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197 Princess South America Cruise Reviews

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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
ccastner
Member Since 2012
1 review
42 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
1 forum post
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

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rlb1950
Member Since 2008
7 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
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
7,944 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
SpendingTheirInheritance
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
286 forum posts
Let me preface this review by saying that some people are built for longer cruises and some people are not. Personally, I like a cruise that is 10 days maximum. I have friends who are looking forward to cruising the planet and I envy them, ... Read more
smajy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 forum posts
When we decided to take a cruise around Cape Horn, we knew we were going for the itinerary. There were three lines leaving Buenos Aires in the time-frame that we had (Celebrity, HA, and Princess). We chose the Princess because of the ... Read more
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Georgiane
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
702 forum posts
My DH and I were fortunate enough to take a 17 day Cruise on the Golden Princess from Santiago, Chile to Los Angeles, Ca. We had an amazing time. The staff on the ship was friendly and could not have done more for us. Our personal favorite ... Read more
Tulena
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
105 forum posts
We are Elite cruisers with Princess and have chosen their ships for our last five or six cruises. We chose this cruise because of its itinerary--from Buenos Aires, around the Horn to Los Angeles with a side trip to Machu Picchu. First, ... Read more

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margaret moose
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Despite the fact we both got colds and there was a mild Noro outbreak we had a wonderful time.Hand washing and common sense are a must on a contained area for long periods of time As to those afraid of Noro, it happens on land to... The ... Read more
vvacation
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
80 forum posts
Traveled with my spouse and 2 other couples. Have cruised with Princess many times and knew what to expect from the staff and crew, generally service was good.We don't cruise just to cruise. For us it's a good way to see many ports in a ... Read more
GrammarGrandma
Member Since 2011
1 review
76 forum posts
I agree with much of what smajy said in his review. But I would add a few more comments. Our biggest disappointment was the lack of intellectual content to the "Enrichment Lectures." South America has a rich culture and history. We had ... Read more
smajy
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
13 forum posts
When we decided to take a cruise around Cape Horn, we knew we were going for the itinerary. There were three lines leaving Buenos Aires in the time-frame that we had (Celebrity, HA, and Princess). We chose the Princess because of the ... Read more
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gr82sum
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
481 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
I have been on the Crown previously about 6 years ago and it was wonderful so I was looking forward to being on the ship again. I flew in to Ft. Lauderdale the morning that we were leaving and so went to the ship directly from the airport. ... Read more

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Benno
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
After being dropped by the hotel shuttle at Fort Lauderdale early for embarkation as this was the only shuttle, we waited for just over an hour for the doors to open. We were processed after a little delay which extended to hours by the ... Read more
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mcmiranda
Member Since 2009
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
We have sailed four times on the Crown Princess prior to this trip and have always been very pleased with all aspects of our trip. However, the trip we just completed was disappointing beyond belief from the pre-cruise phone calls to ... Read more
curiousrover
Member Since 2014
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are frequent Princess cruisers with over 15 cruises in the past. Overall, it was a very nice cruise. Although we have noticed changes in quality over the years, we enjoyed the food and service. The biggest problem was at check in in ... Read more
FL Golfer
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
248 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation- Horrendous is not an overstatement. You would think that the Port Everglades Princess staff had never had to check-in customers where visas or other special country entry docs were required. We arrived at the port about ... Read more
allanah
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2014
Norovirus appeared on ship after stops in Carib'n. Still not contained when ship reached Buenos Aires 10 days later. Passengers probably not co-operative with isolation/preventative procedures. I believe Crown Princess could have been more ... Read more

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