Hi 2Sailors....Me and my Dh have flown to San Juan twice and we will be going there for a third time this October. Another option you may want to consider when flying into San Juan, you may want to fly in the day before your cruise just in case their are connecting issues with your airline.
1. How far is the San Juan airport from ship pier? What are taxi
rates? The ship pier is only 15 minutes away from the airport....and the taxi rate is usually only $6.00-8.00pp...but you can always have your Travel Agent inculde transfers in your cruise....and that would include a person from the cruise-line there to pick you up at the airport and a ride to and from the ship....but usually it's cheaper to not to book the transfer and to use the dozen or so taxis that line up outside the airport.
2. We're not sure which airport in San Juan to select, as there are multi-listings? The airport you would fly into in San Juan is Luis Munoz Mar Dulles International.
3. Know anything about these cabins on Deck 9: RC SERENADE OF SEAS 9034/9640/9648/9654/9254/9658? Sorry I can't help you with this one...never been on this ship.
4. Regarding airfare....we always book our own airfare when we cruise whether it's to San Juan or any other destination. The cruise-line always is higher and they don't always give you the best itinerary because they book airfare in bulk to get a cheaper rate through the airlines. We've booked before through cheaptickets.com and sometimes right through the specific airline it's self. We are only paying $378.00pp thats including taxes when we fly October 26, 2007...I would keep an eye on several different websites regarding airfare because there are many different specials you can find.
P.S. There are many great hotels beach front if you decide to fly in the day before your cruise. If you would like any additional info please feel free to contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can post here on CM.
Good Luck on your findings and have a wonderful cruise!