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59 Royal Caribbean South America Cruise Reviews

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wel2t
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
We sailed out of Santos (2 hr drive from Sao Paolo) to 2 ports in Uruguay that were really fun. We went on to Buenos Aires where the ship overnighted enabling us to go out to a tango show and came back to Sao Paolo. The drive from and to ... Read more
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j91
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
My family and I live in Long Island, New York, and over the last 17 years, my husband and I have lived in 4 different countries and traveled with our children to Australia, Asia, and Europe. We have cruised before in the Caribbean, and ... Read more
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Georgeven
Member Since 2010
1 review
39 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a married gay couple kind of travel addicts and we love cruising. First I have to say that these Itineraries from Brazil are amazing/interesting, we visited Punta del Este, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Buzios, Ihla grande and ... Read more
deadzone1003
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,511 forum post
0 helpful votes
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
10,719 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

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mamkeky
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Tucson54
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
215 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
My husband & I were passengers on Mariner from LA around Cape Horn to Santos, Brazil. RCI has changed drastically since we sailed a few years ago. They have cost cutting in place - no hair conditioner or lotion - no shower cap on the ... Read more
ldmh
Member Since 2010
1 review
112 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have sailed several times with RCL and are currently Platinum level members. Our most recent 30 day sailing aboard Mariner of the Seas from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo Brazil left us wondering what happened to RCL's high level commitment ... Read more
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cat4jax1
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
On 1/16/11 my husband and I boarded the Royal Caribbean ship named the Mariner of the seas for a 17 day tour from Los Angeles to Chile, First I would like to say we scheduled all our plans through Royal Caribbean including flights to ... Read more

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Bullswood
Member Since 2007
1 review
24 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As exprienced travellers in Brazil and having read a few reviews, we went into this coastal cruise prepared for some of the differences from the normal cruise experience. First the numbers - of 2200 passengers, over 90% were ... Read more
worldtrvlr
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Coming from Los Angeles we chose to go on a South America cruise in february around the the time of Carnaval. I personally have cruised six times and have cruised with Royal Caribbean two times prior to the trip. My partner and I booked ... Read more
merimies
Member Since 2008
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We board the Vision of the Seas in Santos ( located about 50 min from Sao Paulo). Embarkation started on schedule and we were able to board the vessel at 11:30 ( staterooms were ready by 13:00).The windjammer cafe ( lunch buffet ) opened ... Read more
Stevealan
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
86 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed January 2010
First of all, it seemed like a totally different ship to me than the Mariner we sailed a year ago from Auckland to LA. The staff were not friendly and indifferent. The officers would pass in the hallways and not even make eye contact, let ... Read more
happy4ever
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Besides the bad food in the ship, the ports it stopped were so small, that we had to stay hours waiting to disembark, the bill in the hospital inside the ship was outrageous, the new year that was supposed to be wonderful, in front of ... Read more

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Hopin4thbest
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Royal Caribbean, Vision of the Seas- December 14-18, 2009 By Ken Burdett This cruise embarked from Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil. The port was not at all streamlined. There was a building to check your baggage and another (about 200 yards ... Read more
DIDISEVEN
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2009
Splendor of the Seas is as close as it gets to the perfect layout for a ship. Everything seems to be right where it belongs...I normally hate sea days and we had plenty but I loved them all. The food couldn't be better or more plentiful. ... Read more
Chris Boyle
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2009
Last year we sailed on the RCI's Independence of the Seas for 2 weeks as a family and had a fabulous time. This year was our Silver Wedding Anniversary and my wife and I decided it would be a nice treat to get away and get pampered for a ... Read more
linktobze
Member Since 2009
1 review
30 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2009
We booked this cruise on Radiance of the Seas less than a month before the departure date. I found a price for 2 single balcony rooms that we simply couldn't refuse. We booked rooms 9254 and 9654 which were basically across the hall from ... Read more
aloha of the seas
Member Since 2007
1 review
2,964 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2009
PRE-CRUISE: I elected to stay in Santiago for 3 days prior to the cruise. I chose a 4 star hotel that gave me a very reasonable rate and a large room. On the down side it was not too close to restaurants. I found the people of Chile ... Read more

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boston1952
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2009
Now eight years old, the Radiance of the Seas, the first of RCI's Radiance class, is well maintained and in good condition. The crew was great and very friendly. A nice touch is that RCI has fixed benches to the heliport in the bow where ... Read more
pointpetre
Member Since 2005
14 reviews
156 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2009
We booked with RCL through a travel agent. We booked air through RCL and stayed at their designated hotel, The Grand Hyatt, is Santiago. We flew on American Airlines, flying from Dulles Airport near our Fairfax County home in the late ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,404 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2009
We took a flight to Miami in order to spend some days there over New Years Eve, since our cruise was going to start on January 4th. Our accommodation was very pleasant at the Hilton Airport hotel. Unfortunately we did not booked a car ... Read more
mike@sea
Member Since 2003
15 reviews
463 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a second time I sailed on the Radiance. The ship was in excellent condition everywhere, it still looked as if it was rather new, a nice contrast to the tired looking Voyager class vessels. Our aft JS was as great as expected and ... Read more
2-2
Member Since 2007
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2008
For many years my wife had wanted me to take a cruise but I resisted because I felt there was nothing to do "in the middle of the ocean". Finally in 2003 I gave in and we sailed on the Splendor of the Seas from Galveston, TX going through ... Read more
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