Puerto Plata braces for a busy cruise season with 35 ship arrivals in June


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Jun 16, 2016

Thousands of cruise ship passengers are touring the streets of Puerto Plata. The North Regional Director of Tourism Atahualpa Paulino says that 35 ships are scheduled to dock at the Amber Cove and Taino Bay terminals in Puerto Plata this June 2024. 19 ships will dock at Carnival Cruise ship’s Amber Cove, while the remaining 16 will anchor at Taino Bay.

Paulino highlighted the stepped up influx of seafaring visitors will continue to boost the local economy, fostering tourism and promoting interaction with local businesses and services as passengers take shore excursions and taxis to see the sights.

Puerto Plata is a popular cruise destination known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture. The city offers a variety of activities and attractions for cruise passengers, including horseback riding, zip-lining, and exploring the historic colonial...

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Aug 23, 2023
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I know what the environment was like in Jamaica... Bus owners, duty-free shops, and activity destinations all vying for the almighty $$$s each cruise ship tourist brings with them... It was quite cut-throat (not literally).

I'm thinking that there must be a growing Indian community in the DR because of the tourism growth... I might even know some of the families.