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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 Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Westerdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: 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 13, 2016 $819 $899 $1,029 $1,599 Westerdam February 13, 2016
February 20, 2016 $839 $899 $1,189 $1,599 Westerdam February 20, 2016
February 27, 2016 $799 $899 $1,099 $1,699 Westerdam February 27, 2016
March 5, 2016 $699 $899 $899 $1,399 Westerdam March 5, 2016
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 13, 2016 N/A N/A N/A $4,139 Carnival Valor February 13, 2016
February 27, 2016 $819 N/A $2,399 $2,669 Carnival Valor February 27, 2016
March 12, 2016 $979 $1,059 N/A $2,179 Carnival Valor March 12, 2016
March 26, 2016 $879 $1,029 $1,269 $1,699 Carnival Valor March 26, 2016
April 9, 2016 $829 N/A N/A $1,549 Carnival Valor April 9, 2016
April 23, 2016 $639 $779 $989 $1,419 Carnival Valor April 23, 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. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort De France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 13, 2016 $677 N/A $1,649 $2,568 Adventure of the Seas February 13, 2016
March 12, 2016 N/A N/A $1,627 N/A Adventure of the Seas March 12, 2016
April 9, 2016 $599 $659 $980 N/A Adventure of the Seas April 9, 2016
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; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 13, 2016 $889 N/A $1,449 N/A Carnival Sunshine February 13, 2016
March 18, 2016 $999 N/A $1,439 $1,929 Carnival Sunshine March 18, 2016
April 16, 2016 $859 $979 $1,254 $1,729 Carnival Sunshine April 16, 2016
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; 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 14, 2016 N/A $799 $1,019 $1,699 Nieuw Amsterdam February 14, 2016
March 13, 2016 $739 $899 $1,019 $2,099 Nieuw Amsterdam March 13, 2016
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 14, 2016 N/A N/A $1,549 $5,699 Celebrity Silhouette February 14, 2016
February 28, 2016 $799 $1,249 $1,299 $2,499 Celebrity Silhouette February 28, 2016
March 13, 2016 $799 $1,199 $1,399 $2,599 Celebrity Silhouette March 13, 2016
March 27, 2016 $749 $1,049 $1,199 $2,199 Celebrity Silhouette March 27, 2016
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 14, 2016 $859 $1,009 $1,399 N/A Carnival Splendor February 14, 2016
February 28, 2016 $829 $1,009 $1,189 $1,929 Carnival Splendor February 28, 2016
March 13, 2016 $679 $809 $1,029 $1,329 Carnival Splendor March 13, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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 14, 2016 $689 N/A $1,099 $1,979 Carnival Liberty February 14, 2016
February 21, 2016 N/A N/A N/A $3,949 Carnival Liberty February 21, 2016
February 28, 2016 $759 N/A $1,079 $1,789 Carnival Liberty February 28, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel 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; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 14, 2016 N/A N/A $1,291 N/A Jewel of the Seas February 14, 2016
February 28, 2016 $734 N/A N/A $2,174 Jewel of the Seas February 28, 2016
March 13, 2016 N/A $974 N/A $1,763 Jewel of the Seas March 13, 2016
March 27, 2016 $890 $820 $1,190 $1,499 Jewel of the Seas March 27, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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 17, 2016 N/A $929 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty February 17, 2016
February 24, 2016 $839 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty February 24, 2016

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