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Santiago (Valparaiso) Princess Emerald Princess Cruise Reviews
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Pleasant trip around the Horn from Santiago to Buenos Aires
"This cruise was on our bucket list for years and we finally had the time to do it. We had three places on this cruise we particularly wanted to visit. Santiago, the Falklands and Buenos Aires. And we..."Read More
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intrepidone

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First and last time on Princess

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

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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 ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


Started from santiago and this less interesting.

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

13 Helpful Votes


First repositioning cruise, definitely will do another.

Review for Emerald Princess to South America

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Interior

12 Helpful Votes


Another exotic itinerary from Princess Cruises

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool


Great Disappointment

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hrosenberg45

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I were looking for a follow-up cruise to our cruise of a lifetime aboard Oceania. Having cruised Princess a number of times we felt it would have good quality but in no way equal to Oceania. Boy were we disappointed. We were expecting a Pontiac and got a Chevrolet. It started with an 1-1/2 ride on a bus with seats that were very uncomfortable. When we got to port, the embarkation ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

5 Helpful Votes


Ok value for money

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Balcony


South America San Antonio to L.A

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Carnival Trying to Make All Cruise Lines the Same?

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

Cabin Type: Balcony


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

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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 ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Liverpool

1 Helpful Vote


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