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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: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 5, 2015 $611 $1,016 N/A N/A Adventure of the Seas September 5, 2015
September 26, 2015 $632 $770 $1,094 N/A Adventure of the Seas September 26, 2015
October 17, 2015 $593 $818 $1,370 $2,564 Adventure of the Seas October 17, 2015
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
September 5, 2015 $629 $719 $919 $1,259 Carnival Glory September 5, 2015
September 19, 2015 $909 $979 N/A $1,259 Carnival Glory September 19, 2015
October 3, 2015 $659 $719 $899 $1,259 Carnival Glory October 3, 2015
October 17, 2015 $789 $849 $1,029 $1,259 Carnival Glory October 17, 2015
November 14, 2015 $599 $699 $869 $1,169 Carnival Glory November 14, 2015
November 28, 2015 $639 $689 $869 $1,209 Carnival Glory November 28, 2015
December 12, 2015 $579 $679 $849 $1,219 Carnival Glory December 12, 2015
December 26, 2015 $1,109 $1,269 $1,509 $2,059 Carnival Glory December 26, 2015
January 9, 2016 $569 $689 $899 $1,269 Carnival Glory January 9, 2016
February 20, 2016 $599 $719 $969 $1,299 Carnival Glory February 20, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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 6, 2015 N/A $689 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty September 6, 2015
September 13, 2015 $559 $664 $819 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 13, 2015
September 20, 2015 $679 N/A N/A $1,819 Carnival Liberty September 20, 2015
September 27, 2015 $609 $689 $819 $1,219 Carnival Liberty September 27, 2015
October 4, 2015 $629 $689 $889 $1,219 Carnival Liberty October 4, 2015
October 11, 2015 $629 $689 $879 $1,229 Carnival Liberty October 11, 2015
November 1, 2015 $629 $679 $869 $1,229 Carnival Liberty November 1, 2015
November 8, 2015 $579 $629 $809 $1,179 Carnival Liberty November 8, 2015
November 22, 2015 $659 $749 $899 $1,249 Carnival Liberty November 22, 2015
November 29, 2015 $569 $629 $779 $1,219 Carnival Liberty November 29, 2015
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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 9, 2015 N/A N/A $979 N/A Carnival Liberty September 9, 2015
September 30, 2015 $699 $769 $949 N/A Carnival Liberty September 30, 2015
December 2, 2015 $804 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 2, 2015
December 16, 2015 $839 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 16, 2015
December 23, 2015 $1,114 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 23, 2015
December 30, 2015 $999 $1,169 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty December 30, 2015
January 6, 2016 $664 $769 $1,064 N/A Carnival Liberty January 6, 2016
January 13, 2016 $654 $739 $1,009 N/A Carnival Liberty January 13, 2016
January 20, 2016 $664 $739 $1,044 N/A Carnival Liberty January 20, 2016
January 27, 2016 $674 $739 $1,084 N/A Carnival Liberty January 27, 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
September 12, 2015 $752 N/A N/A N/A Adventure of the Seas September 12, 2015
October 3, 2015 $639 N/A $1,284 $1,535 Adventure of the Seas October 3, 2015
October 24, 2015 $623 $725 $1,326 $1,542 Adventure of the Seas October 24, 2015
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 12, 2015 $749 $884 $1,079 $1,769 Carnival Breeze September 12, 2015
October 10, 2015 $829 $939 $1,099 $1,849 Carnival Breeze October 10, 2015
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Grand Turk Island; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 12, 2015 $684 N/A $944 N/A Carnival Valor September 12, 2015
September 26, 2015 $709 $739 $919 $1,209 Carnival Valor September 26, 2015
October 10, 2015 $679 $889 $1,039 $1,359 Carnival Valor October 10, 2015
October 24, 2015 $659 $734 N/A $1,959 Carnival Valor October 24, 2015
November 7, 2015 $659 $819 $999 $1,359 Carnival Valor November 7, 2015
November 21, 2015 $689 $839 $1,059 $1,509 Carnival Valor November 21, 2015
December 5, 2015 $579 $669 $879 $1,319 Carnival Valor December 5, 2015
December 19, 2015 $939 $1,089 $1,309 $1,809 Carnival Valor December 19, 2015
January 2, 2016 $699 $799 N/A $1,389 Carnival Valor January 2, 2016
January 16, 2016 $619 $719 $959 $1,289 Carnival Valor January 16, 2016
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
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 19, 2015 $814 $889 $1,174 $1,569 Carnival Sunshine September 19, 2015
October 10, 2015 $749 $889 $1,304 $1,569 Carnival Sunshine October 10, 2015
October 31, 2015 $739 $889 $1,089 $1,569 Carnival Sunshine October 31, 2015
January 8, 2016 $729 $899 $1,159 $1,579 Carnival Sunshine January 8, 2016
February 13, 2016 $779 $969 $1,464 $1,699 Carnival Sunshine February 13, 2016
March 18, 2016 $949 $1,139 $1,389 $1,889 Carnival Sunshine March 18, 2016
April 16, 2016 $789 $959 $1,234 $1,709 Carnival Sunshine April 16, 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; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 19, 2015 $819 N/A N/A N/A Adventure of the Seas September 19, 2015
October 10, 2015 N/A N/A $1,042 $1,519 Adventure of the Seas October 10, 2015
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 26, 2015 $919 $959 $1,079 N/A Carnival Conquest September 26, 2015
October 17, 2015 $809 $909 $1,099 $1,499 Carnival Conquest October 17, 2015
November 14, 2015 $639 $749 $999 $1,499 Carnival Conquest November 14, 2015
December 12, 2015 $679 $809 $1,029 $1,479 Carnival Conquest December 12, 2015
January 9, 2016 $749 $839 $1,069 $1,559 Carnival Conquest January 9, 2016
February 6, 2016 $639 $899 $1,349 N/A Carnival Conquest February 6, 2016
March 5, 2016 $729 $919 $1,229 $1,629 Carnival Conquest March 5, 2016
April 2, 2016 $789 $939 $1,259 $1,689 Carnival Conquest April 2, 2016
May 14, 2016 $679 $859 $1,179 $1,579 Carnival Conquest May 14, 2016
September 3, 2016 $589 $729 $959 $1,359 Carnival Conquest September 3, 2016

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