing and storage of this personal data
in the United States by the companies and for the purposes as mentioned before. By
entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to the collection and use of data
(including without limitation personal data about the entrant) as permitted pursuant to the
privacy policy and as permitted pursuant to this Section 7. Entrants are providing
information to Sponsor and not to Twitter or Facebook.
8. DISPUTES: As a condition of participating, except where prohibited by law, entrants
agree (and agree to confirm in writing), to the extent permitted by law: (a) to release the
Released Parties, as defined in Section 6 herein, from any and all liability, loss or damage
incurred with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any
prize, (b) that under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and
entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental and/or
consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and
waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; (c) all
causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize 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’ and court fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction,
validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, the rights and
obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, or the conduct
of the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of
the State of Washington, U.S.A., without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of
law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction),
which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of
Washington, U.S.A. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants consent to the
jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts located in King County, Washington,
U.S.A. with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising out of
these Official Rules.
9. WINNER LIST: For the name of the Winner, available after March 31, 2019, send an
email to socialmedia@hollandamerica.com with the subject line: “Come Sail O-Way
Sweepstakes Winner Name.”
10. MISCELLANEOUS: If at any time any provision of these rules is or becomes illegal,
invalid or unenforceable in any respect under the law of any jurisdiction, this shall not
affect or impair the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other
provision of these rules; or the legality, validity or enforceability under the law of any
other jurisdiction of that or any other provision of these rules.
11. OFFICIAL RULES: These official rules can be accessed by visiting
For more information, please contact Holland America Line N.V. at 450 Third Avenue
West, Seattle, WA, 98119.
12. SPONSOR: Holland America Line N.V., 450 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119
13. ADMINISTRATORS: Holland America Line N.V., 450 Third Avenue West, Seattle,
WA 98119 U.S.A.
2018 HAL Come Sail O-Way Sweeps