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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: Eurodam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 21, 2018 $619 $699 $999 $1,699 Eurodam January 21, 2018
March 4, 2018 $549 $649 $799 $1,499 Eurodam March 4, 2018
March 18, 2018 $579 $649 $829 $1,299 Eurodam March 18, 2018
April 1, 2018 $649 $799 $799 $1,399 Eurodam April 1, 2018
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 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
February 4, 2018 $609 $729 $999 $1,224 Carnival Fascination February 4, 2018
February 11, 2018 $609 $729 $999 $1,209 Carnival Fascination February 11, 2018
February 18, 2018 $819 $919 $1,169 $1,444 Carnival Fascination February 18, 2018
February 25, 2018 $724 $864 $1,199 $1,469 Carnival Fascination February 25, 2018
March 4, 2018 $674 $829 $1,134 $1,269 Carnival Fascination March 4, 2018
March 11, 2018 $664 $829 $1,129 $1,289 Carnival Fascination March 11, 2018
March 18, 2018 $609 $759 $1,109 $1,670 Carnival Fascination March 18, 2018
March 25, 2018 $779 $879 $1,214 $1,304 Carnival Fascination March 25, 2018
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Eurodam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Key West, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 21, 2018 $1,099 $1,269 $1,769 $2,849 Eurodam January 21, 2018
March 18, 2018 $1,199 $1,299 $1,499 $2,549 Eurodam March 18, 2018
14 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Veendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Havana (La Habana), Cuba; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2018 $1,479 $1,669 $3,279 N/A Veendam January 24, 2018
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Koningsdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cap Cana (Punta Cana), Dominican RE; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2018 $1,299 $1,929 $1,999 $2,899 Koningsdam January 24, 2018
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Koningsdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cap Cana (Punta Cana), Dominican RE; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2018 $3,149 $3,699 $4,599 $7,499 Koningsdam January 24, 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
January 24, 2018 $619 $724 $1,174 N/A Carnival Fascination January 24, 2018
January 31, 2018 $619 $724 $1,174 N/A Carnival Fascination January 31, 2018
February 7, 2018 $649 $749 $1,164 N/A Carnival Fascination February 7, 2018
February 14, 2018 $649 $749 $1,164 N/A Carnival Fascination February 14, 2018
February 21, 2018 $609 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 21, 2018
February 28, 2018 $609 $714 $1,284 N/A Carnival Fascination February 28, 2018
March 7, 2018 $599 $724 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 7, 2018
March 14, 2018 $559 $684 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 14, 2018
March 21, 2018 $619 $724 $1,414 N/A Carnival Fascination March 21, 2018
March 28, 2018 $629 $734 $1,244 N/A Carnival Fascination March 28, 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; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Key West, Florida; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 27, 2018 $1,849 $2,049 $2,349 $3,999 Nieuw Amsterdam January 27, 2018
February 17, 2018 $1,999 $2,199 $2,499 $3,999 Nieuw Amsterdam February 17, 2018
March 10, 2018 $1,189 $1,299 $1,709 $2,949 Nieuw Amsterdam March 10, 2018
March 31, 2018 $1,499 $1,699 $1,899 $3,199 Nieuw Amsterdam March 31, 2018
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; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 27, 2018 N/A N/A $2,227 $6,752 Harmony of the Seas January 27, 2018
February 24, 2018 $970 $1,329 $1,594 N/A Harmony of the Seas February 24, 2018
March 24, 2018 $1,158 $1,239 $1,449 $2,597 Harmony of the Seas March 24, 2018
April 21, 2018 $925 $1,127 $1,126 $2,603 Harmony of the Seas April 21, 2018
December 9, 2018 $894 $1,006 $1,157 $1,979 Harmony of the Seas December 9, 2018
December 23, 2018 $1,222 $1,511 $1,680 $4,900 Harmony of the Seas December 23, 2018
January 6, 2019 $849 $979 $1,008 $2,782 Harmony of the Seas January 6, 2019
January 20, 2019 $829 $929 $1,049 $2,389 Harmony of the Seas January 20, 2019
February 17, 2019 $922 $1,062 $1,183 $2,387 Harmony of the Seas February 17, 2019
March 17, 2019 $951 $998 $1,101 $3,090 Harmony of the Seas March 17, 2019
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 27, 2018 $779 N/A $1,199 N/A Carnival Magic January 27, 2018
February 10, 2018 $859 $974 $1,189 N/A Carnival Magic February 10, 2018
February 24, 2018 $794 $944 $1,139 $1,802 Carnival Magic February 24, 2018
March 10, 2018 $924 $1,214 $1,319 $1,892 Carnival Magic March 10, 2018
March 24, 2018 $804 $1,089 $1,189 $1,919 Carnival Magic March 24, 2018
April 7, 2018 $724 $949 $1,034 $1,569 Carnival Magic April 7, 2018
April 21, 2018 $739 $959 $1,049 $1,712 Carnival Magic April 21, 2018
May 5, 2018 $764 $984 $1,024 $1,852 Carnival Magic May 5, 2018
May 12, 2018 $824 $1,049 $1,109 $1,892 Carnival Magic May 12, 2018
May 26, 2018 $909 $1,199 $1,289 $1,877 Carnival Magic May 26, 2018

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