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268 Princess South America Cruise Reviews
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Jeanne1
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
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
8 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
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
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
HamiltonLovebirds
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
5 forum posts
8 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
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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
1 helpful vote
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
1,249 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
cruiser boo
Member Since 2007
1 review
259 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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1941Dave
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We have cruised with Princess enough times to get to Elite status which indicates we have been very pleased with the cruise line. This one gave us the opportunity to see several cities and country for the first time. We were blessed ... 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
2 reviews
1,139 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
7 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
15 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
3 reviews
13 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
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
15 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
13 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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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
funkygran
Member Since 2012
1 review
54 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
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