The Traveling Travel Agent

Category - Cruise Ships

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.

Oasis of the Seas - An Architectual Marvel at Sea

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 one of the largest cruise ships at sea on a 7 night Eastern Caribbean sailing. This ship impressed us with her wide variety of fun activities, great entertainment options, and crew members that went out of their way to give great service. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages, Multi Generations and Groups

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There are plenty of pools to choose from on this large ship.

Harmony of the Seas - Family Fun at Sea!

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 one of the largest cruise ships at sea on a 7 night Eastern Caribbean sailing adventure. This ship impressed us with its spectacular entertainment, wide variety of fun activities, and a surprising lack of crowds, considering the number of guests and crew on the ship. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages, Multi Generations and Groups

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Although she carries over 6,000 passengers, it rarely feels crowded on board with so many different areas.

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.

Disney Dream - A Perfect Complement to Walt Disney World

As 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 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 an elegant yet modern ship. 

We Recommend This Ship For:  Families with kids of all ages, A combo with Walt Disney World, Anyone who wants to try Disney cruising for the first time

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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 popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. We had the pleasure of sailing on the beautiful Disney Fantasy for a 7-Night Western Caribbean Sailing 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 interact with Disney characters throughout the ship.

Disney Magic - Magic at Sea

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Shortly after the Disney Magic was re-imagined in 2013, we had the pleasure of sailing on the refurbished ship twice, on a 4-Night Bahamian sailing and a 7-Night Southern Caribbean sailing.  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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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!