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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2016
WE rented a hotel room for the night the ship was in port. The port itself is hard to get out of and in a rough part of town. WE stayed in Miraflores near the malecon and mall and about a mile from the indian markets. It was a good ... Read More
WE rented a hotel room for the night the ship was in port. The port itself is hard to get out of and in a rough part of town. WE stayed in Miraflores near the malecon and mall and about a mile from the indian markets. It was a good decision. WE paid about $80 for a hotel room and had unlimited wifi as well as access to Lima for a day and a half. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
We did a pre-cruise excursion to Machu Picchu for 4 days and it was fantastic. We flew into Cusco and toured the area and city. Here was to get acclimatised to the altitude. When we toured Machu Picchu it was awesome. The guides were ... Read More
We did a pre-cruise excursion to Machu Picchu for 4 days and it was fantastic. We flew into Cusco and toured the area and city. Here was to get acclimatised to the altitude. When we toured Machu Picchu it was awesome. The guides were fantastic and took there time in movement and explanation of the Incas. So worth the extra days. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
This was a terrible tour thrown in because we got there a day early. If I had known i would have skipped it. It went to Miraflores and too bad we didn't get to see the beautiful parts of the area.
This was a terrible tour thrown in because we got there a day early. If I had known i would have skipped it. It went to Miraflores and too bad we didn't get to see the beautiful parts of the area. Read Less
19 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2016
We took a private tour thru haku tours. It was very good. We loved Peru and would definitely go there again. The catacombs were spooky fun.
We took a private tour thru haku tours. It was very good. We loved Peru and would definitely go there again. The catacombs were spooky fun. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
A couple of my fellow passengers and I grabbed a taxi and went in search of alpaca yarn. We finally found a warehouse for a fair trade company. And the taxi driver found a local fish restaurant that was economical and good. I invited him ... Read More
A couple of my fellow passengers and I grabbed a taxi and went in search of alpaca yarn. We finally found a warehouse for a fair trade company. And the taxi driver found a local fish restaurant that was economical and good. I invited him to lunch with us. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
Took the shuttle into the centre and marvelled at the containers stacked by the 100's on the dock. enjoyed the colourful buildings around the square but hurried back on board, as I didn't feel safe.
Took the shuttle into the centre and marvelled at the containers stacked by the 100's on the dock. enjoyed the colourful buildings around the square but hurried back on board, as I didn't feel safe. Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
Use Haku tours in this port. Small groups with driver and guide. All their city tours must be fantastic based on the two that we took.
Use Haku tours in this port. Small groups with driver and guide. All their city tours must be fantastic based on the two that we took. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
We took the ships tour of Cuzco and Machu Picchu and loved every minute. Wish there had been a few minutes to shop for souvenirs. Other than that it was terrific.
We took the ships tour of Cuzco and Machu Picchu and loved every minute. Wish there had been a few minutes to shop for souvenirs. Other than that it was terrific. Read Less
34 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
Would have given this a much, much higher rating, because the temple ruins are fascinating, but it took us two hours, a shuttle bus from the ship, then a taxi (in horrible Lima traffic - normally apparently) and then another tour shuttle ... Read More
Would have given this a much, much higher rating, because the temple ruins are fascinating, but it took us two hours, a shuttle bus from the ship, then a taxi (in horrible Lima traffic - normally apparently) and then another tour shuttle bus from downtown hotel to get us to the 'real' tour bus. Ugh. Viator must come up with a better plan.... Read Less
36 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2016
Lots of time on the bus, not much time doing anything particularly interesting.
