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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; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 25, 2018 $659 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 25, 2018
May 9, 2018 $619 N/A $1,254 N/A Carnival Fascination May 9, 2018
May 23, 2018 N/A $754 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 23, 2018
June 6, 2018 $569 $674 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 6, 2018
June 20, 2018 $609 $764 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 20, 2018
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2018 N/A N/A $1,019 N/A Carnival Glory April 28, 2018
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; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2018 N/A N/A $1,204 N/A Carnival Fascination April 29, 2018
May 13, 2018 $769 $779 $1,279 $1,344 Carnival Fascination May 13, 2018
May 27, 2018 N/A N/A $1,303 $1,833 Carnival Fascination May 27, 2018
June 10, 2018 $869 $914 $1,449 $2,578 Carnival Fascination June 10, 2018
June 24, 2018 $884 $964 $1,454 $1,731 Carnival Fascination June 24, 2018
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; Dominica, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 2, 2018 $649 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 2, 2018
July 11, 2018 $859 $1,034 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 11, 2018
July 18, 2018 $879 $1,084 $1,604 N/A Carnival Fascination July 18, 2018
July 25, 2018 $889 $1,064 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination July 25, 2018
August 8, 2018 N/A $1,084 $1,564 N/A Carnival Fascination August 8, 2018
August 22, 2018 $879 $1,054 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination August 22, 2018
September 26, 2018 $659 $774 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 26, 2018
October 10, 2018 $679 $824 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 10, 2018
October 31, 2018 $709 $784 $1,294 N/A Carnival Fascination October 31, 2018
9 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; King's Wharf, Bermuda; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 3, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $3,932 Anthem of the Seas May 3, 2018
May 17, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $2,212 Anthem of the Seas May 17, 2018
May 31, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $2,174 Anthem of the Seas May 31, 2018
June 14, 2018 $1,345 $1,422 $1,448 $2,361 Anthem of the Seas June 14, 2018
June 28, 2018 $1,474 $1,547 $1,640 $2,512 Anthem of the Seas June 28, 2018
July 12, 2018 $1,493 $1,521 $1,646 $3,000 Anthem of the Seas July 12, 2018
July 26, 2018 $1,471 $1,576 $1,568 $2,912 Anthem of the Seas July 26, 2018
August 9, 2018 $1,489 $1,616 $1,647 $2,918 Anthem of the Seas August 9, 2018
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
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
May 5, 2018 $879 N/A $1,209 $1,909 Carnival Magic May 5, 2018
May 12, 2018 $939 $1,039 $1,179 $1,802 Carnival Magic May 12, 2018
May 26, 2018 $929 $1,159 $1,239 $1,954 Carnival Magic May 26, 2018
June 2, 2018 $1,009 $1,219 $1,324 $1,949 Carnival Magic June 2, 2018
June 16, 2018 $974 $1,249 N/A $1,984 Carnival Magic June 16, 2018
June 23, 2018 $1,009 $1,259 $1,389 $1,901 Carnival Magic June 23, 2018
July 7, 2018 $969 $1,204 $1,304 $1,909 Carnival Magic July 7, 2018
July 14, 2018 $954 $1,239 $1,299 $1,896 Carnival Magic July 14, 2018
July 28, 2018 N/A $1,149 $1,284 $1,789 Carnival Magic July 28, 2018
August 4, 2018 $909 $1,039 $1,189 $1,588 Carnival Magic August 4, 2018
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
May 5, 2018 N/A N/A $1,199 N/A Carnival Sunshine May 5, 2018
May 26, 2018 $939 $1,019 $1,454 $2,169 Carnival Sunshine May 26, 2018
July 7, 2018 $969 $1,119 $1,374 $1,670 Carnival Sunshine July 7, 2018
August 18, 2018 $809 $914 $1,124 $1,488 Carnival Sunshine August 18, 2018
September 29, 2018 $714 $814 $1,069 $1,408 Carnival Sunshine September 29, 2018
November 10, 2018 $744 $864 $1,104 $1,644 Carnival Sunshine November 10, 2018
December 1, 2018 $704 $809 $1,044 $1,350 Carnival Sunshine December 1, 2018
December 22, 2018 $1,129 $1,334 $1,649 $2,284 Carnival Sunshine December 22, 2018
February 2, 2019 $849 $1,019 $1,299 $1,769 Carnival Sunshine February 2, 2019
February 23, 2019 $839 $1,009 $1,239 $1,659 Carnival Sunshine February 23, 2019
14 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: Rome, Italy
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; La Palma, Canary Islands; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Gran Canaria, Canary Islands; Cruising; Gibraltar, United Kingdom; Alicante; Valencia, Spain; Cruising; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 6, 2018 N/A N/A $1,460 $2,430 Jewel of the Seas May 6, 2018
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
May 6, 2018 N/A N/A $1,246 N/A Carnival Fascination May 6, 2018
May 20, 2018 $789 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 20, 2018
June 3, 2018 $789 $854 $1,354 $1,549 Carnival Fascination June 3, 2018
June 17, 2018 $844 $894 $1,379 $1,495 Carnival Fascination June 17, 2018
July 1, 2018 $859 $939 $1,359 $1,498 Carnival Fascination July 1, 2018
July 15, 2018 $764 $889 $1,344 N/A Carnival Fascination July 15, 2018
July 29, 2018 $824 $919 $1,409 $1,371 Carnival Fascination July 29, 2018
August 12, 2018 $809 $834 $1,219 $1,399 Carnival Fascination August 12, 2018
August 26, 2018 $659 $709 $1,089 $1,334 Carnival Fascination August 26, 2018
September 9, 2018 $624 $704 $1,004 $1,304 Carnival Fascination September 9, 2018
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Charleston, SC
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Departure: Charleston, SC
Arrival: Charleston, SC
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Charleston, South Carolina; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charleston, South Carolina
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 11, 2018 $919 $1,089 $1,809 $1,839 Carnival Ecstasy May 11, 2018
September 8, 2018 $909 $1,049 $1,519 $1,845 Carnival Ecstasy September 8, 2018
April 26, 2019 $949 $1,049 N/A $2,080 Carnival Ecstasy April 26, 2019

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