What is the best way to get a family of 6 with luggage from San Jan airport to our hotel (Hyatt City Center) and then to cruise port. Then after the cruise back to the airport? We typically use Uber but with our luggage and some of the local restrictions I wasn't sure.
Trip to San Juan for cruise with a family
The Guru Take
UberXL may fit, but luggage is a concern.
It looks like many experts are suggesting two UberXs for this trip. This is wise because while UberXL can fit up to six passengers, the luggage compartment can be iffy, depending on the size of the car you get.
You could always order UberXL and a) see what kind of vehicle you get, or b) upon arriving, try to fit the luggage in. If it doesn't suffice, you could apologize to the driver, cancel the ride and call two UberXs. You would be on the hook for a cancellation fee (~$5), but this may be worth it for the chance to only take one car.
You may also consider UberSUV, which generally offers larger cars, such as the Suburban or Escalade. They do cost more but at least you can travel together!
Some general guidelines below:
Sedan - Provided by services like UberX, UberBlack, and Lyft, these can hold up to 4 passengers, and have trunk space. Trunk space for 2-3 large suitcases or 3-4 medium/small suitcases. Remember that if you have less than 4 passengers, you can stow luggage in the unoccupied seats. (within reason)
- SUVs - Provided by services like UberSUV, UberXL, and Lyft Plus, these cars can hold up to 6 passengers (not counting the driver), and have trunk space for luggage. You can fit 4-5 large suitcases or 5-6 medium suitcases.
Here is a guide with more details and car make and model: