Fantasy Makes Her Inaugural Visit to San Juan Puerto Rico Today

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.

DCL San Juan Puerto Rico

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.

11 Replies to “Fantasy Makes Her Inaugural Visit to San Juan Puerto Rico Today”

  1. Richard

    Could Disney be getting familiar with the port of Puerto Rico in preparation for some southern Caribbean routes in 2014?

  2. Len

    Why does the Fantasy go to San Juan rather than St. Maartin? It is because of facility sizes? I see the Wonder/Magic still go there.

    1. Scott Sanders Post author

      Len, The Fantasy is only calling on San Jaun 13 times on 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise – Itinerary B sailings:

      • 11/3/2012, 11/17/2012, 12/1/2012, 12/15/2012, 12/29/2012, 1/12/2013, 1/26/2013, 2/9/2013, 2/23/2013, 3/9/2013, 3/23/2013, 4/6/2013, 4/20/2013

      I have heard great thing about the port and look forward to seeing it for myself this Spring. The Fantasy will resume call to St Maarten after April.

      1. Len

        I have been doing a bit more surfing and see that according to the Port of St. Maarten schedule the Fantasy is “scheduled” to be there on 29-JAN-2013. But that’s the trip we’re on and it’s hitting Puerto Rico for sure. I found that port sched here – could it be wrong?


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