Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

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87 Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews
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BarryJ100
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cruise itinerary is pretty unique, starting at Valparaiso , then around the Cape ,into Buenos Aires and Rio, Salvador and onto the Caribbean. We spent 2 days in Santiago before we embarked, embarkation was an unorganised Shambles, a ... Read more
Apsara4
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise based on the itinerary. Never having been to South America we enjoyed the ports. We chose Princess excursions and for the most part they delivered what they promised. Before boarding we were driven around Santiago ... Read more
mountaindog
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
All was excellent. The cabin, the entreteinment and the food. We felt so happy to join this cruise. The ports where so interesting. We bought some tous on board. We stayed alone at some other ports. And we hired an independent tour agency ... Read more
tequila150
Member Since 2009
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We like long cruises and this was a back to back cruise starting in Valparaiso, Chile and ending Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We have taken 20+ cruises and this was the only one that we have EVER complained about. Princess has lower the ... Read more
crackers10
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Itinerary round Horn was the attraction and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good fellow passengers being a healthy mix - lots of British, Australians and Canadians. The crew were, as always it seems, excellent, cheerful, friendly and ... Read more
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S Dakota
Member Since 2008
12 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 16th cruise, 9th on Princess. We sailed from Valparaiso, Chile around Cape Horn to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We flew into Santiago Chile and spent one night in Valparaiso before boarding the ship. Embarkation was very ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Sussex Duo
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
1 helpful vote
Our cruise was from Santiago (Valparaiso) to Buenos Aires via Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands in late February. It provided a break between land trips to Machu Picchu, in Peru, and the Iguassu Falls on the Argentine / Brazil border, ... Read more
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scottishgirl
Member Since 2003
1 review
8 forum posts
21 helpful votes
I really don't have many good things to say about this ship ..I did enjoy the ports .. it was nice to 'escape' from the ship. However,there were far too many sea days where we could not get out on deck due to the weather. When the weather ... Read more
Chestfield Bill
Member Since 2016
1 review
66 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Review of the Crown Princess We travelled around South America on the Crown Princess in February 2017, starting from Valparaiso and finishing in Buenos Aires. The itinerary was the biggest attraction for us. We had only travelled once ... Read more
chinookgal
Member Since 2008
1 review
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
embarking/disembarking -- chaotic in Valparaiso but very smooth in Buenos Aires ports - we very much enjoyed the three days we spent in Valparaiso pre-cruise -punta arenas and ushuaia tours were fine, but scenery was old ... Read more
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DavidAnthony
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Pre & post tour transfers & hotels were, as usual, excellent. Maybe Princess should take notes on how to handle their most valued assets, (their customers) from these organizations! It all started off on the wrong foot - ... Read more
TravelGato
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall we are very pleased with the way things went. We were apprehensive about what we'd face upon arriving in Lima. All went very well. The Delta flights from home and connection for ATL-LIM went well. We delighted in seeing the lights ... Read more
Evelyn16
Member Since 2009
1 review
This cruise was part of a longer trip with tours at the beginning and the end "organised" by Wendy Wu and booked through Cruise.co.uk. The tour parts of the trip were a disappointing shambles so the cruise became a very ... Read more
Marcello1
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I was in a party of four people in their early-mid sixties. We all have a lot of travel miles behind us, both on land and on cruise ships.We decided to take this trip for the itinerary and historic value.My wife and I stayed for two days ... Read more
GailG
Member Since 2008
1 review
118 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I'm 'just' reading reviews from fellow cruisers, and I 'feel' I must add my .02 for 'you' to read. I LOVED this cruise. (I'm a BIG OFTEN done this a 'lot' cruiser)....We were very lucky to be able to tender and arrive at all ports ... Read more
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ckgator
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
71 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are avid cruisers that have been on more than 45 cruises and chose this cruise due to the pre Machu Picchu excursion which was a few days longer than offered on other major lines. This was our first time cruising on a ship that carries ... Read more
cruiser 009
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I have been on 14 cruises the majority with princess, they have decided to do what the airlines do now and have numerous add on charges that make it difficult to say its a good value. The Crown Princess holds over 3100 passengers and seems ... Read more
Dalzell
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second cruise with Princess our fourth overall. We cruised South America from Santiago to Buenos Aires. The itinerary was brilliant, varied with many contrasts and iconic destinations. Embarking was not too bad around an ... Read more
dafazda3
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Second-time Princess Cruisers. Two mid-30s married couple, no kids. Above average land & sea vacation experience. Cruise experience: Celebrity, Carnival, Avalon Waterways, Princess. Pre-embarkation: Solid experience. No issues. ... Read more
1robinwood
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
112 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
One of the older Princess ships in need of a major refurb. The casino is still smoking! If you can believe that and you can smell the smoke outside the doors, very unpleasant. The theatre only holds 850 people and many shows there were ... Read more
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Mike0811uk
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
We chose this cruise around South America because it visited a number of places on our bucket list and because our previous cruise through the Panama Canal on the Island Princess in 2014 was superb. However where as everything about our ... Read more
SeeTraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to experience South America from one side to the other. The cruise was very enjoyable. It started out in warm Santiago Chile then proceeded South were the weather gets very cold and windy as you get closer to ... Read more
azcruser
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Don't ever ask for Any Time Dining on a Princess ship. They will only accept seating at 5:30 or 8:15. We asked for 6 PM and told they won't accept a reservation for that time. Told we could come down and stand in the wait line. Waited ... Read more
cruiser boo
Member Since 2007
1 review
259 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Crown Princess needs some work. IE: Paint, repairs etc. That being said the crew (nearly everyone) we came in contact with were fabulous, friendly, helpful, informative, polite, & accommodating. Food overall was the best we have ... Read more
Seadoers
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
1,139 forum post
6 helpful votes
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
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