The Dominican Today is reporting that a new cruise port will open in the Caribbean nation in 2020. The Dominican Port Authority stated that $125 million will be invested to build a new cruise port in Puerto Plata.
The port will be able to handle 680,000 passengers per year starting in 2020, and five cruise lines are already planning on having cruise ships stop at the new port. The Dominican Today, however did not specify which cruise lines are lined up to visit the new port.
An official stated that the port will be able to handle three cruise ships at one time. This includes the largest cruise ships in the world, the Oasis class ships from Royal Caribbean.
Several new cruise ports are currently either under construction or have been proposed for the Bahamas and the Caribbean. You can see a full list of them here. As the cruise industry continues to grow at record numbers, new ports will be needed to handle the influx of new cruise ships.
A new cruise port in the Caribbean will be welcomed news to seasoned cruisers who are looking for new ports to visit.
There is currently one cruise port just outside of Puerto Plata, Carnival Corporation’s Amber Cove that opened just a few years ago.