Cruise NewsNew Cruise Port Taino Bay Being Built in the Caribbean

New Cruise Port Taino Bay Being Built in the Caribbean

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Looking to visit new a cruise port in the Caribbean?  Mexico’s ITM Group announced plans to built a new port in the Dominican Republic Anne Kalosh at Seatrade Cruise News is reporting.

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This new port in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic will be called Taino Bay and the pier will be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world. The first pier will be able to handle two cruise ships per day.

The port will have a variety of activities for cruise passengers.  There will be a water park with water slides, a lazy river, zip lines, an eco park, shopping, dining and entertainment.

One of the main features of Taino Bay will be Taino Village. This themed village based on the culture of the Taino people will be broken up into several areas.  Monkey jungle will have everything from a botanical garden to capuchin monkeys. Buccaneers Village will have entertainment, shopping, bars, and restaurants.   Fort Cibao will house the waterpark where you can swim with sting rays and cat sharks or enjoy an afternoon on the lazy river. The water park will also have waterslides. Zip lines will encircle the area.

Seatrade said that several cruise lines have expressed interest in this new port.  They include Norwegian Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages, Royal Caribbean, and MSC Cruises.

Taino Bay will not be far from Amber Cove.  Amber Cove was developed by Carnival Corporation and opened just under three years ago.  Cruise ships from Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Holland America Line are frequent visitors to the port.

For a port rendering and more information about Taino Bay, visit

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