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217 Princess South America Cruise Reviews
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1robinwood
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
106 forum posts
4 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
12 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
4 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
bobby3334
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
483 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I have always sailed Princess, am elite status now after about 18 cruises. I do this for the same reason people stick to a particular airline. I have in the past been on Carnival, Holland America, and NCL. It was almost as if this ... Read more
azcruser
Member Since 2017
1 review
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
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bigbay
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. This was our 5th Princess cruise. We have thoroughly enjoyed our previous cruises and were looking forward to another great Princess cruise. Sadly, we were let down. The Crown Princess is in ... Read more
Jeanne1
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We chose this particular cruise because my companion has wanted to take it since we met a couple several years ago who had done the sailing and raved about it and the adventure it was. They had gone on Holland America. This year we ... Read more
jeffkelleher
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Embarked on MV Crown Princess on a 27-day cruise from Los Angeles to Montevideo, I had been driven away from poolside by the thumping music. So I found a deck chair in a quiet region, stretched out happily, and opened my book. Presently, ... Read more
Doctor of the Seas
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
We flew to LA and spent a few days touring before the cruise. When Sunday arrived we returned to LAX for our transfer to the Crown. Much to our surprise, instead of having to wait in long lines at the terminal we were taken to the Sheraton ... Read more
SIMOSMUM
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
We looked forward to this cruise for over 2 years after having to cancel the same cruise in 2015 3 days before travel due to an unforseen hospital admittance. Our embarkation at LA and the first couple of days were good, but then it went ... Read more
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HamiltonLovebirds
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Let me start by saying, my husband and I are not frequent ocean cruisers. We did a lot of ocean cruising when we were younger. In the last few years, we travelled with Norwegian and Celebrity and were very pleased with those voyages. We ... Read more
CBernier
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed December 2016
We explored the California one week before departure. We choice this itinerary because we wanted to go to Chili and prefer a ship more fun compare a fly The embarkation was very long No smoothly and disorganization was terrible ... Read more
gyontef
Member Since 2017
1 review
Good itinerary. Heard good things about it. But the ship itself was not in good shape. There were big stains in the carpet. There were dents in the hallway wall. Dingy. We marked out preference for table of 8. We were put at a table by ... Read more
PiotrekK
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with Princess. We chose this cruise because of the places visited and a very good prior experience on a Princess cruise to Hawaii. When it comes to the ports and places visited we were not disappointed. ... Read more
bcnvcanada
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
1,224 forum post
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it would only mean a one flight to return home. The embarking of the ship was very poor. San Pedro did not have its act together. The ship itself was okay, though we were greeted with Christmas music. Gladly ... Read more
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cruiser boo
Member Since 2007
1 review
253 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
jwretired
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
It started out all wrong with a 3 hour line for checkin. No water, seating or apologies. We were 1.5 hours late in sailing. I've never been on a cruise where the luggage arrived at your cabin before you did. The dining room menus were ... Read more
Seadoers
Member Since 2006
1 review
1,126 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
141 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
13 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
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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
could do better
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 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
anamari
Member Since 2007
1 review
15 forum posts
12 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
12 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
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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