Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Carnival Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-06-2013, 01:55 PM
PC GUY's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 354
Default San Juan PR Boarding Times?
I am thinking about a cruise out of San Juan in December. I will be flying out of Buffalo NY, and I found a flight at a good price that will arrive in San Juan at 4:50pm.

I know the Valor sails at 10:00pm, but what are the boarding times for San Juan? It seems like Carnival always wants all its passengers on board 2 hours before departure, so will this flight be a problem?

Thank You.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2013, 04:51 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 1,188
Default
Hey PC Guy. when we cruise out of San Juan we normally fly in 1 or 2 days before to relax and enjoy what the old city has to offer. We live in New England and like Buffalo NY, depending on when in December you are cruising, a snow storm could prove disastrous to the whole cruise vacation.
Either way, I'd give more time to the travel.

Peterl
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-07-2013, 05:33 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,009
Default
PC Guy, You should be fine pending you don't have any delays as Peter mentioned. Homeland security requires the ship to provide them a manifest of all passengers sailing 60 minutes prior to the ships departure. Carnival requires anyone to be checked in 90 minutes prior if you didn't do your registration online.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 05:07 AM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,113
Default
Well to answer your question, boarding starts about noon (sometimes a little earlier) and they let you come and go from the ship as you please until 7PM (i think.. might be 8PM) once you have your S&S card. It is great to be able to check in, drop your luggage off and then go back out and visit San Juan some more. This works great if you are staying in San Juan the day before the cruise. But your 5:40PM flight should be ok. Assuming it takes you an hour or so to collect your luggage (you won't need to go through customs in San Juan) and get a taxi to the ship. You should be on board before 8PM...

If you could get in earlier or the day before it would be better (why risk a flight delay) but if you have to take that flight it should work.
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
arriving, boardiing, boarding, caribbean, carnival, celebrity, cruise, flight, juan, prior, royla, san, sju, time, times, valor

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
San Juan , what to do before boarding ? Joey G Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 5 02-09-2009 08:32 AM
Boarding the Victory in San Juan in March 2009 Bill Wyld Carnival Cruise Line 5 12-12-2008 03:24 AM
Boarding times for Carnival San Diego? RMLincoln Carnival Cruise Line 4 11-05-2008 09:18 PM
Where to stay in San Juan prior to boarding Adventure of the Seas h2oski Embarkation Ports, Hotels, and Transfers 1 04-10-2006 08:33 PM
Boarding in San Juan for Adventure of the Seas JoDee Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 9 10-04-2005 07:09 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:54 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2