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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


12 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Jade
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Santo Domingo; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Key West, Florida; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2017 N/A N/A $1,449 $1,479 Norwegian Jade January 25, 2017
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; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 28, 2017 $649 N/A $1,307 $1,489 Adventure of the Seas January 28, 2017
April 29, 2017 $729 $969 $1,383 $2,450 Adventure of the Seas April 29, 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
January 28, 2017 $859 $1,144 N/A N/A Carnival Magic January 28, 2017
February 11, 2017 $969 N/A N/A $2,379 Carnival Magic February 11, 2017
February 25, 2017 $869 $1,069 $1,244 $2,289 Carnival Magic February 25, 2017
March 11, 2017 $989 $1,239 $1,399 N/A Carnival Magic March 11, 2017
March 25, 2017 $989 N/A $1,409 $1,849 Carnival Magic March 25, 2017
April 8, 2017 $859 $1,219 $1,299 $1,809 Carnival Magic April 8, 2017
April 22, 2017 $989 $1,119 $1,269 $1,854 Carnival Magic April 22, 2017
May 6, 2017 $889 $1,169 $1,299 N/A Carnival Magic May 6, 2017
May 27, 2017 $1,109 N/A $1,379 $1,919 Carnival Magic May 27, 2017
June 17, 2017 $1,319 $1,479 $1,669 $2,229 Carnival Magic June 17, 2017
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Eurodam
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
January 28, 2017 $739 $799 $1,059 $1,699 Eurodam January 28, 2017
February 18, 2017 $899 $899 $1,379 $1,899 Eurodam February 18, 2017
March 11, 2017 $699 $799 $1,199 $1,699 Eurodam March 11, 2017
April 1, 2017 $749 $849 $849 $1,999 Eurodam April 1, 2017
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; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 29, 2017 N/A N/A $1,399 N/A Celebrity Silhouette January 29, 2017
February 12, 2017 N/A N/A N/A $3,399 Celebrity Silhouette February 12, 2017
February 26, 2017 N/A N/A N/A $3,099 Celebrity Silhouette February 26, 2017
March 12, 2017 $699 $1,099 $1,199 $2,749 Celebrity Silhouette March 12, 2017
March 26, 2017 $649 $1,099 $1,149 $2,799 Celebrity Silhouette March 26, 2017
April 9, 2017 $699 $1,099 $1,229 $2,699 Celebrity Silhouette April 9, 2017
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roseau; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique; Basseterre; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 29, 2017 N/A N/A N/A $1,649 Norwegian Breakaway January 29, 2017
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
January 29, 2017 $649 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 29, 2017
February 12, 2017 $674 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 12, 2017
February 19, 2017 $789 $819 $1,459 $1,674 Carnival Fascination February 19, 2017
March 5, 2017 $679 $769 $1,249 $1,789 Carnival Fascination March 5, 2017
March 12, 2017 $674 $729 $1,229 $1,539 Carnival Fascination March 12, 2017
March 26, 2017 $724 $814 $1,299 $1,304 Carnival Fascination March 26, 2017
April 9, 2017 $719 $779 $1,314 $1,369 Carnival Fascination April 9, 2017
April 16, 2017 $649 $759 $1,099 $1,299 Carnival Fascination April 16, 2017
April 30, 2017 $659 $774 $1,239 $1,354 Carnival Fascination April 30, 2017
May 7, 2017 $629 $749 $1,049 $1,259 Carnival Fascination May 7, 2017
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Splendor
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
January 29, 2017 N/A $944 $1,084 $1,384 Carnival Splendor January 29, 2017
February 12, 2017 $689 $829 $1,089 $1,344 Carnival Splendor February 12, 2017
March 12, 2017 $794 $919 $1,129 $1,614 Carnival Splendor March 12, 2017
April 9, 2017 $779 $879 $1,129 $1,484 Carnival Splendor April 9, 2017
April 23, 2017 $724 $864 $1,084 $1,464 Carnival Splendor April 23, 2017
November 5, 2017 $669 $779 $959 $1,394 Carnival Splendor November 5, 2017
December 3, 2017 $664 $774 $954 $1,284 Carnival Splendor December 3, 2017
December 31, 2017 $984 $1,184 $1,434 $1,764 Carnival Splendor December 31, 2017
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Oosterdam
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 3, 2017 $1,499 $1,699 $2,199 $3,299 Oosterdam February 3, 2017
March 17, 2017 $1,399 $1,599 $1,949 $2,999 Oosterdam March 17, 2017
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Oosterdam
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida; Key West, Florida; Mahogany Bay, Honduras; Santo Tomas, Guatemala; Costa Maya, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 3, 2017 $2,149 $2,499 $3,299 $5,199 Oosterdam February 3, 2017

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