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34 Princess Rio de Janeiro Cruise Reviews
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rossandmaureen
Member Since 2008
1 review
2 helpful votes
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 did not start well. ... Read more
maroondawg67
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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 the Pacific ... Read more
Frances775
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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 also an issue between ... Read more
Silvtrfox13
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
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 The ship is old and outdated.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 carpeting, ratty mats and ... Read more
winogeek
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
22 helpful votes
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”? No. But ... Read more
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kednad2ela
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
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 the ship. ... Read more
Jam2304
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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 all day. Did not appear ... Read more
kumbaya99
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
39 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
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 port there were no signs ... Read more
marilynb.
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
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 to being stranded in ... Read more
dotsbobbi
Member Since 2011
1 review
32 forum posts
15 helpful votes
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 Rio ... Read more
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Ceyda Gogus
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
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 our luggages moving very ... Read more
TheOldOracle
Member Since 2011
1 review
55 forum posts
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 travel from the UK to not ... Read more
shepsm001
Member Since 2005
7 reviews
101 forum posts
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 our embarkation time. All ... Read more
Dane147
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
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 atmosphere by setting up ... Read more
Utopian
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
692 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 reservations on our own and ... Read more
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bingosnotmything
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
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 to review the tender ... Read more
408jakes
Member Since 2015
1 review
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 Valpariso on Jan 3-17 2015 it ... Read more
ccastner
Member Since 2012
1 review
102 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 reverse, I opted on the ... Read more
larryis1
Member Since 2015
1 review
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 with Princess on the Baltic ... Read more
Trash Queen
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
2,212 forum posts
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 night in Miami because ... Read more
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Cruisin63
5 reviews
Sailed February 2012
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 more elite passengers than ... Read more
Evelyn Keating
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed February 2012
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 stayed at the Marriott ... Read more
FlipperGal
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
77 forum posts
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 phoned TAM and got our ... Read more
Denisern2
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
916 forum posts
Sailed January 2012
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 transfer to ship. This ... Read more
VivianAtSea
Member Since 2011
1 review
Not rated Sailed 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 either. We met a great ... Read more
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