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South America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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South America
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23 South America First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

MNJones avatar


2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Cruise Around the Horn of South America!


I choose this cruise primarily for the interesting ports and itinerary. Patagonia, Falkland Islands, The Horn, Straits of Magellan, Chilean Fjords, and more. Embarkation was something. Lots of lines, and ...
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Sail Date January 2016

mgolder avatar


1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

100 Degrees of Latitude

Marco Polo What better name could there be to conjure up exploration and adventure. This was my first cruise. I had never really been attracted to the cruising lifestyle. A solo sailor from the west coast of ...
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Sail Date January 2016

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J. Robinson

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

First cruise with Voyages of Discovery

This was our first cruise with Voyages and i really had no bench mark to use as a comparison other than several cross Atlantic trips with Cunard. The ship was a perfect size having a capacity of just over 500. This ...
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Sail Date January 2016

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1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

South America; almost rounded The Horn.

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2016

keithval avatar


3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes


We were quite disappointed with this cruise, as we have cruised Oceania a few times in the past and have always loved our stay on board. We joined the ship in Buenos Aires and sailed to Rio de Janeiro . To be ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

1st time Cruisers and we will be back!

Taking a look at the reviews online before the cruise, I had somewhat low expectations for the Norwegian Sun. Some folks like to complain, some like to be demanding. I was pleasantly surprised overall with my ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

MSC Poesia

Never thought a cruise will be such as awfull as this. 80% Seniors and zero organization: - Not enough shadow for 10% of passangers outside while full sun. - No care for making people follow rules and not ...
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Sail Date February 2016

grams98 avatar


4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beauty and culture encountered at every nautical mile.

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) ...
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Sail Date January 2016

pkyi avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Very Nice Cruising Experience

Itinerary: This cruise was a South America cruise which embarked in Valparaiso Chile and terminated in Buenos Aires Argentina. The ship went along the west coast of south america (Punta Monte, Puerto Chacabuco, ...
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Sail Date January 2016

MelanieW avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser

Being excited about my first cruise, I don't know if the embarkment process was short/average/long. Didn't seem long to me. I was one of those people who thought 'I can't be cooped up with that many people', ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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1 Review Written

Gluten Free Vacation!

Our family loves to travel, but recently several members were diagnosed with Celiac Disease. We quickly discovered that eating out, let alone vacationing internationally, posed what seemed to be an insurmountable ...
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Sail Date December 2015

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1 Review Written

A bit disappointing

We were a family of 4, a couple with 2 teenagers, a girl (16) and a boy (14). We have booked for our first cruise on Preziosa one of the most expensive cabins in the Yacht Club class, the Executive Family suite. The ...
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Sail Date December 2014



1 Review Written

Disappointed with this cruise

We and many others on the March 3 2013 Buenos Aires to Valpariso cruise were disappointed. I notice the price has gone up substantially for 2014. The good: great weather and smooth sailing (not always the case), ...
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Sail Date March 2013

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1 Review Written

No rating

Celebrity cheated these first time cruisers

We reserved this cruise about a year and half before departure, and paid full price for it. Yet we were assigned a noisy room that I'm sure they are aware should only be used for storage! While at cruising speed ...
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Sail Date February 2013

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Longterm Traveler

1 Review Written


Hurtigruten's Classic Antarctica Voyage on the MS Fram (January 11-20, 2013) exceeded my expectations in all regards. I had read most of the reviews I could find online in the process of researching our planned ...
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Sail Date January 2013

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4 Reviews Written

A very enjoyable time

Having recovered from the initial shock of the hoards of young folks waiting in the terminal in Buenos and the pleasure of the young lady who greeted me asking " Holland America,Sir", I didn't have any luggage tags ...
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Sail Date January 2012

texcarol avatar


1 Review Written

Ready To Go Again!

I'm single & was wanting a budget friendly vacation with some girlfriends. We booked with Carnival Elation for July 2012. I cant think of anything negative to say. Ive never traveled outside the U.S., or been on a ...
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Sail Date July 2012

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Around the Horn

We recently lost our cruising virginity on a 14 day cruise from Buenos Aries around Cape Horn to Valparaiso. Quite frankly, I am glad we saved ourselves for Celebrity. My wife and I like active cycling and/or ...
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Sail Date February 2012

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1 Review Written

Wonderful Cruise to S. America and Antarctica

We are first time cruisers and did not know what to expect on a cruise of this type, expecially considering the probable changes in weather which would require packing a varitey of clothing. The embarkation process ...
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Sail Date February 2011

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1 Review Written

Fantastic Veendam

We left Valparaiso on a boat that had just been in a huge storm but we would have the best weather in years. A bit of waves on the second night, but the free motion sickness pills stopped any problems quickly. ...
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Sail Date December 2010

Oliveira avatar


3 Reviews Written

My First cruise was Antarctica on the MS Amsterdam

My sweetie came home one day and suggested a cruise to Antarctica. I had never cruised before. But Antarctica as a destination: Shackleton and "March of the Penguins" suddenly came to mind. How could I object? The ...
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Sail Date January 2009

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Prairie Lover

1 Review Written

The best of times ... and worst of times!

As stated in the title, this cruise really was the best of times and the worst of times (with apologies to Charles Dickens). First, the worst of times (Travel, transport to the ship, embarkation) We were among ...
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Sail Date March 2010

Acedar avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rounding the Horn

Cruise Review - Veendam Feb. 11 sailing from Buenos Aires around Cape Horn to Valparaiso Background: This was my first ocean cruise although I am an experienced river cruiser. I chose it for the natural beauty, ...
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Sail Date February 2010

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