The Central Bank reports that cruise tourism continued to grow in the Dominican Republic, where the fate of Puerto Plata took supremacy. Via the contemporary Amber Cove cruise terminal (in Maimon Bay, western Puerto Plata), the arrival of foreign passengers to “The Bride of the Atlantic” is constantly increasing.
Official statistics ensure the arrival of cruise liners in Puerto Plata remained unchanged, despite the consequences of the media campaign against the destination and that it affected the flow of visitors arriving by air.
Until last October, a total of 836,990 cruise passengers landed in the 5 Dominican tourist ports with Puerto Plata being the major pole of attraction with 517,645 tourists. Puerto Plata's Amber Cove terminal is followed by La Romana (with 198,740 tourists), in addition to Samana, Santo Domingo, and Punta Cana, which are the 5 existing cruise ports in the country.