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heard from others that South America cruise was unique, not to be missed -- a variety of cities plus a chance to see penguins, up close and go to the "end of the world" ! Embarkation in Buenos Aires was quick and easy. Star Princess is a medium size ship, nice public spaces, with an active Piazza area. We had a balcony cabin, nicely appointed, good closet space, although bathroom seemed a bit smaller than most. New Princess luxury bed was wonderful. Good dining options, anytime dining, 24 hour cafe available, breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet, plus some specialty restaurants. We ate in the steak and italian specialty restaurants and both were outstanding in terms of food quality and service. Dining room dinners were good, with a variety of options each night plus a good choice of "always available" items. Entertainment on board was quite good - one of the best production shows I have ever seen featuring Broadway choreographers. Other entertainers were enjoyable as well especially magician, Alex Ramon. Excellent port talks provided - informative and entertaining. We arranged for excursions in all ports, similar to those offered by Princess but at half or less than half the price of Princess. In addition to the cost savings, the excursion group was much smaller (usually 12-20 people) vs a busload of 40 or more. Unfortunately weather prevented us from getting to the Falklands but we enjoyed the sailing around the glacier and Cape Horn. Lots of options for nature lovers - grand national parks, penguin sanctuary, plus beautiful views of Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Princess staff provides solid, consistent service - an excellent cruise experience.

Unusual ports, distinct itinerary

Star Princess Cruise Review by dwflorida

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
heard from others that South America cruise was unique, not to be missed -- a variety of cities plus a chance to see penguins, up close and go to the "end of the world" !

Embarkation in Buenos Aires was quick and easy.

Star Princess is a medium size ship, nice public spaces, with an active Piazza area.

We had a balcony cabin, nicely appointed, good closet space, although bathroom seemed a bit smaller than most. New Princess luxury bed was wonderful. Good dining options, anytime dining, 24 hour cafe available, breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet, plus some specialty restaurants. We ate in the steak and italian specialty restaurants and both were outstanding in terms of food quality and service. Dining room dinners were good, with a variety of options each night plus a good choice of "always available" items. Entertainment on board was quite good - one of the best production shows I have ever seen featuring Broadway choreographers. Other entertainers were enjoyable as well especially magician, Alex Ramon. Excellent port talks provided - informative and entertaining.

We arranged for excursions in all ports, similar to those offered by Princess but at half or less than half the price of Princess. In addition to the cost savings, the excursion group was much smaller (usually 12-20 people) vs a busload of 40 or more. Unfortunately weather prevented us from getting to the Falklands but we enjoyed the sailing around the glacier and Cape Horn. Lots of options for nature lovers - grand national parks, penguin sanctuary, plus beautiful views of Pacific, and Atlantic oceans.

Princess staff provides solid, consistent service - an excellent cruise experience.
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Average size balcony cabin, slightly forward of mid ship. Good location easy to get to Lido deck buffet(back of ship) or gym (front of ship). Bathroom felt a bit smaller than other cabins but certainly manageable. Open closet makes it easier to get at clothing and decent shelf space. Large flat screen TV in corner (over the refrigerator). Two chairs and table on balcony. Comfortable cabin with new Princess bedding that is terrific.
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