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Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

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Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

Does anyone know of a hotel day pass available in the Isla Verde area? We are family of 4 who does not want to sit at the airport all day. Any other ideas?

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1. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

I think that Marriott Stellaris offers day passes. I would check just to be sure. The phone number is 1 787 722 7000.

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2. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

I believe the Intercontenental also has a day pass, give them a call. I believe they run about $30 per person. Another idea which we found by accident last February post cruise are mini-buses holding 25 persons each and all their luggage. There were 3 or 4 of these along with the countless cabs and buses for regular tours etc as we disembarked our Princess Cruise., For $30 each we got a tour of San Juan and then about 12:30 got dropped off for lunch in Old San Juan. Back on the bus at 1:30 and dropped off by 2:oo pm at SJU with our luggage.

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3. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

You have to take into account that some cruise ships take longer to disembark than others. On my last one we arrive at San Juan at 6am (all cruises arrive into SJ at 6am) but it was not until mid-day that we were able to finally get out. Also remember that some of the passengers from your cruise ship and other cruises that arrive on that same day will be flying out form the same airport.

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4. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

I am going to disagree with China Spray a little. The last 7 years we have disembarked in San Juan on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The process starts about 8:00 am and most everybody is off by 10:30 or 11:00 am. The new passangers start boarding at noon or 1:00 pm.

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5. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

I agree with thorntree. I worked for the cruise line industry, onboard the ships. The disembarking process should be finished before noon so that the ship is ready to receive the new passengers. I've worked on fully sold ships many times and never have the embarkation time been compromised due to an extended disembarkation.

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6. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

definitely try the marriott. we used them 2 years ago. the day pass allows use of the pool, chaises, gym and grounds. the gym has a great shower room to get ready for the flight home. just call or e-mail them for particulars. the pass is given out by the gym.

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7. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

Do you remember the name of the person (or company) you toured with? Who kept your luggage while you were at lunch? Do you know if arrangements can be made in advance with the mini-bus operators?

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8. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

Shami_9,

This is an old thread. You may want to try posting your question on the forum, and/or emaling the poster directly.

Edited: 24 December 2009, 15:24
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9. Re: Post Cruise Hotel DAY PASS? Flight not until 4:30PM

I do not remember the name of the company. Our drivers name was Hector. We were 2 of 2600 people or so who disembarked the Crown Princess and there were 2 or 3 of these 25 passanger minibuses soliciting passangers for a tour and than to SJU by 2:00 pm. When in Old San Juan there were quite a few more of these mini-buses which leads me to believe they are waiing at each Cruise Ship disembarkation.

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