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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 Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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
April 19, 2015 $569 $649 $879 $1,319 Carnival Liberty April 19, 2015
May 17, 2015 $619 $719 $949 $1,389 Carnival Liberty May 17, 2015
May 31, 2015 $799 $929 $1,139 $1,479 Carnival Liberty May 31, 2015
August 23, 2015 $629 $739 $939 $1,379 Carnival Liberty August 23, 2015
November 15, 2015 $559 $619 $789 $1,229 Carnival Liberty November 15, 2015
February 7, 2016 $549 $649 $879 $1,249 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2016
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; Tortola, B.V.I.; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roseau, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 25, 2015 $659 $727 N/A N/A Jewel of the Seas April 25, 2015
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
April 25, 2015 $949 $1,064 N/A N/A Independence of the Seas April 25, 2015
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Grand Turk Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 25, 2015 $759 $889 N/A $2,209 Carnival Valor April 25, 2015
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2015 $971 N/A N/A N/A Grandeur of the Seas April 28, 2015
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
May 2, 2015 $699 N/A $1,134 $1,589 Carnival Sunshine May 2, 2015
December 27, 2015 $1,139 $1,349 $1,629 $2,319 Carnival Sunshine December 27, 2015
January 24, 2016 $609 $759 $999 $1,469 Carnival Sunshine January 24, 2016
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; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 2, 2015 $669 $779 N/A $1,369 Carnival Glory May 2, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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
May 3, 2015 $599 $679 N/A $1,949 Carnival Liberty May 3, 2015
May 10, 2015 $599 $679 $909 $1,349 Carnival Liberty May 10, 2015
May 24, 2015 $769 $929 $1,089 $1,429 Carnival Liberty May 24, 2015
June 7, 2015 $829 $959 $1,169 $1,609 Carnival Liberty June 7, 2015
June 14, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty June 14, 2015
June 21, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,569 Carnival Liberty June 21, 2015
June 28, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty June 28, 2015
July 5, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty July 5, 2015
July 12, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty July 12, 2015
July 19, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty July 19, 2015
6 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 3, 2015 $554 N/A N/A $1,087 Adventure of the Seas May 3, 2015
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; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 9, 2015 N/A N/A $899 $2,834 Adventure of the Seas May 9, 2015
May 30, 2015 $782 N/A $1,157 $1,899 Adventure of the Seas May 30, 2015
June 20, 2015 $977 N/A N/A $5,012 Adventure of the Seas June 20, 2015
July 11, 2015 $1,012 $1,229 $1,612 $2,002 Adventure of the Seas July 11, 2015
August 1, 2015 $971 $1,102 $1,404 $1,946 Adventure of the Seas August 1, 2015
August 22, 2015 $681 $854 $1,022 $1,534 Adventure of the Seas August 22, 2015
September 12, 2015 $622 $794 $952 $1,379 Adventure of the Seas September 12, 2015
October 3, 2015 $605 $745 $989 $1,505 Adventure of the Seas October 3, 2015
October 24, 2015 $542 $642 $787 $1,322 Adventure of the Seas October 24, 2015

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