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My parents suggestions for San Juan...

Discussion in 'Caribbean Ports' started by Krissta, Mar 15, 2004.

  1. Krissta

    Krissta Guest

    "Leave a day later!"

    I guess they were stuck in line at the airport in San Juan for a good 3 hours, along with everyone else. They almost missed their flight and many other passengers who were supposed to be on the flight didn't make it. :(

    They said the lines were horrible. My dad could not tell me enough times to leave on Monday instead of Sunday. So I'm thinking I might have to leave a day late. Twist my arm! :)

  2. Krissta

    Krissta Guest

    Has anyone done this before? How did it turn out? I'm not sure if I want to stay an extra day if it doesn't make sense!

    So confused! :(

  3. rburns44

    rburns44 Guest

    At Xmas we flew out the day we got back. Yes it was very crowded at the airport. We also should have taken a tour as our plane did not leave till late afternoon. But we sat (on the floor) and slept. In July I am staying an extra day because the airline I have chosen doesn't have a flight out on the same day (TransMeridian) so I have rented a hotel room and plan to enjoy the extra time in San Juan.

  4. aileenw

    aileenw Guest

    we booked air back to cleveland after our cruise in sept on monday. plan on staying over 1 night in san juan.
  5. Nanatravel

    Nanatravel Guest

    Staying post cruise helps extend your vacation and the time it takes to get back to reality including reducing post-cruise withdrawal. We did this and I have no regrets at all. When you get off ship, just take a taxi right to your hotel on or near a beach. Pack a swim suit in your carry-on to change into just in case you can't get into your room that early and relax by the pool or on the beach. Make reservations for a great local dinner; stop into the Wyndham El San Juan for a drink at the beautiful Lobby Bar, go dancing to the great Salsa Merengue music; stop into their lavish casino and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico. My first choice of hotel would be the El San Juan but the Intercontinetal and Ritz all on the Isle Verde are right nearby as is the Embassy Suites. On the Condado, the Wyndham also has a hotel as does the Marriot. Give Priceline a try.
    Bon Voyage
  6. ljeanbrown

    ljeanbrown Guest

    I have stayed in San Juan after a cruise and had a great time :thumb I think it is a great idea.
  7. PattyJ

    PattyJ Guest

    We just got back from our cruise and stayed an extra 2 days in SanJuan, Went to the rainforest and walked around Old San JUan,, saw the forts and the Catherdrals. Stayed at the Condado.. Just around the corner was a beautiful beach with calm waters, chairs and umbrellas for rent. It was well worth the money we spent.
  8. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    DH and I have also stayed an extra day post cruise in San Juan in 2001,and post cruise in Fll in 2003 and most certainly plan to do it again this February in San Juan ..It's worth the decompression time to not have the crazy line hassles at the airport ..Enjoy..:grin..we do...:)..Joanne

    Post Edited (03-30-04 07:31)
  9. Trish1c

    Trish1c Guest

    We booked a late flight -- 6pm & got to the airport 3 hours early. We had no problems & were not stressed. I can understand how cutting it close on a Sunday could be a real nightmare.
  10. Darlene

    Darlene Guest

    There aren't many flights out of San Juan. Our first time we took off late and almost missing our connecting flight. The second time our plane was delayed 5 hours because the crew hadn't had enough sleep.
  11. grins88

    grins88 Guest

    I would definitely recommend staying the extra night. We left out on Sunday after disembarking and stood in line for upwards of 3 hours. We made our flight, but many in line did not, and tons were literally running to their gates to make it. The airport is hot, crowded and with nowhere to sit while you are waiting. Also, keep in mind, there is probably another ship in dock that day (when we were on the Destiny last year, one of the bigger RCCL ships was also in dock), and there is only one very small airport. So you are talking 5000 plus passengers to deal with.
  12. Krissta

    Krissta Guest

    As much as I'd love to stay an extra day, the money is not there. I will have to brave the airport terminal... :(

    Oh well, could be worse...

  13. Rosie

    Rosie Guest

    In 2002 we had a late afternoon flight out of San Juan after our infinity cruise. We did a self tour of the Old City before catching a taxi to the airport. The lines weren't too bad when we got to the airport.
  14. bob barrows

    bob barrows Guest

    We are staying for 5 night post cruise in Caribe Hilton. Some dodgy reports but I'll let u all know

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