The Miami-based Carnival Corporation spent $85 million to develop the purpose-built ship facility Amber Cove in the Puerto Plata region, Dominican Republic. Amber Cove is situated on the country’s northern coast and and merges historic colonial architecture with modern contemporary amenities featured by the greatest ports in the world. It encompasses thirty acres of waterfront property. The new port is being built in partnership with the Dominican-based Grupo B&R. It hosted over 250,000 cruisers in its 1st year and provided nearly 430 local jobs. Amber Cove is named after the rich minerals reserves of amber in the region.
Through its five cruise brands, Carnival has operations in every part of the world. Carnival cruise ships operate from 128 global ports, but the new facility reflects company’s desire to continue passenger growth through brand new itinerary options in the Caribbean region. The spacious port complex of Amber Cove is set in a broad cove ringed by mountains. The facility has a long pier with two berths which can accommodate the largest cruise ships.
Amber Cove features a waterfront welcome center; waterfront cabanas; a recreational area with green spaces, a pool and water park; a hilltop observation point and bar; retail outlets selling Dominican souvenirs and crafts; plus multiple beverage and food options. Amber Cove also has a staging area from where visitors can embark on 40 regional land tours.
Amber Cove joined other successful purpose-built ports of recent years, like Carnival’s Grand Turk, which opened in 2006 and Jamaica’s Falmouth, developed by the country in partnership with Royal Caribbean in 2011.
Carnival Corporation celebrated the opening of the new Amber Cove cruise port with a grand opening ceremony on November 02, 2015. The port re-opens the spectacular Puerto Plata region to regular cruise ship visits for the first time in nearly 30 years, adding a new and exotic destination to the Caribbean, the world's most popular region for cruising.
Following the first visit by Carnival Victory on October 6, 2015 additional ships from Carnival Cruise Line and seven additional Carnival Corporation brands make calls on Amber Cove - AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Fathom, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises. Notably, Amber Cove was the first destination for the inaugural voyage of Carnival Corporation's new social impact travel brand Fathom, which departed from PortMiami on April 10, 2016. In its first full year of operation, the eight Carnival Corporation brands made 140 calls on the port with 23 ships.
Amber Cove cruise terminal
Amber Cove Cruise Center is located near Puerto Plata, on Bay of Maimon. The new cruise ship facility is one of the largest investments ever made in the Dominican Republic. The new cruise ship terminal has 1 pier with 2 berths, and max daily capacity of 8,000 passengers plus 2,000 crew. A transportation hub allows passengers an easy access to the surrounding destinations and attractions.
The new terminal was inaugurated In October 2015. Carnival Victory was the first ever ship to call here. In the period 2016-2017 Summer, the cruise port wasa regular port of call (with overnight stays) on the Adonia Fathom cruise itineraries to Cuba leaving round-trip from Miami Florida.
Amber Cove Cruise Center
The following map of Amber Cove cruise port shows all facilities in the terminal complex.
The list of cruise terminal facilities features Marketplace (shopping centre, convenience store), Cafe El Cibao, Elements (Dichtoic Glass items and jewelry shop), Pareo's House (clothes and souvenirs shop), Coco Cana (Bar & Restaurant, poolside lounge, shop), Turquesa (gift shop), Yofi Skin Care (shop), Wild Play (clothes, gifts, pharmacy), Ocean World (gifts, luxury watches, designer jewelry), Effy Jewelers (shop), Yvon International (art gallery), Tourist Information, Car Rental, Taxis (rank, pre-arranged tour bus pickaup), Shorex Booth (shore excursions / tours booking and information), dedicated Crew Center.
Among the terminal's signature facilities are also a large swimming pool (with kids' splash area), Zip-Line (waterslides), watersports rental, Cabana Bar, Sky Bar, also hillside-, poolside and overwater cabanas for rent.
The Amber Cove cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Amber Cove, Dominican Republic.
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Port Amber Cove cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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