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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


12 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Puerto Plata; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 20, 2021 $1,229 $1,329 $2,649 $2,619 Norwegian Jade January 20, 2021
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; At Sea; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $1,604 $1,794 $2,004 $4,009 Celebrity Summit January 23, 2021
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Apex
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $959 $1,049 $1,099 $3,379 Celebrity Apex January 23, 2021
February 6, 2021 $1,019 $1,169 $1,199 $3,059 Celebrity Apex February 6, 2021
February 20, 2021 $954 $1,054 $1,164 $3,289 Celebrity Apex February 20, 2021
March 6, 2021 $1,059 $1,179 $1,199 $4,009 Celebrity Apex March 6, 2021
March 20, 2021 $974 $1,074 $1,124 $3,029 Celebrity Apex March 20, 2021
April 3, 2021 $949 $1,049 $1,099 $3,829 Celebrity Apex April 3, 2021
April 17, 2021 $924 $971 $985 $3,462 Celebrity Apex April 17, 2021
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Symphony of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $859 $946 $1,005 $2,168 Symphony of the Seas January 23, 2021
February 20, 2021 $888 $963 $1,008 $2,279 Symphony of the Seas February 20, 2021
March 20, 2021 $1,062 $1,117 $1,165 $2,561 Symphony of the Seas March 20, 2021
April 17, 2021 $1,029 $1,084 $1,218 $3,060 Symphony of the Seas April 17, 2021
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Empress of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cruising; Puerto Plata, Dominican Rep; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Tortola, B.V.I.; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $575 $707 N/A $1,324 Empress of the Seas January 23, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Enchantment 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; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort De France, Martinique; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $687 $746 $1,158 $1,937 Enchantment of the Seas January 23, 2021
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Zaandam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $1,899 $1,999 $3,799 $6,799 Zaandam January 23, 2021
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $998 $1,106 $1,129 $1,835 Oasis of the Seas January 24, 2021
February 21, 2021 $670 $774 $821 $1,789 Oasis of the Seas February 21, 2021
March 21, 2021 $641 $717 $758 $1,806 Oasis of the Seas March 21, 2021
April 18, 2021 $584 $689 $777 $1,726 Oasis of the Seas April 18, 2021
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Freedom 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; Cruising; Aruba Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $691 $984 $1,314 $1,698 Freedom of the Seas January 24, 2021
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $649 N/A $899 $1,349 Norwegian Epic January 24, 2021
January 31, 2021 $779 N/A $1,149 $1,279 Norwegian Epic January 31, 2021
February 21, 2021 $599 N/A $949 $1,199 Norwegian Epic February 21, 2021
March 7, 2021 $799 N/A $1,299 $1,499 Norwegian Epic March 7, 2021
March 14, 2021 $849 N/A $1,329 $1,529 Norwegian Epic March 14, 2021
March 21, 2021 $599 N/A $899 $1,199 Norwegian Epic March 21, 2021
March 28, 2021 $599 N/A $849 $1,199 Norwegian Epic March 28, 2021
April 4, 2021 $629 N/A $1,129 $1,299 Norwegian Epic April 4, 2021

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