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44 Royal Caribbean South America Cruise Reviews
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Tucson54
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
236 forum posts
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
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
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
Bullswood
Member Since 2007
1 review
24 forum posts
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
merimies
Member Since 2008
1 review
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
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Stevealan
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
86 forum posts
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
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
Hopin4thbest
Member Since 2009
1 review
5 forum posts
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
Chris Boyle
1 review
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
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
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aloha of the seas
Member Since 2007
1 review
3,006 forum posts
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
boston1952
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
4 forum posts
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
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
1,504 forum post
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
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
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2-2
Member Since 2007
1 review
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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gourmetlover
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
107 forum posts
Sailed November 2008
Where to start on such a wonderful trip! We arrived in Santiago about 1 1/2 hrs. late two days before our Nov. 23rd cruise. The airport took about an hour to get through. Warning, do not take any type of fruit, or nuts with you. They ... Read more
planedriver
Member Since 2009
1 review
23 forum posts
We have been on Radiance a total of 4 separate times in the last 4 years. Aside from the last cruise (we just got back) the previous time we were aboard was just before the ship went into refit a year ago. Every cruise on Radiance had ... Read more

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