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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 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 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 N/A N/A $1,104 N/A Carnival Fascination November 2, 2016
November 16, 2016 $829 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 16, 2016
November 23, 2016 $679 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 23, 2016
November 30, 2016 $749 $814 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 30, 2016
December 7, 2016 $919 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 7, 2016
December 14, 2016 $689 $869 $1,374 N/A Carnival Fascination December 14, 2016
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
September 30, 2016 $849 $949 $1,149 N/A Carnival Valor September 30, 2016
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 1, 2016 $689 $769 $969 $1,309 Carnival Glory October 1, 2016
October 15, 2016 $679 $779 $939 $1,909 Carnival Glory October 15, 2016
October 29, 2016 $649 $749 $959 $1,289 Carnival Glory October 29, 2016
November 12, 2016 $609 $749 $989 $1,239 Carnival Glory November 12, 2016
November 26, 2016 $634 $724 $889 $1,264 Carnival Glory November 26, 2016
December 10, 2016 $639 $729 $919 $1,269 Carnival Glory December 10, 2016
January 7, 2017 $684 $789 $1,004 $1,374 Carnival Glory January 7, 2017
March 4, 2017 $629 $789 $1,009 $1,329 Carnival Glory March 4, 2017
April 15, 2017 $724 $874 $1,154 $1,464 Carnival Glory April 15, 2017
April 29, 2017 $619 $779 $999 $1,319 Carnival Glory April 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
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 $679 $729 N/A $1,339 Carnival Fascination October 23, 2016
November 6, 2016 N/A $769 $1,099 $1,384 Carnival Fascination November 6, 2016
November 20, 2016 $739 $769 $1,189 $1,334 Carnival Fascination November 20, 2016
December 4, 2016 $599 N/A $1,059 $1,149 Carnival Fascination December 4, 2016
December 11, 2016 $614 $634 $1,034 $1,044 Carnival Fascination December 11, 2016
January 1, 2017 $749 N/A N/A $1,164 Carnival Fascination January 1, 2017
January 22, 2017 $569 $669 $969 $1,339 Carnival Fascination January 22, 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 8, 2016 $999 $1,189 $1,299 N/A Carnival Magic October 8, 2016
October 15, 2016 $984 $1,109 $1,384 $2,009 Carnival Magic October 15, 2016
October 29, 2016 $859 $1,059 $1,209 $1,519 Carnival Magic October 29, 2016
December 10, 2016 $819 $989 $1,149 $1,579 Carnival Magic December 10, 2016
December 17, 2016 $934 $1,139 $1,259 $2,339 Carnival Magic December 17, 2016
December 31, 2016 $1,069 N/A $1,469 N/A Carnival Magic December 31, 2016
January 14, 2017 $789 $969 $1,159 N/A Carnival Magic January 14, 2017
January 28, 2017 $794 $1,139 $1,239 $2,059 Carnival Magic January 28, 2017
February 11, 2017 $744 $1,114 $1,269 $2,379 Carnival Magic February 11, 2017
February 25, 2017 $854 $994 $1,194 $2,089 Carnival Magic February 25, 2017
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
October 8, 2016 $669 $839 $1,089 $1,409 Carnival Splendor October 8, 2016
8 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Cruising; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 8, 2016 $1,253 $1,286 $1,526 $1,929 Adventure of the Seas October 8, 2016
8 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; St. John's, Antigua; Basseterre; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 15, 2016 $499 $699 $879 $1,449 Norwegian Gem October 15, 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
October 15, 2016 N/A N/A $1,129 $2,049 Carnival Conquest October 15, 2016
November 12, 2016 $659 $889 $1,159 $2,249 Carnival Conquest November 12, 2016
November 26, 2016 $704 $914 $1,194 N/A Carnival Conquest November 26, 2016
January 7, 2017 $719 $819 $1,109 $1,644 Carnival Conquest January 7, 2017
January 21, 2017 $834 $1,034 $1,434 $1,834 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
April 15, 2017 $909 $1,119 $1,449 $1,974 Carnival Conquest April 15, 2017
September 30, 2017 $669 $839 $1,089 $1,489 Carnival Conquest September 30, 2017
6 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; At Sea; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 16, 2016 $389 $499 N/A N/A Celebrity Summit October 16, 2016
October 22, 2017 $499 $649 $749 $1,549 Celebrity Summit October 22, 2017

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