Carol Lahnum, the grand-prize winner of the “Sea to Sky Princess Princess Photo Contest” captured the image (left) of Brown’s Cave at Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska - a port visited on every Princess Cruises Alaska voyage. Mark Harris, Princess Cruises employee grand-prize winner, discovered this hidden café in Mykonos, Greece (right).
From more than 13,000 images submitted by the public in the “Sea to Sky Princess Photo Contest,” Princess Cruises today announced the grand-prize consumer winner and shared the images that embody discovery and inspires exploration. Carol Lahnum from Juneau, Alaska, submitted the winning consumer photo of Brown’s Cave at Mendenhall Glacier, located in the state’s capital.
In addition, Princess Cruises employees also submitted their destination photos and Mark Harris, based a in Seattle, Washington, was named the grand-prize employee winner with his photo of a hidden café in Mykonos, Greece, captured on his Mediterranean cruise. These images and nearly a 1,000 others will be featured in Sky Princess staterooms and stateroom corridors.
“Congratulations to Carol and Mark and the other entrants whose images were selected to showcase the inspiring destinations we visit and be featured onboard our new Sky Princess,” said Rai Caluori, Princess Cruises Executive Vice President of Guest Experience and Product Development. “These remarkable shots share cherished memories travelling the world in the iconic places we take our guests.”
With a destination collection of 380 ports and scenic attractions on seven continents to capture, the “Sea to Sky Princess” contest invited entrants to submit their favorite photos portraying their most treasured holiday vistas. From the vibrant and colourful Caribbean culture, to the landmarks of Europe, to wildlife in Alaska or a scenic shot from a balcony or top deck on board, images were judged by a panel looking for scenic beauty, creativity, originality, style and high-quality images that captured the spirit of connecting to a destination in a meaningful way through discovery and exploration.
“I captured this image one morning when we paddled the two miles across Mendenhall Lake, then climbed up, over, then under the glacier,” said Lahnum. “Around 8 am, after we had climbed down into the cave, the sun started to peak into the entrance of the cave and this image was captured. It’s a long exposure image so that I could capture the flowing waters all around me.”
The new 3,660-guest Sky Princess debuts in October 2019, sailing a series of Mediterranean cruises, followed by a season of Caribbean voyages from Ft. Lauderdale. More details can be found at www.princess.com/skyprincess