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Counting down to my cruise next week I am excited to visit somewhere new, have a little bit of winter sun and try a new cruise line

After so many of our customers have recommended Norwegian cruise lines and hearing so many good reports I’m taking the plunge and giving them a try

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We have a night beforehand staying at La Concha beach resort in the Condado area, a 5* deluxe resort situated right on the beach. A perfect way to begin our holiday and situated equal distance from the airport and Old Town its the ideal combination of making the most of what San Juan has to offer.

The city appears to me in 2 halves, Old town San Juan, which is the main city center with the port, narrow cobbled streets, colourful old buildings, art and Latin life. Condado is located about a 10 minute drive from the old town, this is a beach front promenade area and strikes me as being more touristy, with an abundance of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and casinos

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It will be interesting to see how the island has recovered from the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, from reading it seems that most of the large hotels are almost running as normal now with only a handful still remaining closed.

San Juan is the Capital city on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, it is both an initial embarking port and one of the most popular ports of call for many cruise itineraries. Visiting San Juan offers something for everyone, the long golden beaches, colourful Spanish colonial buildings and La Fortaleza, a huge fortress overlooking the blue ocean, and of course it is the home of rum and Pina coladas so a little sampling will be taking place and a visit to the Barcadi distilery

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Carry on and read my next blog to find out where I will be going on my cruise

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Flying from the UK to Puerto Rico would involve an indirect flight, and require a pre cruise stay. But with so much to offer its worth staying a little longer, either before or after your cruise.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old San Juan, with its colourful buildings and cobbled streets. It’s easy walking distance from the cruise port, or take the free trolley and enjoy the main attractions the city has to offer. Explore scenic waterfronts, century old forts, charming plazas plus much more.

The New San Juan is modern and constantly growing. A lively City with the added benefit of tropical beaches. From luxurious beachfront hotels to vibrant nightlife.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines will homeport Freedom of the Seas from May 2018, plus Carnival Fascination homeports all year round in San Juan. With prices starting from £399pp based on 7 nights.

Many Eastern & Western cruise itineraries include San Juan, Puerto Rico as a day stop.

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Excursion ideas:

Visit El Yunque National Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S National Forest System. Experience nature and its true beauty with stops at waterfalls and the observation tower

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For those that like adventure, why not try Xtreme zipline experience. Toro Verde adventure park consists of 8 regular zip lines and the Superman Beast, almost a mile long it’s the longest zip line in the world.

Interesting facts:

San Juan is the Capital of Puerto Rico

270 Miles of beaches to explore

The largest telescope in the world is located in Puerto Rico

UK citizens require an ESTA Visa for entry

Plaza Las Americas is the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean

Golfer’s paradise with 23 golf courses

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Where history and modern Caribbean meet, Puerto Rico won’t disappoint

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

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