Princess Cruises wraps up bucket list
THE Princess Cruises' travel bucket list blog - '50 Essential Experiences' - has finally reached its climatic end with the number one destination revealed in the last post.
Aptly named 'The Ocean', the final post wraps up a mammoth task to to showcase some of the most fascinating travel experiences around the world.
In 'The Ocean' the author - Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations Rai Caluori - describes how he "ran away to sea" and discovered his passion for the ocean.
Revealed weekly for an entire year, the 50 posts were designed to create an ultimate travel destination list compiled of personal stories told by Princess' own destination experts - its long-serving and well-travelled shipboard and shoreside employees.
Princess executive vice president Jan Swartz said the group of shared stories would hopefully instill a longing for adventure and travel amongst its readers.
"Twelve months ago we set out to create not just a list of places, but instead a collection of experiences that we hoped would inspire others," she said.
"The amazing array of 50 stories touch 36 countries on six continents, and we're so grateful to our employees who contributed them.
"We think the resulting list is remarkable not only for its scope of destinations, but also for the insights our authors shared about their lifelong memories."
Since it debuted last year, the popular '50 Essential Experiences' blog has received more than 2.6 million page views and more than 5000 reader comments, making it one of the most popular blogs in the industry.
Each week the blog has also featured a "Reader Essential Experience," and the final reader post describes the wonder of being woken up to see the Northern Lights in Alaska.
Travellers can now download a copy of the full list to use as inspiration for their own travel bucket planning, at http://www.princess.com/50essentialexperiences/.