Punta Cana spared brunt of Matthew
Cruise ships coming to Punta Cana
Santo Domingo: city of festivals
Dominicana Moda set for 18-22 October*



Punta Cana spared brunt of Matthew
As slow-moving Category 4 Hurricane Matthew heads northwards through the channel between Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba, large parts of the Dominican Republic are bracing themselves for heavy rainstorms, especially on Tuesday, 4 October 2016. Public schools were closed on Monday-Tuesday, 3-4 October 2016 everywhere except the eastern provinces – including the tourist areas of Samana, Punta Cana and Juan Dolio and La Romana-Bayahibe.

The storm is bringing intense rains and gusty winds to the west side of the island of Hispaniola. Travelers need to check with the airline prior to heading for Dominican airports. *

To follow the storm, see the DR1 2016 Hurricane Season thread at:*
http://dr1.com/forums/showthread.php...rricane-Season


Cruise ships coming to Punta Cana
Cruise ships will be mooring at sea in the Punta Cana area for the first time starting 8 December 2016 through 28 March 2017. Tourists will be brought ashore to the Cap Cana Marina via tenders to enjoy beach time, golf or take excursions in the area.*

During the first year, the new Punta Cana port of call will mainly be hosting premium cruise ships. These are Oceania’s Insignia (684 passengers) and Riviera (1,250), and Silversea’s Silver Spirit (540) and Silver Wind (296). Another premium line, Seabourn will be mooring its Odyssey (450 passengers) offshore.

The largest cruise ship due to visit will be the Holland America Veendam (1,350 passengers).*

All ships are scheduled to arrive at 8 or 9am with departures set for 4 or 5pm.*


Santo Domingo: city of festivals
Enjoy contemporary dance, one-of-a-kind international films and Spanish culture shows in Santo Domingo this week. The Contemporary Dance Festival (Endanco) is being held at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and the International Film Festival takes place at the Fine Arts Novocentro on Av. Lope de Vega in Santo Domingo and the Fine Arts Cinema at Plaza International in Santiago. *

Spanish Week events are being held at several venues in Santo Domingo this week.*

http://dr1.com/calendar/events/index...tail&eID=14979
http://dr1.com/calendar/events/index...tail&eID=15047
http://dr1.com/calendar/events/index...tail&eID=14993


Dominicana Moda set for 18-22 October*
This year's Dominicana Moda, the country's leading Dominican fashion event will be held at the Hotel Embajador in Santo Domingo from 18-22 October. Five runway shows a day are planned. Dominicana Moda is a platform for showcasing both established and emerging Dominican designers.*

This year the fashion show once again focuses on Dominican design, as well as on Central American and Caribbean fashion. There will be guest runway shows with designers from Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, Puerto Rico and Haiti.*

Model Lineisy Montero is being honored for her fashion-modeling career.*

The event is organized by Mirka Morales, Sócrates Mckinney and Fidel López.*