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Old March 31st, 2009, 11:15 AM
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We booked a cruise on the Liberty to the E. Caribbean.


One of the ports is San Juan, it arrives in this poert at 5:00pm and stays until 12:00 am.

Has anyone else done this cruise and what did you do while on this port?

Are there excursions to do and are the shops open later because there is a ship in port?

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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:25 PM
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This is terrible to say, but if this were us again, we'd just stay on the ship. If you are lucky and you are going during a time of the year when it will still be light for a couple of hours after 5 o'clock you may get to take advantage of seeing the forts, which are worth a visit. For the most part though if it is dark, most of the stores in the town close early and the only thing left are the bars and the casino which isn't for us. On one trip we did the bioluminescence kayak trip and it was awesome but it is pricey too.

We had a San Juan stop when we were on the victory in 2005 and we were so disappointed. We were even more disappointed when we returned in 2007 and realized what we had missed by arriving at night.

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We got off the ship, and took an island tour, which was interesting at night. At the end, we did a bit of shopping, but the stores closed at 8:00. Look at the San Juan tourism sites, and the ship excursions, to see what they offer....stay on the beaten track...
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The last time we were there we stayed "on the beaten path" and it was during the day. We always stay where we seem safe no mater what port we are on. Even in the U.S. lol

Can't tell what could happen?

Thanks so much for you info and advice. Great appreciated.

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We got off the ship, and took an island tour, which was interesting at night. At the end, we did a bit of shopping, but the stores closed at 8:00. Look at the San Juan tourism sites, and the ship excursions, to see what they offer....stay on the beaten track...
Our PVP told us that the shops stay open until 10:00.

I am looking for someone who has done this cruise recenty.

When did you do this one?

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