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Royal Princess Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Royal Princess

30 Night Andes & Cape Horn Grand Adventure (Buenos Aires To Los Angeles)

Sail date: February 21, 2019

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was from Buenos Aires to Santiago with a post tour to Machu Pichu. The cruise itself was great but the post tour was the best tour we’ve experienced in large part due to the preparation, knowledge and experience of the guides.


4 out of 5
Went smoothly once we located the terminal

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main dining room was good. I do think that the quality of Princesses food and cooking has declined in recent years. The buffet doesn’t appear to have declined though.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
The ships singers and dancers were overall the best that we’ve experienced. The dance bands were average.

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service was very good.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Layout was familiar. Common areas were clean and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was roomy and clean

Ship tip

The balcony on the trip around South America was worthwhile

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
Trip to the pampas was worthwhile. Enjoyed the city tour.

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the penguins and ranch barbecue

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

1 out of 5
Weather kept us from visiting the Falklands and apparently that is a common occurrence.

Cruise Cape Horn

4 out of 5
Very nice. It would have helped to have advanced notice as to which side of the ship would be facing the Isle of Horn

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

4 out of 5
Hiking excursions. Interesting but demanding.

Punta Arenas, Chile

4 out of 5

Cruise Amalia Glacier

4 out of 5

Puerto Montt, Chile

4 out of 5
Beautiful scenery

Santiago. Chile

4 out of 5
Nice city tour

Pisco, Peru

5 out of 5
We took the optional tour to Machu Pichu. The trip was fabulous and the guides were the BEST. That tour by itself would have made the entire trip worthwhile.

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5
Lima was part of our Machu Pichu excursion. The guides were wonderful!!


5 out of 5
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