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Puerto Rico Cruises

From the lush green mountains and towering waterfalls, to the tropical rainforest of El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico offers something for everyone. 

Whether delivering you to that romantic getaway, allowing you to enjoy long strolls across white sand beaches, or giving you a taste of adventure diving into water activities such as surfing, snorkelling and sailing, this Caribbean island is packed with endless activities and experiences. You’ll soon see why the locals call it the ‘Island of Enchantment’.

As well as offering a wealth of history and nature, Puerto Rico is proud of its modern cities. Expect tree-lined boulevards, boutique shopping, lively cafés and museums and galleries showing off the local talent new and old. 

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Puerto Rico is home to Arecibo Observatory, the world’s largest telescope.
  • There are around 270 miles of beaches in the country.
  • Basketball, volleyball and boxing are the most popular sports in Puerto Rico.
  • The cuisine fuses Spanish, American, British and African influences. 
  • In Puerto Rico, it’s polite to greet someone with a kiss on the cheek.
 

Highlights

City life

San Juan is today considered one of the world’s most welcoming and culturally rich destinations, with visitors travelling from all around the globe for an opportunity to bask in the stunning natural surroundings of tropical forests and pristine beaches.

 Old San Juan may not have a sun lounger in sight, but it does offer blue cobblestones and restored Spanish-colonial buildings that provide visitors with over 500 years of history, beautiful architecture and a charming residential district that only adds to the area’s magic. In Old San Juan you can visit the massive fortresses El Morro and La Fortaleza – their ramparts, cannons and extensive defences have proudly guarded the walled city for centuries. 

Rainforests

Nature lovers should visit El Yunque National Rainforest, less than an hour from the port. It’s made up of five different forests including a cloud forest and a dwarf forest, and is home to an abundance of miniature trees. As well as playing host to hundreds of animal and plant species, El Yunque provides historic features, scenic views, beautiful waterways and informative trails, allowing you to learn more about the ecological importance of the 29,000-acre area. 

 

History and culture

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When Christopher Columbus arrived in Puerto Rico in 1493, he originally named the island San Juan Bautista. 

But after discovering gold in the rivers, it was changed to Puerto Rico which translates as ‘rich port.’ Over the years numerous unsuccessful attempts were made by the Dutch, English and French to invade the island, leading to the construction of many forts and ramparts, now historic landmarks available to visit.

Puerto Rico is one of the few countries without an official religion, and its constitution states that all citizens have freedom of religion. However, Catholicism and Protestantism are the most common. 

 Puerto Rico’s culture is a vibrant mix of African, Taíno and Spanish influences, a fusion extending to almost every aspect of Puerto Rican life. From the lively music and traditional festivals to the arts and crafts, literature and delicious cuisine, you’ll experience diversity on every corner, something to look out for as you cruise this magical place

 

Ports in the country

 

Cruises visiting Puerto Rico

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