Carnival Corp. Opening New Port in Dominican Republic
Written by: Amanda Bailey on March 12, 2015
Carnival Corporation has announced its new port, Amber Cove on the Dominican Republic’s northern coast, will open in October.
The $85-million dollar facility will be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships in operation and is expected to host more than 250,000 travelers in its first year. The project represents the largest cruise industry investment made to date in the Dominican Republic.
Amber Cove sits on the Bay of Maimon, just a few miles west of the historic town of Puerto Plata. The Amber Coast region was also one of the filming locations for the original Jurassic Park movie.
In addition to Carnival, five of the cruise company’s nine brands will make port here, including AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line and P&O Cruises.
A visit from Carnival Victory will kick off the port’s opening on October 6.
Cruises to the Amber Coast have not been regularly included on ship itineraries since the 1980s, so Carnival’s new port will see many first-time visitors to the area. Eventually, Carnival plans to incorporate Amber Cove into its Cuba itineraries.
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Source: Travel Agent Central