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Princess Rio de Janeiro Cruise Reviews

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33 Princess Rio de Janeiro Cruise Reviews


rossandmaureen avatar

rossandmaureen

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Some good...some bad...certainly memorable

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Along with our good friends, we planned this trip for almost a year. Our extended vacation would start by spending four days, including New Years Eve on Copacabana Beach prior to boarding the cruise. This cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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maroondawg67

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise from Hell - Some Things Unavoidable, Others Fault of Princess

As part of my wife’s and my 50th wedding anniversary celebration, we planned a “bucket list” cruise around South America. We planned and reserved the trip in September 2015, while aboard an Alaskan cruise on ...
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Sail Date January 2017


Frances775 avatar

Frances775

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

What a strange trip this was (and I'll do it again!)

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Silvtrfox13

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise We've Ever Taken

This was a bucket list trip around South America. Boarding was total disorganized and took over 4 1/2 hours. No one in the terminal had any answers as to why the delays. The ship is old and outdated. stains in ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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winogeek

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Problems Not Caused by Princess

There will be plenty of people who will post unhappy reviews about this January 4 - 18 Crown Princess cruise, but we will not be among them. Was this a wonderful cruise? No. Was this the “cruise from hell”? ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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kednad2ela

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great adventure tarnished by multiple problems.

An old saying says, "You only get one chance to make a first impression." Princess's first impression in Rio De Janeiro was a disaster. We flew into Rio on flights arranged by Princess. We purchased a transfer to ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Jam2304

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

1st time on Princess

Choose Princess as embarking in Rio. Spent 4 great days there before cruise. Embarkation was the start of the nightmare. Arrived at our assigned time of 4 PM to find a huge room full of people who had been there ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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kumbaya99

7 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Murphys Law Cruise

We choose this cruise for the itinerary. Couldn't wait to go to Buenos Aires, the Falklands and see penguins. Wow how awesome of a cruise would that be! NOT!! I'll start at embarkation out of Rio De Janeiro. At ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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marilynb.

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Can't help the weather

My husband and I (early 70's) took the Star Princess cruise around Cape Horn leaving Rio de Janeiro on January 4. Yes, there were many frustrations starting with the embarkation fiasco in the cruise terminal in Rio ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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dotsbobbi

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Cape Horn is not Disney World.

Rounding Cape Horn is a navigational feat. More than a cruise, it's an adventure which means "stuff" happens. Our "stuff" began upon boarding the ship. Princess sent passengers advance notice to expect delays at the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Ceyda Gogus

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

My husband and I flew all the way from Istanbul Turkey to take this cruise. There was another couple with us. The first dissapointment started at Rio port, where we had to get in line and wait for 5 hours pulling ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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TheOldOracle

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lovely cruise spoiled by bad weather.

We had a two week South American cruise on the Star Princess. Inclement weather made this cruise difficult. 3 ports were aborted due to rough seas. No one can control the weather, but it is a very long way to ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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shepsm001

7 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Very Mixed Bag; South America from Rio to Santiago

First time on Princess. 16 previous cruises all over the world. Preferred line is Celebrity. i'm 66. Wife 60. Embarkation in Rio. A total disaster. Took over three hours to board the ship and we were early for ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Dane147 avatar

Dane147

2 Reviews Written

Great crew, bad food, tiny cabins, mediocre entertainment, unfriendly

First cruise with Princess, and I was not sure what to expect. My initial impression of the interior design was pleasant. No neon, very classic for the most part. They (and most cruise lines really) cheapen the ...
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Sail Date February 2015


Utopian avatar

Utopian

5 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Adventure around Cape Horn

Our adventure started in Rio and included a visit to Iguazu Falls. If you take any cruise in this area, I strongly suggest you visit Iguazu Falls. We did not take the Princess pre-cruise, but opted to make the ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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bingosnotmything

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rio, south to round Cape Horn, north to Valparaiso

Our 6th cruise, 4th with Princess. We agree with other posters that embarkation at Rio de Janeiro was shambolic, made more uncomfortable by the hot weather at the time. Princess need to improve here. They also need ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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ccastner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso via Cape Horn

Background info: I have been looking at this cruise route and ports for over two years. After looking at the route, airfare costs, hotel costs, etc for traveling from Santiago/Valparaiso to Rio de Janeiro vs the ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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408jakes

1 Review Written

Not what I expected from a Princess Cruise

I have always wanted to try a Princess Cruise. When seeing their ships at port while on another cruise line, they seemed modern and inviting. From what I experienced on the Golden princess sailing from Rio to ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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larryis1

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Princess Cruise From Rio de Janiero to Santiago Was Subpar

We are long term (15 year) Platinum cruisers with Princess. We sailed on the Golden Princess for its first maiden voyage in 2002 in the Caribbean. It was a wonderful experience back then. We sailed 18 months ago ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Trash Queen

3 Reviews Written

69 Helpful Votes

South Amercica is beautiful and so was the weather

Rio to Santiago cruise on the Golden Princess January, 2014 Mike and Charlotte We flew from LAX to Miami to Rio without incident, even though lots of our cruise critic friends were forced to spend an unplanned ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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cruisin63

6 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Cruise of a Lifetime

We embarked the Star Princess in Rio de Janiero. Embarkation seemed very unorganized, as he (my cabin mate)is Elite, and usually goes right to the front of the line. Not so this trip. We were told that there were ...
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Sail Date February 2012


FlipperGal avatar

FlipperGal

2 Reviews Written

AROUND THE HORN ON STAR PRINCESS

STAR PRINCESS: RIO TO VALPARAISO January 2012 FLIGHTS: We flew from JFK non-stop to Rio on TAM, the Brazilian Airline. Booking through OneTravel.com, we got a great deal, and had no problems. After booking I ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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Evelyn Keating

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Scenic South America

The cruise from Rio de Janiero to Santiago was really quite beautiful and included several interesting stops. We arrived in Rio 3 days early since it was near Carnival and we wanted to experience the atmosphere. We ...
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Sail Date February 2012


Denisern2 avatar

Denisern2

6 Reviews Written

What an Amazing Voyage

Pre Cruise in Rio. Stayed at Copacabana Palace and had a private guide. Used Valerie from Rio Plus Tours and they were the best. Wow what an amazing guide. Four days in Rio passed quickly and we had our private ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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VivianAtSea

1 Review Written

No rating

Star Princess Sail March 2011

What a relaxing vacation on the Star Princess!We started in Rio and ended in Ft Lauderdale, for a whirl wind of a cruise. The food was very good, more so in the specialty restaurants, but the buffet wasnt that bad ...
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Sail Date March 2011


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