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60 Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

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Seadoers
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,081 forum post
1 helpful vote
WE made it home after our trip: Santiago, Chile (arrived 03-10-16) Valparaiso, Chile (Spent 3 days) Star Princess (Embarked 04-14-16) La Serna, Chile Pisco, Peru Machu Picchu, Peru Lima, Peru Quito, Ecuador ... Read more
lawbob
Member Since 2011
1 review
115 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this cruise. Quite an adventure for us. Machu Picchu should be on everyone's bucket. The Andes are beautiful. I was a little unsure about the size of this ship I like smaller ones, but I was pleasantly surprised. ... Read more
JetJock_YHZ
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
145 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Hi Folks, Well, I don't really know where to start, but let's start from the beginning! March 14th to April 1st - Santiago to Los Angeles... 17 days. We flew to Santiago 4 days before the cruise. The time in Santiago was good and ... Read more
Emorel
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My wife and I have 300+ days with princess. Every time we go back we worry (just a bit) after reading current reviews on CC. Before writing this was glad to see all south American reviews (except one) were quite positive. Princess DID NOT ... Read more
Patthecruiser
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We boarded the ship without any issues or delays which is a great way to start any cruise. On this cruise, we had the mini-suite and we found it to be in excellent order. It appeared to me that the ship had recently been refurbished as ... Read more

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Rcboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We flew into Santiago and stayed one night before heading to cruise port of Valparaiso on a private tour of Santiago and Valparaiso. I highly recommend this rather than a direct transfer to the port as there are quite a few sights to see ... Read more
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Rufford155
Member Since 2011
1 review
183 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Strait of Magellan & Cape Horn Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, 15th - 29th February 2016 Some of the reviews on this & the return cruise were quite critical but we thought the whole experience - the ship, the staff, the itinerary ... Read more
capitanbob
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Let me begin by saying that we are not fans of large ships, as the crowds can be daunting. We have done 13 cruises on ships from 16 to 3000 passengers, chosen mainly by itinerary and scheduling. Most of our cruises have been on the Star ... Read more
hcf
Member Since 2005
1 review
298 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Star Princess 14-day "Around the Horn" cruise. February 15-29, Santiago to Buenos Aires. This was our first cruise with Princess after many years of cruising with NCL and once with Cunard, because it offered the best ... Read more
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grams98
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
613 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We loved the cruise. After 5 nights in Santiago, we took turbus for $8 each to Valporaiso for 3 nights before our embarkation. ( hotels were Galerias and Cirilo Armstrong respectively. Wonderful stays) Embarkation was easy, but ... Read more

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Deck_Walker
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We arrived a couple days before the cruise in Valparaiso, Chile, via Tur Bus from Santiago. Getting to the bus terminal from the airport was fairly easy and we arrived in Valpo with no problems. Valparaiso is a beautiful City, built on ... Read more
mmickeyfan
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had spent a week in Peru (Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco) arriving late in Santiago, and took a (non-Princess) tour (with wine tasting) the next day arriving fairly late for check-in. The only issue was that we didn't realize we ... Read more
Nana & Pips
Member Since 2011
1 review
106 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Star Princess is an older ship, but she is still one of the great Princess ships! My husband and I have traveled on many Princess cruises, and we have found that the newer ones lack the characteristics of the older ones. The service ... Read more
mdfarber
Member Since 2015
1 review
57 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a 31-day South American cruise on the Star Princess. We enjoyed most everything about the cruise. The lecturers were very good. The entertainment, although not first class compared with other ships and shorter ... Read more
Silverwonder
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
185 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just back from 31 days South America adventure on Star Princess. It was most enjoyable and the staff were really friendly. Some things of note.... the ship is going in for a refit and it needs it. Staterooms are looking tired and much ... Read more

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luv2travel18
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
The Star Princess is a tired, worn ship that is in desperate need of an upgrade. We found the carpets were stained and torn, the lounge chairs old PVC chairs, the metal rusting... worn is the best way to describe the ship. Our biggest ... Read more
jolly5444
Member Since 2011
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
The ship needed a total interior redo. carpets, couches, chairs, everything seemed well used. Even the exterior of the ship needed a paint job. Service was excellent from our room steward. The food was just average except for the specials ... Read more
JuneauGal
Member Since 2008
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 3rd trip on Princess (the previous being the Coral Princess and the Caribbean Princess). I agree with the complaints of many of the others. The Internet service was HORRIBLE. We spent 4 hours and $99.00 and could only answer 3 ... Read more
southampton observer
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Let me start by saying that I'm a Princess fan and I will certainly take another Princess cruise in the near future. The overall experience was very good, inevitably over the 2 weeks a few negative experience occur but I was most satisfied ... Read more
Eeber
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I recently returned from a trip on the Golden Princess from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires.. I have been on many Princess Cruises in the past, starting with the Royal Princess in the 1970s. I can't believe how downhill Princess has gone. I was ... Read more
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Mlauzardo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We just finished our South America cruise and we're very happy with everything Both embarkation and getting off were very organizes. Ship was old but clean and we'll kept. Room was very comfortable and meals were good. Some of the shows ... Read more
Dickenn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 11th cruise with Princess and third on Golden Princess. She is looking very worn but understand she is going into dry dock in April. We cannot agree with other comments re the food, it was excellent, we enjoyed all of the ... Read more
kiwiatheart
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as I had never visited South America. When I added up the cost of alternative ways of visiting the places included on the cruise, such as flights or bus, the cruise was the better option for me financially, even as a ... Read more
Christiane07
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
ENGLISH FIRST: We traveled several vessels with Diamond Princess in Asia and we were very satisfied. We made several cruises on Celebrity Cruises and Oceania cruises. But the Golden really needs a FACE LIFT anywhere on the boat. A lady ... Read more
Eyechatter
Member Since 2013
1 review
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on Golden Princess was fabulous. Everyone was wonderful...from the crew to the cruise desk to the waiters, bar staff and spa! Everything was wonderful, our Suite and the fabulous amenities. Enjoyed breakfast at Sabitini's each ... Read more

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