San Juan

Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded in 1521, San Juan's picturesque cobblestone streets, plazas and chapels reflect its Spanish heritage. But the second oldest city in the Americas also boasts fine beaches, lush rainforests, verdant mountainsides, imposing forts and a lovely tropical climate. Looking for a cruise to San Juan? Read all about why you should cruise from San Juan.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of San Juan
    Ship will DOCK and may DEPART from this port.
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how much does this cost?" in Spanish: "cuánto cuesta esto?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    Souvenirs, jewelry, local art and Puerto Rican Rum. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for ATV adventure, horseback riding, rainforest drive and hike. Old San Juan is a 10 minute taxi ride. Rental cars, Taxis and buses available.
    • Famous For
      San Juan is the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico. Don't miss Castillo de San Cristóbal, Old San Juan, La Fortaleza and the Catedral de San Juan.
    • Fun Fact #1
      El Yunque is the only subtropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service.
    • Tip
      More than 70% of the rum sold in the U.S. comes from Puerto Rico. For other drinks try these, Cocktails on your Caribbean Cruise


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