South American Adventure!
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Room Type: Balcony
Communication from the bridge to the cruise director did not always match up, we almost missed the scenic cruise around the Cape Horn! We loved having a balcony so that we could rush out quickly to see sights!
We enjoyed our brief time in Brazil, but I would advise that if you are not planning on spending a day or more extra in Brazil, you should chose to get off the ship in Argentina, or meet the ship in Argentina depending on the direction you are traveling, to avoid the Brazilian Visa fee and the headache of getting off the ship due to the local government regulations. We had several friends that missed their flights out of Brazil due to the lengthy disembarkation. We were originally slated to leave the ship around 11am but did not get off until 4:30pm!!! Brazil had sent only 4 (FOUR) agents to check out 2500+ passengers! It had nothing to do with Princess, but a lot of passengers were upset and blaming them. If you can stay extra days in Brazil, then by all means finish the itinerary. Otherwise, hop off in Argentina and use the money for more time there!
Pros: Exotic Ports
Cons: Brazilian Customs and Visa process!!