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Hello! We are heading on FOS at the end of March. We fly into San Juan Saturday evening, and we set sail on Sunday. We are hoping to explore San Juan before embarkation (because we won’t have a lot of time on Saturday), but we aren’t sure the best way to do it. 


Would it be best to arrive to the pier early on Sunday, check in with our bags, and then grab a taxi back to Old San Juan? Is there a better way to plan this?


Now looking after disembarkation - on a previous sailing, we signed up for the excursion where we could explore San Juan before our flight with airport drop off, but because of our flight time this trip (2:30pm) we aren’t able to do the same excursions. Any suggestions for what to do between disembarkation from the ship and an afternoon flight?

 

 

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Where are you staying on Saturday night?  If your hotel is in OSJ they would probably hold your luggage while you walk around, then you can head to the cruise port once you're ready to board.  It might be more hassle to go to the cruise port twice with all the traffic. 

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37 minutes ago, Brobbins246 said:

Where are you staying on Saturday night?  If your hotel is in OSJ they would probably hold your luggage while you walk around, then you can head to the cruise port once you're ready to board.  It might be more hassle to go to the cruise port twice with all the traffic. 

This!  Get your luggage held at your hotel early in the morning Sunday (space is sometimes limited because lots of cruisers take advantage of this).  Then go explore and go to the port in the afternoon.

Barrachinas also offers luggage storage which you could take advantage of both before and after the cruise.

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1 hour ago, pnk said:

Hello! We are heading on FOS at the end of March. We fly into San Juan Saturday evening, and we set sail on Sunday. We are hoping to explore San Juan before embarkation (because we won’t have a lot of time on Saturday), but we aren’t sure the best way to do it. 


Would it be best to arrive to the pier early on Sunday, check in with our bags, and then grab a taxi back to Old San Juan? Is there a better way to plan this?


Now looking after disembarkation - on a previous sailing, we signed up for the excursion where we could explore San Juan before our flight with airport drop off, but because of our flight time this trip (2:30pm) we aren’t able to do the same excursions. Any suggestions for what to do between disembarkation from the ship and an afternoon flight?

 

 

We are in the same boat (no pun intended!) and have been wondering the same thing!  Thanks for asking!

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