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San Juan (Puerto Rico)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2020-01-21 02:17

Address
Calle Lindbergh #64, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico

min: 66 °F (18 °C) / max: 83 °F (29 °C) 73°F
22.6°C
Wind: 159°/ 2.6 m/s  Gust: 3.8 m/sWind: 159°/ 2.6 m/s  Gust: 3.8 m/sLight breeze
2.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature83 °F / 29 °C
66 °F / 19 °C

San Juan cruise port is located on the north coast of Ruerto Rico. It is the largest city and the capital of the island. San Juan is the second-oldest, after Santo Domingo, capital that the Europeans established in the Caribbean. Originally the island was named San Juan and the port – Ciudad de Puerto Rico. They swapped over time.

San Juan (Puerto Rico) cruise port

San Juan cruise port schedule has booked ships operating mainly on Eastern and Southern Caribbean itineraries leaving roundtrip from Florida ports. However, it is also a homeport for several major cruise line vessels operating roundtrip cruises leaving from Puerto Rico. Among the most popular Caribbean island port destinations often combined with Puerto Rico are Windward Islands (St Lucia, Dominica, St Vincent, Barbados, Tobago, Grenada), Leeward Islands (St Maarten, Guadeloupe, St Kitts) and Dutch Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba).

All Puerto Rico beaches are open to the public. However, public beaches (served by lifeguards and with facilities) are called here balnearios. They are free of charge (no entry fees) but charge for parking, as well as lockers and showers. The most popular are El Escambron and Isla Verde.

In early April 2017 was announced the (RCCL) Royal Caribbean's prtnership with Puerto Rico Ports Authority (government-owned corporation) for improving the port's cruise pier "Pan American Wharf 2". The decision followed RCCL's announcements about homeporting Freedom of the Seas in port San Juan (starting May 2018). To needed development investments will optimize the port's cruise docking infrastructure. The works will include boarding bridge improvements, safety checkpoints improvements, restrooms improvements, mooring improvements, new passenger registration desks, building improvements, enlarging the terminal's the baggage inspection area, also dredging in the pier's ship docking area.

During season 2015-2016, RCCL / Royal Caribbean ships alone brought to Port San Juan 574,140 passengers. During season 2017-2018, this number reached 700,000.

The cruise port was visited by 6,8 million cruise passengers in 2008-2009, 7,9 million (2014-2015) and 1,5 million (2015-2016). Cruise tourists contribute around 7,1% to Puerto Rico's economy. To be able to handle world's largest cruise vessels, Port San Juan invested around USD 8 million in building a 3rd dock. On December 28, 2016, the port was visited by Harmony of the Seas (max capacity 6314 pax / 2300 crew).

For FY2018, Puerto Rico estimated that around 1,7 million cruise ship tourists will arrive on the scheduled 540 ship calls, generating around USD 250 million for the local economy. Tourism industry represents roughly 7% of country’s economy. 2018 ended with handled nearly 1,8 million cruisers via 517 ship calls 21% increase over 2017).

San Juan cruise terminal

San Juan cruise port terminal has three piers – Old San Juan piers (Pier 1, 3, 4, 6), "Navy Frontier Pier" and "Pan American Pier" (wharf 2).

San Juan (Puerto Rico) cruise port map (printable)

All tour operators in San Juan provide guides trained through "Aquila's Center for Cruise Excellence". This is a staff training program that helps cruise port destinations and local tour operators to achieve highest standards of service.

Old San Juan Piers

They are located at Marina Street, the center of Old San Juan. All the major sightseeing places are within easy walking distance.

  • Pier 1 has a modern terminal building with facilities like shops, baggage gangways, parking and elevators.
  • Pier 3 mainly serves Royal Caribbean line and transit cruise vessels.
  • Pier 4 is located at the north shore. Carnival Cruise Lines manages the terminal.
  • Pier 6 is a marginal dock with length 1196 ft (365 m).

In 2014, Pier 3 was expanded to allow berthing of the world's largest cruise vessels (RCI's Oasis-class). In 2016, on Pier 3 (port's 3rd cruise dock) started construction works for a new, 2-story terminal building housing restaurants, galleries, entertainment venues, a large duty-free shopping complex. The USD 8 million project was an investment by Duty Free Americas (US travel retail stores chain with over 180 shops). The port additionally invested USD 1 million for security equipment. RCI / Royal Caribbean also participated in the project, which completion was scheduled for 2018.

In 2019, Bacardi Global Travel Retail created a new Bacardi-dedicated rum bar within Pier 4's SMT Duty-Free (retail store). The new Bacardi Bar also offers cocktails sampling and branded merchandise (hats, T-shirts, memorabilia).

Frontier Pier

Frontier Pier has only one berth. It serves cruise liners and also commercial (cargo) ships.

Pan America Pier

Pan America Pier is located to the south of Old San Juan. The modern San Juan cruise ship terminal building at Pan America Pier is in Isla Grande. It serves larger cruise vessels.

San Juan (Puerto Rico) cruise port terminal

Port San Juan also has drydock facilities (used for ship repairs and refurbishments) located between Pier 15 and Pier 16.

