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214 Princess South America Cruise Reviews
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39
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ssbeagle
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
5,092 forum posts
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
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
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
13 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
dwbw
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
76 forum posts
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
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
611 forum posts
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
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
Eeber
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
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
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
408jakes
Member Since 2015
1 review
I have always wanted to try a Princess Cruise. When seeing their ships at port while on another cruise line, they seemed modern and inviting. From what I experienced on the Golden princess sailing from Rio to Valpariso on Jan 3-17 2015 it ... Read more
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ccastner
Member Since 2012
1 review
84 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Background info: I have been looking at this cruise route and ports for over two years. After looking at the route, airfare costs, hotel costs, etc for traveling from Santiago/Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro vs the reverse, I opted on the ... Read more
larryis1
Member Since 2015
1 review
We are long term (15 year) Platinum cruisers with Princess. We sailed on the Golden Princess for its first maiden voyage in 2002 in the Caribbean. It was a wonderful experience back then. We sailed 18 months ago with Princess on the Baltic ... Read more
kiwiatheart
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
I chose this cruise as I had never visited South America. When I added up the cost of alternative ways of visiting the places included on the cruise, such as flights or bus, the cruise was the better option for me financially, even as a ... Read more
Christiane07
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
ENGLISH FIRST: We traveled several vessels with Diamond Princess in Asia and we were very satisfied. We made several cruises on Celebrity Cruises and Oceania cruises. But the Golden really needs a FACE LIFT anywhere on the boat. A lady ... Read more
rlb1950
Member Since 2008
8 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We were on the Golden Princess from December 3 through January 17, back to back cruises. That got us to most ports twice. The first leg lwas from Los Angeles to Rio (31 days), then the return trip to Valparaiso (14 days). We had an ocean ... Read more
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Nanagolf
Member Since 2012
1 review
172 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
The ship is old and leaks everywhere. The entertainment was not up to epectations except for the Princess singers and dancers. I'm afraid this cruise line has gone the same way the airlines have, you are nickel and dimed to death. The ... Read more
Rich2115
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I were excited to go on this cruise since it was to a part of the world we had never been to. Sorry we chose Princess to do it on. We have cruised Princess eight times and this was the worst, partly due to the ship but also ... Read more
Eyechatter
Member Since 2013
1 review
56 forum posts
First time on Golden Princess was fabulous. Everyone was wonderful...from the crew to the cruise desk to the waiters, bar staff and spa! Everything was wonderful, our Suite and the fabulous amenities. Enjoyed breakfast at Sabitini's each ... Read more
NSWP
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
8,362 forum posts
We boarded ship at Buenos Aires on March 1, after having 10 days in BA and Iguazu. We booked cruise direct with Princess website, we had a balcony cabin aft on Aloha deck. Embarkation was easy, being Elite with Princess we were on board ... Read more
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port macquarie
Member Since 2011
1 review
Having cruised many times with princess we had the normal expectations of our previous cruises. What a shock we were in for.....first main meal on board was to say the least a disaster. Arrived at the dining room at 8.30pm, at 9.45pm we ... Read more
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