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Old August 17th, 2005, 12:23 PM
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Drop this port of call. Nothing to do there.

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Old August 17th, 2005, 12:44 PM
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Oh, I disagree with this!
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Old August 17th, 2005, 01:31 PM
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Either drop it or make sure the ship gets there early enough to do/see things. We arrived about 4-5 pm and it was so dark we saw nothing on our city tour and most shops were closed...wished I'd stayed on the ship and just done the spa
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I just don't understand why ships come in so late in the day to this port. There's so much to see, but not everything's in San Juan, though.

For people who come to San Juan for the first time, this is very disappointing, and very misleading. The first thing that would come to their mind would be, "there's nothing to do here." But nothing could be farther from the truth. With the vendors knowing when the ships are due in port, they should strive to keep the tourists happy, and keep their stores open until later, after all, one of Puerto Rico's main substenance is tourism.

My suggestion on this matter. DON'T DROP SAN JUAN. JUST CHANGE THE HOUR OF ARRIVAL TO EARLY MORNING, AND DEPARTING IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN EVERYTHING STARTS TO CLOSE DOWN, SAVE FOR THE DISCOS, AND SUCH.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 09:17 PM
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Old San Juan is Eye Just Beautifull, however i agree its tough to see old san juan in the darkness, cruise ships need to arrive there earlyer somehow or another.

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Old August 19th, 2005, 10:08 AM
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don't drop san jaun would love to see it needs to arrived early in the moring so
you can spend the day there to enjoy it get there at5.oopm nothing to do every things
was closed not a party person
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Old August 19th, 2005, 10:51 AM
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don't drop San Juan just get there in the daytime so that passengers can take advantage of the nature (Rain forest), the beautiful beaches, wandering around Old San Juan, El Morro fort etc, etc,
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Old August 22nd, 2005, 12:40 PM
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I agree! Drop it if you are going to get there in the afternoon, or keep it and get there during the day.

I remember in the bygone days of the 80's and 90's that the eastern route would get to San Juan in the morning, the same as other ports. They must purposefully be planning on arriving later, for what reason I don't know..

San Juan used to be a late port like Cozumel, sight-see all day then party til midnight!

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Old August 22nd, 2005, 07:18 PM
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What are these lines that are getting there in the evening? Every time my ship has stopped there, it's been an all-day gig.
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The Carnival Triumph for one gets thre around 5pm.

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 08:56 AM
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Oh, Carnival. Not a problem I'll encounter, then.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 03:23 PM
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Unfortunately we arrive there at 5 pm in March, We have been trying to find something to do there. Any suggestions, maybe a nice place to eat???? Thanks!!!!!!
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Old August 24th, 2005, 07:22 PM
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Try Cafe de Puerto Rico on Calle O'Connell. Fantastic Puerto Rican food at reasonable prices. Very friendly staff. Try the garlic chicken or prawns with platanos and rice.
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