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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. then Stanley/Falkland was cancelled [same as last year] because of weather. that was two years in a row. so some of the 'wildlife' we were seeking was missed. ship was fine, cabin was also, dining continues to be a problem on Princess=if you are gluten free. one has to contact a maitre 'd to inform them of such-then one comes to your dining table each evening to pre-order the following days meal=awkward. the buffet is not labeled gluten free for most of the available foods [very few are]. again they request you contact a maitre 'd & then he would walk you around, or explain what was available [one feels like a child doing this]. entertainment was never Princess's strong suite-and remains so. our cabin & dining service was first rate=we were very well taken care of. shore excursions were not up to par, for any of the ports. only one we really enjoyed was the penguin rookery @ punta tombo=finally got to see penguins [lots]! most of the other excursions [both Princess's & others] were not really worth while. Princess's last day was supposed to be a 10hr tour to see Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Faulk Museum & lunch in Olmue; with pick-up @ pier & drop off @ airport. were supposed to be ~35 people=we had almost 50-made life very difficult-bus couldn't park-so we saw little. lunch in Olmue was buffet [I was supposed to get gluten free meal=ps got sick on way home=meal not gluten free]. montevideo pick something you would like to see & don't take city tour. tierra del fuego national park is just sight seeing-our tour put 25 people out because 2 booked a train ride-so we had 2 30-45 minute hikes [which weren't scheduled] & a 4 hr tour became a 6hr tour. would we go again to South America? possibly but not on this itinerary & would think twice about taking Princess. we have been cruising for over 25 years-have taken over 50 cruises [17 with Princess] so I think we have some idea of what to expect & what not to.

Princess seems to be going down [in everything]

Star Princess Cruise Review by LTxrx

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Interior
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. then Stanley/Falkland was cancelled [same as last year] because of weather. that was two years in a row. so some of the 'wildlife' we were seeking was missed. ship was fine, cabin was also, dining continues to be a problem on Princess=if you are gluten free. one has to contact a maitre 'd to inform them of such-then one comes to your dining table each evening to pre-order the following days meal=awkward. the buffet is not labeled gluten free for most of the available foods [very few are]. again they request you contact a maitre 'd & then he would walk you around, or explain what was available [one feels like a child doing this]. entertainment was never Princess's strong suite-and remains so. our cabin & dining service was first rate=we were very well taken care of. shore excursions were not up to par, for any of the ports. only one we really enjoyed was the penguin rookery @ punta tombo=finally got to see penguins [lots]! most of the other excursions [both Princess's & others] were not really worth while. Princess's last day was supposed to be a 10hr tour to see Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Faulk Museum & lunch in Olmue; with pick-up @ pier & drop off @ airport. were supposed to be ~35 people=we had almost 50-made life very difficult-bus couldn't park-so we saw little. lunch in Olmue was buffet [I was supposed to get gluten free meal=ps got sick on way home=meal not gluten free]. montevideo pick something you would like to see & don't take city tour. tierra del fuego national park is just sight seeing-our tour put 25 people out because 2 booked a train ride-so we had 2 30-45 minute hikes [which weren't scheduled] & a 4 hr tour became a 6hr tour. would we go again to South America? possibly but not on this itinerary & would think twice about taking Princess. we have been cruising for over 25 years-have taken over 50 cruises [17 with Princess] so I think we have some idea of what to expect & what not to.
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Interior
Cabin IC E316
cabin was quite acceptable , we choose lower deck midship, having been to SA/Antarctica before, had great cabin attendant
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