The Traveling Travel Agent

Category - Cruise Ships

Norwegian Getaway - Great for Families

As part of our ongoing commitment to our valued clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the latest and greatest cruise ships by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of touring the Norwegian Getaway, sailing the Caribbean from Miami since 2014. This beautiful ship is family dream vacation with something fun for everyone.

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with Children of all ages, Family Reunions, Solo Travelers, and Active Couples

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One of many fun kids' areas on the Getaway

Explorer of the Seas - Exploring Alaska in Style

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise itineraries you want to sail by experiencing them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas® on a beautiful 7-night Alaska cruise. She impressed us with her easy-to-get-around layout, wide variety of entertainment options, and stunning Alaskan itinerary. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families, Multi-Generational Families, & Large Groups

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Video of the spectacular Dawes Glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord taken from my balcony room.

Caribbean Princess - Elegance at Sea

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. We had the pleasure of sailing on the Caribbean Princess on a fun-filled 7-Night Western Caribbean cruise.  She dazzled us with her classic beauty, wonderful service, and wide variety of live entertainment options. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Couples in their 40's and beyond

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The aft pool is a great place to relax out of wind.

Ruby Princess - A Classic Beauty

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on the Ruby Princess on a fun-filled 7-Night Mexican Riviera cruise. She dazzled us with her classic beauty, wonderful service, and wide variety of live entertainment options. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Couples in their 40's and beyond

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The Piazza is a beautiful 3-story atrium with shopping food and live entertainment.

Disney Dream - A Perfect Walt Disney World Extension

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful Disney Dream, sailing 3 and 4 night Bahamian itineraries from Port Canaveral. Like her sister ship, the Disney Fantasy, she delivers unlimited family fun and top-notch service on a wonderfully elegant ship. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages looking to extend their Walt Disney World Vacation

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The AquaDuck is an exciting water coaster that kids love!

Disney Fantasy - Unlimited Family Fun

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. We had the pleasure of sailing on the beautiful Disney Fantasy during her inaugural year in 2012. From the exciting AquaDuck waterslide to the magical, moving animated pictures on the walls, the Disney Fantasy delivered unlimited family fun and top-notch service on a wonderfully elegant ship. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages, Couples with a Disney affinity, Multi-generational families

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There are lots of opportunities to see Disney characters throughout the ship.

The Re-Imagined Disney Magic

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. Shortly after the Disney Magic was re-imagined in 2013, we had the pleasure of sailing on the refurbished ship. From the thrilling new AquaDunk waterslide to the updated Animator's Palate restaurant, the Disney Magic delivered the fun and service one would expect from a re-imagined Disney ship!

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages, Couples with a Disney affinity, and Multi-generational families

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Norwegian Escape - Something for Everyone

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about the cruise ships you want to sail by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on the Norwegian Escape for her pre-inaugural cruise. This ship is as good if not better than any other cruise ship we have personally experienced. From the gourmet food to the top notch entertainment to the multitude of exciting onboard activities, this ship really does have something for everyone! 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Multigenerational Families, Solo Travelers, Couples in their 20's and 30's, and Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

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The Norwegian Escape at her christening ceremony in Nov. 2015.

About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!