Today marks the first visit for the [Disney_Fantasy] to San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. The forecast for the inaugural call looks great.
Puerto Rico, one of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean, is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Just like St Thomas, AT&T considers Puerto Rico as part of their US coverage (Disclaimer: Check with your wireless carrier before you sail to verify you have an applicable plan; you do not want return home to wireless bill in the 1000s.)
Puerto Rico’s landscape transitions from mountains to rain forest to white sand beaches. As a result, Disney Cruise Line offers many Port Adventure opportunities. Outdoor adventures can take their pick from snorkeling off a catamaran or ziplining through the forest. Sightseers can take a tour of historic San Juan on foot or Segway. Foodies will enjoy the hands on cooking demonstration of traditional Puerto Rican food, or tour the Bacardi Rum Distillery.
I do not want to turn this into a political discussion, but it is topical and relates to Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood this week for the first time after 3 previous votes over the last 45 years. Technically, Congress could act on Tuesday’s referendum, but it appears, as if now, unlikely that Puerto Rico will be the 51st state anytime soon.
We are scheduled to visit San Juan this Spring, but have not decided what we are going to do.
For those sailing to San Juan over the next few months let us know what you did ashore and if it was worth the money.