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197 Princess South America Cruise Reviews

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shepsm001
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
96 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on Princess. 16 previous cruises all over the world. Preferred line is Celebrity. i'm 66. Wife 60. Embarkation in Rio. A total disaster. Took over three hours to board the ship and we were early for our embarkation time. All ... Read more
mdfarber
Member Since 2015
1 review
64 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
186 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
debbielovestravel
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I took the Star Princess on the 17 day cruise to South America. Embarking from Los Angeles, California and disembarking in Valparaiso, Chile. The ship stopped in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, ... Read more
muggo11
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
673 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Reading the reviews by others, and it is hard to believe we were on the same ship. I tend to be easily pleased and my husband and I had one of the best cruises ever. Yes, the ship is in need of refurbishment but the occasional problems ... Read more

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casapaulina
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We have travelled more than 30 cruises and this has been the worst by far. The sanitization on the ship was a total disgrace. Due to the lack of this, the ship had many passengers with Norovirus and were confined to their cabins. We spoke ... Read more
allhamm
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
72 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Wish I could choose no stars. Half the ship sick as no sanitisation policy, sloppy management (Italian and S. American majority) art auctions...painting and easels all over our muster station, no checking of tender and shuttle bus tickets ... Read more
blakeney
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
FOOD: This is an odd 'complaint' to have, but -- why didn't I gain weight? In fact, once I was back home after this 17 night cruise, I found that I'd lost a bit of weight. Okay, I look better thinner and am hoping to lose a few more ... 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

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surelyso
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
120 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Helpful hints: 50th Anniversary Chocolate Journeys - This was a special dessert every night in the dining room. Wonderful dessert. Plan. I read lots of reviews on CC and on trip advisor, and it helped me make some great choices ... Read more
ssbeagle
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
4,740 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are veteran Princess cruisers and we have several more booked. This was not one of my favorite cruises but I still enjoyed it. We arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina and took a taxi to our hotel, Hilton, and spent one night there. The ... Read more
huklist
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We just returned from a 31 day cruise to South America. It certainly was below average for Princess. Shore excursions were horrible and the fact that the shore ex. department lie made everything worse. We has a pre paid visit to a ... Read more
Dane147
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First cruise with Princess, and I was not sure what to expect. My initial impression of the interior design was pleasant. No neon, very classic for the most part. They (and most cruise lines really) cheapen the atmosphere by setting up ... Read more
southampton observer
Member Since 2012
10 reviews
11 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

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dwbw
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our third Princess cruise. Overall not up to par with previous Princess or other cruise line cruises, but we are not sorry that we took this cruise. Exceeding our expectations, the food and service in the dining rooms was the ... Read more
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chachcha
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are elite and have returned recently from Rio de Janeiro on the Ruby Princess - What a disappointing cruise overall. I should add that after full payment, the price on this cruise dropped to the tune of $500 - $1000 per passenger ... Read more
pinkskygirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I loved Princess, I have traveled with them on a few long, long voyages.This was on the Ruby Princess. From the start of this mismanaged voyage there was trouble. In Port Everglades, the ship had lengthy, long lines to embark, no one to ... Read more
BarbaraM
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
608 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second Princess cruise, and our first cruise longer than 3 weeks. We stayed in a balcony cabin. We usually cruise Celebrity and Oceania. Embarkation: probably, no absolutely the worst embarkation we have ever ... Read more
Cruiselover1951
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Traveled as a couple on this 18 day "Brazilian Adventure", going out of Ft. Lauderdale, through the Southern Caribbean, down to Brazil and ending up in Rio (on the last Carnival day). As always, my wife and I had a blast and a great ... Read more

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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
Utopian
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
691 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our adventure started in Rio and included a visit to Iguazu Falls. If you take any cruise in this area, I strongly suggest you visit Iguazu Falls. We did not take the Princess pre-cruise, but opted to make the reservations on our own and ... 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
bingosnotmything
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our 6th cruise, 4th with Princess. We agree with other posters that embarkation at Rio de Janeiro was shambolic, made more uncomfortable by the hot weather at the time. Princess need to improve here. They also need to review the tender ... Read more

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