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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


9 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 25, 2016 N/A $1,509 N/A N/A Carnival Sunshine August 25, 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
August 27, 2016 $656 N/A N/A $1,907 Adventure of the Seas August 27, 2016
September 10, 2016 $683 $703 $1,523 $2,212 Adventure of the Seas September 10, 2016
September 24, 2016 $859 N/A $1,271 $1,900 Adventure of the Seas September 24, 2016
November 19, 2016 $853 $1,120 $1,341 $2,138 Adventure of the Seas November 19, 2016
December 3, 2016 $632 $811 $992 $1,713 Adventure of the Seas December 3, 2016
December 10, 2016 $681 $799 $863 $1,164 Adventure of the Seas December 10, 2016
December 17, 2016 $803 $1,063 $1,015 $1,272 Adventure of the Seas December 17, 2016
January 21, 2017 $707 $875 $1,319 N/A Adventure of the Seas January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017 $798 $1,012 $1,929 $2,825 Adventure of the Seas February 18, 2017
March 18, 2017 $695 $837 $1,315 $2,220 Adventure of the Seas March 18, 2017
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Valor
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
August 27, 2016 $809 $949 $1,099 $1,619 Carnival Valor August 27, 2016
September 9, 2016 $859 $979 N/A $1,589 Carnival Valor September 9, 2016
September 17, 2016 $859 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Valor September 17, 2016
September 30, 2016 $829 $949 $1,149 $1,589 Carnival Valor September 30, 2016
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Splendor
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
August 27, 2016 $799 $889 N/A N/A Carnival Splendor August 27, 2016
October 8, 2016 $719 $839 $1,089 $1,409 Carnival Splendor October 8, 2016
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
August 27, 2016 $949 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Magic August 27, 2016
September 3, 2016 N/A N/A $1,404 N/A Carnival Magic September 3, 2016
September 17, 2016 $939 $1,059 $1,149 $1,499 Carnival Magic September 17, 2016
September 24, 2016 $849 $1,059 $1,249 N/A Carnival Magic September 24, 2016
October 8, 2016 $799 $1,139 $1,299 $2,049 Carnival Magic October 8, 2016
October 15, 2016 $869 $1,059 $1,209 $2,009 Carnival Magic October 15, 2016
October 29, 2016 $809 $979 $1,159 $2,119 Carnival Magic October 29, 2016
December 10, 2016 $794 $924 $1,104 $2,009 Carnival Magic December 10, 2016
December 17, 2016 $934 $1,109 $1,199 $1,739 Carnival Magic December 17, 2016
December 31, 2016 $994 N/A $1,364 $2,029 Carnival Magic December 31, 2016
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
August 28, 2016 N/A $749 $1,049 $1,269 Carnival Fascination August 28, 2016
September 4, 2016 $619 $649 $949 $1,059 Carnival Fascination September 4, 2016
September 11, 2016 $639 $659 $1,039 $1,089 Carnival Fascination September 11, 2016
September 18, 2016 $619 $659 $979 $1,029 Carnival Fascination September 18, 2016
September 25, 2016 $609 $629 $1,024 $1,334 Carnival Fascination September 25, 2016
October 2, 2016 $609 $629 $1,039 $1,029 Carnival Fascination October 2, 2016
October 9, 2016 $639 $669 $1,079 $1,159 Carnival Fascination October 9, 2016
October 16, 2016 $639 $689 $1,039 $1,349 Carnival Fascination October 16, 2016
October 23, 2016 N/A $679 $1,089 $1,459 Carnival Fascination October 23, 2016
November 20, 2016 $649 $759 $1,089 $1,359 Carnival Fascination November 20, 2016
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 28, 2016 $877 $877 $999 N/A Allure of the Seas August 28, 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
August 31, 2016 $959 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 31, 2016
September 7, 2016 $689 $754 $1,224 N/A Carnival Fascination September 7, 2016
September 14, 2016 $1,039 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 14, 2016
September 21, 2016 $949 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 21, 2016
September 28, 2016 $1,029 $1,084 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 28, 2016
October 5, 2016 $909 $1,014 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 5, 2016
October 12, 2016 $789 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 12, 2016
October 19, 2016 $839 $1,024 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 19, 2016
November 2, 2016 $779 $864 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 2, 2016
November 16, 2016 $829 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 16, 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
September 3, 2016 $879 $979 $1,229 N/A Carnival Conquest September 3, 2016
September 17, 2016 $859 $929 $1,209 $1,799 Carnival Conquest September 17, 2016
October 15, 2016 $749 $819 $1,129 $1,999 Carnival Conquest October 15, 2016
November 12, 2016 $779 $879 $1,139 $2,249 Carnival Conquest November 12, 2016
November 26, 2016 $774 $914 $1,194 N/A Carnival Conquest November 26, 2016
January 7, 2017 $714 $814 $1,104 $1,594 Carnival Conquest January 7, 2017
January 21, 2017 $829 $1,029 $1,429 $1,779 Carnival Conquest January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017 $749 $929 $1,259 $1,639 Carnival Conquest February 18, 2017
March 4, 2017 $749 $949 $1,249 $1,649 Carnival Conquest March 4, 2017
April 1, 2017 $759 $939 $1,259 $1,659 Carnival Conquest April 1, 2017
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 3, 2016 $699 N/A $1,087 $1,749 Oasis of the Seas September 3, 2016

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