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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
February 20, 2019 $559 $669 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 20, 2019
February 27, 2019 N/A $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 27, 2019
March 6, 2019 $529 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 6, 2019
March 13, 2019 $539 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 13, 2019
March 20, 2019 $569 $669 $1,354 N/A Carnival Fascination March 20, 2019
March 27, 2019 $629 $699 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 27, 2019
April 3, 2019 $879 $959 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 3, 2019
April 10, 2019 $659 $779 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 10, 2019
April 17, 2019 $639 $729 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 17, 2019
April 24, 2019 $609 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 24, 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; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 23, 2019 $649 $849 $1,099 $1,949 Celebrity Summit February 23, 2019
April 6, 2019 $579 $799 $1,099 $2,849 Celebrity Summit April 6, 2019
April 20, 2019 $549 $769 $949 $2,199 Celebrity Summit April 20, 2019
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Horizon
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 23, 2019 N/A N/A $1,439 $2,079 Carnival Horizon February 23, 2019
March 23, 2019 $1,054 $1,216 $1,949 $2,950 Carnival Horizon March 23, 2019
April 20, 2019 $899 $1,074 $1,399 $2,359 Carnival Horizon April 20, 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
February 23, 2019 $1,024 N/A $1,449 $2,419 Carnival Sunshine February 23, 2019
March 16, 2019 $979 N/A $1,429 $2,012 Carnival Sunshine March 16, 2019
April 6, 2019 $919 N/A N/A $1,988 Carnival Sunshine April 6, 2019
April 27, 2019 $869 $919 $1,284 $4,054 Carnival Sunshine April 27, 2019
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; Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 24, 2019 $799 $899 $1,099 N/A Nieuw Amsterdam February 24, 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
February 24, 2019 $639 $709 N/A $1,444 Carnival Fascination February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,586 Carnival Fascination March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 $689 $759 $1,329 $1,389 Carnival Fascination March 10, 2019
March 17, 2019 $639 $714 $1,179 $1,389 Carnival Fascination March 17, 2019
March 24, 2019 $679 $774 $1,299 $1,459 Carnival Fascination March 24, 2019
March 31, 2019 $619 $739 $1,179 $1,374 Carnival Fascination March 31, 2019
April 7, 2019 $649 $719 $1,149 $1,162 Carnival Fascination April 7, 2019
April 14, 2019 $799 $829 $1,299 N/A Carnival Fascination April 14, 2019
April 21, 2019 $609 N/A N/A $1,378 Carnival Fascination April 21, 2019
April 28, 2019 $659 $694 $1,199 $1,380 Carnival Fascination April 28, 2019
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
February 24, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,719 Carnival Magic February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $859 $1,004 $1,179 $2,012 Carnival Magic March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $959 $1,069 $1,259 $1,969 Carnival Magic March 24, 2019
April 21, 2019 $769 $979 $1,139 $1,874 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
October 24, 2020 $619 $729 $889 $1,229 Carnival Magic October 24, 2020
November 7, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $719 $869 $1,009 $1,349 Carnival Magic November 21, 2020
December 5, 2020 $599 $709 $869 $1,209 Carnival Magic December 5, 2020
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Statendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; 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
February 24, 2019 $1,409 $1,769 $2,989 N/A Nieuw Statendam February 24, 2019
March 24, 2019 $1,219 $1,499 $1,999 $2,379 Nieuw Statendam March 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $1,199 $1,419 $1,579 $2,539 Nieuw Statendam April 7, 2019
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
February 24, 2019 $1,349 $2,149 $2,699 $5,399 Celebrity Edge February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $1,299 $2,299 $2,749 $5,799 Celebrity Edge March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $1,459 $2,249 $2,799 $5,299 Celebrity Edge March 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $1,399 $2,099 $2,649 $5,499 Celebrity Edge April 7, 2019
April 21, 2019 $1,349 $1,899 $2,549 $5,699 Celebrity Edge April 21, 2019
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 24, 2019 $749 $799 N/A $1,999 Norwegian Dawn February 24, 2019
March 10, 2019 $499 $699 $1,149 $1,549 Norwegian Dawn March 10, 2019
March 24, 2019 $579 $799 N/A $1,499 Norwegian Dawn March 24, 2019

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