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Queen Victoria Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Queen Victoria

20 Night South America (Fort Lauderdale To Rio De Janeiro)

Sail date: January 21, 2020

Ship: Queen Victoria

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Loved the cruise and especially the itinerary. We were nervous by the last week and a half though because of the worldwide spread of Coronavirus. Happily, we got home fine.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very good, especially if you like lamb. Vegetarian selections got boring

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lectures were terrific and watercolor painting classes were just why I chose Cunard


4 out of 5
Overall good

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Personnel were always kind and efficient

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Sail on Cunard if you like ballroom dancing or lectures or painting classes.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Embarked there

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
We did a free walking tour and enjoyed it

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Manaus, Brazil

5 out of 5
Viator tour of the river, houseboats and indigenous tribe

Santarem, Brazil

5 out of 5
Ships walking tour of forest

Salvador De Bahia, Brazil

5 out of 5
Ships tour on cobblestone street of Pinto museum, church and look at stacked housing

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

5 out of 5
Walking tours of carnival like parade, copacabana and Ipanema beaches, old city, Pyramid shaped cathedral, and tiled stairs

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5
Very nice city, easy walk around city with very easy access to city

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
Self tour of city. Impressed with how European the people and buildings looked

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5
Ships tour to see Punta Turbo penguins

Cruise Beagle Channel

5 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5
Ships tour to Terra del Fuego and Fin de Mond

Cruise Cape Horn

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5
Ships tour to Magellan penguins

Cruise Strait Of Magellan

5 out of 5

Cruise Amalia Glacier

5 out of 5

Cruise Pio Xi Glacier

5 out of 5

Puerto Montt, Chile Did not visit port

Stop cancelled because sea too rough for tenders

Santiago. Chile

5 out of 5
Self tour of Valparaiso very good

Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile

5 out of 5
Self tour of La Serena and Coquimbo. Not much open on Sunday

Arica, Chile

3 out of 5
Boring city

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5
Self tour by Uber, which worked great. Ships tour of Huaca Pucillana was very good

Manta, Ecuador

5 out of 5
Walked malecon at beach, fish market, and the mall.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

4 out of 5
Ships tour of ruins and old city only ok

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Excellent commentary by Richard Waimio

Cartagena, Colombia Did not visit port

Were not allowed to dock because of Coronavirus fears. Fair enough

Willemstad, Curacao Did not visit port

Stayed on ship


5 out of 5
Easiest disembarkation ever, although seemed less healthy than other stops because there was no health screening at all!
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