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271 Princess South America Cruise Reviews
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SandyCruising
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We have been on this ship several times in the last couple years. The ship is ok-not our favorite. Had some great crew members take care of this time on the ship. The crew in Crooner's Bar was awesome(especially Vish). Carmine in Vines was ... Read more
bigage
Member Since 2011
1 review
618 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
was thrilled with Princess on this one. I've done them many times and, probably give them another chance but, this cruise ship really need to go into dry dock to be redone. Bed were poor and, the condition of ship wasn't in great shape. We ... Read more
daisyles
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have travelled all over the world with Princess since the 1970's and have had some wonderful cruises with them. We, as Elite members, are now very disillusioned and disappointed with the attitude of the captain, senior officers and ... Read more
Loki_77573
Member Since 2004
1 review
542 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Somehow I have managed to delete my very long review twice so I'll just make is a short as possible. Herded like cattle at embarkation. No bath towels for two days because they could not discharge gray water. So my arrival was a ... Read more
crackers10
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Enjoy quiet days at sea and the cruise visited some Caribbean island new to us. Itinerary up the Brazilian coast was interesting and included many days at sea. Good fellow passengers being a healthy mix - lots of British, Australians ... Read more
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satxdiver
Member Since 2006
1 review
6,885 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise on the basis of itinerary and were not disappointed. We embarked in Buenos Aires and disembarked in Port Everglades. Both went very smoothly and quickly but we have Global Entry with let us pass the mass of people ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi satxdiver, we're so glad that you enjoyed your ... Read more
wezandor
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, ticking off our bucket list. The embankment was quick and we were on board and in our cabin in no time, although princess did text us before the cruise saying there maybe long waits but this ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi wezandor, we're glad that you enjoyed your ... Read more
csmaslin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and a long history with Princess. This ship really needs to be dry docked for R&R (remove and replace) things like, beds, toilets, carpets, railings and a few modern updates. Our Caribe ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi csmaslin, we apologize for your disappointing ... Read more
NatalieS
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
We were going to Patagonia, but we decided Uruguay would work better. Embarkation was problematic. We were robbed in security in Buenos Aires. Why have security cameras if the face is unclear? We got to see the film of the guy stealing ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi NatalieS, we're sorry to hear about your ... Read more
az.kuehn
Member Since 2002
1 review
577 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Have traveled on Princess 33 times....the Crown Princess 3 times. Overall the food was quite good, hover Sabratini"s resturant was a big disapointment this time. The bed linnen was rairly changed and the cabin was not very clean. The ... Read more
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ottojf
Member Since 2011
1 review
81 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this trip when it went on sale in December. We had done the Valparaiso - Buenos Aires three years ago. We booked as we like long cruises with sea days. BUT not this time. We like sea days because Princesses has always had ... Read more
BarryJ100
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The cruise itinerary is pretty unique, starting at Valparaiso , then around the Cape ,into Buenos Aires and Rio, Salvador and onto the Caribbean. We spent 2 days in Santiago before we embarked, embarkation was an unorganised Shambles, a ... Read more
Apsara4
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We choose this cruise based on the itinerary. Never having been to South America we enjoyed the ports. We chose Princess excursions and for the most part they delivered what they promised. Before boarding we were driven around Santiago ... Read more
mountaindog
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
71 forum posts
1 helpful vote
All was excellent. The cabin, the entreteinment and the food. We felt so happy to join this cruise. The ports where so interesting. We bought some tous on board. We stayed alone at some other ports. And we hired an independent tour agency ... Read more
tequila150
Member Since 2009
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We like long cruises and this was a back to back cruise starting in Valparaiso, Chile and ending Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We have taken 20+ cruises and this was the only one that we have EVER complained about. Princess has lower the ... Read more
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crackers10
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Itinerary round Horn was the attraction and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good fellow passengers being a healthy mix - lots of British, Australians and Canadians. The crew were, as always it seems, excellent, cheerful, friendly and ... Read more
S Dakota
Member Since 2008
12 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 16th cruise, 9th on Princess. We sailed from Valparaiso, Chile around Cape Horn to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We flew into Santiago Chile and spent one night in Valparaiso before boarding the ship. Embarkation was very ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Sussex Duo
Member Since 2013
9 reviews
2 helpful votes
Our cruise was from Santiago (Valparaiso) to Buenos Aires via Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands in late February. It provided a break between land trips to Machu Picchu, in Peru, and the Iguassu Falls on the Argentine / Brazil border, ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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scottishgirl
Member Since 2003
1 review
8 forum posts
21 helpful votes
I really don't have many good things to say about this ship ..I did enjoy the ports .. it was nice to 'escape' from the ship. However,there were far too many sea days where we could not get out on deck due to the weather. When the weather ... Read more
Chestfield Bill
Member Since 2016
1 review
66 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Review of the Crown Princess We travelled around South America on the Crown Princess in February 2017, starting from Valparaiso and finishing in Buenos Aires. The itinerary was the biggest attraction for us. We had only travelled once ... Read more
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chinookgal
Member Since 2008
1 review
18 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
embarking/disembarking -- chaotic in Valparaiso but very smooth in Buenos Aires ports - we very much enjoyed the three days we spent in Valparaiso pre-cruise -punta arenas and ushuaia tours were fine, but scenery was old ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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DavidAnthony
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Pre & post tour transfers & hotels were, as usual, excellent. Maybe Princess should take notes on how to handle their most valued assets, (their customers) from these organizations! It all started off on the wrong foot - ... Read more
deesc1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Took a once-in-a-lifetime 14-night cruise around South America on the Crown Princess — and it was fabulous! Here’s a review of the ship: The ship’s decor is beautiful. The design has a heavy Italian influence with ... Read more
Exiled1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We took this cruise as part of a longer holiday in South America. Frankly I am amazed at the two earlier whinging reviews published but then again, regular cruisers will recognise the types who never seem satisfied. It must be ... Read more
jrendrag
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We picked this cruise for the chance to go to Antarctica and unfortunetly the weather was perfect everyday except that one. so that excursion was cancelled. The Captain was new to this ship and he inherited a mess. We were late for every ... Read more
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