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South America Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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South America
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271 South America Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Greyhorse avatar

Greyhorse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not to my expectation

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I chose this Latin American cruise because I had a very memorable experience with Gate1 Discovery guided tour last year and I wanted to re-trace my path with my wife from Buenos Aires to Strait of Magellan in Chile, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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rakaraka

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound)

14-Day South America From San Antonio (Eastbound): Flight from Miami to Santiago, Chile: At airline check-in, we were surprised with a $90 a bag fee and $54 seat fee. We used Norwegian to book our flights and there ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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geebee2546

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Standards slipping.

Went to join the ship at Lima Peru, taking a taxi to the port, we were told that we would have to wait for 2 hours outside the port area as there was no terminal, so we were at the side of the road in a very ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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SantaFeSkier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Sad buffet

-Confusing ship with not all elevators to all decks. -Salad area of buffet limited selection. -Changed ports a few weeks prior to departure but not all guests notified. -Entertainment and music were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Kisosaki

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

One Thing After Another

Seems like Embarkation was our initial warning. We literally stood in line for registration in the Miami Cruise Terminal for over 2 hours. The lack of concern for the passengers became the theme of our cruise. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Lrbap

6 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not as good as other Costa Cruises ships

We chose this cruise because we wanted a short year end cruise. It was very convenient for us as it sailed from Buenos Aires to Rio and we could us the ship as a hotel in Rio for the night of December 30th to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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nchapira

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not bad and not good either: it's mediocre.

Imagine a ship with a weird design, everything is turned inward, the window views of some bars are blocked by equipment and always close the blinds of all windows at night. To see the sea you have to go to the pool ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Odjig

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyable Trip, Just not Europe

South America Santiago, Chile March 14, 2019 to Los Angeles, March 30, 2019) appealed to my wife and I. We enjoyed Chile (Santiago and Coquimbo), Peru (San Martin and Lima) and Costa Rica (Puntarenas), less so ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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horstte

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Sun South America/Panama Canal March 2019

This was a 18 night South America Cruise from Santiago Chile to Miami, FL. We choose this cruise based on the itinerary. The ship is old...built in 2001 and refurbished in 2018. Our Cabin was a Vista View Junior ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Honeysnooks

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary - mediocre ship

We chose this cruise for the itinerary. That part was very good. Ship was obviously very pretty at one point but looking a little shop worn now and the food dept need a total overhaul. Staff (outside of the ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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carolina husker

7 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Beautiful weather in South America

We chose this cruise to see some of South America and cruise through the Panama Canal. We have traveled on the Norwegian Sun previously and had a good experience. The ship was upgraded last year and looks good. ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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almacz

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not special enough!

I can't understand why a big cruise line like Princess simply doesn't understand what is vegetarian and what is not, despite being advised repeatedly. Overall, not blown away by the cuisine. I'm afraid too that ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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sdelp

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good itinerary. Food was weakest area of cruise

The star princess is bit dated. I heard they are taking it of service next year. I wouldn’t recommend any ship in same class as star princess.Worst area was food, and particularly horizon court. Not much choice, ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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chaunceyb

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

New Orleans to Rio de Jainero Cruise

This was our eighth cruise on Crystal and overall we really enjoyed this cruise and the Symphony. Their crew are just wonderful and the food was great, including the new venues added. Giving it an average for ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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valgal9

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Loved the itinerary, but not the food.

I have benefited immensely by the reviews posted on Cruise Critic, but have never taken the time to write one myself. For many years, the message boards have proved invaluable for planning our excursions. I can’t ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Petergregg

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Needs some attention

First ever cruise of more than a few days. Pluses- Well maintained ship Good pool areas, decent amount of sun beds Movies under the stars worked well. Good in house movies. Cabins reasonable size, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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saypinong

1 Review Written

Amazing Patagonian scenery

This is our first NCL cruise. We traveled with 2 other couples and this is our first time visiting S. America. Even though it is a small cruise ship, the cabins are much more spacious than the other bigger cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Walker56*

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great itinerary, disappointing ship

We chose the Cape Horn & Straits of Magellan Cruise because of the itinerary and past experiences with Princess. But the Star Princess was a real disappointment. The ship had so much wasted space. I never saw ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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F150Chief

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First and last time on Princess

We took this cruise because of the itinerary to Hawaii. Embarkation/ Disembarkation: Getting on was very easy and orderly due to the schedule given before hand. Did the self-disembarkation. Very good and no ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Xxd

1 Review Written

Ok, Not as Bad as Expecting!!

After being on the majestic princess in feb 2018, l was dreading this cruise!! The itinery was half what we wanted, so gave it a whirl!! To be fair, our inside dissabled cabin was fine. we did have a few ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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ThelmLou

24 Reviews Written

78 Helpful Votes

Nothing Special on cruise to South America, just ...meh

First, we were not tortured nor were we mis-treated but this cruise to South America was errr......just ok. The itinerary was fantastic but the onboard experience and the ship were just.... meh. We are Elite so ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Malibu88

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not quite the value expected

We had not travelled on Princess Line since our Alaska cruise in 2011. We chose this cruise because of the timing and the itinerary. We found the room exceedingly small, especially the bathroom...smaller than any ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Cruiser121212

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

This was my first time cruising with this cruise line and I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed with the services provided compared to other cruise lines that I have travelled with. This is a small, older ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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LTxrx

15 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Princess seems to be going down [in everything]

we chose to repeat an Antarctica/South America cruise that we had been on last year [with another cruise line], to see & do things we had missed. because of flight delay [not ships fault] we lost first day of trip. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Crewbie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise - with some effort

The basics: Howdy. I went on the 30-day encompassing travel from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires. Travel was part of a family/family friends unit accompanying passengers in their 60s and 70s, one with mobility, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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