Port Buzz: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Information for Cruise Passengers

Castillo de San Cristóbal. Photo by Carrie FInley Bajak.
Castillo de San Cristóbal

Links to port information and social media sites:

Colonial Puerto Rico. Photo by Carrie Finley.
Colonial Puerto Rico. Photo by Carrie Finley.

Logistics

Port:  There are a couple scenarios for where the ships dock.  Most ships calling on San Juan for the day or evening will use the Old San Juan facilities. In the event that those spaces are full or for turnaround (embarking and debarking) cruises, ships will dock at  Frontier Pier or the Pan Am Pier, which is across the bay from Old San Juan.

Airport:  Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is approximately 8 miles away from pier.

Cell Phones: Good news. Most US carriers have coverage in Puerto Rico.  Most “nationwide” plans include Puerto Rico, however make sure to check before you use your phone on the island to avoid roaming charges.

Top attractions, not to be missed

  • For those that want to explore the Old Town district there are plenty of  shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and bars to explore.  Make sure to sample some local rum and purchase some  locally-grown coffee.
  • Active cruise visitors might like to soar above San Juan via the zipline shore excursion
  • Hike the El Yunque Rainforest
  • Kayak the bioluminecent bay at Laguna Grande in Fajardo
  • Visit to the Bacardi Rum Factory
  • Some tours take cruise visitors to the Spanish forts of El Morro and San Cristobal

 

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