Star Princess to South America: Star Princess Cruise Review by crazygal65

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Star Princess to South America

Sail Date: January 2013
Destination: South America
Embarkation: Buenos Aires
We were on the Star Princess five years ago from Florida to Buenos Aires. This for us was the other half of that trip that we've always wanted to do.
Don't understand the people who say they found the Star a little run down. There was plenty of brand new carpeting, new tile in certain areas and new or updated areas on the ship. Vines has been made larger and very chic. We had some great wine tastings accompanied by sushi or tempenades. The wine selection was very extensive and the staff were quite knowledgable.
Also new (for us anyway) was the addition of the Godiva Chocolate shop.
We love the balconies on the Star. We had a large table and two chairs with footstools and still had room to move around. Our cabin steward kept our room spotless and turn down was lovely with drapes drawn and our chocolates on the pillows. Bedding was great and the bed itself very comfortable.
No complaints whatsoever about any of the staff.
This however is not a cruise for those More looking for poolside heat and sun or shopping in ports that have a ton of diamond and gold shops. These are ports of call at the end of the earth almost and towns that can appear desolate and windblown. Having said that, to cruise where no human has ever walked was an almost surreal feeling. The natural beauty is awesome. and the quiet as we glided past glaciers and watched seals in the water was an unforgettable experience.
We loved that we had classical music playing while we cruised past Amalia Glacier. Lovely.
We had three tours booked and enjoyed them all. The last one was when we anchored at Valparaiso, Chile. We toured the city by bus, went to a vineyard and toured and had lunch there and had a city tour of Santiago then ended up at the airport and our luggage was already there. We give this trip a ten:) Less

Published 01/29/13

Cabin review: BDC617 Balcony

Large closet with tons of wooden hangars. Lots of extra storage and drawers. Starboard the side to be on with this cruise. Large balcony with two loungers and table. Quiet stable location, just aft of midship. Good open view. Comfortable bed and also bar fridge.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Interesting city. Combination of old and new.

We took a tour to Lake Esmeralda . Wonderful scenery and lunch out, but a lot of people. We stopped to see the waterfalls and there must have been two hundred people there. Made it hard to enjoy the beauty of the moment.

Visiting the Falkland Island was very interesting. Very remote, but so many cute houses with lovely flower gardens. Lots of little shops selling quite good souvenirs and handcrafts. Met and spoke to locals and had lunch in a typical British pub.
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