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Star Princess Cruise Review by Travel King

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Star Princess
Star Princess
Member Name: Travel King
Cruise Date: January 2010
Embarkation: Santiago (Valparaiso)
Destination: South America & Antarctica
Cabin Category: BB
Cabin Number: C742
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 2.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5+
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South American Adventure
The trip was enjoyable despite being plagued by bad weather conditions. Stormy seas delayed the start of the cruise, curtailed time spent at Puerto Montt (resulting in excursion cancellations) and forced cancellation of the Falkland Islands stop. A warm weather stop (Puerto Madryn) was substituted for the Falklands and proved to be an enjoyable stop, with a tour to a Welsh village in Gaiman.

The trip was a fantastic opportunity to see a part of the world that few people from other nations get to see. The blue-ice Amelia glacier is breath-taking and the scenery around Cape Horn is unforgettable. Visiting museums in Chile and Argentina showed how similar the history of South America is to our own.

The Star Princess was in pristine shape and the Princess crew, for the most part, did an excellent job. The food selection was excellent and offered "home-style" selections for those of us who do not care for some of the more exotic entrees. The hot soups were better than on some of the recent cruises we have taken. The waiters and the cabin crew were friendly and efficient. The only criticism I have of the crew is that the personnel at the Shore Excursion desk were young, inexperienced, and not very helpful. The Captain seemed very tired and his mournful voice did little to cheer up passengers during the weather problems.

NFL playoff games were televised-much appreciated by the male passengers. The coffee bar was enjoyable and always had tasty sandwiches, desserts, and soups available. The entertainment was good but not outstanding.

The winery tour and show excursion in Montevideo, Uruguay was excellent.

Overall, the trip was an interesting and worthwhile experience and I would recommend it. For this itinerary, I would recommend travelers spend an extra day or two in Santiago/Vina del Mar and in Buenos Aires, since there are few major city stops on the cruise.


Publication Date: 02/01/10
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