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26 Princess Rio de Janeiro Cruise Reviews

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marilynb.
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I (early 70's) took the Star Princess cruise around Cape Horn leaving Rio de Janeiro on January 4. Yes, there were many frustrations starting with the embarkation fiasco in the cruise terminal in Rio to being stranded in ... Read more
dotsbobbi
Member Since 2011
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Rounding Cape Horn is a navigational feat. More than a cruise, it's an adventure which means "stuff" happens. Our "stuff" began upon boarding the ship. Princess sent passengers advance notice to expect delays at the Rio ... Read more
Ceyda Gogus
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My husband and I flew all the way from Istanbul Turkey to take this cruise. There was another couple with us. The first dissapointment started at Rio port, where we had to get in line and wait for 5 hours pulling our luggages moving very ... Read more
TheOldOracle
Member Since 2011
1 review
43 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a two week South American cruise on the Star Princess. Inclement weather made this cruise difficult. 3 ports were aborted due to rough seas. No one can control the weather, but it is a very long way to travel from the UK to not ... Read more
shepsm001
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
96 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on Princess. 16 previous cruises all over the world. Preferred line is Celebrity. i'm 66. Wife 60. Embarkation in Rio. A total disaster. Took over three hours to board the ship and we were early for our embarkation time. All ... Read more

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Dane147
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First cruise with Princess, and I was not sure what to expect. My initial impression of the interior design was pleasant. No neon, very classic for the most part. They (and most cruise lines really) cheapen the atmosphere by setting up ... Read more
Utopian
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
691 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our adventure started in Rio and included a visit to Iguazu Falls. If you take any cruise in this area, I strongly suggest you visit Iguazu Falls. We did not take the Princess pre-cruise, but opted to make the reservations on our own and ... Read more
bingosnotmything
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our 6th cruise, 4th with Princess. We agree with other posters that embarkation at Rio de Janeiro was shambolic, made more uncomfortable by the hot weather at the time. Princess need to improve here. They also need to review the tender ... Read more
408jakes
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have always wanted to try a Princess Cruise. When seeing their ships at port while on another cruise line, they seemed modern and inviting. From what I experienced on the Golden princess sailing from Rio to Valpariso on Jan 3-17 2015 it ... Read more
ccastner
Member Since 2012
1 review
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Background info: I have been looking at this cruise route and ports for over two years. After looking at the route, airfare costs, hotel costs, etc for traveling from Santiago/Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro vs the reverse, I opted on the ... Read more

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larryis1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are long term (15 year) Platinum cruisers with Princess. We sailed on the Golden Princess for its first maiden voyage in 2002 in the Caribbean. It was a wonderful experience back then. We sailed 18 months ago with Princess on the Baltic ... Read more
Trash Queen
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
2,106 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Rio to Santiago cruise on the Golden Princess January, 2014 Mike and Charlotte We flew from LAX to Miami to Rio without incident, even though lots of our cruise critic friends were forced to spend an unplanned night in Miami because ... Read more
Cruisin63
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
We embarked the Star Princess in Rio de Janiero. Embarkation seemed very unorganized, as he (my cabin mate)is Elite, and usually goes right to the front of the line. Not so this trip. We were told that there were more elite passengers than ... Read more
Evelyn Keating
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
The cruise from Rio de Janiero to Santiago was really quite beautiful and included several interesting stops. We arrived in Rio 3 days early since it was near Carnival and we wanted to experience the atmosphere. We stayed at the Marriott ... Read more
FlipperGal
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
72 forum posts
0 helpful votes
STAR PRINCESS: RIO TO VALPARAISO January 2012 FLIGHTS: We flew from JFK non-stop to Rio on TAM, the Brazilian Airline. Booking through OneTravel.com, we got a great deal, and had no problems. After booking I phoned TAM and got our ... Read more

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Denisern2
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
915 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2012
Pre Cruise in Rio. Stayed at Copacabana Palace and had a private guide. Used Valerie from Rio Plus Tours and they were the best. Wow what an amazing guide. Four days in Rio passed quickly and we had our private transfer to ship. This ... Read more
VivianAtSea
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed March 2011
What a relaxing vacation on the Star Princess!We started in Rio and ended in Ft Lauderdale, for a whirl wind of a cruise. The food was very good, more so in the specialty restaurants, but the buffet wasnt that bad either. We met a great ... Read more
KnightOwl
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sunday December 19, 2010: The day started with a call from Duncan at 5:00 AM stating that their flights had been cancelled since Europe was under snow. They tried to rebook a flight that would get them to Rio on Tuesday prior to ... Read more
westcoaster
Member Since 2001
4 reviews
97 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2010
We flew down to Rio 3 days prior to the cruise. We stayed at the Atlantis Copacabana Hotel. It was a great location between Copacabana and Ipanema - we could walk to either beach in 5 minutes. Rio is a beautiful city - don't miss Sugarloaf ... Read more
carlosea
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been in a Cruise in March 2011, from Rio to Fort Lauderdale, 14 days. I was a little bit preoccupied, as it was my first time with Princess. I have travelled with Royal Caribbean and NCL before.The ship is nice, with 4 pools and ... Read more

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vnfinelli
Member Since 2008
43 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
STAR PRINCESS South America Cruise March 16 - April 3, 2010 by Mary & Vincent Finelli The film "Flying Down to Rio" aired March 11, 2010 on TCM (Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers' first film together) and that same evening we flew ... Read more
sbktraveler
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Leaving the port in Rio de Janeiro is beautiful, very scenic. The ship needs updating which I understand is going to happen the end of this year. While I am going to focus on the negative in this review, I promise to update if Princess ... Read more
Bermuda Longtail
Member Since 2004
1 review
168 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are in our early 50's and have now completed 10 cruises: QEII Celebrity Summit, Millennium, Infinity, Constellation and Century RCL Explorer and Adventurer of the Seas Golden and Star Princess I am an American and my husband is ... Read more
CarolynS
Member Since 2009
1 review
63 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Star Princess, Rio to Valparaiso, December 2009 Pros, Cons and Other Comments About our Princess Experience This was our second Princess Cruise. The first one was a year ago on the Ruby and it was a totally different experience. ... Read more
ewlj
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
32 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This review is for the Star Princess 2009 Holiday Cruise from Rio to Valparaiso. I would say overall, this was a great cruise on a beautiful ship, where we met lots of wonderful people. We definitely now have a greater appreciation and ... Read more
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