SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The inspirational travel stories featured on Princess Cruises' award-winning blog "50 Essential Experiences – The Travel Bucket List" have been gathered into a just-published collectors' book. The beautifully-produced volume takes readers to some of the most fascinating places around the globe, following in the footsteps of some worldly travelers as they share their favorite travel memories and "must see" places.
The book recounts each of the Essential Experiences from one to 50, just as they were featured on the line's year-long blog. The site, which became one of the most popular blogs in the cruise industry, attracted millions of views and thousands of comments. Each of the 50 featured stories focuses on a notable travel destination, and each is told by one of the line's own destination experts – well-traveled employees from both the shipboard and shoreside teams.
"Because of this reader enthusiasm, we decided to turn 50 Essential Experiences into a book to continue inspiring people to build their own bucket list of travel destinations," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president.
"50 Essential Experiences – The Travel Bucket List" is a 328-page softcover coffee table book, filled with dramatic photographs of each destination. The book is available for $18.95 on Amazon.com and in shipboard boutiques throughout the Princess fleet.
"Few people have seen more of the world than our own destination experts," noted Swartz. "In the more than four decades that we've been sailing the globe, many of our longest-serving shipboard and shoreside employees have logged thousands of sea and air miles visiting hundreds of countries, cities and sites. And now their experiences and recommendations will live on in this new book."
Along with each author's story, readers can learn more about each Destination Expert through the "Five Revealing Questions" in which they tell more about favorite souvenirs and most memorable travel meals.
The blog has won several awards including a Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly magazine, a PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America and a Platinum Marcom award from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. The entire blog can be found at www.50EssentialExperiences.com.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 16 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.3 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from seven to 107 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE: CUK).
Princess Cruises is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com.
SOURCE Princess Cruises