View of the 16th Century Citadel, El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cruises from San Juan are always special because they begin in a city that doubles as a top holiday destination. The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveller – world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colourful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try – from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a Piña Colada – Puerto Rico’s national drink.
National Language Spanish
Currency Accepted US Dollar (USD)

EVERY ADVENTURE

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Without a doubt, San Juan, Puerto Rico is your gateway to most incredible shores in the Southern Caribbean. Whether you’re exploring the Dutch ABC islands Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, or some of the Lesser Antilles like Antigua, Barbados and St Lucia, adventure is always a shore thing on a Caribbean cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 
 
 
 
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Centuries of history. Rich culture. Stunning landscapes, and famously friendly people. There are so many things to see and do in San Juan, Puerto Rico, you’d never guess it had to bounce back from a hurricane. Not only is it a must-visit destination all on its own, its central location also makes it the best jumping off point for you to explore the exotic shores of the Southern Caribbean. From Aruba’s pastel colonial promenades and Curaçao’s ancient rugged caves, to Antigua’s colourful reefs and Barbados’s golden-sand beaches – Cruises from San Juan unlock the most beautiful shores on the south side.

READY FOR A CLOSE-UP
Wander the colourful streets of Old San Juan and sample criolla cuisine, roam impressive forts that once fended off pirates, or claim your own slice of paradise at one of San Juan’s stunning beaches. In the oldest city in the US, every path leads somewhere beautiful.
SHOW SOME LOCAL LOVE
While Puerto Rico has definitely bounced back with plenty of new moves to show the world, supporting the island’s local economy goes a long way in helping the community. When you visit, spend a few extra days to really get a feel for this one-of-a-kind holiday destination and give back to its locals.
SASHAY THE NIGHT AWAY
The nightlife in San Juan, Puerto Rico is legendary. Locals kick off dance competitions in the streets, reggaeton and Afro-beats spill from the doorways of bars and restaurants in every neighbourhood, and revellers keep the party going all the way until sunrise. Truly, the hardest part is keeping up.

Things To Do in San Juan

Couple Sitting on Top of Historical Fort
Couple Sitting on Top of Historical Fort

PASSPORT TO THE PAST

From the moment you arrive, you’ll find that San Juan, Puerto Rico is bursting at the seams with unforgettable cultural discoveries. Every alleyway in Old San Juan offers a glimpse into a vibrant past that stretches back centuries, while monuments like the UNESCO World Heritage site Castillo San Felipe del Morro will make you feel as though you’ve wandered back in time. Dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, the beloved Paseo de La Princesa in the city’s historic center is a great place to experience Puerto Rico’s rich cultural heritage up close.

Isla Verde Shores,  San Juan, Puerto Rico
Isla Verde Shores, San Juan, Puerto Rico

SHORES GALORE

Puerto Rico is the third largest island in the United States, so it should come as no surprise that there’s a beach here for every kind of adventurer. You’ll find world-class surfing and plenty of water sports in Rincon on the island’s west side. Secluded shores with crystal clear waters and colourful coral reefs on Flamenco Beach in Culebra. Family-friendly beaches with plenty of cafes and shopping along star-studded El Condado – nicknamed ‘The Rivera of the Caribbean’. And an Instagrammer’s paradise in Vieques Playa Negra, which draws beachgoers from around the world with its unique black sand.

Puerto Rico Local Shopping
Puerto Rico Local Shopping

SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP

Craving a bit of retail therapy? Puerto Rico has plenty of options. The boho-chic neighbourhood of Santurce is your go-to for shops selling some of Puerto Rico’s leading local designers. If international designers and top-end boutiques are more your style, you can spend hours window shopping in glitzy El Condado. And on Cristo and Fortaleza Streets in Old San Juan you’ll find some of the best souvenirs and artisanal souvenirs on the island – think finely-crafted lace and jewellery, hand-rolled cigars, colourful guayaberas and Puerto Rico’s brightly coloured papier-mâché vejigante masks.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 The free, open-air trams in Old San Juan are a great way to see the city’s top sites.
2 Wear comfortable walking shoes. The cobblestoned streets in Old San Juan can be steep and uneven.

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