Princess Cruises operates a 9-day cruise of the eastern Caribbean.
The routes taken will depend on the prevailing winds and weather conditions, the type of vessel and the expertise of the crew.
The Thornless Path is a leisurely route that goes via the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico. A faster route from New York to Puerto Rico would be to sail east until longitude 66 west, then travel directly south to Puerto Rico.
This route would take under a month but has a higher chance of poor weather.
Airlines operating this route include Delta, Jet Blue, JAL and Continental.
Delta and Jet Blue flights arrive at New York's JFK airport, while Continental flights arrive in Newark.
San Juan is an established cruise ship port for trips originating in the continental United States.
From New York City, several cruise lines operate itineraries including San Juan.
New York City lies some 1,601 miles or 2,576 km north-northwest of the Puerto Rican capital, San Juan, according to data from Time and Puerto Rico lies in the northeastern part of the Caribbean, between the U. and British Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
territory, although it is not incorporated as a state.