Jump to content
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips
,

Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan in <24 hours??


CruiserDoc

Recommended Posts

As a substitute to Princess Cays, Princess is showing San Juan on the 10/23 sailing. The Cruise Personalizer shows arrival in San Juan at 4pm on Sunday, less than 24 hours after leaving Ft. Lauderdale. Is this even possible?? As I recall, when ships leaving So. Florida have their first port as San Juan it's after a full day and 1/2 at sea. Anybody know if it's possible to make the FLL to San Juan run in less than 24 hrs?
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm sure it's possible. When we cruise on the Disney Magic, it makes it from Port Canaveral all the way to Key West in less time than that. The Magic leaves at 5 pm and we're in Key West by 11:00 am the next morning.
Instead of taking it very slow, the PC will just move along quicker to make it to San Juan.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[quote name='CruiserDoc']As a substitute to Princess Cays, Princess is showing San Juan on the 10/23 sailing. The Cruise Personalizer shows arrival in San Juan at 4pm on Sunday, less than 24 hours after leaving Ft. Lauderdale. Is this even possible?? As I recall, when ships leaving So. Florida have their first port as San Juan it's after a full day and 1/2 at sea. Anybody know if it's possible to make the FLL to San Juan run in less than 24 hrs?[/QUOTE]


That does not sound right. If I am not misteken it is about 1000-1200 nautical miles to SJ from Ft. Lauderdale. If it was 4 PM on Monday, I would think it would be right. Key West is significantly closer to Port Canaveral than this.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We were wondering the same thing as we are scheduled to go this Saturday on the CP.

On the cruise personalizer, the CP is scheduled to arrive in San Juan at 4 p.m. and leave at 11 p.m. on Sunday. This was originally a day at sea. On Monday, we still have a day at sea. Maybe somebody at Princess inputed the wrong day and it should be listed as Monday arriving in SJ and not Sunday.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's what happens when an engineer who is taking a break at work stumbles upon a question like this...

Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan is a little over 900 nautical miles. To get to SJ in 24 hours the ship would have to maintain over 37 knots (nautical miles per hour) for the duration. The fastest cruise ships advertise between 25 and 30 knots, although most rarely cruise over 20. So assuming 25 knots cruising speed it would take 36 hours, and probably a number of sick passengers, to make the trip. Therefore you have discovered an error!

For the record Port Canaveral to Key West is a little over 200 nauntical miles.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance - Welcome to Cruise Critic
      • Q&A: Cruise Insurance with Steve Dasseos of the TripInsuranceStore.com - November 2022
      • Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2022
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...