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Coral Princess - Voyage of the Glaciers

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


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

Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the classic elegance of the Coral Princess. All pictures were taken during our cruise and none have been modified or enhanced.

The balcony staterooms are cozy and comfortable
The beds can be 2 singles or 1 queen
The 4 story atrium has shops, lounges and entertainment
The atrium is decorated for Alaska
Plenty of large windows throughout the ship offer amazing Alaska views
Passengers enjoy viewing the magnificent glaciers of Glacier Bay
The Explorers Lounge is one of many to choose from
Husky puppies are brought onboard the ship in Juneau
The gym is small but well equipped
The ship in College Fjord
Glacier Bay has stunning scenery
The ship in Glacier Bay
More Glacier Bay scenery
The ship as she departs Glacier Bay
The Coral Princess docked in Skagway
The ship in Vancouver, Canada
The Lido Deck
The Lotus Pool Deck
The Lotus Pool is covered so you can swim even in Alaska
Live music can be found throughout the ship well into the night
The Promenade Deck wraps around the entire ship
Cozy seating in the Wheelhouse Bar
The Coral Princess serves Alaskan beer at the bars
There are comfortable sitting areas throughout the ship
The Wheelhouse Bar
Deck 15 has plenty of deck chairs that are rarely used in Alaska!
The Lido pool and 3 hot tubs
The Lido Deck's big screen shows popular movies at night
Deck 15 viewing areas
Balcony staterooms have the best views
A sunset view from the stateroom balcony
The ship in Skagway
The Vancouver Sail-away Party
One of the several glaciers in College Fjord
Up close of one of the Glacier Bay glaciers
Beautiful Glacier Bay

Ship Highlights

Refurbished in 2016, the Coral Princess was named Best Mid-Size Cruise Ship for Service by Cruise Critic.  This relaxing and classic cruise ship boasts top notch dining, open outdoor decks that are easy to get around, and a covered pool area perfect for the cool weather of Alaska.  The open decks offer great views of the majestic mountains, glaciers, and wildlife.  Inside this lovely ship, you will find intimate sitting areas, elegant lounges with live entertainment, and duty-free shopping. 

Ports of Call

Between May and September, the Coral Princess sails either Northbound or Southbound between Vancouver, British Columbia and Whittier, Alaska on her Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary.

  • Ketchikan - Known as the Salmon capital of the world
  • Juneau - Popular for whale watching and the Mendenhall Glacier, also home to the Alaskan Brewing Company
  • Skagway - A gold rush town known for its scenic train into Canada
  • Glacier Bay Cruising - With 3.3 million acres of forest land, it offers stunning mountiain and glacier views plus wildlife sightings
  • College Fjord Cruising or Hubbard Glacier Cruising - Both offer more scenic cruising with glacier and wildlife viewings


  • Alaska is brought on board with local salmon and halibut served in the dining rooms, Alaskan brewed beer served at the bars, and other local delicacies served throughout the ship. 
  • Other onboard Alaska programs inlcude the Husky Puppies in the Piazza and a series of educational lectures on the wildlife and history of Alaska.
  • The open outdoor areas never feel crowded and make it easy to find a place to witness the stunning beauty of Alaska or to watch for whales, dolphins, and sea otters.
  • The waters are teaming with wildlife which can be seen throughout the cruise from inside or outside if you keep your eye on the ocean!  Follow the flocks of birds to see whales and dolphins.
  • The giant outdoor movie screen plays both movies and major sporting events.
  • There is quality live entertainment throughout the ship whether in the Princess Theater, inside the atrium on the Piazza, or in one of the many lounges.
  • Live traditional music is played each evening for the couples who enjoy ballroom dancing.
  • Other enjoyable onboard activities include the Galley Tour, Wine Tastings, and Afternoon Tea.

Ship Facts

  • Year Built:  2002
  • Godfather:  Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso
  • Total Cost:  US $360,000,000
  • Crew:  930
  • Passengers:  2,368 (max. capacity)
  • Decks:  16
  • Pools & Whirlpools: 7

Why Book With Us

  • We personally travel on multiple cruises every year and know the ins and outs of different cruise lines.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to call directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • We can help you plan your pre or post cruise stay including hotels, activities, and transfers. 
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We can help recommend Shore Excursions that go above and beyond your expectations.
  • We have access to discounted airfare and can help you save money!

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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!

Posted: Sun, Sep 23, 2018

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