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220 Princess South America Cruise Reviews
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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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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
298 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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psteph08
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
7 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
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funkygran
Member Since 2012
1 review
52 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
13 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
redktz
Member Since 2002
1 review
1,208 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
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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Deck_Walker
Member Since 2008
1 review
10 forum posts
6 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
22 forum posts
3 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
137 forum posts
4 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
dlcohn
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 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
6 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
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dotsbobbi
Member Since 2011
1 review
32 forum posts
15 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
3 helpful votes
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
shepsm001
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
96 forum posts
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
96 forum posts
2 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
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Silverwonder
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
190 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
29 forum posts
4 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
818 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
casapaulina
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
3 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
2 helpful votes
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
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