Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

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78 Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews
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scottishgirl
Member Since 2003
1 review
8 forum posts
12 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
12 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
2 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
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
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Marcello1
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
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
116 forum posts
4 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
68 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
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1robinwood
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
110 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
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
254 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
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Seadoers
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,137 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
lawbob
Member Since 2011
1 review
141 forum posts
5 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
14 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
12 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
9 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
3 reviews
8 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
197 forum posts
14 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
12 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
300 forum posts
16 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
6 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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