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271 Princess South America Cruise Reviews
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angegreen
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because we wanted to sail around the horn and prior to this experience, we have cruised Princess on 10 different cruises so we felt we would receive the same standard of service we were used to. Embarkation was ... Read more
TravelGato
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall we are very pleased with the way things went. We were apprehensive about what we'd face upon arriving in Lima. All went very well. The Delta flights from home and connection for ATL-LIM went well. We delighted in seeing the lights ... Read more
Evelyn16
Member Since 2009
1 review
This cruise was part of a longer trip with tours at the beginning and the end "organised" by Wendy Wu and booked through Cruise.co.uk. The tour parts of the trip were a disappointing shambles so the cruise became a very ... Read more
Marcello1
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I was in a party of four people in their early-mid sixties. We all have a lot of travel miles behind us, both on land and on cruise ships.We decided to take this trip for the itinerary and historic value.My wife and I stayed for two days ... Read more
GailG
Member Since 2008
1 review
119 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I'm 'just' reading reviews from fellow cruisers, and I 'feel' I must add my .02 for 'you' to read. I LOVED this cruise. (I'm a BIG OFTEN done this a 'lot' cruiser)....We were very lucky to be able to tender and arrive at all ports ... Read more
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ckgator
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
73 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are avid cruisers that have been on more than 45 cruises and chose this cruise due to the pre Machu Picchu excursion which was a few days longer than offered on other major lines. This was our first time cruising on a ship that carries ... Read more
cruiser 009
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I have been on 14 cruises the majority with princess, they have decided to do what the airlines do now and have numerous add on charges that make it difficult to say its a good value. The Crown Princess holds over 3100 passengers and seems ... Read more
Dalzell
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our second cruise with Princess our fourth overall. We cruised South America from Santiago to Buenos Aires. The itinerary was brilliant, varied with many contrasts and iconic destinations. Embarking was not too bad around an ... Read more
qedavis
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
We had been looking at a Buenos Aires to Santiago Chile cruise for about five years and decided on this cruise due to Princess' perceived reputation of being more upscale than other lines. We were disappointed at almost every turn. To ... Read more
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
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maroondawg67
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
17 forum posts
5 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
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
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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
40 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
dafazda3
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Second-time Princess Cruisers. Two mid-30s married couple, no kids. Above average land & sea vacation experience. Cruise experience: Celebrity, Carnival, Avalon Waterways, Princess. Pre-embarkation: Solid experience. No issues. ... Read more
1robinwood
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
115 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
One of the older Princess ships in need of a major refurb. The casino is still smoking! If you can believe that and you can smell the smoke outside the doors, very unpleasant. The theatre only holds 850 people and many shows there were ... Read more
Mike0811uk
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
We chose this cruise around South America because it visited a number of places on our bucket list and because our previous cruise through the Panama Canal on the Island Princess in 2014 was superb. However where as everything about our ... Read more
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SeeTraveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I chose this cruise to experience South America from one side to the other. The cruise was very enjoyable. It started out in warm Santiago Chile then proceeded South were the weather gets very cold and windy as you get closer to ... Read more
bobby3334
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
649 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I have always sailed Princess, am elite status now after about 18 cruises. I do this for the same reason people stick to a particular airline. I have in the past been on Carnival, Holland America, and NCL. It was almost as if this ... Read more
Cruiseyjo
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise purely because of it's destinations and the fact that they had a kids club as we were travelling with our 12 year old son. Embarkation was a total nightmare - preference was given to those that are elite/gold status ... Read more
PrincessCruises1, Social Team at Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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jaguarprincess
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
69 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Crown Princess 31- Day South America (December 4th, 2016 – January 4, 2017) Total disclosure mandates that I reveal the following about my husband and myself: We do not like big ships, and he (especially) loathes crowds. The ... Read more
azcruser
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Don't ever ask for Any Time Dining on a Princess ship. They will only accept seating at 5:30 or 8:15. We asked for 6 PM and told they won't accept a reservation for that time. Told we could come down and stand in the wait line. Waited ... Read more
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