• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • Cruise Tips
  • News
  • Deals

Princess Santiago (Valparaiso) 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.
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


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


Started from santiago and this less interesting.

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
suramom
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

we wanted to see south America, where we'd never been. From Santiago, not so much of interest near the coast, but all ports were good. Very dry desert. Lots of poor people everywhere. Some things I wanted to see over 2 hours from port, so not worth it for old people. found the guides everywhere were outstanding. The ship was very nice and well laid out. It had lots of sea days, so they were ...
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


Another exotic itinerary from Princess Cruises

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
HawEater
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Mid march is a great time to get away from a long dreary winter. If you seek a little adventure then I would suggest you sail on the 16 night Andes and South America cruise. We opted to fly in to Santiago and take the Princess transfer to the port of San Antonio. We rode on a modern air conditioned bus. The ride was about an hour and a half. We had no washroom so you may want to use a ...
Read More

Sail Date: March 2018


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


Cruise was to get us close to home, itinerary from Santiago was good.

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

User Avatar
cat56
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The activity staff was great on the ship with Trivia and games 2 times a day. The ship did not have enough interesting enrichment sessions except for fellow passengers who did the bike ride from northern Alaska to bottom of South America. Their presentation was amazing! The food on the cruise was just ok with dinners taking over 2 hours due to delays in the kitchen. We did enjoy the ...
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


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.