San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cruises from San Juan, Puerto Rico give you a magical amalgam of natural island charm and man-made wonders. San Juan cruise port is now a modern world cruise capital, top tourist destination; where the old meets the new. The San Juan Cruise Port is home to about 500 cruise ships. Approximately 18 different cruise lines and closely 2 Million passengers travel to Puerto Rico through this port every year.

Most Southern and Eastern Caribbean cruises make a stop in San Juan. This gives travelers a chance to feel a little bit of the magic of this extraordinary city.  Most cruises out of San Juan usually return to spend a few more days in San Juan. This enables visitors to explore the city in detail and experience the magic of San Juan. 

Cruises to Puerto Rico take you to the historic San Juan. This was once nothing more than cobblestone streets and the unique architecture of the Spanish who founded it. Now, San Juan is a modern world capital with gold-sand beaches, rainforest jungles, lively cafes and commanding colonial fortresses of San Cristobal and El Morro.

Cruise to San Juan and witness firsthand the height of natural beauty by visiting El Yunque Rain Forest. Once believed to be the Fountain of Youth, El Yunque Rain Forest features hundreds of miniature orchids and more than 240 species of trees.

San Juan Cruise Port Attractions

San Juan cruises offer you a chance to witness the natural beauty of San Juan. 

  • El Yunque Rainforest

Cruise to Puerto Rico's El Yunque Rainforest. It's the largest nature reserve in densely populated Puerto Rico and the only tropical rain forest under the protection of the US Forest Service.

  • La Fortaleza

Built in 1533, La Fortaleza exudes an air of calm authority. A tour takes you through the dungeon and chapel of the palace, and also the lush gardens.

  • Old San Juan

Founded in 1510, Old San Juan is now an essential historic landmark. Old San Juan covers a small area, quick to get around on foot. Stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets and explore the craft shops, pastel colored buildings, and visit the informative museums.

  • Beaches, e.g. Flamenco Beach

Playa Flamenco is a splendidly attractive beach that is a perfect day trip for those vacationing on Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Playa Flamenco is located on a smaller island of Culebra.

  • Bacardi Rum Factory

World's famous Bacardi rum is produced in San Juan. San Juan cruises take you the distillery, bottling plant and a museum of the Bacardi Rum Factory that traces its origins in Cuba.

  • Museo de las Americas

A small but powerful museum that preserve the identity of America's indigenous cultures particularly inhabitants before the Spanish invasion.

Facts about San Juan Cruise Port

Puerto Rico cruise to the old city of San Juan provides an authentic Old World feel. It has more than 400 refurbished Spanish 16th and 17th century buildings, and numerous historic sights. Old San Juan is home to many shops, restaurants and casinos where tourists and Puerto Ricans can enjoy.

Cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival, PO Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity and Silversea Cruises offer cruises from San Juan. Thanks to its central Caribbean location, San Juan is preferred by most cruise vacationers as an alternative to Florida departure port.  Cruises out of San Juan take less time to magnificent Southern Caribbean ports, such as Netherland Antilles and Windward Isles.

Things you can do in San Juan