Welcome to the San Juan cruise port guide. San Juan is the capital of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is also one of the busiest and most popular cruise ports in the Caribbean. San Juan is the largest city on the island of Puerto Rico and is home to about 400.000 inhabitants. About 2/3rd of the island lives in the direct area of San Juan. The city has a unique charm to it and might just be the best city to visit in the Caribbean. The city San Juan dates back to 1521. That makes it the oldest European settlement, after Santo Domingo, in the Caribbean. San Juan’s colonial fort and town houses, ancient churches and old city walls is what makes it unique! There are interesting historical sights combined with great shopping opportunities and restaurants.
The San Juan cruise pier in Puerto Rico is conveniently located in front of the old city center. This cruise area offers 4 cruise piers and 2 cruise terminals. From here you can easily walk into the historical center and explore the town by foot. Read our full San Juan cruise port guide for information about transportation options and tips on what to see and do.
San Juan offers two different locations where cruise ships can dock. The Pan American Pier is usually occupied by Celebrity Cruise Line and ship who start or end their cruise in San Juan. The best thing about the Pan American Pier is that is extremely close to the airport. The downside is that it is far from the old historical city center of San Juan. Read our full San Juan cruise port guide for all the information about your docking location and transportation options.