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Cruising Into Puerto Rico

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Cruising Into Puerto Rico

A Cruise Ship docks at Old San Juan

Photo © Zain Deane

The Port of San Juan:

The Caribbean is the most popular destination in the world for the cruise ship industry, and Puerto Rico is one of its most popular stops. In fact, San Juan is the second largest cruise port in the Western Hemisphere. The city welcomes over a million cruise ship passengers every year.

All cruises call at Old San Juan, and it's hard to imagine a better introduction to the island, especially if time is short. From the pier, the old walled city strethces majestically in welcome, and if you've only got a day between stops, it's where you want to be.

Cruises to Puerto Rico:

Cruising Tips :

Before you take your next cruise, check out this handy packing list from About.com Cruise Guide Linda Garrison.

As to how best to spend your time once you arrive at Old San Juan, remember that time is always at a premium when you step off a cruise ship. If you've only got a day to enjoy San Juan, you'll be well served by taking a walking tour of Old San Juan. Also, make sure you have your San Juan Fun Card, a special promotion specifically for cruise ship passengers arriving in San Juan. The card offers discounts to participating restaurants, hotels, and other businesses.

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