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Carnival ship docks in the port of Amber Cove, first after long 20 years

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.- The port of Amber Cove received at 4:am Tuesday the cruise ship Carnival Victory, the first to dock at Puerto Plata in more than 20 years, bringing 2,754 passengers and 1,100 crew, according to the local Tourism Ministry office.

The visitors began to descend from the ship at 8:05am when they can opt for Carnival Corporation´s offers of tours on 4-wheels, Puerto Plata´s historic center, Ocean World Water Park, among others prior to their departure slated for 4pm.

Puerto Plata will treat the visitors to the Tourism Ministry´s typical music show with a merengue orchestra, folk dancers and singers, a reception for Carnival executives, diariolibre.com reports, quoting Juan Pablo Gonzalez, of Puerto Plata´s Chamber of Commerce and coordinator of the tourism project “Puerto Plata, cruise ship city.”

According to Central Bank figures 239 ships with 302,198 passengers docked in Dominican Republic´s five cruise ports from January to August: 131 ships with 58,885 passengers at Santo Domingo; 105 with 31,651 travelers at Don Diego (ferry); 26 with 27,234 at Sans Sousi; 82 with 204, 120 visitors at La Romana and 26 with 39,193 tourists at Samaná.

Source: DT

Oct 6, 2015

Category: DR News |

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