San Juan tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • El Morro Fort: the huge fort dates from 1539. It main service was to protect Port of San Juan from pirates. It is named after the Spanish patron – saint King Phillip. The full name of the fort is Castillo San Felipe del Morro.
  • San Cristobal Fort: dates from the 18th century.
  • La Fortaleza: dates from 1540 and it is the most ancient fort in San Juan. It used to be the governor’s official residence.
  • Cathedral de San Juan: dates from 1592. The neoclassical cathedral is situated on Calle Cristo.
  • Paseo de la Princesa and Paseo de la Muralla: take a walk along the old walls of the city. Both paths are to the waterfront.
  • Escambron Beach: spent a leisure day at that beautiful beach. Enjoy breathtaking views along all the coastline (including El Morro Fort).
  • Shopping: there are a lot of stores in Old San Juan. The main shopping streets are Fortaleza, Cristo and San Francisco. You can buy souvenirs, arts, fashion and jewelery from the craft markets at the Plaza de la Darsena and on Paseo de la Princesa. Located close to San Juan cruise port (Pier 1).

Old and New San Juan (Royal Caribbean) is an optional guided tour that includes visiting Condado (neighborhood), Isla Verde Beach, residential areas, Window of the Seas (square with a sidewalk resembling Hollywood Blvd), Old San Juan (Capitol Building, 5th Centenary Plaza, San Cristobal Fort or the shopping district).

Pirate Treasure Hunt (Royal Caribbean) is a family tour (pirate-themed and guided) on the trail around Old San Juan (leading to Castillo San Felipe del Morro (fortress).

Campo Rico ATV Adventure (Royal Caribbean) is an ATV (4x4) guided driving tour through the countryside and includes driving through a private ranch (with plantation house), mangroves, lagoons, mountains, forests, wildlife viewing, visiting Mi Casa (traditional sugarcane plantation home), short breaks for photos, operational ranch (with Paso Fino horse stables), stopping at Mojito Bar.

San Juan Food and Culture Tour (Royal Caribbean) is an Old San Juan walking tour (for a small group) themed on local foods, architecture, cultural traditions, shopping. Each cruise tourist receives a coupon booklet for additional savings in local restaurants and shops.

Port San Juan cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from San Juan, Puerto Rico. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 January, 2020
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSymphony Of The Seas07:0016:00
1 January, 2020
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Breeze08:0016:00
1 January, 2020
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Statendam11:0023:00
2 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineHarmony Of The Seas07:0016:00
4 January, 2020
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineVision Of The Seas06:0020:00
4 January, 2020
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit06:0020:00
4 January, 2020
Saturday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineStar Legend07:0019:00
5 January, 2020
Sunday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Wind
5 January, 2020
Sunday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic05:0021:00
5 January, 2020
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineFreedom Of The Seas06:0020:00
5 January, 2020
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination07:0018:00
5 January, 2020
Sunday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Insignia08:0014:00
5 January, 2020
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Reflection16:0023:00
6 January, 2020
Monday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineEmpress Of The Seas16:0023:00
7 January, 2020
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam11:0020:00
7 January, 2020
Tuesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Conquest13:0021:00
7 January, 2020
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore17:0023:00
8 January, 2020
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Breeze08:0016:00
8 January, 2020
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAnthem of the Seas15:0022:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Magic07:0015:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineOasis Of The Seas07:0015:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAllure Of The Seas07:0013:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Whisper08:0018:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Wind18:00
11 January, 2020
Saturday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
11 January, 2020
Saturday
SeaDream Cruises cruise lineSeaDream I
11 January, 2020
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineVision Of The Seas06:0020:00
11 January, 2020
Saturday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineStar Legend07:0022:00
12 January, 2020
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineFreedom Of The Seas06:00
12 January, 2020
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination07:0018:00
13 January, 2020
Monday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Dawn07:0015:00
13 January, 2020
Monday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas14:0022:00
13 January, 2020
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaside17:0001:00
14 January, 2020
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit20:00
14 January, 2020
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Edge23:00
14 January, 2020
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam12:0023:00
14 January, 2020
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineEmpress Of The Seas16:0023:00
14 January, 2020
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore17:0023:00
15 January, 2020
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zuiderdam08:0020:00
15 January, 2020
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineHarmony Of The Seas10:0022:00
15 January, 2020
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Statendam13:0023:00
16 January, 2020
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic05:0021:00
18 January, 2020
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineVision Of The Seas06:0020:00
18 January, 2020
Saturday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineStar Legend07:0019:00
18 January, 2020
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Veendam14:0023:00
19 January, 2020
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination07:0018:00
19 January, 2020
Sunday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder07:0017:00
19 January, 2020
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAnthem of the Seas15:0022:00
20 January, 2020
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Equinox23:00
20 January, 2020
Monday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0019:00
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zuiderdam12:0020:00
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAdventure Of The Seas13:0022:00
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore17:0023:00
22 January, 2020
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Conquest07:0015:00
22 January, 2020
Wednesday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Breeze08:0017:00
22 January, 2020
Wednesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Bliss16:0023:00
23 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAllure Of The Seas07:0013:00
23 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineOasis Of The Seas09:0016:00
24 January, 2020
Friday
Cunard Cruises cruise lineQueen Victoria08:0018:00
25 January, 2020
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit20:00
25 January, 2020
Saturday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineVision Of The Seas06:0020:00
25 January, 2020
Saturday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineStar Legend07:0022:00
26 January, 2020
Sunday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic05:0021:00
26 January, 2020
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Fascination07:0018:00
26 January, 2020
Sunday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder07:0017:00
27 January, 2020
Monday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Wind08:0018:00
27 January, 2020
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Seaside17:0001:00
28 January, 2020
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Edge23:00
28 January, 2020
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Encore17:0023:00
29 January, 2020
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSymphony Of The Seas07:0016:00
29 January, 2020
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineHarmony Of The Seas10:0022:00
29 January, 2020
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam11:0023:00
30 January, 2020
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Dawn07:0015:00
30 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAnthem of the Seas15:0022:00
31 January, 2020
Friday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Sea
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