Cruises to San juan, Puerto Rico

Hop on board one of MSC's Caribbean Cruises to San Juan. As your luxury MSC cruise ship docks in San Juan, prepare to step ashore and travel back in time. Find the perfect Caribbean Cruise to Puerto Rico with MSC Cruises.

San Juan: Sunny beaches, tropical rainforests, 300-year-old towns and 1,000-year-old trees

As your MSC cruise ship docks in San Juan, prepare to step ashore and travel back in time.

Measuring just 100 by 35 miles, the island of Puerto Rico in the Puerto Rico archipelago is a small but perfectly formed tropical island. Colonized by the Spanish in the 1500s, the port of San Juan was founded in 1521 and is the oldest city governed by the United States.

The island’s heritage has roots in Hispanic and Anglo cultures; both have left their mark on the local architecture and, as the tourist board claims, visitors will find ‘21st century conveniences in a 16th century setting’. But it is not just the appeal of old colonial architecture that draws tourists to San Juan.

This small island packs a punch with an incredibly diverse landscape. Sunny beaches give way to upland tropical rainforests. Year-old high-rises share the island with 300-year-old towns and 1,000-year-old trees. With over 300 miles of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, a large tropical rain forest, and Dry Cactus forest filled with its charm and warm people, Puerto Rico really has something for everyone.

A tropical marine climate and perpetual summer weather also play their part! From architecture to beaches, windsurfing to walking, excursions with MSC Cruises ships are carefully developed to offer a broad spectrum of activities and San Juan is no exception. We aim to offer the best possible vacation deals for our cruise line guests, and the best vacation packages to really make your luxury cruise vacation one to remember.

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The San Juan cruise port is one of the busiest in the Caribbean. San Juan is the country’s financial capital, and many U.S. banks and corporations maintain offices or distributing centers there. San Juan is center of Caribbean shipping and is the 2nd largest sea port in the area (after New York City). Cruise Port Address: Paseo Concepcion de Garcia; Pier (Muelle) #4; Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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 SJU01 - San Juan panoramic tour (3 hrs) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Discover San Juan! Leaving the pier by air-conditioned minibus or motor coach you'll visit Old San Juan and view the massive, ancient fortresses and great stonewalls that have protected the capital city since they were built by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. A stop is made at the San Cristobal Fortress considered the largest fort ever built by the Spaniards in the New World built in 1634. A drive through the Old City lets you see all the different Spanish architecture. Enjoy a brief stop at the Capitol Building. Once the visit to the old Colonial city has ended, you'll continue the tour to what is known as New San Juan, a modern city with its high-rise condos, luxurious resort hotels and casinos. This tour is a blend of this city’s old and new interesting history. You will return to the Old City for some free time at Plaza Colón to do some shopping, take pictures or to explore the local surroundings before returning to the ship. Notes: Wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring a hat and sunscreen. Stops are unguided allowing guests to be at their leisure and browse on their own. This tour is not available on December 25th, 2013.

Price per person $41.00 Adults $37.00 Children

   


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 SJU02 - El Yunque Rain Forest tour (4.5 hrs) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Drive to the north-eastern central area of the island and visit the only tropical rainforest in the United States territory, El Yunque. On this amazing excursion you will pass through several rural communities on your way to one of Puerto Rico's finest spots of natural beauty. Marvel at the wild orchids, waterfalls, giant ferns and tropical hardwoods. Encounter countless photo opportunities from these high mountaintops. Stop at a waterfall, the tourist visitor center as well as the observation tower. Come along and enjoy this truly remarkable journey! Notes: This is not a hiking tour; therefore it is suitable for all ages. We recommend guests to wear comfortable clothing with flat, comfortable shoes and bring their respective raincoat. This tour is not available on December 25th, 2013.

