Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Star Princess Cruise Review by Vonlon

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Star Princess Cruise Review by Vonlon
Star Princess
Star Princess
Member Name: Vonlon
Cruise Date: January 2013
Embarkation: other
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Cabin Category: AD
Cabin Number: D202
Booking Method: Internet Agency
See More About: Star Princess Cruise Reviews | South America & Antarctica Cruise Reviews | Princess Cruise Deals
Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
American Discount Cruises
Direct Line Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow

Ship Facts: Star Princess Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Star Princess Deck Plans
Machu Picchu and South America
Our holiday started in Peru with the main attraction being Machu Picchu and we weren't disappointed. Although I didn't expect to be affected with altitude sickness in cusco resulting in an overnight stay in their medical centre. A drip in my arm and oxygen on tap worked wonders, I felt fine in the morning so was able to join the tour we had planned. The tour company was Condor and they were brilliant, luckily they provided medical insurance for alt sickness so I didn't have to pay a penny. They were really well organised I definitely would recommend them our guide was George he was great.

After 5 nights in Peru we flew to Santiago for 2 nights a bit of a mix up with tour groups but we eventually arrived at our hotel, we were still with the same tour company but they didn't seem to be as organised as their Peruvian colleagues. The following day we had a city tour, nice city but not that much to see.

The next day we transferred to the port, no queues we were straight on the ship. First impressions I thought the ship looked a little tired but maybe I am being a bit picky. Cabin was nice and roomy with a bath which was great but this is the first time we have had a cabin near the front of the ship and I did feel the rocking of the ship a lot more in our cabin., so definitely mid ship next time.

We dined in the portofino dining room the food was mediocre and we found the food quite poor in the horizon buffet.

We didn't go to any shows and thought the entertainment on board quite poor, but did enjoy movies under the stars. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

The highlight of our cruise should have been the Falklands but unfortunately it was too windy to use the tender boats. My favourite port was puerto montt there isn't much to see in the port but we booked a tour with GV tours which took us to the Lake District and some lovely villages it was beautiful.

P.S. if you decide to go to Peru I recommend you do this pre cruise it is quite tiring.

Publication Date: 02/28/13
Read the South America & Antarctica ports review by Vonlon
More Star Princess Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Star Princess review Read the next Star Princess review

Like This Review?

Register for a Meet & Mingle!
More South America & Antarctica Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Star Princess Review
Princess Cruise Deals
Princess Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.