Amber Cove, Carnival Corporation’s new Dominican Republic port, welcomed her first guests ashore earlier this week. In the planning stages since 2010, the new port is expected to offer a fresh port for the typical Caribbean itineraries.
Carnival’s Carnival Victory docked at Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic early Tuesday morning, officially making her the first ship to dock at the newly built port. Located on the northern shore of the Dominican Republic, the new port will serve as a port of call for ships from Carnival Corporation. Boasting a large pool, private cabanas, waterslide, shopping village, restaurants, bars, and watersports, this new destination will quickly become a cruiser favorite.
In addition to the nearby fun in the sun, Amber Cove will also serve as a prominent gateway to a number of shore excursions, including snorkeling, horseback riding, ATV’ing, and trips into nearby Puerto Plata. The port will also serve as the local gateway for Carnival Corporation’s new social impact focused cruise brand, fathom. Guests sailing aboard fathom will arrive in the Dominican Republic through Amber Cove to participate in charitable excursions throughout nearby communities.
The new port, which cost Carnival Corporation approximately $85 million, will soon become a regular stop for Carnival’s brands. During the first year alone, Amber Cove is expected to host 350,000 guests ranging from luxury line Cunard to the port’s most frequent line, Carnival Cruise Line.