1. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Challenge is Viking River Cruises Inc., 5700 Canoga Ave, Suite 200, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (“Sponsor”).
  2. Eligibility: To enter and win the Challenge (the “Challenge”), you must be an “Eligible Agent.” An “Eligible Agent” is defined as someone twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the beginning of the Challenge Period (defined below) who: (i) is a permanent legal resident of the fifty (50) states of the United States, Washington D.C. or Canada (excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, and all other U.S. or Canadian territories) and physically located therein; (ii) is a qualified individual travel agent with a valid current ARC/IATAN/CLIA/TIDS account or number (“Account Number”) during the Challenge Period and (iii) has the written consent of their travel agency employer to enter the Challenge and win and keep the Prize (defined below).

    Employees and directors of Sponsor, its parent, its affiliated and subsidiary companies and their respective advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of the households of such employees and directors (whether or not related) are not eligible, even if they otherwise qualify.
  3. Challenge Period: The Challenge commences at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) on October 17, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on March 31, 2017 (the “Challenge Period”).
  4. How to Enter:
    1. To enter, an Eligible Agent must register successfully for the Challenge on the Viking Cruises Travel Agent Portal (www.vrc.com/agents) (the “Portal”) by submitting the requested information at www.vrc.com/million. Eligible Agents must register for the Challenge by the end of the Challenge Period to be eligible for the Challenge and must have a Portal registration to register for the Challenge. Use of the Portal is subject to the Portal’s terms of use and privacy policy. Portal Registration requires acceptance of the Challenge’s terms and conditions.
    2. A registered Eligible Agent receives one (1) entry in the Challenge for each new genuine Viking Cruises cabin “sold” (as defined below) by that Eligible Agent to an end-user customer (each a “New Cruise” and collectively “New Cruises”) during the Challenge Period. Each entry made in accordance with this Section shall be considered an “Entry” for purposes of the Challenge.
  5. Eligible Cruises:
    1. For a New Cruise to qualify as “sold” by an Eligible Agent, the cruise must have a booking status “Confirmed” (as defined below) on a date within the Challenge Period; provided however that the following cruises are excluded: (i) a cruise with a booking status Confirmed prior to the beginning of the Challenge Period which is transferred or cancelled and rebooked during the Challenge Period; (ii) a cruise with a booking status Confirmed during the Challenge Period which is cancelled prior to the Drawing Date; (iii) a cruise booked by an individual who is not an Eligible Agent, or a cruise first booked by an individual and then transferred to an Eligible Agent; and/or (iv) Interline, agent reduced rates, wholesale or charter bookings, appreciation or familiarization (FAM) cruises. A booking status is “Confirmed” on the date the payment of a deposit or other amount (as required by the cruise) is received as notated by an electronic invoice generated from Sponsor. Combo or butterfly cruises with booking status “Confirmed” will be treated as one Entry for the purposes of the Challenge.
    2. All disputes regarding the Challenge, including without limitation, entries, eligibility, qualification of cruises, confirmation dates, the prize or the winner will be resolved by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to scrutinize all entrants and entries for compliance with these Official Rules. Unlawful, unintelligible, illegible, obscene, fraudulent, misrepresentative, indecent or incomplete entries will be disqualified. Once submitted, all entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged nor will they be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for any selection procedures, notifications or other communications that are late, lost, stolen, misdirected, non-deliverable or illegible due to any reason whatsoever.
  6. Random Drawing/Odds: One (1) potential winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received to be held on April 11, 2017. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or a third party hired by Sponsor. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Challenge period. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of Eligible Agents who will participate in the Challenge or the number of eligible Entries.
  7. Prize: There will be one prize of ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000) U.S. DOLLARS, payable in ten (10) installments of $100,000 over ten years starting on or before May 17, 2017 and on or before each May 17 thereafter until paid. This prize may be awarded in the form of a debit card, cash, or check, payable in US dollars, the exact form to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and will be subject to issuer’s rules of use. The prize is non-transferable and no prize substitutions or cash redemptions are allowed except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. In such event, the substitute prize shall be of equal value as the advertised prize. Unclaimed Prize will not be awarded.
  8. Announcement of Travel Agent Winner: The winner will be announced on April 25, 2017 on the Portal home page, provided Sponsor’s inability to contact the Challenge winner using the contact information in the Eligible Agent’s Portal registration and/or obtain the releases and withholding forms described in Section 9 within ten (10) days after the drawing date will result in disqualification and Sponsor’s selection of an alternate winner and a delay in the announcement. If it is necessary to select an alternate winner, the same procedures discussed in these Rules will be used for such selection.
  9. Taxes; Release. ALL FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, STATE AND/OR LOCAL TAXES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WINNER. Challenge potential winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (which affirms that he/she has complied with these Official Rules) as well as a liability release and tax withholding forms including social security number or equivalent, and where legal, a publicity release, each of which, if issued, must be completed, signed and returned prior to the announcement. Failure to return the completed and signed forms will result in disqualification and the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor is required to withhold by law a percentage of the prize for tax purposes before distributing the prize award.
  10. Acceptance: Registration at the Portal and entry and participation in the Challenge constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and Portal’s terms and conditions. The Challenge is designed to increase travel agents’ awareness of and interest in Viking River Cruises. This Challenge may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling. By registering at the Portal and entering the Challenge, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Challenge. Any entrant acknowledges that these Official Rules and the Portal terms and conditions comprise the entire rules for the Challenge. No oral or written representation made to a travel agent by Sponsor’s employees or agents or subcontractors is binding or supersedes these Official Rules unless made by an authorized officer of Sponsor in writing.
  11. Release: Sponsor, its shareholders, agents and representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) entries that are late, lost, stolen, garbled/jumbled, corrupted, misdirected, incomplete (iii) illegible computer system hardware, software or program malfunctions or for other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that may cause the Challenge to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any printing of typographical errors in any materials associated with the Challenge; or (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Challenge, acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, or any other matter related to the Challenge, including without limitation, claims based on personal injury, death, and property damage, publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy and including any indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages.

    Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Challenge or modify these Official Rules as necessary for any reason or as required by applicable law. In the event the entry process is cancelled or suspended as set forth herein, a winner will be selected from all salvageable entries received.
  12. Governing Law & Arbitration; Waiver of Class Action Claims: Any and all claims, disputes, controversies, actions or proceedings relating to, or arising out of, the Challenge (collectively "Claims"), shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws principles and that any and all Claims shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA").

    Before commencing any arbitration, notice of a claim must be provided to Sponsor, in writing. Sponsor may then attempt to resolve the claim. If the dispute is not resolved within 30 days, arbitration may be demanded pursuant to the terms below.

    The arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator pursuant to the applicable Rules and Procedures established by the AAA and subject to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. The arbitration shall be held telephonically with written submissions, or based on written submissions only, at the claimant’s option with the arbitrator’s fee to be paid by Sponsor (unless the arbitrator finds that the claims against Sponsor are frivolous, in which case the claimant will pay the arbitrator’s fee), if the amount in controversy is $10,000 or below, or, for amounts in controversy in excess of $10,000 in person at a location determined by the AAA pursuant to the Rules and Procedures of the AAA, (for Claims by a person resident in Canada, by ICDR Canada in accordance with its Canadian Arbitration Rules) with the arbitrator’s fee to be allocated equally between the parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award actual direct damages only with no authority to issue any fines and penalties nor award consequential or punitive damages or equitable relief. THERE SHALL BE NO RIGHT TO LITIGATE YOUR CLAIM IN COURT AND NO RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL.

    A claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and claimant shall not have the right to participate in a representative capacity, or as a member of any class of claimants pertaining to any Claim subject to arbitration, and that the arbitrator shall have no authority to consolidate or join the Claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated and may only resolve Claims, and render awards between one claimant and Sponsor alone.

    With the exception of the prior paragraph, if any part of this Section is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures of the AAA, then same shall be stricken and the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and construed accordingly. If the prior paragraph is invalidated, there shall be no right to arbitration of claims on any class or collective basis, but instead any attempt to assert claims on a class or collective basis of any kind must be pursued in a court of competent jurisdiction. For more information on the AAA and its Rules and Procedures, a claimant may visit the AAA website at www.adr.org.

    All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Agent and/or Sponsor in connection with the Challenge, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in New York, New York.
  13. Trademarks and Service Marks: Viking Cruises and the other service marks or trademarks used herein are registered service mark of Sponsor or its affiliates. 2016© Viking River Cruises Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. Travel Agent Winner: For information on the Challenge winner send a self-addressed stamped envelope (when sending from Wisconsin no need for stamp on self-addressed envelope) after the end of the Challenge Period and before December 31, 2017 to: Viking River Cruises, Travel Agent Challenge Winner, 5700 Canoga Ave, Suite 200, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. The Challenge winner’s name will also be posted on the Portal after the announcement (www.vrc.com/million).
  15. Copy of Rules: To obtain a copy of these Official Challenge Rules, print them from the Portal during the Challenge Period.
  16. All decisions of Sponsor with regard to this Challenge are final and binding in all respects. Additional restrictions may apply. THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. CHALLENGE SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. No purchase necessary. Purchase will not enhance chances of winning. Challenge void outside the United States and Canada. Void in the Province of Quebec.