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Carnival Cruise Lines: Sail to Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic

Amber Cove is the newest destination in the Caribbean in the heart of the Dominican Republic on the North Coast; it’s outside of Puerto Plata. On October 6, 2015, Carnival Victory was the first cruise ship to arrive in the port. This momentous occasion marked the return of regular cruise ship visits to Puerto Plata for the first time in 30 years.

According to Terry Thornton, Carnival’s senior vice president of itinerary planning, “Amber Cove is destined to become a cornerstone in creating new itineraries from several U.S. home ports.”

Select sailings of Carnival Breeze, Carnival Glory, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Victory from Miami, Carnival Conquest from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Valor from Port Canaveral, Fla., and Carnival Fantasy from Charleston, S.C will feature Amber Cove.

Keep reading to learn the top things you need to know about Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic. Experience all that Amber Cove has to offer.

Top Things You Need to Know about Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic

Unique Sightseeing

Art and history lovers will enjoy walking around the city center of Puerto Plata and seeing the brilliant Victorian architecture. Checking out the Plastic Artists Art Galleries is a must for artists and art enthusiasts. You’ll also want to see the Brugal Rum Factory known for the most popular Rum in the Dominican Republic and around the world. Afterward, head to Malecón for a visit of the San Felipe Fortress, built in 1564 to ward off pirates. You’ll receive local guide information so you can learn the history of the fortress. After this, you’ll walk to different galleries and can shop and see San Felipe Cathedral, located at Plaza Independencia (former central park), where you’ll taste fresh tropical Coconut water.

Adventurous Land Activities

Nestled in the rural community of Imbert is an exhilarating experience you won’t forget – zip ling! You’ll get a different perspective of the Dominican Republic as you soar through the treetops, over wide plains, canyons and across mountains on a series of zip lines, ranging from 105 to 2,500 feet in length. Speeds exceed 35 mph so this activity isn’t for the faint of heart. After your heart pounding adventure, relax at the country house bar.

Fun Water Activities

Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Swim at Ocean World. Enjoy 20 minutes of swim time with two playful dolphins in deep water (you must know how to swim). You’ll receive a brief orientation and then enter the water to learn about dolphin’s behavior. You can hug, kiss, dance and feed the dolphins! The highlight of your to trip to Amber Cove Puerto Plata will be a dorsal pull by two dolphins, foot push and swimming with dolphins.

Who’s Ready to Cruise with Carnival Cruise Line to Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic?

Amber Cove is a quiet spot in the Dominican Republic that you won’t find on most maps. When you sail into the port on a Carnival Cruise Line ship, you’ll discover that it’s the gateway to island paradise. You’ll also learn that Amber Cove is known for its remarkable local amber – the clearest you’ll find anywhere in the world.

“Amber Cove will provide an unmatched combination of ‘fun in the sun’ activities and eco-tourism opportunities along with unique sightseeing, dining and cultural experiences to create a lifetime of wonderful vacation memories for our guests,” said Terry Thornton, Carnival’s senior vice president of itinerary planning.

In this world of information and hustle and bustle, isn’t it time you treat yourself or your family to a relaxing vacation on a Carnival Cruise Line ship? Contact your Travel Planners International agent today and start planning your trip. Your vacation to Amber Cove, the newest destination in the Caribbean, is closer to possible than you think.