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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 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
November 1, 2020 $1,143 $1,504 $1,811 $2,764 Freedom of the Seas November 1, 2020
November 15, 2020 $1,397 $1,735 $2,261 $3,603 Freedom of the Seas November 15, 2020
November 29, 2020 $1,224 $1,578 $1,953 $2,636 Freedom of the Seas November 29, 2020
December 13, 2020 $1,142 $1,637 $2,073 $3,228 Freedom of the Seas December 13, 2020
April 4, 2021 $680 $988 $1,332 $1,778 Freedom of the Seas April 4, 2021
April 18, 2021 $728 $1,002 $1,312 $2,050 Freedom of the Seas April 18, 2021
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
November 7, 2020 $744 $914 $1,114 $1,559 Carnival Magic November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $814 $964 $1,144 $1,825 Carnival Magic November 21, 2020
December 19, 2020 $789 $909 $1,079 $1,704 Carnival Magic December 19, 2020
February 13, 2021 $674 $794 $969 $1,877 Carnival Magic February 13, 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; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2020 $1,224 $1,635 $1,953 $4,082 Freedom of the Seas November 8, 2020
November 22, 2020 $1,379 $1,700 $2,261 $3,937 Freedom of the Seas November 22, 2020
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2020 $1,283 $1,426 $2,617 $3,713 Grandeur of the Seas November 9, 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; 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
November 14, 2020 $1,922 $2,120 $2,386 $6,084 Symphony of the Seas November 14, 2020
December 12, 2020 $1,933 $2,174 $2,581 $5,949 Symphony of the Seas December 12, 2020
January 9, 2021 $987 $1,081 $1,185 $3,086 Symphony of the Seas January 9, 2021
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; Tortola, B.V.I.; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 14, 2020 $1,179 $1,350 N/A $1,853 Empress of the Seas November 14, 2020
November 28, 2020 $1,131 $1,422 N/A $2,515 Empress of the Seas November 28, 2020
February 20, 2021 $572 $709 N/A N/A Empress of the Seas February 20, 2021
April 17, 2021 $576 $638 N/A N/A Empress of the Seas April 17, 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; Cruising; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 14, 2020 $927 $1,141 $1,713 $2,498 Enchantment of the Seas November 14, 2020
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
November 14, 2020 $979 $1,049 $1,099 $4,139 Celebrity Apex November 14, 2020
November 28, 2020 $979 $1,049 $1,099 $4,149 Celebrity Apex November 28, 2020
December 12, 2020 $979 $1,119 $1,099 $4,059 Celebrity Apex December 12, 2020
December 26, 2020 $1,826 $1,966 $2,149 $6,199 Celebrity Apex December 26, 2020
January 9, 2021 $979 $1,049 $1,099 $2,929 Celebrity Apex January 9, 2021
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
10 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Puerto Plata; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 20, 2020 $1,299 $1,449 $1,789 $1,949 Norwegian Gem November 20, 2020
December 12, 2020 $1,320 $1,449 $2,059 $2,309 Norwegian Gem December 12, 2020
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; Cruising; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George S; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 21, 2020 $927 $1,141 $1,713 $2,498 Enchantment of the Seas November 21, 2020
December 5, 2020 $927 $1,141 $1,713 $2,498 Enchantment of the Seas December 5, 2020
January 2, 2021 $720 $764 $1,061 $1,606 Enchantment of the Seas January 2, 2021
January 16, 2021 $625 $733 $1,177 $1,502 Enchantment of the Seas January 16, 2021
January 30, 2021 $657 $760 $1,096 $1,847 Enchantment of the Seas January 30, 2021
February 13, 2021 $658 $861 $1,122 $1,833 Enchantment of the Seas February 13, 2021
February 27, 2021 $632 $742 $1,054 $1,734 Enchantment of the Seas February 27, 2021
March 13, 2021 $698 $756 $1,169 $1,487 Enchantment of the Seas March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021 $697 $756 $1,106 $1,664 Enchantment of the Seas March 27, 2021
April 10, 2021 $708 $849 $1,211 $1,736 Enchantment of the Seas April 10, 2021

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