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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: Carnival Splendor
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; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 23, 2017 $779 $889 N/A N/A Carnival Splendor September 23, 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; Cruising; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 23, 2017 $719 $799 $949 $1,199 Adventure of the Seas September 23, 2017
October 14, 2017 $599 $599 $749 $1,289 Adventure of the Seas October 14, 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
September 24, 2017 $719 $749 $1,149 $1,174 Carnival Fascination September 24, 2017
October 1, 2017 $704 $739 N/A $1,429 Carnival Fascination October 1, 2017
October 8, 2017 $769 $809 $1,149 $1,379 Carnival Fascination October 8, 2017
October 15, 2017 $754 $809 $1,164 $1,474 Carnival Fascination October 15, 2017
October 22, 2017 $709 $759 $1,104 $1,234 Carnival Fascination October 22, 2017
October 29, 2017 $729 $794 $1,119 $1,134 Carnival Fascination October 29, 2017
November 5, 2017 $699 $779 $1,114 $1,119 Carnival Fascination November 5, 2017
November 12, 2017 $714 $764 $1,084 $1,104 Carnival Fascination November 12, 2017
November 19, 2017 $694 $819 $1,274 N/A Carnival Fascination November 19, 2017
November 26, 2017 $674 $729 $1,089 $1,099 Carnival Fascination November 26, 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; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 24, 2017 N/A $1,580 N/A N/A Oasis of the Seas September 24, 2017
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
September 27, 2017 $739 $744 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 27, 2017
October 4, 2017 $789 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 4, 2017
October 11, 2017 $699 $794 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 11, 2017
October 18, 2017 $849 $954 $1,184 N/A Carnival Fascination October 18, 2017
October 25, 2017 $699 $734 $1,214 N/A Carnival Fascination October 25, 2017
November 1, 2017 $769 $774 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 1, 2017
November 8, 2017 $739 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 8, 2017
November 15, 2017 N/A $944 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 15, 2017
November 22, 2017 $729 $864 $1,319 N/A Carnival Fascination November 22, 2017
November 29, 2017 $889 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 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; Cruising; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 30, 2017 N/A $980 $961 $1,299 Adventure of the Seas September 30, 2017
October 21, 2017 $881 $930 $962 $1,343 Adventure of the Seas October 21, 2017
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 30, 2017 $669 $839 $1,089 $1,489 Carnival Conquest September 30, 2017
October 28, 2017 $879 $909 $1,169 N/A Carnival Conquest October 28, 2017
November 25, 2017 $714 $834 $1,039 $1,919 Carnival Conquest November 25, 2017
January 20, 2018 $769 $929 $1,449 N/A Carnival Conquest January 20, 2018
February 17, 2018 $849 $1,009 $1,539 $1,989 Carnival Conquest February 17, 2018
March 17, 2018 $859 $989 $1,269 $1,654 Carnival Conquest March 17, 2018
April 14, 2018 $779 $934 $1,299 $1,724 Carnival Conquest April 14, 2018
September 29, 2018 $719 $839 $1,089 $1,459 Carnival Conquest September 29, 2018
November 24, 2018 $679 $799 $1,049 $1,429 Carnival Conquest November 24, 2018
January 19, 2019 $729 $849 $1,139 $1,519 Carnival Conquest January 19, 2019
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Splendor
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 30, 2017 $819 $909 $1,089 $1,444 Carnival Splendor September 30, 2017
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; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 1, 2017 $798 $932 $1,039 $2,098 Allure of the Seas October 1, 2017
October 29, 2017 $725 $999 $927 $1,660 Allure of the Seas October 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
October 7, 2017 $969 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Magic October 7, 2017
October 21, 2017 $939 $1,149 $1,299 $1,759 Carnival Magic October 21, 2017
November 4, 2017 $839 $1,049 $1,229 $1,789 Carnival Magic November 4, 2017
November 18, 2017 $939 $1,194 $1,489 $1,929 Carnival Magic November 18, 2017
December 2, 2017 $779 $989 $1,129 $1,759 Carnival Magic December 2, 2017
December 30, 2017 $1,229 N/A $1,664 N/A Carnival Magic December 30, 2017
January 13, 2018 $799 $954 $1,154 $1,769 Carnival Magic January 13, 2018
January 27, 2018 $814 $929 $1,194 N/A Carnival Magic January 27, 2018
February 10, 2018 $819 $999 $1,254 $1,799 Carnival Magic February 10, 2018
February 24, 2018 $839 $1,039 $1,219 $1,724 Carnival Magic February 24, 2018

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