San Juan pier slated for $2.8m. upgrade

2017, June 1: Royal Caribbean Cruises and the Puerto Rico Ports Authority will collaborate in a development project to upgrade the PanAmerican II Pier in San Juan.

This initiative is to support the deployment of Freedom of the Seas to San Juan for the 2018 cruise season. The upgrading project is estimated to have a value of USD2.8 million.

Freedom of the Seas will home-port in San Juan as of next year and will be offering seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean, casting off from the Pan American Pier Terminal II.

Work projects include: dredging; upgraded bollards; restrooms remodelling; improvement to baggage inspection areas; improvement of the boarding bridge; addition of more check-in counters; and improvement to safety checkpoints. []