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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; 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
December 12, 2018 $579 $639 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 12, 2018
December 19, 2018 N/A $999 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination December 19, 2018
December 26, 2018 $1,259 $1,299 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 26, 2018
January 2, 2019 $609 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 2, 2019
January 9, 2019 $519 $589 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 9, 2019
January 16, 2019 $519 $589 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 16, 2019
January 23, 2019 $509 $579 $1,494 N/A Carnival Fascination January 23, 2019
January 30, 2019 $509 $609 $1,474 N/A Carnival Fascination January 30, 2019
February 6, 2019 $579 $699 $1,434 N/A Carnival Fascination February 6, 2019
February 13, 2019 $569 $689 $1,514 N/A Carnival Fascination February 13, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Oosterdam
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
December 15, 2018 $519 $539 $749 $999 Oosterdam December 15, 2018
January 26, 2019 $599 $679 $899 $5,199 Oosterdam January 26, 2019
February 16, 2019 $629 $649 $899 $1,239 Oosterdam February 16, 2019
March 30, 2019 $599 $649 $749 $1,229 Oosterdam March 30, 2019
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; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 15, 2018 $449 $479 $529 $1,899 Celebrity Summit December 15, 2018
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
December 15, 2018 N/A $1,019 $1,099 N/A Carnival Breeze December 15, 2018
December 29, 2018 $1,199 N/A $1,864 $2,499 Carnival Breeze December 29, 2018
January 5, 2019 $909 N/A $1,199 N/A Carnival Breeze January 5, 2019
January 19, 2019 N/A $1,004 N/A $2,118 Carnival Breeze January 19, 2019
January 26, 2019 $969 N/A $1,249 $2,014 Carnival Breeze January 26, 2019
February 9, 2019 $789 $989 $1,154 $1,859 Carnival Breeze February 9, 2019
February 16, 2019 $769 $1,019 $1,189 $1,717 Carnival Breeze February 16, 2019
March 2, 2019 $809 $979 $1,149 $2,004 Carnival Breeze March 2, 2019
March 9, 2019 $859 $1,094 $1,229 $1,842 Carnival Breeze March 9, 2019
March 23, 2019 $894 $1,219 $1,419 N/A Carnival Breeze March 23, 2019
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; Cruising; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George S; Fort De France, Martinique; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 15, 2018 $648 $694 $931 $1,292 Jewel of the Seas December 15, 2018
6 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Prinsendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 15, 2018 $599 $599 $999 $1,736 Prinsendam December 15, 2018
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
December 15, 2018 $2,046 N/A $2,054 $16,059 Symphony of the Seas December 15, 2018
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 16, 2018 N/A $859 $929 $1,869 Carnival Magic December 16, 2018
January 13, 2019 $639 $764 $929 $1,489 Carnival Magic January 13, 2019
January 27, 2019 $699 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Magic January 27, 2019
February 10, 2019 $699 $839 $1,009 $1,999 Carnival Magic February 10, 2019
February 24, 2019 $699 $849 $1,039 $1,712 Carnival Magic February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $799 N/A $1,119 $2,019 Carnival Magic March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $819 N/A $1,214 $1,789 Carnival Magic March 24, 2019
April 21, 2019 $804 $1,009 $1,144 $1,794 Carnival Magic April 21, 2019
September 26, 2020 $619 $729 $889 $1,229 Carnival Magic September 26, 2020
October 10, 2020 $619 $729 $889 $1,229 Carnival Magic October 10, 2020
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Edge
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, B.V.I.; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 16, 2018 $1,049 $1,549 $2,099 $4,299 Celebrity Edge December 16, 2018
December 30, 2018 $1,799 $3,749 $4,349 $8,499 Celebrity Edge December 30, 2018
January 13, 2019 $1,499 $2,199 $2,649 $5,499 Celebrity Edge January 13, 2019
January 27, 2019 $1,499 $2,149 $2,599 $5,699 Celebrity Edge January 27, 2019
February 10, 2019 $1,299 $2,199 $2,549 $5,599 Celebrity Edge February 10, 2019
February 24, 2019 $1,349 $2,199 $2,599 $5,699 Celebrity Edge February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $1,299 $2,199 $2,649 $5,799 Celebrity Edge March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $1,399 $2,149 $2,699 $5,699 Celebrity Edge March 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $1,399 $1,999 $2,499 $5,499 Celebrity Edge April 7, 2019
April 21, 2019 $1,399 $1,799 $2,449 $5,699 Celebrity Edge April 21, 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; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 16, 2018 $655 $945 $1,903 $7,258 Freedom of the Seas December 16, 2018

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