• Cheers to 25 years: Celebrate with Us!
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews

Cherry danish from Horizon Court
A respectable chocolate cone
Fruit tart
Cruiser Rating
3.4
Average
71 reviews

Filters

1-10 of 71 Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews


crew not friendly

Review for Royal Princess to South America

User Avatar
ladygator43
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Ports of call interesting.We havd never been to these countries on the Pacific side of South America.. Going this tome of year we expected, and received waem weather. Having sailed with Princess several times, with very positive results, we picked this itinerary. Being familiar with the Royal Princess, having sailed with her before, and having been told that she was refitted with new ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


First and last time on Princess

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
F150Chief
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We took this cruise because of the itinerary to Hawaii. Embarkation/ Disembarkation: Getting on was very easy and orderly due to the schedule given before hand. Did the self-disembarkation. Very good and no crowds. For those not sure about disembarkation: If taking the scheduled disembarkation, luggage must be out in the hallway at suppertime the night prior. Everyone must be out of their ...
Read More

Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


South America San Antonio to L.A

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
torringtonwyo
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

first we enjoyed the overall cruise . the staff and service was great. the ports were good we took independent excursions La Serena Chile toured with La Citro Verde great tour if you have a chance go for it every where we drove the citons people waved .. lunch was a delight the guides where wonderful rating ten plus!!! San Martin Pisco Peru had a combo tour but sea conditions canceled all Islas ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Carnival Trying to Make All Cruise Lines the Same?

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
OkayApril
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Never again! Have sailed many times with Holland America, and also with Cunard and Viking. First time with Princess - and this will be the last time, also. Many Princess cruisers said this was not like previous cruises - much worse - and think it may be Carnival Corporation's doing. Terribly disorganized ship, inedible (literally inedible!) food served in dining room, staff bickering ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Enjoyed the cruise but the food on the ship was very uneven

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
mindymass
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We enjoyed the itinerary and had a good time. But, as usual with Princess, the food varied widely from excellent to terrible. The first week, the food in the main dining room was really high quality. Then it went downhill during the second week. The food in the buffet was consistently poor throughout, by the way. Can't recommend eating there unless you're in a rush. Princess needs to get some ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018


A delight time!

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
newageconcepts6
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have always cruised with Princess and have not been to any of the ports on this cruises before. The wait stall was extremely delightful. The cabin steward was very attentive. The entertainment was great. Had a wide variety of entertainment which included singers, dancers, a juggler (which was hysterical), a hypnotist, great production shows, lectures and musicians. The ports were good, the ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


No leadership

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
Dave223456
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

-Three meals took two hours -Locked out of cabin because of battery failure, no supervisor around to open cabin, no process to identify when battery failing or rather process exists but is ignored because of cost of replacing door battery. Better to wait until passengers locked out I guess -laundry lost, subsequently found -ship out of many supplies such as wine by the glass, applesauce, ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony


Amazing in medical crisis

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
Conxavai
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

It’s not what you want to think about. But it is really important. Our 10 year old developed acute appendicitis in Nicuragua ( of all places ) the onboard medics did an amazing job and assisted us in getting our sick child to a hospital where she had surgery that night Their quick thinking and ability to make decesions quickly meant our doctor was diagnosed disembarked and taken to hospital ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018

Traveled with children


First repositioning cruise, definitely will do another.

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
redmellie
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We had been living in in Chile for about 7 weeks and found this cruise. Actually cheaper than flying (before on-board stuff). Great leisurely way to get back to the states. Since we had been in Chile and have been to Costa Rica a few times and Nicaragua, we were not interested in excursions to I can't speak to any of those. This was our 4th sailing with Princess. Crew was always ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Interior


Ok value for money

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
oldmountie
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Chose cruise for route and timing availability. Food was acceptable, bar staff good. Some dining room staff were rather surly and acting as if they were near the end of their contract and had no intention in renewing their contract. Had the same annoying art auctions as Carnival. Pushing notion that if you were savvy enough to buy their art onboard, it would enhance your image as being a ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony


Find a cruise

Other Cruise Line Cruise Reviews from Santiago (Valparaiso)
Ponant Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews
Ponant Santiago (Valparaiso) Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

We have updated the Cruise Critic Privacy and Cookie Statement effective on October 1, 2020. Please click here for more information.