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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


8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Charleston, SC
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Departure: Charleston, SC
Arrival: Charleston, SC
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Charleston, South Carolina; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charleston, South Carolina
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $999 $1,219 $2,019 $2,144 Carnival Ecstasy April 26, 2019
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 $1,499 $1,628 N/A N/A Adventure of the Seas April 27, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Punta Cana, Dominican Rep; At Sea; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 N/A $784 $904 N/A Celebrity Equinox April 27, 2019
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
April 27, 2019 N/A N/A $1,359 N/A Carnival Sunshine April 27, 2019
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; Cruising; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2019 $978 $1,077 $1,306 $2,821 Freedom of the Seas April 28, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Fascination
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 28, 2019 $644 $704 $1,199 $1,335 Carnival Fascination April 28, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Harmony 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
April 28, 2019 N/A N/A $1,609 $4,627 Harmony of the Seas April 28, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 4, 2019 N/A $1,099 N/A N/A Carnival Breeze May 4, 2019
May 11, 2019 N/A $1,159 $1,339 $1,832 Carnival Breeze May 11, 2019
May 18, 2019 $1,039 $1,159 $1,419 $1,984 Carnival Breeze May 18, 2019
June 1, 2019 N/A N/A $1,699 $2,374 Carnival Breeze June 1, 2019
April 4, 2020 $939 $1,099 $1,219 $1,809 Carnival Breeze April 4, 2020
May 9, 2020 $809 $969 $1,099 $1,549 Carnival Breeze May 9, 2020
May 16, 2020 $839 $999 $1,139 $1,619 Carnival Breeze May 16, 2020
May 23, 2020 $969 $1,139 $1,269 $1,779 Carnival Breeze May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $1,029 $1,229 $1,369 $2,009 Carnival Breeze June 6, 2020
June 27, 2020 $1,059 $1,259 $1,399 $2,029 Carnival Breeze June 27, 2020
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; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 4, 2019 $1,260 $1,385 $1,505 N/A Symphony of the Seas May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019 $1,668 $1,855 $1,799 $3,106 Symphony of the Seas June 1, 2019
June 29, 2019 $1,785 $1,856 $2,031 $4,029 Symphony of the Seas June 29, 2019
July 27, 2019 $1,510 $1,655 $1,631 $2,861 Symphony of the Seas July 27, 2019
August 24, 2019 $1,070 N/A $1,070 $2,527 Symphony of the Seas August 24, 2019
September 21, 2019 $756 $861 $1,017 $1,850 Symphony of the Seas September 21, 2019
October 19, 2019 $830 $988 $1,030 $2,360 Symphony of the Seas October 19, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 5, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,701 Carnival Fascination May 5, 2019
May 19, 2019 $679 $789 $1,259 $1,618 Carnival Fascination May 19, 2019
May 26, 2019 $714 $787 $1,199 $1,599 Carnival Fascination May 26, 2019
June 2, 2019 $819 $899 $1,409 $1,364 Carnival Fascination June 2, 2019
June 9, 2019 $799 $919 $1,444 $1,433 Carnival Fascination June 9, 2019
June 16, 2019 $814 $919 $1,409 $1,597 Carnival Fascination June 16, 2019
June 23, 2019 $849 $939 $1,359 $1,394 Carnival Fascination June 23, 2019
June 30, 2019 $789 $899 $1,439 $1,429 Carnival Fascination June 30, 2019
July 7, 2019 $859 $919 $1,449 $1,639 Carnival Fascination July 7, 2019
July 14, 2019 $859 $929 $1,459 $1,581 Carnival Fascination July 14, 2019

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