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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
August 23, 2019 $719 $859 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination August 23, 2019
October 4, 2019 N/A $629 $1,459 N/A Carnival Fascination October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019 $509 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 11, 2019
October 18, 2019 $549 $659 $1,099 N/A Carnival Fascination October 18, 2019
November 8, 2019 $534 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 8, 2019
November 29, 2019 $619 $669 $1,589 N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $619 $669 $1,549 N/A Carnival Fascination December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $639 $699 $1,369 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2019
January 3, 2020 $589 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2020
January 10, 2020 $479 $699 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 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
August 24, 2019 $1,811 N/A N/A $9,533 Symphony of the Seas August 24, 2019
September 21, 2019 $1,330 $1,359 $1,399 $2,719 Symphony of the Seas September 21, 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
August 24, 2019 $869 N/A $1,189 $1,594 Carnival Breeze August 24, 2019
September 28, 2019 $819 $999 $1,089 $1,759 Carnival Breeze September 28, 2019
October 5, 2019 $829 $1,019 $1,209 $1,974 Carnival Breeze October 5, 2019
October 12, 2019 N/A N/A $1,209 $1,819 Carnival Breeze October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $769 $1,029 $1,169 $1,874 Carnival Breeze October 26, 2019
November 16, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $2,304 Carnival Breeze November 16, 2019
November 30, 2019 $799 $969 $1,119 N/A Carnival Breeze November 30, 2019
December 7, 2019 $889 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze December 7, 2019
December 14, 2019 $869 N/A $1,189 N/A Carnival Breeze December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,304 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze December 28, 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; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 25, 2019 $1,105 $1,055 $1,094 $3,757 Allure of the Seas August 25, 2019
September 15, 2019 $998 $1,065 $1,106 N/A Allure of the Seas September 15, 2019
October 6, 2019 $879 $965 $1,025 $4,096 Allure of the Seas October 6, 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
August 25, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,704 Carnival Fascination August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $639 $659 $1,019 $1,442 Carnival Fascination September 1, 2019
September 8, 2019 $639 $679 $949 $1,127 Carnival Fascination September 8, 2019
September 15, 2019 N/A $674 N/A $987 Carnival Fascination September 15, 2019
September 22, 2019 $614 $659 $1,009 $1,159 Carnival Fascination September 22, 2019
September 29, 2019 $634 $659 $969 $1,146 Carnival Fascination September 29, 2019
October 6, 2019 $649 $709 $1,129 $1,116 Carnival Fascination October 6, 2019
October 13, 2019 $649 N/A $1,019 $1,040 Carnival Fascination October 13, 2019
October 20, 2019 $649 N/A N/A $1,433 Carnival Fascination October 20, 2019
November 10, 2019 N/A N/A $1,126 $1,169 Carnival Fascination November 10, 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; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 25, 2019 $622 $1,060 $1,073 $1,597 Freedom of the Seas August 25, 2019
September 8, 2019 N/A $855 $882 $1,795 Freedom of the Seas September 8, 2019
September 22, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $7,470 Freedom of the Seas September 22, 2019
October 20, 2019 $1,085 $1,293 $1,642 $3,653 Freedom of the Seas October 20, 2019
December 1, 2019 $723 $799 $856 $1,790 Freedom of the Seas December 1, 2019
February 23, 2020 $650 $745 $904 $1,474 Freedom of the Seas February 23, 2020
May 31, 2020 $851 $1,021 $1,233 $1,746 Freedom of the Seas May 31, 2020
June 14, 2020 $861 $1,041 $1,252 $1,866 Freedom of the Seas June 14, 2020
June 28, 2020 $861 $1,041 $1,252 $1,866 Freedom of the Seas June 28, 2020
August 9, 2020 $861 $1,041 $1,252 $1,866 Freedom of the Seas August 9, 2020
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Sunrise
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 27, 2019 $899 $989 N/A N/A Carnival Sunrise August 27, 2019
September 4, 2019 $819 $859 $1,129 N/A Carnival Sunrise September 4, 2019
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
August 30, 2019 $709 $789 $1,529 N/A Carnival Fascination August 30, 2019
September 6, 2019 $569 $739 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 6, 2019
September 13, 2019 N/A N/A $1,479 N/A Carnival Fascination September 13, 2019
September 20, 2019 $509 $589 $1,309 N/A Carnival Fascination September 20, 2019
September 27, 2019 $494 $594 $1,329 N/A Carnival Fascination September 27, 2019
October 25, 2019 $719 $804 $1,354 N/A Carnival Fascination October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $719 $804 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 1, 2019
November 15, 2019 $529 $639 $1,279 N/A Carnival Fascination November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $759 $844 $1,294 N/A Carnival Fascination November 22, 2019
December 20, 2019 $959 $1,039 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 20, 2019
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 31, 2019 $799 $1,030 N/A N/A Carnival Magic August 31, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 31, 2019 N/A N/A $949 N/A Carnival Conquest August 31, 2019
September 14, 2019 N/A $774 $929 $1,276 Carnival Conquest September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $669 $699 $879 $1,349 Carnival Conquest September 28, 2019
October 12, 2019 $734 $829 $1,079 $1,539 Carnival Conquest October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $619 $769 $1,009 $1,629 Carnival Conquest October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $739 $879 $1,119 $3,299 Carnival Conquest November 9, 2019
December 7, 2019 $719 $839 N/A $1,554 Carnival Conquest December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $759 $829 $1,094 $1,552 Carnival Conquest January 4, 2020
February 1, 2020 $684 $809 $1,059 $1,479 Carnival Conquest February 1, 2020
February 15, 2020 $759 $844 N/A $2,089 Carnival Conquest February 15, 2020

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