I shot these photos while waiting for my passengers tonight.
It doesn't take much to dress your gondola when it's a beautiful Venice-built beauty like the Phoenix.
Tonight's cruise was a simple one-hour cruise with no dinner or appetizers, so I went with the two banchete. We do have a dinner-appropriate table for this gondola, but I only pull that out for serious dining cruises.
The gondola to the right is the Wedding Gondola; easily identified by her decks which have allegorical characters carved and painted in gloss over a flat dark-gray background.