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Princess Rio de Janeiro Cruise Reviews

I had this meal at Sur La Mer. None of it was well-prepared, and sending it back did no good. Salmon and veggies were overcooked. Meal was terribly unexciting. Something you might expect at Hometown Buffet, but not on a cruise ship.
King crab legs in the MDR were so old and tired, they had almost no flavor. Very unexciting meal. Poorly-prepared, and poorly-presented.
I think this was supposed to be New York steak. It was tough and full of gristle. Not well-presented or well-prepared.
Did not enjoy the food on Princess. What you see here is the worst lobster tail ever. They were all like shoe leather, and were so salty they were not enjoyable.
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Some good...some bad...certainly memorable

Review for Crown Princess to South America

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rossandmaureen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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. The embarkation process in Rio de Janeiro was an organizational disaster that reaffirms our perception that Princess, while a cruise industry leader in many ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


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

Review for Crown Princess to South America

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Frances775
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 high winds lowering the river level to get into Buenos Aires to berths non available for 1 day delay. Not Princess' fault - no one's fault. Still, the CROWN crew ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Murphys Law Cruise

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kumbaya99
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 where to drop off luggage and check in. It was total confusion with everyone not just me. When we finally got to the ck in part you are in a big warehouse with ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Interior


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

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maroondawg67
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 Princess. We sailed on a 14-day cruise on the Crown Princess leaving out of Rio de Janeiro on 04 January 2017, ending up in Valparaiso / Santiago, Chile. The first half of our ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Worst Cruise We've Ever Taken

Review for Crown Princess to South America

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Silvtrfox13
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 flooring in the gym, no nets on basketball courts, broken machines in the casino. When I spoke to a supervisor about the condition of the ship I was told" Sir, ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


1st time on Princess

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Jam2304
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 to be Princess staff on hand to help except for one really rude guy with a mike who kept shouting at people. Late leaving. Sadly one of the passengers became ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Problems Not Caused by Princess

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winogeek
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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 virtually all the problems encountered on this cruise were things that were beyond Princess' control. Details follow: 1) Embarkation in Rio. This proved to be something of a ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Great adventure tarnished by multiple problems.

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kednad2ela
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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. The airport greeting was fine, but when we arrived at the terminal, the bus dropped us off on the street outside the terminal. We were reunited with our luggage and needed ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


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

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Dane147
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 photo shoots, tables of t shirts and cheap jewelry, and similar up sell stations through out the ship. After my positive initial impression, my feelings dropped. My ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Cabin Type: Balcony


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