Royal Caribbean International Announces Winner of 'Reporter at Sea' Contest


    
    Quebec Resident to Report Live from Oasis of the Seas



    
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<p><location>MIAMI</location>, <chron>Nov. 5</chron> /CNW/ -- The votes have been tallied and the results are in!  Following a six-week long search, <person>Francis Jette</person> of Acton-Vale, <location>Quebec</location> has been named winner of Royal Caribbean International's "Reporter at Sea" contest.  The budding journalist won the assignment of a lifetime: the chance to help cover the debut of Royal Caribbean's newest ship, Oasis of the Seas - the world's largest and most revolutionary cruise ship.</p>
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<p>Voters across <location>Canada</location> selected Francis from five finalists who were vying for the opportunity to represent <location>Canada</location> as the citizen reporter who would nab the inside scoop on one of the biggest and most buzzed about travel stories of the year.  Francis, who works as a logistics planner and production manager in Acton-Vale, gave a great overview of the ship and its innovative amenities in his winning video.  His reporting skills and personality in front of the camera truly showcase why <location>Canada</location> has chosen him as Royal Caribbean's "Reporter At Sea."  He will be flown with a guest to board Oasis of the Seas at Port Everglades in <location>Fort Lauderdale</location>, Fla. to cover the ship's first preview cruise from <chron>Nov. 19</chron> to <chron>Nov. 22</chron>.</p>
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<p>"It has always been my dream to be a reporter and I am very excited about my assignment onboard the world's largest cruise ship.  I want to thank Royal Caribbean and everyone who voted for me for giving me this amazing opportunity," said <person>Francis Jette</person>.</p>
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<p>While onboard, Francis will be joined by aspiring journalists from the <location>United States</location>, <location>Germany</location>, <location>Mexico</location>, and the <location>United Kingdom</location>, who were selected as contest winners in their respective countries.  For more information on the "Reporter at Sea" contest and to view Francis' winning video, visit <a href="http://www.oasisoftheseas.com/reporteratsea/canada">www.oasisoftheseas.com/reporteratsea/canada</a>.</p>
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<p>Oasis of the Seas is the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world.  An architectural marvel at sea, she spans 16 decks, encompasses 225,282 gross registered tons, carries 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms.  Oasis of the Seas is the first ship to tout the cruise line's new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which includes Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.  The ship will sail from her home port of Port Everglades in <location>Fort Lauderdale</location>, Fla.  Additional information is available at <a href="http://www.oasisoftheseas.com">www.oasisoftheseas.com</a>.</p>
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<p>Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 21 ships currently in service and one under construction.  The line also offers unique cruise tour land packages in Alaska, <location>Canada</location>, Dubai, <location>Europe</location>, and <location>Australia</location> and <location>New Zealand</location>.  For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit <a href="http://www.royalcaribbean.com">www.royalcaribbean.com</a>  or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN. Travel professionals should go to <a href="http://www.cruisingpower.com">www.cruisingpower.com</a> or call (800) 327-2056.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Royal Caribbean International Media Contacts:, Tracy Quan, +1-305-539-6577, tquan@rccl.com; Erin Burden, +1-212-445-8164, eburden@webershandwick.com Web Site: http://www.royalcaribbean.com

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