Optional Transfers for Cruises from San Juan

Published 03/11/2015 09:51 PM   |    Updated 08/02/2017 02:23 PM

This service is available on the day of embarkation and immediately following debarkation only.

San Juan International Airport is 18 miles from the port and travel times is approximately 32 minutes (without traffic).   

San Juan International Airport – SJU

Price for Optional Transfers
Transfers can be pre-purchased through Carnival up to 5 days prior to the sail date:

  • Pre-Purchase transfers: $19.90 USD One Way / $39.80 USD Roundtrip
  • Purchase at the Airport / Purchase Onboard: $19.90 USD One Way

Flight Guidelines

Embarkation Hours: 2:30pm-9:00pm / Ship Departure: 10:00pm

  • Latest arrival flight into SJU before embarkation: 6:30pm
  • Earliest return flight out of SJU after debarkation: 12:00pm

Note: For guests who plan to use our transfer service on embarkation day but arrive independently day(s) prior to the cruise, read below for more information.

Day of Embarkation: Meet and Greet Service / Motor Coach Service / Purchase of Transfers

  • Guests arriving at the airport that have pre-purchased transfers with Carnival are to proceed to the baggage claim area and claim their luggage where a Carnival Rep (carrying a CCL hand-held sign for visibility) will be located and able to assist guests with their transfer.
  • Transfer service start and end time are subject to change based on reported flight details on the transfer manifest.  Service is provided between 10:00am and 8:00pm on the day of embarkation only. Motor coaches depart the airport once an adequate number of guests have arrived, approximately every 20-30 minutes.
  • Transfer Provider: For those guests who have pre-purchased transfers, the Transfer company and telephone number is printed in the guest’s e-docs. Refer the guest to this telephone number if they are not able to locate a Carnival Rep.
  • Transfers must be purchased in advance at least 5 days prior to sailing through Carnival. For last minute arrangements, transfers can be purchased at the airport while our Meet & Greet staff is onsite. The airport is staffed based on known flights reported on the transfer manifest. Once all known flights are met, staff is released and service is no longer available. The Carnival Rep will be located in the baggage claim area. Cash payment is not accepted; the transfers are charged directly to the guest's Sail & Sign Account.
  • Guests who plan to use our transfer service on embarkation day but will arrive independently day(s) prior to the cruise should arrive at the airport no later than 12 noon on embarkation day.  

Day of Debarkation: Purchase of Transfers / Motor Coach Service

  • One-way transfers to the airport can be purchased on board at the Guest Services Desk for guests who did not previously purchase the transfers.
  • Transfer service begins at approximately 7:00am; motor coaches will not leave the cruise terminal until an adequate number of guests are on board, approximately every 20-30 minutes.

Note: New optional transfer rates effective 8/02/17 (previous rates: $18.00 one way / $36.00 roundtrip)


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