In partnership with Condé Nast Traveler, one of the most respected travel magazines, Princess Cruises revealed: The Grand Canal of Venice was voted "8th Cruise Wonder of the World". The announcement followed the 2015 "7 Cruise Wonders of the World," identifying 7 intriguing destinations, especially spectacular when sailing by cruise ship.
The Grand Canal of Venice received the most votes with more than 38,000 submissions. Of those who submitted the destination, Steve Turner of Calabasas, California, was selected as the lucky winner of a Princess cruise.
Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president, said:
"Of all the remarkable destinations on the planet, some of the most captivating are especially suited to visit while on a cruise. We were honored to partner with Condé Nast Traveler to present the '7 Cruise Wonders of the World' showcasing some of the world's most iconic destinations. From its piazzas to its palaces, Venice's beauty is fully revealed through an arrival by cruise ship, offering a perfectly fitting introduction to the '8th Cruise Wonder of the World' – the Grand Canal."
There is no more memorable way to come to Venice than cruising through Guidecca Canal on the small Pacific Princess. The Grand Canal of Venice now joins the other Cruise Wonders of the World destinations:
- Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.
- Panama Canal.
- Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan.
- Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska.
- Christ the Redeemer, Rio do Janeiro, Brazil.
- Trunk Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey.