Carnival recently announced its first Pinterest contest, the “I’d Rather be Carnival Cruising to _______,”  which will award one lucky winner a seven-day “Fun Ship” Caribbean cruise for two.

For those looking for some help getting started on their contest entry, here are a few folks with some fun travel-related videos, images and Pinterest boards to help provide inspiration:

-          Stefanie Fauquet’s Carnival Breeze Pinterest board features fantastic pictures of food, ship shots, and several European ports of call. Check out her musings at Mommy Musings (

-          Chris Owen’s Pinterest account offers some amazing images from various European destinations, Carnival Breeze, food and drinks, and even a few of his favorite travel must haves. Chris shares all his journeys on his site Chris Cruises (

-          Doug Parker’s Pinterest account features some beautiful images from Alaska and some delectable food shots, while his Cruise Radio YouTube channel includes some fun shore excursion videos like this one. Doug chronicles his adventures on his podcast and site Cruise Radio (

-          Nancy Schretter’s Pinterest account offers inspiring pictures from a number of destinations including the Caribbean, as well as great suggestions for family activities and tours. Find great family-friendly travel articles and tips on Nancy’s web site Family Travel Network (

The “I’d Rather be Carnival Cruising to _______,” Pinterest contest runs through October 14, 2012. For additional information and how to enter visit