Win a cruise around Venice and its islands with CroisiEurope

October 2017 Prize Draw

Date published: 30 Sep 17
Grand Canal, VeniceThis month’s prize comes from our European cruise partner, CroisiEurope. Our prize winner and partner will be staying onboard one of the comfortable river cruise ships from the fleet for 5 days in 2018, cruising around Venice and its islands, with opportunities to explore the city to your heart’s content. The islands are certainly worth discovering too, with Murano and Burano being of particular interest. 

Venice has long been the ultimate romantic city, with canals meandering between extraordinary buildings – palazzos and villas with stories to tell. St Mark’s cathedral is a true architectural delight, and the Doge’s Palace displays the tale of a city so powerful and important over the centuries. If art is your passion, think Renaissance, Byzantine and Baroque. You’ll be delighted with the magnificent churches, such as Chiesa di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, famous for its works by Titian. St Mark’s Square is a delight by night, with musicians playing, restaurants open and flower sellers tempting you to buy roses. Wandering across pretty footbridges, finding quiet corners as well as the main tourist attractions, mean Venice is a city for everyone. Photographers will find a perfect picture every few yards!  

MS Michelangelo - salon bar © CroisiEuropeCroisiEurope offer a range of guided excursions, with headsets included, around Venice and beyond, to Padua, home of St Anthony, for example. The ship is French owned, so meals are a real homage to fine cuisine and gourmet dining: these are all included as are drinks with meals and at the onboard bar. The lucky winner will enjoy a Gala Dinner one evening, and welcome cocktails on embarking. There’s free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar with a complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use. Evening entertainment is varied, with musicians and the crew keeping the atmosphere lively! Flights are not included in the prize, leaving the winner and partner free to make their own way to Venice by air or rail and extending the holiday by a few days if they wish.

This month the Silver Travel Book Club is reading One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino, to get you right in the mood for a visit. Join our forum thread to find out more and to be in with a chance to win a copy of the book too. 

Back to our main prize, it's a fabulous opportunity to enjoy Venice from the water, which is just what the locals do – you’ll be staying in your own floating hotel!

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Other Members' Thoughts - 330 Comment(s)

  • caalcon
    about 9 hours ago
    Lovely holiday - fingers crossed
  • sheila99
    about 12 hours ago
    Hopefully a lovely dream that will come true!
  • mf393
    about 16 hours ago
    Would love to spend some time in Venice and submerse myself in its art and history
  • DJM
    about 21 hours ago
    heavenly!!!! No better way to travel !
  • JulieAAA
    1 day ago
    I have always fancied going on a cruise and this sounds like a brilliant one, so hoping I can win it!
  • Charlie99
    1 day ago
    Fantastic looking prize. Never cruised before, so this would be an experience to look forward to.
  • Oldenough
    1 day ago
    As an ardent cruiser, I'm surprised to find that this is not a cruise line that I'd really heard of until this competition, but looks well worth looking into!
  • Coxy557
    1 day ago
    Would love to win a holiday, as my wife has always wanted to go here, and our 25th wedding anniversary is coming up.
  • Stephen-Fleming
    2 days ago
    What a prize!
  • ladyjune
    2 days ago
    Venice is such a special city, remember one year sailing out of Venice late in the evening on a cruise liner, really magical with the twinkling lights, people waving at us. Love to return.
  • tammy
    2 days ago
    wow this would be so amazing!
  • tigermum_1
    3 days ago
    We fell in love with Venice when we visited a few years ago. We would love to do a return visit and this prize would be perfect for our Golden Wedding Anniversary next year
  • Shaun
    3 days ago
    Would really love to go back to Venice.
  • katiewmuk
    3 days ago
    What a great prize to such a stunning city with so much culture to see!
  • goose1964
    3 days ago
    I never really fancied Venice until acouple of friends went and hearing all about it and seeing theit photos changed my mind
  • Heyguesswhat
    3 days ago
    I loved Venice but it was a long time ago.
    That's water under the bridge
    Would love to go again so I could take my wife
  • mooms
    3 days ago
    Would really love to go back to Venice. Went some years ago with a friend who is sadly no longer with us. Happy memories though.
  • Holisticrmp
    3 days ago
    What better way to see Venice from on the water.
  • nokkie21
    3 days ago
    Always wanted to go on a River Cruise so fingers crossed.
  • june
    3 days ago
    Went to burano and spent just 3 hrs just looking at those beautiful coloured houses ,windows and shutters in all the colours of the rainbow, reflections and then one house dressed for a wedding with large white bows and flowers. Magic.
  • charlotte57
    3 days ago
    Fabulous prize fingers crossed I would love it.
  • atodd
    3 days ago
    Super cool prize holiday. Venice is one city that I would love to sample. Perhaps some day ........
  • RobO
    3 days ago
    I love Italy, but have never been to Venice so this would be amazing !
  • asirrell
    4 days ago
    Would absolutely love this cruise because we went on a fly cruise last year departing from Venice which we were really looking forward to seeing before we sailed. No chance, by the time the flight landed and we transferred from the airport, queued for cruise cards security etc. found our cabin the ship was due to sail. All we saw was from the deck of the ship and it was getting dark. Yes what we did manage to see was beautiful but I would dearly love to see more.
  • Kevin-Williams
    4 days ago
    visited Venice briefly last year. Can thoroughly recommend taking a "hidden venice" wlaking tour. With a top guide you get to see all the major sights but approached from little used walkways. A fascinating back story included