Lots of time on the bus, not much time doing anything particularly interesting. Read Less
23 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2015
Lima, Peru: The port is in Callao which is a less than savory area of the city and very industrial, so the ship provided a shuttle that took us to the Plaza de San Miguel a little further into the city. The port was not set up to receive ... Read More
Lima, Peru: The port is in Callao which is a less than savory area of the city and very industrial, so the ship provided a shuttle that took us to the Plaza de San Miguel a little further into the city. The port was not set up to receive cruise ships. There was a section where they were doing work and the traffic was down to one way. What should have taken 10-15 minutes, took 45 minutes due to poor planning on the part of the port. At San Miguel, there's a shopping center and movie theater. There are the obligatory taxistas waiting to take you on a tour of the city. We walked over to the shopping center and found a real taxi driver to take us to La Molina where we met a friend and had lunch with her. On the way back, we took a taxi and drove past Miraflores (but unfortunately didn't have time to stop), where there is a beautiful seaside park and free WiFi. The taxis one way to La Molina (about 20 km from San Miguel) was $10. If you just want to go to Miraflores, I suggest walking a few blocks and getting a real taxi to take you to Miraflores for a few dollars instead of taking a "taxista" who will take you on a tour to see things you don't want to see for a lot of money. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: December 2015
A so-called 'friend' talked me into taking this one. I wish I hadn't. Too much concrete jungle, crowds, rat-race, fast pace, etc. Y'know, the stuff I already have at home and needed to escape. I wish I could've ... Read More
A so-called 'friend' talked me into taking this one. I wish I hadn't. Too much concrete jungle, crowds, rat-race, fast pace, etc. Y'know, the stuff I already have at home and needed to escape. I wish I could've afforded Macchu Pichu, I suppose, and if I could handle the altitude and have better balance to handle it. I complained to the excursion dept our who seemed to be just "phoning it in". Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: December 2015
. The drivers are crazy there! Oh my! The cruise ship docked in the commercial part of the pier. We were then buses into Lima and dropped off at a plaza with Christmas markets set up. On the first day I had nothing planned. When I got on ... Read More
. The drivers are crazy there! Oh my! The cruise ship docked in the commercial part of the pier. We were then buses into Lima and dropped off at a plaza with Christmas markets set up. On the first day I had nothing planned. When I got on the bus a couple of people I had met on Cruise Critic, Vanessa and Sam, were on their own so they asked me to join them. I am so glad I did. Sam spoke very good Spanish and was able to get a taxi driver take us around Lima for a very good price. We went to the main plaza where the cathedral and state buildings are. It was beautiful. The plaza was decorated for Christmas. The Cathedral was wonderful, we got to see Pizarro’s resting place, vestments that Popes have given to the Cathedral, nativity scenes, and more. One funny thing, in the main part of the Cathedral they had music playing and it was Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I just thought they would have a little bit more traditional church type music playing, but it was fun. After walking around the plaza and seeing the President’s residence we went to the Gold Museum. The Gold Museum was good, not as much gold as I thought I would see, but ok. They had a huge weapons area that showed all different kinds of weapons and dress from Latin America, United States, Europe, and Asia. It was very interesting. We then went to Kennedy Park. This is a cat park. Cats hang out here and people go there to sit with the cats. They feed them there. There were hundreds, but in a good way. The last place we stopped was Parque de Amor. The mosaic work alone is a reason to go to this park. There is mosaic work on most of the benches and it is beautiful. They also have a big statue of a man and woman kissing. It is overlooking the Pacific and you can see paragliders there. I liked the park very much. We then went back to the ship. The second day in Lima my mom and I had a private tour with Haku Tours. It was called the Lima Colors and Flavors Tour. A representative from Haku was waiting for us when we got off the bus. We were taken to a really nice large air conditioned van. We were taken to Chorrillos and stopped at the small marina where the fishermen bring their catch of the day in and sell to restaurants, hotels, and more. We got to see the different kinds of fish that are sold in the market and talk with the fishermen. The next stop was to the Chorrillos local market. We tried different fruits indigenous to Peru. I loved the dragon fruit. We then walked around and tried the local Cebiche with a salad and Peruvian corn nuts (yum!). We also tried Chifa, local fried rice, a dish that had chicken in the middle of fried plantain, and Inka fried plantain. It was all delicious. Next we went to Barranco area of Lima. This is a trendy, funky kind of area. There are lots of art galleries, cafes and parks. In this area we saw the Bridge of Sighs and listened to a local band. We had lots of fun. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2015
Renato is a taxi driver in Lima. He has done tours for other cruise travelers. Lima traffic is outrageous and you need to have a guide. We spent 9 hours with him and could have seen much more but got an overall great sampling of Lima.
Renato is a taxi driver in Lima. He has done tours for other cruise travelers. Lima traffic is outrageous and you need to have a guide. We spent 9 hours with him and could have seen much more but got an overall great sampling of Lima. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
Wonderful interesting city with great shopping, food, sights and people. Don't miss Museo Largo. We stayed at the Country Club Hotel which was very pleasant and historic, but the pool is tiny.
Wonderful interesting city with great shopping, food, sights and people. Don't miss Museo Largo. We stayed at the Country Club Hotel which was very pleasant and historic, but the pool is tiny. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
We had been to Lima before so just chilled out and walked a bit. We stayed in the Belmond Miraflores formally the Orient Express hotel. Wonderful place, beautiful huge room with a bathroom that was incredible. A round bath the could fit a ... Read More
We had been to Lima before so just chilled out and walked a bit. We stayed in the Belmond Miraflores formally the Orient Express hotel. Wonderful place, beautiful huge room with a bathroom that was incredible. A round bath the could fit a dozen people in it. A sauna, a wet room just amazing. Breakfast was on the roof as was the pool. Great Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2015
Rented private apartment in Barranco - loved the bohemian vibe of the neighbourhood, excellent restaurants, galleries , architecture. Private airport transfers, city tour and Nacza Lines tours through Lima Cabs which were excellent.
Rented private apartment in Barranco - loved the bohemian vibe of the neighbourhood, excellent restaurants, galleries , architecture. Private airport transfers, city tour and Nacza Lines tours through Lima Cabs which were excellent. Read Less

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