Discovered by Columbus, Santo Domingo is the oldest colonial city of the New World, and many echoes of Conquistador times survive in the cobbled streets of its historic quarter. The Dominican Republic encompasses the eastern two thirds of the Hispaniola island ('Little Spain'), while the western side belongs to Haiti. The Caribbean and Latin America meet on the mountainous island.
The Dominican Republic put forth much effort in order to restore the old town of Santo Domingo. The most treasured monument is the grand Cathedral, where Sir Francis Drake stayed during his stay in the city in the 16th century. There is also the Alcazar Castle and the Forteleza along the river. The Royal Houses Museum features Taino Indian artifacts and exhibits on 3 centuries of island's history. Other modern attractions include the Botanical Gardens, the zoo and several other museums. Within easy reach are the south coast beach resorts of Juan Dolio and Boca Chica.
Pico Darte soars more than 10,000 feet over the isle, making it the tallest mountain in West Indies. The first inhabitants of the isle were Taino Indians. But just 4 years after in 1492 Columbus discovered the island, Santo Domingo, located along Ozama River, became the first permanent European settlement in the New World. It was not until 1697 that Treaty of Ryswick was signed, giving the island's western portion to France. In 1870, Dominicans tried to annex their isle to the US, but the United States Senate turned down the proposal.
Highlights: Cathedral, Alcazar Castle, Boca Chica and Juan Dolio resorts
The Santo Domingo 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 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
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Port Santo Domingo 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 Santo Domingo, 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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15 November, 2016
29 November, 2016
4 November, 2016
24 November, 2016