The Traveling Travel Agent

Norwegian Joy - Family Fun for Everyone

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on the US Inaugaral 3-night sailing from Vancouver to LA on the newly revitalized Norwegian Joy. This ship impressed us with its terrific entertainment options from a stunning performance of Footloose to the great Beatles cover band at The Cavern Club, and its amazing activities from the two-level race track in the middle of the ocean, to the Galaxy Pavilion with its thrilling virtual reality experiences.  There is family fun for everyone on this ship packed full of exciting activities!

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families, Groups, and Multi-Generations 

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After a $50 Million Revitalization, the Joy will sail in Alaska and the Mexican Riviera.

Rio Ocho Rios - Active Family Fun

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Riu Ocho Rios. This resort impressed us with its beautiful beach, friendly service, and perfect location for popular Jamaican activities. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Groups, and Active Couples or Singles

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Riu Ocho Rios has beautiful views of the lush moutains.

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Iberostar Rose Hall Suites. This beautiful resort has a multitude of activities, including access to next door Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, and one of the best beaches in the Montego Bay area. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Multi-generation famlies, and Groups 

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Iberostar Rose Hall Suites has some of the best pools in Jamaica.

Sandals Negril - Sunset Beach

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of staying 1 night at the beautiful All-Inclusive Sandals Negril for couples only. This resort impressed us with its beautiful setting, luxurious suites, and friendly staff members. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Beach Lovers, Honeymoon, and Anniversaries

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One Bedroom Oceanfront Suites set upon the relaxing Crystal Lagoon.

Beaches Negril - Fun for Everyone

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Beaches Negril. This resort impressed us with its picture perfect white sand beach, beautiful tropical grounds, and wide variety of activities for all ages.

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Singles, Families with Children, and Destination Weddings

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The Pirate Island Water Theme Park has 8 water slides.

Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rican Sanctuary

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Costa Rica, we had the pleasure of staying 2 nights at the beautiful All-Inclusive Dreams Las Mareas. This resort impressed us with its amazingly beautiful location, luxurious suites, and wealth of activities. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Active Families, Friends, & Couples and Destination Weddings

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Dreams Las Mareas has 3 large pristine pools, including an adult only pool and kids pool with waterslide.

Riu Guanacaste - Costa Rican Paradise

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Costa Rica we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Riu Guanacaste. This resort impressed us with its beautiful tropical setting, friendly staff, and fun activities. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Multi-Generational Families and Nature Enthusiasts

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Riu Guanacaste is on Matapalo Beach surrounded by mountains on 3 sides.

Riu Palace Costa Rica - Luxury in Nature

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Costa Rica, we had the pleasure of staying 4 nights at the beautiful All-Inclusive Riu Palace Costa Rica. This resort impressed us with its beautiful tropical setting, friendly staff, and the abundance of activities both on and near the resort. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Honeymoons, and Nature Enthusiasts

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Riu Palace Costa Rica sits on Matapalo beach in a lovely private cove.

Ruby Princess - A Classic Beauty

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations 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 Resort For:  Couples and Families looking for authentic destination immersion

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The Ruby Princess has wide open decks for great scenic and wildlife viewing.

Coral Princess - Voyage of the Glaciers

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently we had the pleasure of sailing on a 7-Night Voyage of the Glaciers cruise on the lovely Coral Princess. This ship impressed us with its remarkable Alaskan itinerary, relaxing atmosphere, and wonderful service. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples and Families looking for authentic destination immersion

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The Coral Princess sails through beautiful Glacier Bay and offers stunning views throughout the ship.

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!