Price per person $49.00 Adults $44.00 Children

   


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 SJU05 - Eco Kayak Tour (4.5 hrs) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Limited seat  Snack included  This tour takes you to the north-eastern part of the island where you will begin your kayak adventure at one of the rivers in Puerto Rico. At the river you will be orientated on the safety precaution needed to use the kayaks and will be given a life jacket, you will then board the kayaks and paddle through the river where the guides will explain the many species of trees, mangroves and amphibians that inhabit the river. Then continue to the mouth of the river, where you can enjoy the ocean at a beach site. Please note: guests must be at least 6 years of age to take part; children must remain under adult supervision at all times during the tour. The max. weight limit (for both guests) of the tandem kayaks is 400 lbs. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women or for guests with back/neck/shoulder or heart problems. All participants on this tour are required to sign a waiver form. Guests are recommended to bring swimwear, a towel and water shoes. The tour is not available on 25th December 2013.

Price per person $95.00 Adults $86.00 Children

   


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 SJU06 - San Juan panoramic & Bacardi (4 hrs) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Tasting included  A scenic, air-conditioned drive begins your tour, first heading to the town of Cataño and the Bacardi Museum, where you can find out about both the time-honoured process of making rum and the history of the Bacardi family. Naturally, a chance to sample some of the delicious rum is included in your visit. The distillery also boasts a beautiful park and grounds for you to explore. As you leave the town towards the district known as New San Juan, you will pass through the Condado district – a modern area with high-rise condominiums, luxurious resort hotels and casinos – en route to Old San Juan to see the ancient strongholds and huge stone walls that were built by Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century. Due to the superb views afforded of the enormous San Cristobal Fortress from Plaza Colon, a stop will be made there for you to take photos and do some shopping before returning to the ship. Please note: you are recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a sunhat and use sunscreen. The Bacardi distillery is a popular site, for this reason there may be extended waiting time to get in. Some of the stops are unguided, allowing guests to browse on their own. This tour does not run on December 25th 2013.

Price per person $45.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 SJU12 - Canopy Adventure (3.5 hrs.) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Limited seat  The lush tropical rainforest that characterises the countryside of northern Puerto Rico is not only a paradise of rich diversity and stunning tropical fauna, but also provides the setting for this amazing treetop adventure, a unique opportunity to view the world from above. With the assistance of an experienced guide, you will make your way through a course of 8 traverses, connected by a network of pulleys and horizontal cables that are mounted between 10 and 70 feet above the tropical forest floor. A blood-pumping rappel, also known as a rope-guided vertical descent, will round off this special experience. A knowledgeable guide will remain on hand to assist you every step of the way from the moment you leave the ground until you return to the forest floor. Please note: guests must be at least 5 years of age, weigh at least 45 lbs but no more than 250 lbs and measure a maximum of 46 inches around the waist to take part in the tour. You are recommended to wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes or tennis shoes. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women, for guests suffering from pre-existing heart or back problems and for guests with seizures, problems with balance, vertigo or acrophobia. As there are inherent risks associated with this activity, all guests will be required to fill out and sign a waiver and/or release form to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions. Guests are required to be in good physical health and in peak condition. Safety equipment (harness, gloves and helmet) will be provided and must be worn at all times. The tour involves extended periods of physical exertion, extensive walking and climbing.

Price per person $131.00 Adults $118.00 Children

   


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 SJU15 - Horseback Riding  (4.5 hrs) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Limited seat  Ride a gentle but spirited horse along the surrounding areas of the world famous El Yunque tropical rain forest. This northeast countryside is brimming with the flora and fauna of this lovely area. The adventure begins as you follow the experienced guides along the trails that have been carefully laid out to take you among all the nature sites including the refreshing shore of a river. Horseback riding instruction and an orientation to the rental rules are provided. Guides accompany the group, and riders of all levels are welcome. Please note: guests must be at least 10 years of age and weigh no more than 250 lbs to take part. All guests will be required to sign a waiver form and must disclose any pre-existing medical conditions. Guests are recommended to bring swimwear, a towel, sunscreen, a hat and a light raincoat; closed-toe shoes must be worn by all guests. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women, for guests suffering from pre-existing heart or back problems and for guests with seizures, problems with balance, vertigo or acrophobia. Unguided travel time is approx. 45 minutes each way. The tour is not available on 25th December 2013.

