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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 Barbados
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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
July 8, 2015 $899 $1,029 $1,259 N/A Carnival Liberty July 8, 2015
August 5, 2015 N/A $1,069 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty August 5, 2015
August 12, 2015 N/A $1,019 $1,309 N/A Carnival Liberty August 12, 2015
August 19, 2015 N/A N/A $1,229 N/A Carnival Liberty August 19, 2015
August 26, 2015 $924 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty August 26, 2015
September 9, 2015 N/A N/A $979 N/A Carnival Liberty September 9, 2015
September 30, 2015 $774 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty September 30, 2015
December 2, 2015 $784 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 2, 2015
December 16, 2015 $714 $809 $1,009 N/A Carnival Liberty December 16, 2015
December 23, 2015 $1,114 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 23, 2015
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 10, 2015 $1,059 $1,209 $1,479 $2,059 Carnival Sunshine July 10, 2015
July 31, 2015 $1,029 $1,189 $1,449 $1,999 Carnival Sunshine July 31, 2015
December 18, 2016 $1,059 $1,279 $1,579 $2,129 Carnival Sunshine December 18, 2016
January 13, 2017 $669 $839 $1,089 $1,589 Carnival Sunshine January 13, 2017
February 11, 2017 $699 $869 $1,119 $1,619 Carnival Sunshine February 11, 2017
February 24, 2017 $699 $869 $1,119 $1,619 Carnival Sunshine February 24, 2017
March 17, 2017 $789 $959 $1,209 $1,709 Carnival Sunshine March 17, 2017
April 7, 2017 $869 $1,039 $1,289 $1,789 Carnival Sunshine April 7, 2017
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; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 11, 2015 $1,019 $1,139 $1,379 N/A Carnival Glory July 11, 2015
July 25, 2015 $969 $1,119 $1,359 $1,689 Carnival Glory July 25, 2015
August 8, 2015 $869 $1,039 $1,279 $1,679 Carnival Glory August 8, 2015
August 22, 2015 $769 $869 $1,039 $1,409 Carnival Glory August 22, 2015
September 5, 2015 $609 $719 $919 $1,189 Carnival Glory September 5, 2015
September 19, 2015 $619 $719 $889 $1,259 Carnival Glory September 19, 2015
October 3, 2015 $599 $719 $899 $1,189 Carnival Glory October 3, 2015
October 17, 2015 $599 $719 $889 $1,259 Carnival Glory October 17, 2015
November 14, 2015 $599 $699 $869 $1,169 Carnival Glory November 14, 2015
November 28, 2015 $569 $669 $849 $1,209 Carnival Glory November 28, 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
July 12, 2015 $859 $989 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Liberty July 12, 2015
July 19, 2015 $899 $989 $1,219 $1,639 Carnival Liberty July 19, 2015
August 2, 2015 $859 $969 $1,179 $2,239 Carnival Liberty August 2, 2015
August 9, 2015 $809 $919 $1,129 $1,519 Carnival Liberty August 9, 2015
August 16, 2015 $739 $869 $1,079 $1,469 Carnival Liberty August 16, 2015
August 30, 2015 $619 $709 $819 $1,239 Carnival Liberty August 30, 2015
September 6, 2015 $619 $679 $809 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 6, 2015
September 13, 2015 $559 $664 $819 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 13, 2015
September 20, 2015 $609 $649 $809 $1,149 Carnival Liberty September 20, 2015
September 27, 2015 $589 $649 $799 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 27, 2015
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 15, 2015 $1,069 $1,349 $1,669 $1,999 Carnival Splendor July 15, 2015
July 27, 2015 $1,099 $1,349 $1,579 $1,899 Carnival Splendor July 27, 2015
August 4, 2015 $1,159 $1,369 $1,649 $1,999 Carnival Splendor August 4, 2015
9 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; King's Wharf, Bermuda; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 16, 2015 N/A $1,612 $1,799 N/A Liberty of the Seas July 16, 2015
July 30, 2015 $1,162 $1,537 $1,724 N/A Liberty of the Seas July 30, 2015
August 13, 2015 $974 $1,499 $1,724 N/A Liberty of the Seas August 13, 2015
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 18, 2015 $1,169 $1,399 $1,629 $2,389 Carnival Breeze July 18, 2015
August 15, 2015 $1,069 N/A $1,479 $2,149 Carnival Breeze August 15, 2015
September 12, 2015 $729 $884 $1,079 $1,819 Carnival Breeze September 12, 2015
October 10, 2015 $739 $889 $1,079 $1,849 Carnival Breeze October 10, 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; 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
July 18, 2015 $1,271 $1,350 $1,748 $1,999 Adventure of the Seas July 18, 2015
August 8, 2015 $795 $968 $1,102 $1,474 Adventure of the Seas August 8, 2015
August 29, 2015 $678 $732 $749 $1,055 Adventure of the Seas August 29, 2015
September 19, 2015 $618 $703 $849 $1,333 Adventure of the Seas September 19, 2015
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Valor
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
July 18, 2015 $929 $1,079 $1,299 $1,799 Carnival Valor July 18, 2015
August 1, 2015 $879 $1,029 $1,249 $1,749 Carnival Valor August 1, 2015
August 15, 2015 $729 $889 $1,069 $1,529 Carnival Valor August 15, 2015
August 29, 2015 $609 $749 $939 $1,439 Carnival Valor August 29, 2015
September 12, 2015 $589 $709 $889 $1,359 Carnival Valor September 12, 2015
September 26, 2015 $589 $734 $914 $1,359 Carnival Valor September 26, 2015
October 10, 2015 $629 $699 $929 $1,289 Carnival Valor October 10, 2015
October 24, 2015 $579 $689 $859 $1,289 Carnival Valor October 24, 2015
November 7, 2015 $579 $699 $879 $1,289 Carnival Valor November 7, 2015
November 21, 2015 $689 $839 $1,059 $1,489 Carnival Valor November 21, 2015
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 19, 2015 $1,121 $1,481 $1,679 $2,227 Independence of the Seas July 19, 2015
August 2, 2015 $1,268 $1,391 $1,518 $2,015 Independence of the Seas August 2, 2015
August 16, 2015 $809 $779 $1,119 $1,777 Independence of the Seas August 16, 2015
August 30, 2015 $524 $644 $1,049 $1,417 Independence of the Seas August 30, 2015
September 13, 2015 $647 $831 $965 $1,294 Independence of the Seas September 13, 2015
September 27, 2015 $678 N/A $982 $1,979 Independence of the Seas September 27, 2015
October 11, 2015 $852 $991 $1,334 $2,724 Independence of the Seas October 11, 2015
October 25, 2015 $798 $978 $1,439 $2,069 Independence of the Seas October 25, 2015

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