Ponce, Puerto Rico Cruise Port

3.9 out of 5

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About Ponce, Puerto Rico

One of Puerto Rico's largest cities, it is the island's chief Caribbean port. Founded in the early 16th cent., Ponce is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. It is the seat of the Catholic Univ. of Puerto Rico and a regional college of the Univ. of Puerto Rico. Landmarks include a cathedral, an 18th-century fort, and many preserved old Spanish homes and churches.

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We booked a private tour with Waterland Adventures. We took a boat ride to Isla Cardona, and had the whole island to ourselves for the day. Snorkeled, explored the lighthouse, swam, and sunned. Little lizards everywhere, they are so fun to watch. Chicken skewers were great, and they served $2 beer. It was a bit hectic getting to the dock from the ship - we were only the second ship in this port so they are still new to this but will get used to it in time as they learn. Overall a good trip and would do again.


Great walkable city with a lot of rich history and culture. We walked old San Juan, El Morro fort and checked out some other places recommended by a local. Only down side to this stop is half a day which is not enough time in Puerto Rico. There is so much to do and the ship left at 1:30

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