MIAMI, United States, Thursday February 19, 2015, CMC – Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, is expanding its presence in the Caribbean by welcoming guests at its newly-developed Amber Cove port in the Dominican Republic, beginning October 2015.
Six of Carnival Corporation’s nine brands will call on Amber Cove along the country’s Amber Coast – a partial filming location for the original Jurassic Park movie – to give cruise passengers another exotic location to explore as part of their vacation experience.
With the opening of the new Amber Cove port, passengers will be able to make stops along the Dominican Republic’s north Amber Coast, which has not been regularly visited on cruise itineraries since the 1980s.
“It will open expanded itinerary options in the Caribbean, the world’s most popular region for cruise vacations1, and will pair with the company’s Grand Turk Cruise Center only 100 miles to the north to anchor new central Caribbean itineraries for Carnival’s nine global brands,” said ETN Global Travel News Industry.
The new $85 million facility represents the largest cruise industry investment ever made in the Dominican Republic.
The opening of Amber Cove adds to the portfolio of cruise destinations Carnival Corporation has developed in the Caribbean.
This includes the Grand Turk Cruise Center in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Puerta Maya on the Island of Cozumel, Mexico, and Mahogany Bay on the island of Roatan, Honduras.