Princess Cruises wants your bucket list story

Princess Cruises has been talking about amazing experiences for a while now with their popular 50 Essential Experiences blog, now up to week 13 in the year-long run. From week to week, Princess employees relate personal bucket list travel experiences, causing readers to think about and plan their own essential travel experiences. Now, the line is taking it a step further, offering its Facebook fans a chance to make a big dent in their own bucket lists.

The Travel Bucket List contest kicks off today with Princess inviting fans to share their own most essential travel experience, giving them a chance to win a vacation to their choice of eight remarkable cruise destinations including Europe, Asia, Tahiti, Australia/New Zealand, the Holy Land, Panama Canal, Alaska or South America.

The winner, to be determined by popular vote, will choose a cruise vacation ranging from 10 to 16 days in length in a balcony stateroom including airfare for two people.

“We’re encouraging our Facebook fans to share an inspiring travel experience they think everyone should do at least once in their lifetime,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “And the unprecedented aspect of this contest is that the winner gets to choose from among eight incredible cruise destinations, and cross yet another experience off their travel bucket list.

Entries can be made with a written story or with a video submitted any time until February 7, 2011. Fans can vote between February 11-25, 2011 and the winner will be announced on or around March 11, 2011.

Photo: Princess Cruises