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Star Princess Cruise Review to South America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 7
Helpful Votes: 98

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Star Princess

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

Sail date: February 29, 2016

Ship: Star Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: D201

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Our first trip to the Southern Hemisphere and it was fabulous. From meeting at the airport to checking in and hitting a bar as soon as we got on while we waited for our luggage to catch up with us everybody we met from Princess was on top form, smiling, friendly, helpful, showing off, making us feel special. As we'd been saving up and planning this for a long time we went for a mini suite this time so that we could gaze up at the stars around South America and that didn't disappoint either. Every stop was great - although the coach trip to see the penguins was dull and long - and we were happy to get into the Falklands which not every ship manages and to experience a little bit of the rough seas we were hoping for around Cape Horn. Ushuaia was stunningly beautiful and the trip down the Beagle Channel to see the seals, though bitterly cold, was unforgettable. Managed to tick off loads of amazing experiences on this trip: ate Argentinian steak, cable car above the clouds up a volcano, Falkland Islands, Chilean glacier, Cape Horn, penguins in their natural habitat, whales passing the ship, a dolphin jumping alongside the tender boat, an albatross flying around the promenade, rode a steam train, danced with a Uruguayan tango dancer. Loved riding the escalator to Skywalkers every night and every member of waiting staff we encountered were the best they could possibly be.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports of call

Buenos Aires, Argentina

5 out of 5
If you get a chance to eat Argentinian steak then do so, but only if you're going to treat it with respect and eat it rare.

Montevideo, Uruguay

5 out of 5

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

5 out of 5

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

5 out of 5

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

5 out of 5

Punta Arenas, Chile

5 out of 5

Puerto Montt, Chile

5 out of 5

Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

3 out of 5
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