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44 Royal Caribbean South America Cruise Reviews

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Zahavahull
Member Since 2013
1 review
18 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I am Sooo Done with Royal!!! I am a veteran of more than 50 cruises, many (Emerald) with RCI. This cruise from Valpariso (3/27/16) to Sao Paulo was a total disaster. When we arrived at the port in Valpariso we were ushered to the ... Read more
cruiselady66
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
338 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Purchased this cruise to go around the Horn and visit Cape Horn, which did not happen. The dining room staff were very slow and inexperience. They seem to have a lack of customer service and a "don't care" attitude. Had to ask ... Read more
The Old Cruisers
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Royal Caribbean Cruises; Rhapsody of the Seas - April /May 2016 Cruise Chile to San Paulo Brazil with two day stop over before cruise in Santiago Chile (19 nights in total). ... Read more
vview418
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the Itinerary. With the end point being Brazil, this offered us an opportunity to extend our vacation and see some additional sights (i.e.: Rio De Janeiro, Iguazu Falls. The logistics for getting to the ... Read more
Juanalaloca
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We had chosen this cruise for the itinerary and sights to see, and had planned and looked forward to it for three years, but as we were about to begin our cruise in Valparaiso we were denied entrance to the ship because we had no ... Read more

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senorfrog2
Member Since 2009
1 review
13 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose this cruise because of the "rounding Cape Horn" opportunity, and we were not disappointed. Captain Dinas circumnavigated the island brilliantly and even dispatched a small boat to the island to have our passports ... Read more
Anniazida@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
I took this cruise to be with family members for a non profit fund raiser. The reunion was excellent. The entertainment was great as were the restaurant and cabin attendants. The public areas of the ship are well maintained and ... Read more
relaxatsea
Member Since 2007
10 reviews
1,207 forum post
7 helpful votes
We were among the very lucky cruisers on the March 13 sailing who actually circumnavigated the Island of Horn at Cape Horn, thanks to our excellent Capt. Dimas Manrique, and Mother Nature's gift of relatively calm seas. This cruise was ... Read more
H82DRVLV2CRZ
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First, I'll start with the positives. The ports were amazing, the staff was very friendly, the ship is just the right size to tour the Chilean Fjords. The captain was a very friendly and noticeable person. For the most part, he kept us ... Read more
dhooppi
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We took a 15 night cruise from Santiago -> Buenos Aires with a family of 5. Pros: 1. Great itinerary even though we weren't able to make a few stops due to inclement weather. Chile has a long coastline and most parts south of ... Read more

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Dioz
Member Since 2015
1 review
72 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The ship is still beautiful, my only negative towards the ship is that they have taken away bar space & other venue space to cater for the totally unnecessary paid Restaurants.(Which we never have & never will use !!!) The ... Read more
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pa1943ma
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
It is a very nice cruise for the price. We really liked the itinerary. It was a truly international cruise with many cruisers from US, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. Meeting people from variety of nations was the most ... Read more
acox
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We did this cruise from Feb 28 to Mar 13 2016. It took us to Puerto Montt, Puntas Arenas, the Chilean Fjords, Ushuaia (the end of the world port, southern most city in the world), then up to Montevideo and Buenos Aires. About 5,000 miles ... Read more
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lasportsnut
Member Since 2000
2 reviews
20 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Arrived in San Paolo to chaos at 5 am. 1 guy trying to corral 500 passengers, tag them and get them on buses who had trouble speaking English. Arrival at Santos was even worse. 3 large ships turnover passengers at 8 am in a terminal ... Read more
Raltmann70
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
A different kind of cruise on Royal Caribbean. What made this cruise different was the Brazilian staff who were able to involve an international clientele in shipboard activities as in no other cruise I have been on (about 40 in all on ... Read more

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TheBird83
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
2 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I had initially booked this cruise because because I wanted to visit new destinations withou having to take an extremely long flight to Asia or Europe. Royal Caribbean immediately notified me that this was a "cultural cruise". ... Read more
VermontyPython
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
In advance of our 7-night South American cruise sailing from Santos, I read a lot of reviews from Americans complaining about various aspects of this sailing. Mostly, they seemed upset that not everything in Santos, Brazil is as ... Read more
lizandgeorge
Member Since 2016
1 review
22 helpful votes
This was the most disappointing cruise that we have ever experience on Royal Caribbean! It was a disgrace to the Royal Caribbean WOW vacation. Here are a list of disappointments and conflicts we had on this cruise. ULTIMATE PACKAGE ... Read more
ThelmLou
Member Since 2012
15 reviews
4 helpful votes
We decided over a year ago to spend our New Year’s with RCCL on the Rhapsody of the Seas in Brazil with New Year’s Eve in Rio De Janeiro. We were in Cabin 8525 and finally landed at table 444 for early 7:30 Seating. I must ... Read more
gill1511
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We were part of a group of 5 families (19 members). The trouble started right from the port for embarkation. There are no signs or persons that direct those with priority boarding to the proper areas; either at the long luggage drop off ... Read more

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bigbobb
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We are experienced travellers and cruisers with about 25+ cruises. A large group of use got 10 balcony and junior suites for a cruise from 12/19/15-12/26/15 WORST EXPERIENCE CRUISING EVER! For starters, the cruise was almost ... Read more
deadzone1003
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,526 forum post
This is our first Royal Caribbean cruise and, for many first-timers aboard the Mariner of the Seas, probably our last one. I have never been on cruise where at times it was great and at times it was terrible. Embarkation was horrid ... Read more
Pumbaamd
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
10,877 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our Mariner of the Seas TransHorn was outstanding! There were several glitches, that at the time were very annoying. However, looking back, they were just part of an itin and new crew and staff that were different and subject to ... Read more
mamkeky
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
It is so sad to have to express myself sooo badly about this last two cruises on the Mariner. We enthusiastically plan our cruises a year prior of sailing date. Our first disappointment: the prices drop by $300.00 pp on the first leg, RC ... Read more
UB & AS
2 reviews
Sailed January 2011
South America on Mariner of the Seas, 2011 This cruise was booked a year in advance and it seemed to take a long time for this day to arrive. We had an uneventful flight from Vancouver to Los Angeles. When we arrived at LAX our ... Read more

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