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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


14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Zuiderdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Key West, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 19, 2014 $1,599 $1,799 $1,999 $3,499 Zuiderdam December 19, 2014
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Zuiderdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 19, 2014 $799 $899 $999 $1,699 Zuiderdam December 19, 2014
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Westerdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Key West, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 20, 2014 $1,699 $1,899 $2,299 $3,699 Westerdam December 20, 2014
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 20, 2014 $999 N/A N/A N/A Independence of the Seas December 20, 2014
January 3, 2015 $644 N/A $1,454 $1,949 Independence of the Seas January 3, 2015
January 17, 2015 $652 N/A N/A $2,099 Independence of the Seas January 17, 2015
January 31, 2015 $644 $734 $1,132 $2,272 Independence of the Seas January 31, 2015
February 14, 2015 $689 $982 $1,289 $2,002 Independence of the Seas February 14, 2015
February 28, 2015 $659 $802 $1,132 $2,069 Independence of the Seas February 28, 2015
March 14, 2015 $772 $1,064 $1,252 $2,002 Independence of the Seas March 14, 2015
March 28, 2015 $719 $922 $1,139 $2,204 Independence of the Seas March 28, 2015
April 11, 2015 $644 $802 $1,072 $2,572 Independence of the Seas April 11, 2015
April 25, 2015 $727 $854 $1,282 $2,399 Independence of the Seas April 25, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Roseau, Dominica; St George's, Grenada; At Sea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 20, 2014 $809 $799 $949 N/A Celebrity Summit December 20, 2014
January 3, 2015 $749 $1,049 $1,199 $2,149 Celebrity Summit January 3, 2015
January 17, 2015 $599 $1,189 $1,699 $4,799 Celebrity Summit January 17, 2015
January 31, 2015 $519 $1,049 $1,699 $5,149 Celebrity Summit January 31, 2015
February 14, 2015 $549 $1,109 $1,549 $2,849 Celebrity Summit February 14, 2015
February 28, 2015 $599 $959 $1,399 $1,999 Celebrity Summit February 28, 2015
March 14, 2015 $699 $749 $999 $1,499 Celebrity Summit March 14, 2015
March 28, 2015 $549 $699 $1,099 $1,899 Celebrity Summit March 28, 2015
April 11, 2015 $599 $749 $1,049 $1,399 Celebrity Summit April 11, 2015
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
December 21, 2014 $809 $979 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Valor December 21, 2014
December 28, 2014 $909 $1,159 $1,384 $1,799 Carnival Valor December 28, 2014
January 4, 2015 $639 $709 $899 $1,339 Carnival Valor January 4, 2015
January 11, 2015 $559 $639 $869 $1,309 Carnival Valor January 11, 2015
January 18, 2015 $539 $639 $869 $1,309 Carnival Valor January 18, 2015
January 25, 2015 $539 $639 $869 $1,309 Carnival Valor January 25, 2015
February 1, 2015 $549 $649 $879 $1,319 Carnival Valor February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $549 $649 $899 $1,919 Carnival Valor February 8, 2015
February 15, 2015 $549 $649 $949 $1,349 Carnival Valor February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 $549 $649 $879 $1,249 Carnival Valor February 22, 2015
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2014 N/A $1,099 $1,299 $2,599 Nieuw Amsterdam December 21, 2014
January 11, 2015 $649 $749 N/A N/A Nieuw Amsterdam January 11, 2015
January 25, 2015 $599 $699 $849 $1,599 Nieuw Amsterdam January 25, 2015
February 8, 2015 $699 $799 $899 $1,699 Nieuw Amsterdam February 8, 2015
February 22, 2015 $699 $799 $899 $1,699 Nieuw Amsterdam February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015 $799 $899 $1,099 $1,799 Nieuw Amsterdam March 8, 2015
March 22, 2015 $699 $799 $899 $1,599 Nieuw Amsterdam March 22, 2015
November 8, 2015 $699 $849 $999 $1,699 Nieuw Amsterdam November 8, 2015
November 22, 2015 $649 $799 $949 $1,599 Nieuw Amsterdam November 22, 2015
December 6, 2015 $649 $799 $949 $1,549 Nieuw Amsterdam December 6, 2015
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
December 21, 2014 $984 N/A $1,309 $1,859 Carnival Conquest December 21, 2014
January 4, 2015 $619 $719 $929 $1,299 Carnival Conquest January 4, 2015
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2014 $869 $1,099 $1,199 $2,999 Celebrity Silhouette December 21, 2014
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure 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
December 21, 2014 $704 $802 $1,004 N/A Adventure of the Seas December 21, 2014

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