Price per person $109.00 Adults $98.00 Children

   


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 SJU16 - ATV Adventure for Two (4.5 hrs) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Limited seat  Encounter a unique experience within the northeast countryside of Puerto Rico. This ride takes you through the surrounding areas of our rainforest and its spectacular scenery. Upon arrival, riders will be given an introduction and safety instructions on how to ride and operate the ATV. The adventure begins as you follow the experienced guides along the trails specially designed for this activity. Enjoy different terrains that will take you along the forest. Whether you're the driver or the rider, you can be sure you will experience an exhilarating and adventurous ride! Notes: Riders must be at least 10 years of age. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age and present a valid driver's license. Maximum combined weight is 450 lbs. Helmet use is mandatory and is provided along with goggles. Traffic can be very congested. Travel time is approximately 50 minutes each way and is unguided. You may wear a swimsuit under comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes and bring a towel. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back/neck injuries or heart conditions. Tour price is based on a per vehicle rate ( vehicle can accommodate up to 2 persons including driver, you can go as a single or take a companion along for free). The tour should only be reserved by one person per vehicle and the rate will be charged to that person’s credit card. The tour payment cannot be divided amongst multiple participants , it can only be charged to one account. If you are taking a companion it is only necessary that you register their name with the ship’s shore excursion office upon embarkation. This tour is not available on December 25th , 2013.

Price per person $199.00 Adults  Not AvailableChildren

   


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 SJU24 - Caguas City & Botanical Garden (4.5 hrs) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  This entertaining tour will drive you through the center of the Island, called “La Cordillera Central” specifically through the town of Caguas surrounded by lovely mountains. Caguas, the heart and soul of Puerto Rico, beats the rhythm of a rich cultural, patrimony, complimented with a wide variety of unparalleled commercial and entertainment offers. This city’s effervescence is merely 20 minutes from San Juan. In Downtown Caguas, or Centro Urbano, you will find “La Ruta del Corazón Criollo” ( Creole Trail), a historic and cultural trail that connects Caguas’ museums, historic sites, monuments, an excellent gastronomic offer and art galleries, just one step to another. Next is the Caguas Botanical & Cultural Garden, an exuberant 60-acre site about five minutes from downtown Caguas. Notes: This tour is not available for the call of December 25th, 2013.

Price per person $83.00 Adults $75.00 Children

   


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 SJU27 - Old San Juan Historical Walk & Coffee Tasting (3 hrs.) - 2013/2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Tasting included  Favoured by Puerto Rico’s rich volcanic soil and climate, coffee has numbered among the island’s major crops since the 18th century and has given rise to a rich coffee culture, a taste of which you can savour on this interesting tour through the historical district of San Juan. To set the mood, the tour begins with a delicious cup of freshly brewed Puerto Rican café con leche, to which your friendly barista will add his own personal latté-art flourish. As you then stroll through the streets of Old San Juan, your guide will tell you about the island’s historical ties with the black beverage as well as how coffee and the church are connected. A photo stop will be made at Plaza de Colón and the statue of Christopher Columbus, which was erected to mark the 400th anniversary of his discovery of Puerto Rico. You’ll also get to see some of the oldest churches in the western hemisphere, the main Plaza de Armas with its “Four Seasons” fountain as well as San Juan city hall, a replica of the one in Madrid. Your historical walk ends at the shopping district, where you can sit down and try some iced blends of coffee and tea with flavours such as coconut truffle, chocolate chai or papaya ginger. Please note: the tour involves approx. 1 mile of walking over cobblestones. The tour is not available on 25th December 2013.

Price per person $59.00 Adults $53.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.