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Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor

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.

A new port means different itineraries for all of us to enjoy.  Plan early for better rates and staterooms.

Random Thought

Source : Travel Agent Central News

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Christopher Columbus spotted the Dominican Republic in 1492; it is the oldest post-Columbian country in the Americas.

The Dominican Republic hosts one out of five visitors to the entire Caribbean. Why here? It has some of the best beaches on earth and they, in turn, have inspired not just accommodations but world-class golf courses designed by P.B. Dye, Tom Fazio, and Jack Nicklaus.

The sandy expanses are the reason why the Dominican Republic leads the Caribbean in Blue Flag beaches. For access to some beaches, travelers need their passports; for all they’ll need sunglasses, because the sand is that white.

Best time to go: November through April

Garden View

Garden View

Inspired to travel

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