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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: Celebrity Summit
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St George's, Grenada; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 18, 2017 N/A N/A N/A $3,599 Celebrity Summit November 18, 2017
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 18, 2017 $936 $1,099 $1,198 $2,998 Harmony of the Seas November 18, 2017
December 16, 2017 $867 $986 $1,011 $1,599 Harmony of the Seas December 16, 2017
January 13, 2018 $999 $1,249 $1,149 $3,299 Harmony of the Seas January 13, 2018
February 10, 2018 $1,410 $1,621 $1,691 $3,164 Harmony of the Seas February 10, 2018
March 10, 2018 $1,149 $1,288 $1,458 $3,079 Harmony of the Seas March 10, 2018
April 7, 2018 $1,040 $1,250 $1,267 $3,121 Harmony of the Seas April 7, 2018
21 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Key West, Florida; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Key West, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 18, 2017 $2,599 $2,799 $3,399 $5,699 Nieuw Amsterdam November 18, 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
November 19, 2017 $694 $819 $1,274 N/A Carnival Fascination November 19, 2017
December 3, 2017 $664 $744 $1,089 $1,104 Carnival Fascination December 3, 2017
December 10, 2017 $684 $769 $1,109 $1,249 Carnival Fascination December 10, 2017
December 17, 2017 $654 $739 N/A $1,249 Carnival Fascination December 17, 2017
December 24, 2017 $829 $929 $1,479 N/A Carnival Fascination December 24, 2017
December 31, 2017 $939 $974 $1,469 N/A Carnival Fascination December 31, 2017
January 7, 2018 $749 $799 $1,084 N/A Carnival Fascination January 7, 2018
January 14, 2018 $734 $854 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 14, 2018
January 21, 2018 $734 $829 N/A $1,579 Carnival Fascination January 21, 2018
January 28, 2018 $649 $734 $1,044 $1,464 Carnival Fascination January 28, 2018
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique; Basseterre; St. John's, Antigua; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 19, 2017 $449 $549 $799 $979 Norwegian Dawn November 19, 2017
November 26, 2017 $399 $499 $749 $899 Norwegian Dawn November 26, 2017
December 10, 2017 $449 $549 $779 $999 Norwegian Dawn December 10, 2017
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 19, 2017 $979 N/A $2,000 N/A Oasis of the Seas November 19, 2017
December 31, 2017 $1,066 $1,549 $1,303 $2,199 Oasis of the Seas December 31, 2017
January 14, 2018 $694 $1,183 $1,226 $2,443 Oasis of the Seas January 14, 2018
January 28, 2018 $761 $988 $1,099 $2,361 Oasis of the Seas January 28, 2018
February 11, 2018 $1,008 $1,109 $1,286 $2,938 Oasis of the Seas February 11, 2018
February 25, 2018 $909 $999 $1,139 $2,419 Oasis of the Seas February 25, 2018
March 11, 2018 $1,009 $1,249 $1,409 $3,259 Oasis of the Seas March 11, 2018
March 25, 2018 $929 $1,030 $936 $2,438 Oasis of the Seas March 25, 2018
April 8, 2018 $841 $961 $1,051 $2,194 Oasis of the Seas April 8, 2018
April 22, 2018 $897 $985 $1,063 $2,422 Oasis of the Seas April 22, 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; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 22, 2017 $599 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 22, 2017
November 29, 2017 $879 $894 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 2017
December 6, 2017 $689 $754 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 6, 2017
December 13, 2017 $669 $824 $1,344 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2017
December 20, 2017 $1,079 $1,224 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination December 20, 2017
December 27, 2017 $749 $844 $1,364 N/A Carnival Fascination December 27, 2017
January 3, 2018 N/A $784 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2018
January 10, 2018 $599 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 2018
January 17, 2018 $559 $674 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 17, 2018
January 24, 2018 $619 $724 $1,174 N/A Carnival Fascination January 24, 2018
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Nieuw Amsterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Key West, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 25, 2017 $1,699 $1,899 $2,199 $3,699 Nieuw Amsterdam November 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; 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
November 25, 2017 $769 N/A $999 $1,499 Adventure of the Seas November 25, 2017
December 23, 2017 $830 $929 $1,400 $1,899 Adventure of the Seas December 23, 2017
February 17, 2018 $950 $1,270 N/A $3,099 Adventure of the Seas February 17, 2018
March 17, 2018 $649 $849 $1,349 $1,599 Adventure of the Seas March 17, 2018
April 14, 2018 $799 N/A N/A $3,332 Adventure of the Seas April 14, 2018
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 25, 2017 $679 N/A $1,065 N/A Freedom of the Seas November 25, 2017
December 9, 2017 $369 $499 N/A $5,329 Freedom of the Seas December 9, 2017
December 23, 2017 $889 $1,289 $1,639 $2,389 Freedom of the Seas December 23, 2017
January 6, 2018 $545 $667 $899 $1,849 Freedom of the Seas January 6, 2018
February 3, 2018 $645 $815 $1,360 $2,134 Freedom of the Seas February 3, 2018
February 17, 2018 $669 $859 $1,191 $4,317 Freedom of the Seas February 17, 2018
March 3, 2018 $760 $970 $1,432 $2,246 Freedom of the Seas March 3, 2018
March 17, 2018 $841 $1,040 $1,465 $6,033 Freedom of the Seas March 17, 2018
March 31, 2018 $755 $929 $1,257 $1,837 Freedom of the Seas March 31, 2018
April 14, 2018 $728 $812 $1,240 N/A Freedom of the Seas April 14, 2018

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