Bringing the luxury of world-class resorts to the waters of Lake Las Vegas, the Venetian gondolas there introduce passengers to the romance of Venice, Italy, and the relaxation of a quiet, pristine environment that is truly a world of its own.
Three boats, "Principessa," "Serenissima" and "La Fenice," venture out for glorious lake cruises, complete with singing gondoliers. As is custom in Venice, couples are expected to kiss when passing under the Ponte Vecchio bridge; the serenading of the gondoliers reaches full force there as the beautiful voices reverberate loudly.
Cruises range from one hour to one and a half hours and include gourmet dinners with your choice of Melrose chicken Chardonnay, sterling bourbon-glazed salmon or rib-eye steak al forno as entrées (served on crystal, silver and china), basket lunches, or champagne and chocolates. Meals are served just after guests board; they are laid out by the catering restaurant, and passengers may dine at their leisure.
The gondolas seat 10 to 12 people and, at 36 feet long, are the actual size of a Venetian gondola. The gondolas were designed, produced and are operated by Gondola Adventures Inc., the largest gondola operation outside Venice.
Guests also can request upgrades to their cruises such as roses, disposable cameras and a "Message in a Bottle." The staff also will help to arrange birthday cruises, proposals and other special events.