This cruise was part of a longer trip with tours at the beginning and the end "organised" by Wendy Wu and booked through Cruise.co.uk.
The tour parts of the trip were a disappointing shambles so the cruise became a very important aspect of the trip.
We sailed from Valpraiso around the Horn and up to Buenos Aires.
Luckily for us the weather was reasonable most of the time so we were able to make all of the scheduled ports including the Falklands. As going around the Horn was quite chilly the majority of the over 3000 guests chose to stay inside the ship most of the time. This led to the ship feeling very crowded at times. Getting a seat in Horizon Court and in the bars was very difficult at times. Some of the ports of call were more interesting than others, but at most taxis were available at the quay, although many of the drivers only spoke Spanish.
The entertainment on the ship was not to a very high standard. Music played in the bars was very good but the main entertainment was very hit and miss .... sadly mostly miss.
There were an awful lot of "shopping opportunities" available.
Food was mainly good but I found that any time I chose chicken, however it was cooked apart from in a sauce, it was always very dry.
Our cabin was ok although very rocky at times as we were at the top and at the back of the ship. Luckily we soon got used to it.
As the trip was around South America there were lots of Spanish speaking guests, so a lot of time was spent on translations.
In conclusion I would say that entertainment has definitely deteriorated on Princess as has the food slightly, but on the whole the trip was good.
The cabin was a reasonable size and well looked after by our steward.
Only drove through City to get on ship.
So boring I can't remember it.
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Luckily found an English speaking taxi driver who made excursion interesting.
Walked around Town and spent lots of time at the museum. Interesting talking to the people who live there. Took about 2 hours of queueing to get back on the tenders to return to the ship.
Went to see walrusses. Quite a nice place.
Walked a lot. Very hot, dirty and busy.