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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 Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2019 $549 $659 $1,099 N/A Carnival Fascination October 18, 2019
October 25, 2019 $539 $719 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 25, 2019
November 8, 2019 $534 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 8, 2019
November 29, 2019 $579 $619 $1,589 N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $629 $689 $1,519 N/A Carnival Fascination December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $709 $749 $1,159 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2019
January 3, 2020 $539 $619 $1,579 N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2020
January 10, 2020 $499 $734 $1,539 N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 2020
January 24, 2020 $449 $579 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 24, 2020
January 31, 2020 $439 $539 $1,209 N/A Carnival Fascination January 31, 2020
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
October 19, 2019 $549 $589 $799 $1,859 Nieuw Amsterdam October 19, 2019
November 16, 2019 $499 $529 $699 $1,599 Nieuw Amsterdam November 16, 2019
December 14, 2019 $529 $579 $729 $1,499 Nieuw Amsterdam December 14, 2019
January 11, 2020 $599 $679 $1,049 $1,599 Nieuw Amsterdam January 11, 2020
December 5, 2020 $699 $799 $999 $1,899 Nieuw Amsterdam December 5, 2020
December 26, 2020 $1,249 $1,449 $1,699 $2,799 Nieuw Amsterdam December 26, 2020
January 16, 2021 $749 $849 $1,099 $1,899 Nieuw Amsterdam January 16, 2021
February 6, 2021 $799 $899 $1,199 $1,899 Nieuw Amsterdam February 6, 2021
February 27, 2021 $799 $899 $1,199 $1,899 Nieuw Amsterdam February 27, 2021
March 20, 2021 $799 $899 $1,199 $1,899 Nieuw Amsterdam March 20, 2021
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Key West, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 19, 2019 N/A $1,109 $1,499 $3,451 Nieuw Amsterdam October 19, 2019
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; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 19, 2019 N/A $1,492 $1,680 $4,083 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
October 20, 2019 $699 $749 $1,079 $1,039 Carnival Fascination October 20, 2019
November 3, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,555 Carnival Fascination November 3, 2019
November 10, 2019 $659 $699 N/A $1,169 Carnival Fascination November 10, 2019
November 17, 2019 $659 $699 $1,009 $1,074 Carnival Fascination November 17, 2019
December 1, 2019 $629 $704 $1,049 $1,096 Carnival Fascination December 1, 2019
December 8, 2019 $649 $749 $1,190 $1,128 Carnival Fascination December 8, 2019
December 15, 2019 N/A $719 $1,009 $1,089 Carnival Fascination December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $829 $879 $1,449 $1,804 Carnival Fascination December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $999 $1,149 N/A $1,894 Carnival Fascination December 29, 2019
January 5, 2020 $729 $759 $1,149 $1,249 Carnival Fascination January 5, 2020
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; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 20, 2019 $932 $1,620 $1,202 $1,898 Freedom of the Seas October 20, 2019
December 1, 2019 $1,001 $1,033 $1,217 $2,416 Freedom of the Seas December 1, 2019
February 23, 2020 $650 $745 $904 $1,474 Freedom of the Seas February 23, 2020
November 1, 2020 $671 $801 $953 $1,316 Freedom of the Seas November 1, 2020
November 29, 2020 $731 $851 $1,073 $1,546 Freedom of the Seas November 29, 2020
December 13, 2020 $671 $801 $953 $1,316 Freedom of the Seas December 13, 2020
January 10, 2021 $811 $941 $1,112 $1,606 Freedom of the Seas January 10, 2021
January 24, 2021 $811 $941 $1,112 $1,606 Freedom of the Seas January 24, 2021
February 21, 2021 $811 $941 $1,112 $1,606 Freedom of the Seas February 21, 2021
March 7, 2021 $821 $981 $1,192 $1,686 Freedom of the Seas March 7, 2021
6 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; At Sea; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 20, 2019 N/A N/A $1,140 $3,849 Celebrity Summit October 20, 2019
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 20, 2019 $579 $799 $999 $1,249 Norwegian Breakaway October 20, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Allure 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
October 20, 2019 $932 N/A $1,372 $7,345 Allure of the Seas October 20, 2019
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Veendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Key West, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; 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
October 23, 2019 $866 $899 $1,699 $3,799 Veendam October 23, 2019
November 6, 2019 N/A $948 $1,699 N/A Veendam November 6, 2019
April 8, 2020 $1,049 $1,239 $2,099 $3,999 Veendam April 8, 2020

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