South America Cape Horn Princess Cruise

Coral Princess Cruise Review to South America

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4.6 out of 5
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Coral Princess

14 Night Cape Horn & Strait Of Magellan (Buenos Aires To Santiago)

Sail date: February 20, 2020

Ship: Coral Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: C215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Cruising around Cape Horn is a costly, but well worth it! You will see penguins in their natural habitats and other animals unique to S. America. Buenos Aires and Santiago are worth visiting and the Amalia Glacier was spectacular.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy acess from the airport to the port in Buenos Aires. Princess staff assist with tagging bags , then you're off to the terminal area. Well organized staff from the terminal to the ship. Out total time from arrival at the terminal to opening our cabin door was leass than 45 minutes!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Bayou Steakhouse had excellent New Orleans meat and seafood. Buffets now have mandatory handwashing stations outside them! Perfect!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the entertainment, talks and activities. Mostly, it was too cold to use the pool.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
We enjoyed some of the headline entertainers, but not all. The production shows were great. The piano player in the Crooner's Bar was entertaining and engaging. He always drew a crowd.

Children's Programs

no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
EVERYONE was polite, greeted you warmly and often went well beyond to help people with locations and services.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This is a medium sized boat with 2,000 passengers. There is so much public space and activities that it often felt like we were on a private cruise!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Out cabin, located forward was spacious and well-appointed. We had more than enough storage space and the steward was hard-working and timely in all of his interactions.

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
We toured on our own as we had visited this city before.

Montevideo, Uruguay

3 out of 5
The city looks tired and rundown.

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5
The city itself was OK. We did an excursion to see the Magellenic penguins which was excellent, but long because of the rough terrain to get to the penguins.

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5
We saw Gentoo Penguins on this stop. It was an excellent tour, and reall fun to walk the beach and the land among the penguins. The city itself is small, but cute.

Cruise Cape Horn Did not visit port

We came within 40 miles of this port, but the winds exceeded 80 knots (100 mph) andthe seas were rough. The Argentinian naval base on an island near Cape horn, the pilots on board and the captain agreed it was too dangerous to cruise near the horn.

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
We went to the national park of Tierra del Fuego. The park has greenery, mountians, and of course, the place where you can stand at the end of the world! It was windy and cool, but well worth it.

Punta Arenas, Chile

3 out of 5
It's easy to walk this port to see the square, the church and perhaps sample some food. there were a few excellent looking restaurants near the actual docking area.

Cruise Amalia Glacier

5 out of 5
The glacier is breath taking(wish we had sun), and the captain did a 360 turn so all of the passengers had equal opportunities to view and photograph the glacier.

Puerto Montt, Chile

3 out of 5
The port city is not good, but we took a taxi to Puerto Varas (15 km) and spent our time there, The town is very nice, it has beautiful view of the mountains and the lake. We had excellent weather and enjoyed the food and shopping.

San Antonio, Chile

3 out of 5
The port is industrial. We took the excursion to Santiago. Valparaiso is old, rundown, and not safe. We were told to lock all valuables on the bus before we got off. Vina del Mar was pretty and we wished we had more time at that stop. We ate lunch in Olmue. the restaurant had excellent food. Santiago was fun and we stayed an extra day to take.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
This is an industrial port, so you cannot walk off the ship to a termminal. You must be bused. This creates a little longer disembarcation time, but it was well-organized and efficient.
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