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197 Princess South America Cruise Reviews

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Seadoers
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,098 forum post
5 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
134 forum posts
4 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
12 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
11 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
could do better
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My wife and I joined the Star Princess for a 32 day Andes cruise which started from Buenos Aires and finished in Los Angeles. From the outside the ship looked very impresive but this did not reflect when we got to our cabin on the 11th ... Read more

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anamari
Member Since 2007
1 review
15 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We were on the February 29 cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso. The itinerary enthralled us and did not disappoint. Obviously, some ports were better than others. We arrived in Santiago on the 28th and had made our own arrangements for ... Read more
VacationgirlSandy
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We journeyed from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile on February 29, 2016, the last trip around Cape Horn for the season on the Star Princess. The cruise was enjoyable, interesting and relaxing. We arrived in Buenos Aires on ... Read more
Rcboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 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
189 forum posts
13 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
10 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

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hcf
Member Since 2005
1 review
298 forum posts
15 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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psteph08
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Checking in to the cruise was quick and easy, 10 minutes from arrival at the ship until we were in our cabin. Arrangements for first evening's dinner were a bit confusing and our cabin steward didn't seem to know that it was open ... Read more
funkygran
Member Since 2012
1 review
50 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Our 14 night Cape Horn and Strait of Magellan was very memorable. We were the first cruise of the season to be able to dock at all the ports. The seas were rough a couple of nights but the ship handled it very well. Our Captain was very ... Read more
suekeys
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We began our arrival with taking pre cruise trips to Lima Peru, Iquazu Falls and then on to Buenos Aires. Arrival was ok and got aboard and our cabin was already ready. Then on to Horizon court for a little lunch. I have food ... Read more
ymevans@sbcglobal.net
2 reviews
Sailed February 2016
Had lots of sunny weather on our trip around South America so got to use balcony many times. William the room steward was efficient and appreciated. Star Princess has a couple of elevators dedicated to employees use that would have been ... Read more

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redktz
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,199 forum post
3 helpful votes
We arrived in Buenos Aires and was transported to our hotel. Very nice hotel and very accommodating. The people were always there to help. Boarding the ship was quite lengthy because it was a container port and we had to take a bus ... Read more
grams98
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
613 forum posts
4 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
Deck_Walker
Member Since 2008
1 review
10 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
19 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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

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dlcohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We recently took a cruise on Voyage 9602A (Booking reference DM6J6V) on board Star Princess from Buenos Aires to Santiago (Valparaiso). Our stateroom was B401. Let me say from the outset that this cruise was an absolute disgrace and ... Read more
marilynb.
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
32 forum posts
12 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
1 helpful vote
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
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

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