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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: 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 8, 2016 N/A N/A $969 $1,149 Carnival Fascination May 8, 2016
May 15, 2016 $659 $699 $1,119 $1,279 Carnival Fascination May 15, 2016
May 22, 2016 $619 $629 $1,189 $1,259 Carnival Fascination May 22, 2016
May 29, 2016 N/A N/A $1,289 $1,359 Carnival Fascination May 29, 2016
June 5, 2016 $759 $809 $1,279 $1,369 Carnival Fascination June 5, 2016
June 12, 2016 $819 $899 $1,379 $1,479 Carnival Fascination June 12, 2016
June 19, 2016 $839 $899 $1,329 $1,379 Carnival Fascination June 19, 2016
June 26, 2016 $799 $859 $1,409 $1,439 Carnival Fascination June 26, 2016
July 3, 2016 $869 $919 $1,459 $1,469 Carnival Fascination July 3, 2016
July 10, 2016 $879 $1,009 $1,339 $1,719 Carnival Fascination July 10, 2016
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
May 11, 2016 N/A N/A $1,234 N/A Carnival Fascination May 11, 2016
May 18, 2016 $759 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 18, 2016
May 25, 2016 $769 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 25, 2016
June 1, 2016 $709 $824 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 1, 2016
June 8, 2016 $599 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 8, 2016
June 15, 2016 N/A N/A $1,224 N/A Carnival Fascination June 15, 2016
June 22, 2016 $569 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 22, 2016
June 29, 2016 $889 $974 $1,274 N/A Carnival Fascination June 29, 2016
July 6, 2016 N/A $1,034 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 6, 2016
July 13, 2016 $1,009 $1,134 $1,504 N/A Carnival Fascination July 13, 2016
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
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
May 14, 2016 $939 $989 $1,309 $2,329 Carnival Conquest May 14, 2016
September 3, 2016 $789 $939 $1,209 $1,659 Carnival Conquest September 3, 2016
September 17, 2016 $769 $889 $1,209 $1,799 Carnival Conquest September 17, 2016
October 15, 2016 $749 $789 $1,109 $1,549 Carnival Conquest October 15, 2016
November 12, 2016 $779 $879 $1,139 $2,249 Carnival Conquest November 12, 2016
November 26, 2016 $699 $879 $1,189 $1,599 Carnival Conquest November 26, 2016
January 7, 2017 $659 $819 $1,119 $1,539 Carnival Conquest January 7, 2017
January 21, 2017 $769 $939 $1,309 $1,689 Carnival Conquest January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017 $689 $869 $1,189 $1,589 Carnival Conquest February 18, 2017
March 4, 2017 $719 $899 $1,219 $1,619 Carnival Conquest March 4, 2017
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 14, 2016 $919 $1,059 N/A N/A Carnival Magic May 14, 2016
May 21, 2016 $909 N/A $1,239 N/A Carnival Magic May 21, 2016
June 4, 2016 $1,109 N/A $1,349 N/A Carnival Magic June 4, 2016
June 11, 2016 $1,079 $1,249 $1,429 $1,879 Carnival Magic June 11, 2016
June 25, 2016 $1,089 $1,239 $1,449 $1,869 Carnival Magic June 25, 2016
July 2, 2016 $1,139 N/A $1,479 $1,879 Carnival Magic July 2, 2016
July 16, 2016 $1,099 N/A $1,469 N/A Carnival Magic July 16, 2016
July 23, 2016 $1,079 $1,259 $1,439 N/A Carnival Magic July 23, 2016
August 6, 2016 $1,059 $1,289 $1,369 N/A Carnival Magic August 6, 2016
August 13, 2016 $909 N/A $1,179 $2,239 Carnival Magic August 13, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure 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; Cruising; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 14, 2016 $823 $868 $1,352 $1,643 Adventure of the Seas May 14, 2016
June 11, 2016 $957 $1,240 $1,446 $1,715 Adventure of the Seas June 11, 2016
July 9, 2016 $985 $1,165 $1,237 $1,582 Adventure of the Seas July 9, 2016
September 3, 2016 $773 $884 $1,079 $1,466 Adventure of the Seas September 3, 2016
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
May 14, 2016 $889 $979 $1,189 $1,569 Carnival Glory May 14, 2016
May 28, 2016 $939 $1,039 $1,259 $1,559 Carnival Glory May 28, 2016
June 11, 2016 $1,039 $1,189 $1,429 $1,829 Carnival Glory June 11, 2016
June 25, 2016 $1,039 $1,189 $1,429 $1,829 Carnival Glory June 25, 2016
July 9, 2016 $939 $1,139 $1,379 $1,729 Carnival Glory July 9, 2016
July 23, 2016 $919 $1,119 $1,359 $1,709 Carnival Glory July 23, 2016
August 6, 2016 $939 $1,119 $1,359 $1,679 Carnival Glory August 6, 2016
August 20, 2016 $819 $939 $1,119 $1,459 Carnival Glory August 20, 2016
September 17, 2016 $689 $829 $1,019 $1,309 Carnival Glory September 17, 2016
October 1, 2016 $619 $769 $939 $1,259 Carnival Glory October 1, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 21, 2016 $770 $1,150 $1,161 $1,542 Adventure of the Seas May 21, 2016
June 4, 2016 $1,151 $1,310 $1,393 $1,928 Adventure of the Seas June 4, 2016
June 18, 2016 $1,336 $1,529 $2,045 $2,392 Adventure of the Seas June 18, 2016
July 2, 2016 $1,068 $1,336 $1,476 $1,959 Adventure of the Seas July 2, 2016
July 16, 2016 $1,092 $1,304 $1,394 $1,960 Adventure of the Seas July 16, 2016
July 30, 2016 $1,028 $1,125 $1,317 $1,874 Adventure of the Seas July 30, 2016
August 13, 2016 $897 $1,183 $1,193 $1,842 Adventure of the Seas August 13, 2016
August 27, 2016 $569 $999 $999 $1,327 Adventure of the Seas August 27, 2016
September 10, 2016 $711 $830 $1,152 $1,688 Adventure of the Seas September 10, 2016
September 24, 2016 $665 $737 $1,226 $1,794 Adventure of the Seas September 24, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Cruising; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 28, 2016 $1,178 $1,120 $1,374 $1,727 Adventure of the Seas May 28, 2016
September 17, 2016 $800 $1,012 $1,112 $1,562 Adventure of the Seas September 17, 2016
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Charleston, SC
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: Charleston, SC
Arrival: Charleston, SC
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Charleston, South Carolina; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Martinique, Fwi; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charleston, South Carolina
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 30, 2016 $1,579 N/A $2,589 $2,969 Carnival Sunshine May 30, 2016
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
June 2, 2016 N/A N/A N/A $2,929 Anthem of the Seas June 2, 2016
June 16, 2016 $1,424 $1,570 $1,758 $3,175 Anthem of the Seas June 16, 2016
June 30, 2016 $1,518 $1,571 $1,686 $3,107 Anthem of the Seas June 30, 2016
July 14, 2016 $1,702 $1,848 $2,084 $3,843 Anthem of the Seas July 14, 2016
July 28, 2016 $1,620 $1,690 $1,858 $3,517 Anthem of the Seas July 28, 2016
August 11, 2016 $1,634 $1,844 $1,987 $3,648 Anthem of the Seas August 11, 2016
October 20, 2016 $1,679 $1,743 $2,099 $3,700 Anthem of the Seas October 20, 2016

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