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Numbers are growing for cruise guests visiting the Dominican Republic. In the first quarter of 2017, 171,041 tourists arrived at the Dominican Republic by cruise ship, along with 59,426 crew members, according to the Ministry of Tourism Department of Cruise Tourism.
These figures represent a year-over-year increase of 42 percent, exceeding the 10 percent increase forecasted for the period.
Newly Developed Amber Cove
The newly developed Amber Cove cruise port has helped those numbers spike. Amber Cove is Carnival Corporation’s $85 million investment in the Puerto Plata region. Located on the northern coast, cruise guests can participate in swimming with dolphins, zip lining, stingray encounters, and ATVing when visiting Amber Cove.
Cruise Ports and Cruise Lines
The three cruise ports in the Dominican Republic are Amber Cove, La Romana, and Samana.
Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and P&O Cruises currently visit Amber cove on a weekly or seasonal basis.
Feature photo: Carnival Corporation