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236 Princess South America Cruise Reviews
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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
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
25 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
144 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
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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
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
101 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
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mdfarber
Member Since 2015
1 review
105 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
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
30 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
842 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
37 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
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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
blakeney
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
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
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
surelyso
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
120 forum posts
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
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ssbeagle
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
5,145 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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