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Puerto Rico Cruises

Updated on December 25, 2014

Puerto Rico has become a popular tourist destination. The remarkable experiences for all ages obtained from its mountains, rain forests, water bodies, deserts, caves, weather, culinary and sight seeing have been some of the infinite reasons for this attraction awakening.

An important detail of Puerto Rico is that being a commonwealth of the U.S. there is no need of passports or customs. Here in Puerto Rico the dollar is welcome as well as the English language since it is officially the second language.

Hundreds of cruises visit or depart from Puerto Rico every year. The majority of the cruises are Caribbean, however a few transatlantic sailings are available to Europe and the Panama Canal. Thanks to the location in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico gets the opportunity to offer different destinations for cruise lines.

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Puerto Rico and neighboring islands

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Puerto Rico Cruises

Some of the cruises that visit or depart from San Juan are:

  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Costa Cruise
  • Cunard
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Holland America
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruise
  • Regent Seven Seas
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Seabourn
  • Silversea
  • Windstar

San Juan Bay

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Paseo La Princesa
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Capilla del Cristo
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Activities for San Juan Cruise Travelers

San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico (one of the 78 municipalities). The Old San Juan is full of Spanish tradition, with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. This part of San Juan can be easily seen on foot.The New San Juan is distinctly elegant with luxurious resorts, fine dining and large casinos. What can you do from a San Juan cruise? I will number some activities:

  1. Cruise passengers buy handmade crafts.
  2. After you walk for a while, cruisers may relax in shady parks.
  3. Visitors to San Juan can join an excursion to El Yunque National Rain Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. territory.
  4. Adventurous water lovers will want to participate in a fishing excursion, diving or snorkeling.
  5. Adventurous travelers will like to mountain bike, or ride across the island in a 4x4.
  6. Culinary art tours are also available.
  7. After being overseas you will love the aerial views provided.
  8. The golf games by our tropical beaches is an awesome activity for golf fan travelers.
  9. The island offers a selection of museums that will provided an educative experience.
  10. Ask, you might be surprised with how you are welcomed.

Puerto Rico Cruises

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San Juan Ship Dock

Puerto Rico cruise docks

Puerto Rico has various docks, like the one in Aguadilla (Municipal at the West side of Puerto Rico) which serves yachts and boats. The San Juan dock has the Hato Rey and Cataño ferries. Cruise docking can start from one of two piers in San Juan:

  1. Old San Juan Cruise Terminal

    Calle Marina

    Paseo Gilberto Concepcion de Garcia

  2. Pan American Cruise Terminal

    Isla Grande


Enjoy your cruise! You people who love the freshness of the wide open waters into the deep Caribbean including the US and British Islands. Cruise year round from San Juan, Puerto Rico staying before or after, enjoying our history, day and night life and experiencing all the fun this island provides.

We are waiting! Until then blessings to all!

© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

© 2013 Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Eiddwen and Vacation Trip I think we should make a good team and start planning to meet at a Cruise.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      I have never been on a cruise but after reading your hub I really want to go on a cruise. Thanks for sharing.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub and I vote up and share.


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      billybuc I have been on little boats, I dream being on a cruise. Perhaps we can join a group of hubbers and meet on a Cruise. The cost will be lower when a group is formed.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never been on a cruise. Never done a lot of things. :) Thanks for the idea and the tour. Now all I have to do is find some money. :)

      blessings my friend


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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Ok let's cruise to Africa!

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      Greg Boudonck 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

      Great hub honey. I would cruise with you anywhere!!