Crossing the Equator

Coral Princess Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Coral Princess

34 Night Antarctica Cape Horn & Brazilian Grand Adventure (Ft. Lauderdale To Santiago)

Sail date: December 02, 2019

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: E504

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

An interesting trip with lots of sea days to relax onboard.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
No long lines but I was sent in the wrong direction to find my cabin.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Mostly read books from the library

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The crooner couldn't sing but he knew all the songs. The orchestra was amazing, "On the Bayou" is an outstanding theatre and the guest entertainers were great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room service was on time, dinner waiters were knowledgeable and entertaining. Shore excursions staff had all the answers.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Easy to get around and find venues on Coral Princess

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious accessible cabin. No shelf space in the washroom. The clothesline was too high. The large screen TV sticks out over the desk and has a very sharp corner. It should be protected somehow.

Ship tip

Be sure to explore the P&O museum in the Wheelhouse Bar.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
Stayed overnight. No excursion.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
No excursion. Listened to the local band parading around the square.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

4 out of 5
My excursion took me to the Balata Botanical Gardens and the Church of Balata, which is modeled after Sacre Couer in Paris. Beautiful views from the gardens.

Salvador De Bahia, Brazil

4 out of 5
The excursion took us to the "gold" church, San Francisco, the Cathedral, an ornate Baroque church and a drive around the city. More to see than I expected.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

4 out of 5
The ShipMate tour to Christ the Redeemer was well organized and our tour guide was very enthusiastic and helpful.

Montevideo, Uruguay

4 out of 5
The shipmate tour left us standing in the sun waiting for a bus to arrive some 30 minutes after arriving at the rendezvous point. An overview of the city with a stop in the main square and the bronze statues that are a must-see.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
Our tour took us to Recoleta to see Eva Peron's mausoleum, the Boca for a short stop then on to a tango show and lunch at LaVentana. Excellent food, excellent entertainment and tango and a stop at Casa Rosada and the cathedral, church for Pope Francis in Argentina.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Did not disembark, stayed on for Antarctica
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