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Bluenose 47's Port Reviews of Puerto Montt, Puerto Limon, Ushuaia, Stanley, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
Star Princess cruise in February 2009
Star Princess
Member Name: Bluenose 47
Cruise Date: February 2009
Embarkation: Valparaiso
Destination: South America
Member Review: Bluenose 47's Star Princess Review
Puerto Montt
Port Rating: 2.0 out of 5+
There were many grass fires burning on the day of our arrival (children are apparently paid to start them). So it was so smokey at times you could hardly see where you were going. Tender service to shore was suspended briefly due to smoke and the ship's air conditioning had to be shut down as it was drawing smoke into the ship. We went to see the German Settlers Museum in Frutilar and Puerto Varas. Really not much to see here. Got soaked in downpour waiting 20 minutes to get tender back to ship.

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Puerto Limon
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
This port was Punta Arenas (Port not listed in selection). We did the Punta Arenas City Sights tour. Highlight was a visit to a cemetery! But we had a good guide (Paula) and the weather was nice, so we made the best of it.
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Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We did the Scenic Ushuaia and Mountain Drive tour. Very scenic but pretty repetitive after a few miles. Drove out to a lake, turned around and drove the same route back.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
This was a highlight of the whole tour. The weather was very good, with only a brief shower as we were on the bus driving back to the pier. We did the Bluff Cove Penguin Rookery tour. Outstanding! Fun ride in a Land Rover over the peat bogs out to the Bluff, where there were hundreds of Gentoo penguins and a few Kings. You could walk right up to them, as long as you didn't get between them and the sea. A very nice cafe there serving homemade goodies and tea (complimentary). Well worth the price.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Another great stop. Fantastic weather didn't hurt. We did the City Sights and Juanico Winery tour. The Winery was the highlight, beginning with a tour of the vineyards, then to the winery cellar and finally to an immense dining room, where we sampled and reviewed 6 different wines, and had a wonderful meal, with various kinds of barbecued meat available.Entertainment after meal. Very enjoyable.

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Buenos Aires
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We actually disembarked in BA, but began our 6 day land tour here, so spent 2 days taking in the sights and sounds. A very busy city, but easy to walk around, especially on Sunday morning. Went to a 4 hour plus Tango show and dinner. The beef was outstanding (best steak I have had in years) but the Tango show got very long and boring. Seats uncomfortable. A relief to finally get out of there shortly after midnight.

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