Amber Cove is Carnivals cruise ship port on the north shores of Hispaniola, just 12 km from the historical town Puerto Plata, in the Bay of Maimon. The facility represents one of the biggest cruise industry investments ever made in the Dominican Republic and welcomes since fall 2015 thousand of guests on the island.
85 million dollars have been invested by the Carnival cooperation in this port complex to receive cruise ships like Fathom, Holland America, P&O and other ships of their fleet.
The idea behind this huge undertaking project was to reestablish the north coast of our island as a popular cruise destination in the Caribbean again and help the development of the local economy of the region.
Up to 8000 cruise guests and nearly 2000 crew members can be accommodated here every day.
Any of the Carnival cruise ships will call this port home for and can be reached from Miami in a day and a half, while eastern Caribbean Cruises stop first at the Bahamas or Turks and Caicos.
Although it is always a good idea to venture out and explore more of the country you visit, a stay in Amber Cove is just as beautiful and relaxing.
It is a fantastic place for families, couples and friends, since there are plenty of things to do in Amber Cove and endless things to discover about the Dominican Republic.
It is a great place to walk around and explore, enjoy tropical palm trees, a man made waterfall, as well as the exhibition of Dominican carnival masks surrounding the fountain near the exit point of the transportation hub.
Dancers and Dominican music greet every guest that arrives and make them feel welcome for the moment they step foot at Amber Cove.
The port got its name due its location, close to the Ambar coast, a region known for our famous and rare Amber stone which is found in these parts.
Amber is fossilized tree resin – used a lot in jewelry – which was made famous with the movie Jurassic Park.
Did you know that the movie begins here in the Dominican Republic? when an ambitious scientist discovers a huge amber stone which has within it a perfectly preserved mosquito, which contained the perfectly preserved dinosaur DNA…..and then led to quite a calamitous adventure.
All in all – Amber Cove is a perfect place for lucky visitors to soak up Dominican sunshine, try the local rum & to enjoy some of our famous Dominican hospitality.
We here at Outback Adventures are very proud that we have been selected as one of the exclusive tour operators working together with Carnival Cruise Cooperation and for the recognition as “most innovative tour” in 2015 by the very same.
Thanks to: Michael Reny for the great clip of the zip lining in Amber Cove