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San Juan, Puerto Rico (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

The capital and largest city in Puerto Rico, San Juan is an exciting mix of old and new. This modern metropolis is a favorite cruise destination for those exploring the Caribbean, and visitors delight in the historical buildings and attractions in the Old San Juan district. The city is the second oldest European-established community in the Americas and is famous as both a tourist destination and a bustling international port. Visitors to this region will have their hands full deciding what to do next, as the city offers a great number of walking tours, fine shops and restaurants, street markets and nearby beach getaways.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruise vessels arriving in San Juan will dock either in the harbor directly in front of the Old City district or across the bay; taxi service will be available at either location. For those disembarking in the Old City, most of the downtown area attractions are within walking distance, as are many of the major hotels, banks and internet cafes. San Juan has a number of city bus tours and these usually depart from the cruise dock in Old San Juan.

What to See and Do

Old San Juan, located on the small island known as Isleta de San Juan, is the historical center of the city and is connected to the mainland by both bridge and causeway. It was the center of town during Spanish colonial times and the historical buildings found in this part of the city are a must see. Of particular interest is the Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristobal, as well as La Fortaleza, another historical fort that now serves as the governor's mansion. This entire district is filled with interesting shops that offer everything from clothing and memorabilia to fine-crafted items. Visitors can take a ferry to Catano and visit the famous Bacardi Rum factory, or hop a taxi and explore one of the white sand beaches at Condado and Isla Verde.

Eating/Drinking

San Juan and in particular the Old City district is full of interesting restaurant establishments, serving everything from the usual hot dogs and burgers to international gourmet dining along Recinto Sur near the waterfront. European dinner menu items are quite common but there is also plenty of seafood, sushi and vegetarian courses available. Most cruise ships do not depart San Juan until late at night so it is popular for visitors to take their evening meal in the town. Old Town is full of bar and grill restaurants for those who wish to eat a bit and sample the local cocktails.

Getting Around

Old San Juan is within walking distance of the cruise docks, unless the arrival is on the mainland. Taxi service is plentiful and drivers know every destination in the city. The local omnibus vehicles travel all of the main avenues and can be hailed with a wave at any street corner. Rental car agencies are located in nearby Condado, which is also easily reached by taxi.

Miscellaneous But Important

San Juan is a United States territory. As such, the currency is the US dollar. Spanish and English are the most common languages, although English is spoken more frequently in the areas where tourists frequent. It is important to wear comfortable walking shoes when visiting the city as many of the streets are made of blue cobblestone and the terrain is rather hilly.

 
The aerial view of Old San Juan.

The aerial view of Old San Juan.


The beautiful Isla Verde beach, one of the favorite places of cruise travelers.

The beautiful Isla Verde beach, one of the favorite places of cruise travelers.


Walking around and shopping in Old San Juan.

Walking around and shopping in Old San Juan.


Here is Fort San Felipe del Morro, perhaps the most famous historical site in San Juan.

Here is Fort San Felipe del Morro, perhaps the most famous historical site in San Juan.

 

Cruises to San Juan, Puerto Rico


7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 26, 2014 N/A N/A $749 $1,249 Caribbean Princess July 26, 2014
August 16, 2014 N/A N/A $749 $1,299 Caribbean Princess August 16, 2014
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 26, 2014 $1,049 N/A N/A $2,279 Carnival Glory July 26, 2014
March 7, 2015 $659 $789 $1,009 $1,309 Carnival Glory March 7, 2015
April 4, 2015 $719 $849 $1,069 $1,439 Carnival Glory April 4, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 2, 2014 $719 $749 $1,099 $1,949 Jewel of the Seas August 2, 2014
August 23, 2014 $849 $899 $1,149 $1,659 Jewel of the Seas August 23, 2014
September 13, 2014 N/A $970 $1,033 $1,618 Jewel of the Seas September 13, 2014
October 4, 2014 N/A $1,833 $2,099 $4,731 Jewel of the Seas October 4, 2014
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 2, 2014 $1,499 $1,599 $2,399 $2,999 Caribbean Princess August 2, 2014
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 3, 2014 $1,149 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Conquest August 3, 2014
August 17, 2014 $909 $1,009 $1,119 $1,369 Carnival Conquest August 17, 2014
August 31, 2014 $559 $679 $809 $1,109 Carnival Conquest August 31, 2014
September 14, 2014 $619 $719 $939 $1,259 Carnival Conquest September 14, 2014
September 28, 2014 $599 $719 $909 $1,189 Carnival Conquest September 28, 2014
October 12, 2014 $619 $719 $909 $1,229 Carnival Conquest October 12, 2014
October 26, 2014 $599 $719 $889 $1,229 Carnival Conquest October 26, 2014
November 9, 2014 $579 $699 $869 $1,209 Carnival Conquest November 9, 2014
November 23, 2014 $629 $749 $919 $1,189 Carnival Conquest November 23, 2014
December 7, 2014 $549 $669 $839 $1,209 Carnival Conquest December 7, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 3, 2014 $1,004 N/A $1,259 $2,249 Carnival Valor August 3, 2014
August 10, 2014 $839 $1,084 $1,209 $1,589 Carnival Valor August 10, 2014
August 17, 2014 $809 $964 $1,169 $1,449 Carnival Valor August 17, 2014
August 24, 2014 $779 $929 $1,009 $1,379 Carnival Valor August 24, 2014
August 31, 2014 $639 $709 $859 $1,169 Carnival Valor August 31, 2014
September 7, 2014 $509 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 7, 2014
September 14, 2014 $509 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 14, 2014
September 21, 2014 $529 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 21, 2014
September 28, 2014 $509 $609 $779 $1,219 Carnival Valor September 28, 2014
October 5, 2014 $569 $629 $799 $1,219 Carnival Valor October 5, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 6, 2014 N/A $1,129 N/A N/A Carnival Valor August 6, 2014
August 13, 2014 N/A $1,129 N/A N/A Carnival Valor August 13, 2014
May 20, 2015 $764 $829 $1,079 N/A Carnival Valor May 20, 2015
May 27, 2015 $834 $939 $1,139 N/A Carnival Valor May 27, 2015
June 3, 2015 $864 $969 $1,159 N/A Carnival Valor June 3, 2015
June 10, 2015 $894 $999 $1,189 N/A Carnival Valor June 10, 2015
June 17, 2015 $924 $1,029 $1,229 N/A Carnival Valor June 17, 2015
June 24, 2015 $924 $1,029 $1,229 N/A Carnival Valor June 24, 2015
July 1, 2015 $924 $1,029 $1,229 N/A Carnival Valor July 1, 2015
July 8, 2015 $984 $1,099 $1,309 N/A Carnival Valor July 8, 2015
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 9, 2014 $1,399 $1,499 $2,099 $2,699 Caribbean Princess August 9, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 9, 2014 $509 $529 $989 N/A Jewel of the Seas August 9, 2014
August 30, 2014 $809 $859 $1,139 $1,719 Jewel of the Seas August 30, 2014
September 20, 2014 N/A $925 $1,087 $2,122 Jewel of the Seas September 20, 2014
October 11, 2014 $889 $1,033 $1,249 $1,591 Jewel of the Seas October 11, 2014
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 9, 2014 $1,439 $1,539 $1,814 $1,889 Carnival Sunshine August 9, 2014
September 20, 2014 $689 $809 $1,069 $1,429 Carnival Sunshine September 20, 2014
November 15, 2014 $619 $749 $959 $1,429 Carnival Sunshine November 15, 2014

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