Amber Cove Cruise Port

Port of Amber Cove: An Overview

Amber Cove, a new $85 million port purposely developed for cruise passengers by Carnival Corp., will begin receiving calls in fall 2015. It will be the first time since the 1980s that a cruise ship has stopped at what is known as the Amber Coast, so called for its abundance of the translucent, burnt-orange stone.

Located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic -- not far from Puerto Plata, which was used as a filming location for the first Jurassic Park film -- the port will be equipped with two berths and is designed to accommodate 10,000 passengers.

The port will receive calls from most of Carnival Corp.'s brands, including Carnival, Holland America, Costa, Cunard and P&O, among others.

Hanging Around

Visitors will pass through a fort-like structure to a cobblestoned area that includes food and local vendors. The facility will also boast a transportation hub with taxis and car rentals.

Don't Miss

The port will serve as a jumping off point to local resorts, beaches, rum and cigar factories, and other attractions like the Amber Museum and the Malecon, a three-mile-long boardwalk in Puerto Plata. Additionally, cruisers can check out a selection of excursions that include snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins and ATV off-roading.

--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor

  • Amber Cove: Carnival Magic
    Resort pool is nice and clean. Umbrellas and chair cost in certain areas near the pool. Has lazy river, pool bar and water slides (free) and small kiddie area. ... Read more
  • Amber Cove: Carnival Magic
    Dominican Republic - Over the Ocean Zip line with Beach & Lunch We first went to the dining room and was called for our excursion from there. By doing this it was very organized. We then boarded a large open-air safari truck. You drive on a ... Read more
  • Amber Cove: Carnival Magic
    We stayed in the port complex. It's gorgeous. The pool and water slides were enough to entertain my daughter—and we were in the mood to just relax. Word of warning for the conservative among you: the pool bar gets quite rowdy by the end of the ... Read more
  • Amber Cove: Carnival Conquest
    We took the monkey kingdom excursion. Awful!!! Nowhere did it say there was an hour and a half bus ride to the monkey park where you spend 30 minutes before driving another hour and a half back. Terrible. ... Read more
  • Amber Cove: Carnival Splendor
    We did the waterfalls excursion through It was one of the coolest things I've experienced by far! Worth every penny. Tour guides were fantastic, fun and kept everyone safe. Just make sure you take bug spray! ... Read more
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