On October 6, 2015 the north coast city of Puerto Plata is scheduled to receive the first cruise ship at its recently opened cruise port.
The port, to be named “Amber Cove,” is currently being built by the Carnival Corporation in the Bay of Maimon, in Puerto Plata.
In 2014 the Dominican Republic’s five ports handled 435,000 passengers, a three percent jump in comparison to 2013.
The cruise ship company and the local tourism authorities have projected the arrival of more than 400,000 cruise ship passengers through this port, which will be able to handle more than one ship at a time and will be the country’s largest cruise ship port.
The port’s inaugural ceremony will coincide with the celebration of the Discover Puerto Plata Market Place, scheduled to take place in the north coast city from October 7-9.
The tourism-oriented fair is organized by the Puerto Plata’s Tourism Cluster and sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. This year the fair will include an Investment Forum.