The extremely successful campaign saw over 57,000 entries, all hoping to win a once-in-a-lifetime prize of a cruise for two aboard their brand new ship, the Royal Princess, which makes her debut next year.
The photo illustrates the towering pillars and ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, which is famously known all over the world as an archaeological landmark.
The winning photo was sent in by Princess enthusiast, Christine Svircev who took the photo whilst enjoying a cruise around Turkey.
Christine Svircev said: “I cannot believe out of all of these entries I have actually won. I never win anything! Ephesus is such a beautiful place with so many ancient sites to see, I took many photo’s here, and once I got back home I thought I would send one in because I had nothing to lose.”
The winning photo plus 999 other entries will now be displayed on the hallways aboard the new ship the Royal Princess, which makes her maiden voyage in June 2013.
Raj Caluori, Princess’ executive vice president of fleet operations said: “The judges were amazed by the staggering number of great images that were entered in this contest.”
“We didn’t have an easy time, but in the end we think the 1,000 photos that were selected are certainly worthy of being immortalized on the ship. We hope all the winners have a chance to sail aboard Royal Princess and enjoy discovering where their photos are displayed.”
Royal Princess is currently under construction and will offer 3,600 passengers a host of innovative new features including a larger atrium, a glass-bottomed walkway and a private poolside area.
Christine added: “It is a great honour to win this prize. My husband now calls me Ansel Adams.”
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