Sailing around Cape Horn in South America in January sounded like fun: got a good rate for a balcony cabin, so off I went on CROWN PRINCESS.
Medical emergency made us 1 day behind on the itinerary and weather was also an issue between high winds lowering the river level to get into Buenos Aires to berths non available for 1 day delay. Not Princess' fault - no one's fault. Still, the CROWN crew changed things up so there were things to do on board and were very open, with many announcements about what was happening. This was ON BOARD; the brochures (of ALL cruise lines) gloss over the strong possibilities of missing some ports for one reason or another.
Views of the Cape, glaciers, sunsets, rugged mountains, quaint towns, etc. were majestic and stunning. Not to be missed - this is what you cruise here to see.
Like most Princess cabins, it's comfortable, efficient and well thought out. Linens and mattresses make sleeping easy! Very nice Steward, David, who took care of everything the wholel time.
Docking at 9 p.m. for a couple of hours off the boat sounded good until the rains came and nearly drowned us all! At least I can say I have stepped foot in Uraguay!
Brazilian Port Authority inspectors were 3 hours late getting to ship, so the previous cruise passengers couldn't get off and we were stuck waiting for up to 7 hours to get on the ship. Terminal not big enough to seat 1/2 of the embarking passengers. Brazilians didn't let Princess people off the ship to comme to us and explain what was going on. A truly awful experience. And for that I had to pay for a Brazilian Visa to get from the airport to the pier. Awful awful.