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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


8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Horizon
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 25, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $2,225 Carnival Horizon June 25, 2018
July 11, 2018 N/A N/A $2,009 $2,954 Carnival Horizon July 11, 2018
July 23, 2018 $1,599 $1,409 $2,359 $2,265 Carnival Horizon July 23, 2018
July 31, 2018 N/A $1,409 $1,999 $2,644 Carnival Horizon July 31, 2018
August 8, 2018 N/A N/A $1,659 $2,136 Carnival Horizon August 8, 2018
August 20, 2018 $1,169 $1,359 $1,629 $2,224 Carnival Horizon August 20, 2018
August 28, 2018 $924 $1,159 $1,329 $1,833 Carnival Horizon August 28, 2018
September 5, 2018 $909 $1,114 $1,279 $2,039 Carnival Horizon September 5, 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
June 27, 2018 $619 $774 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 27, 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
July 1, 2018 $1,004 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 1, 2018
July 15, 2018 $1,019 N/A $1,439 N/A Carnival Fascination July 15, 2018
July 29, 2018 $949 $1,029 $1,439 $1,702 Carnival Fascination July 29, 2018
August 12, 2018 $894 $934 $1,249 $1,518 Carnival Fascination August 12, 2018
August 26, 2018 $739 $764 $1,149 $1,149 Carnival Fascination August 26, 2018
September 9, 2018 $619 $639 $959 $1,256 Carnival Fascination September 9, 2018
September 23, 2018 $604 $639 $984 $1,179 Carnival Fascination September 23, 2018
October 7, 2018 $604 $639 $1,004 $1,163 Carnival Fascination October 7, 2018
October 21, 2018 $624 $669 $1,054 $1,300 Carnival Fascination October 21, 2018
October 28, 2018 $594 $624 $1,019 $1,174 Carnival Fascination October 28, 2018
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
July 1, 2018 $1,249 $1,732 $1,803 $2,426 Oasis of the Seas July 1, 2018
July 15, 2018 $1,117 N/A $1,129 $1,699 Oasis of the Seas July 15, 2018
August 12, 2018 $784 $855 $816 $1,826 Oasis of the Seas August 12, 2018
August 26, 2018 $700 N/A $842 $6,593 Oasis of the Seas August 26, 2018
September 23, 2018 $622 $758 $786 $2,653 Oasis of the Seas September 23, 2018
October 7, 2018 $721 $835 $900 $1,807 Oasis of the Seas October 7, 2018
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Carnival Horizon
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 3, 2018 N/A N/A $1,709 N/A Carnival Horizon July 3, 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; Dominica, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 4, 2018 $759 $914 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 4, 2018
July 18, 2018 $709 $884 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 18, 2018
August 1, 2018 $779 $949 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 1, 2018
August 15, 2018 $879 $1,099 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 15, 2018
August 29, 2018 $759 $904 $1,444 N/A Carnival Fascination August 29, 2018
September 12, 2018 $609 $674 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 12, 2018
September 26, 2018 $599 $734 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 26, 2018
October 10, 2018 $609 $734 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 10, 2018
October 31, 2018 $689 $714 $1,294 N/A Carnival Fascination October 31, 2018
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 7, 2018 $969 N/A $1,309 $1,804 Carnival Glory July 7, 2018
July 21, 2018 $979 $1,084 $1,279 N/A Carnival Glory July 21, 2018
August 4, 2018 $839 $1,029 $1,179 $1,531 Carnival Glory August 4, 2018
August 18, 2018 $719 $874 $1,049 $1,310 Carnival Glory August 18, 2018
September 15, 2018 $639 $709 $884 $1,351 Carnival Glory September 15, 2018
October 13, 2018 $629 $719 $919 $1,253 Carnival Glory October 13, 2018
October 27, 2018 $609 $734 $924 $1,364 Carnival Glory October 27, 2018
November 24, 2018 $619 $714 $899 $1,474 Carnival Glory November 24, 2018
December 8, 2018 $614 $709 $909 $1,409 Carnival Glory December 8, 2018
January 19, 2019 $649 $764 $939 $1,369 Carnival Glory January 19, 2019
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; Grand Turk Island; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 7, 2018 $1,129 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Sunshine July 7, 2018
August 18, 2018 $849 $944 $1,149 $1,470 Carnival Sunshine August 18, 2018
September 29, 2018 $749 $849 $1,109 N/A Carnival Sunshine September 29, 2018
November 10, 2018 $774 $859 $1,174 $1,556 Carnival Sunshine November 10, 2018
December 1, 2018 $734 $809 $1,029 $1,339 Carnival Sunshine December 1, 2018
December 22, 2018 $1,124 $1,284 $1,654 $2,284 Carnival Sunshine December 22, 2018
February 23, 2019 $789 $979 $1,289 $1,759 Carnival Sunshine February 23, 2019
March 16, 2019 $889 $1,019 $1,319 $1,692 Carnival Sunshine March 16, 2019
April 6, 2019 $829 $989 $1,259 $1,658 Carnival Sunshine April 6, 2019
April 27, 2019 $839 $999 $1,259 $1,729 Carnival Sunshine April 27, 2019
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 7, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $2,949 Celebrity Equinox July 7, 2018
August 4, 2018 $699 $899 $799 N/A Celebrity Equinox August 4, 2018
August 18, 2018 $649 $749 $799 $1,799 Celebrity Equinox August 18, 2018
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
July 7, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $1,959 Carnival Magic July 7, 2018
July 14, 2018 $1,294 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Magic July 14, 2018
July 28, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $2,179 Carnival Magic July 28, 2018
August 4, 2018 $974 $1,164 $1,329 N/A Carnival Magic August 4, 2018
August 18, 2018 $859 $969 $1,109 $1,488 Carnival Magic August 18, 2018
August 25, 2018 $759 $929 $999 $1,388 Carnival Magic August 25, 2018
September 8, 2018 $669 $849 $929 $1,383 Carnival Magic September 8, 2018
September 15, 2018 $689 $829 $924 $1,794 Carnival Magic September 15, 2018

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