Cruise NewsNew Cruise Port Opens in the Caribbean

New Cruise Port Opens in the Caribbean

There is good news for cruisers who are looking for a new port to visit in the Caribbean.  Amber Cove, a cruise port developed by Carnival Corporation, opened today when Carnival Victory made the first cruise ship visit to the port. The port is in the area where portions of the original Jurassic Park movie was filmed.(PRNewsFoto/Carnival Cruise Line)Carnival Corporation’s newly developed cruise port, Amber Cove, located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, welcomed its first ship this morning. Carnival Victory, from the company’s Carnival Cruise Line brand, pulled into Amber Cove with nearly 3,000 guests. Located on the northern coast of the Dominican, the Amber Cove port serves as a gateway to the Puerto Plata region, known for its history, diverse beauty and beaches.

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Carnival Cruise Line Amber CoveAs the newest destination in the Caribbean, the world’s most popular region for cruise vacations, the port’s opening marks the return of regular cruise ship visits to Puerto Plata for the first time in nearly 30 years. Overall, eight of Carnival Corporation’s 10 global brands will make calls to Amber Cove in coming months. The official opening of the Amber Cove port will be held on Nov. 2 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Carnival Corporation brands that are scheduled to visit Amber Cove are Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, AIDA, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, and Holland America Line.

Source: Carnival Cruise Line/PR Newswire

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Cruise NewsNew Cruise Port Opens in the Caribbean


  1. The new port schedule shows it is in great demand, no wonder as the North Coast has a varied landscape and many attractions. Also, the Atlantic coast beaches in DR are not affected by the sargassum sea weed.

  2. The official opening is on our anniversary of 47yrs. We could be the official couple for the port but just got back from a cruise. Can’t afford another this year. Just a thought. Good to see new ports.

  3. Passengers disembarked at 8:05am and the ship departed at 4:00pm, that is less than 8 hours in port. Myself I would want much more time in port to see the area and maybe have dinner in one of the local restaurants before getting back on the shop and sailing to the next port of call.

  4. What portions were filmed in DP? I have read from several sources that filming was in California and Hawaii.

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