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Royal Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Royal Princess to South America
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daleeld
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2019
Cabin: Balcony

We chose this 30 day cruise to see South and Central America. We embarked in Buenos Aires, sailed around South America, up the west coast to Los Angeles. We visited 7 countries in all. Embarkation was delayed 5 hours so the cruise did not start out well. We then skipped our first port visit in Argentina due to high winds. The rest of the cruise happened as planned.

The ship was nice and the staff was pleasant and helpful. The food was very good and well presented. There was always a large selection to chose from. We ate most dinners at anytime dining in the Symphony Dining Room. We ate breakfast and lunch in the buffets on deck 16. We did not participate in formal dinning. We enjoyed most of the entertainment in the Theater. They had a wide variety, but did repeat due to the cruise was divided into 3 segments. We did not participate in other activities. We used the fitness center. It was large and had new equipment, very pleasant. They offered many fitness classes as well, but did not participate in them. There were only 2 swimming pools and a wading pool. I would not consider this ship if you like to spend a lot of time by the pool. Also, due to the length of this cruise, the age group was mainly 60 plus.

We had a balcony room which had adequate space. For this length of cruise, I'd recommend a min-suite. Our room was mid ship, close to the elevator on deck 12. Great location. The beds were comfortable but the pillows were too large and stiff for our liking. The sliding door to the balcony was difficult to open.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BA

The room was okay, nothing special. It had adequate space. For a cruise of this length, We'd recommend a mini suite. The balcony door was very difficult to open and the pull rods on the shades broke off easily due to difficulty opening the shades. The pillows were a bit large and uncomfortable. We were mid ship, deck 12 close to the elevator. A great location.

Port Reviews

Buenos Aires

It was an ok river cruise. The guide was difficult to understand

Stanley

Very informative tour, but not much to see. Guide was informative but her information was slow and a bit boring.

Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego)

Informative and interesting tour. The train ride was a bit hokey.

Punta Arenas

Tour consisted of two museums and a mausoleum so we didn't see much of the city. Tour guide difficult to understand. Not worth the money.

Puerto Montt

Great tour. Included tour of Ensenada and lunch. Very interesting and well worth it.

San Juan del Sur

Tour was a Granada city tour and tour of Lake Nicaragua, including lunch. Very informative, but a long day.

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