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About Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Amber Cove is an $85 million port in the Dominican Republic developed for cruise passengers by Carnival Corporation. Originally developed with the intention to use the port for volunteering opportunities on the now-defunct Carnival brand fathom, cruisers from various Carnival Corp. cruise lines can still join fathom shore excursions like a tour of a women's cooperative making chocolate, or a recycled paper and crafts entrepreneurship.

When Amber Cove opened in 2015, it was the first time since the 1980s that a cruise ship stopped at what is known as the Amber Coast, so called for its abundance of the translucent, burnt-orange stone. Located along the Bay of Maimon 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 is equipped with two berths and designed to accommodate 10,000 passengers from most of Carnival Corp.'s brands, including Carnival, Holland America, Costa, Cunard and P&O, among others.


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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    San Juan, Amber Cove ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      San Juan
    • Day 5
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 6
      Grand Turk
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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    Carnival Mardi Gras - Carnival Cruise Line

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    Carnival Mardi Gras Reviews

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    0.0/5

    Carnival Mardi Gras will be a 5,200-passenger ship, and the largest vessel in the Carnival Crui...

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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
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    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
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  • 8 Night
    Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Aruba, Bonaire ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    8 Night Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Aruba
    • Day 5
      Bonaire
    • Day 6
      La Romana (Casa de Campo)
    • Day 7
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Carnival Horizon - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Activity-packed ship with plenty to do without massive upcharges

    Cons

    Finding a spot for some peace and quiet is tricky

    Bottom Line

    Great value, perfect for families

    Reviews

    Carnival Horizon Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Horizon is a bold, beautiful ship jam-packed with activities, dining options, and bars...

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    Flacruzr
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    Disappointed
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    pambecause
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Relaxing
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    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 5 Night
    Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Amber Cove, Grand Turk ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    5 Night Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 4
      Grand Turk
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
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    Carnival Elation - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Families will love the water park and Dr. Seuss activities; new dining spots draw crowds

    Cons

    Just one pool, no movies by the pool and little onboard shopping

    Bottom Line

    Enough onboard to keep passengers as busy as they want to be

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    Carnival Elation Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value4.5

    Given that Elation was built 20 years ago, it is noticeably smaller than the larger-than-life s...

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    Liz-Sem
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Worst Cruise Ever!!
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    TheBearAK
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Ship really needs a designer that knows fun
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

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      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 8 Night
    Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Aruba, Curacao ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    8 Night Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Aruba
    • Day 5
      Curacao
    • Day 6
      La Romana (Casa de Campo)
    • Day 7
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Carnival Horizon - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Activity-packed ship with plenty to do without massive upcharges

    Cons

    Finding a spot for some peace and quiet is tricky

    Bottom Line

    Great value, perfect for families

    Reviews

    Carnival Horizon Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Horizon is a bold, beautiful ship jam-packed with activities, dining options, and bars...

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    BABYJOSIE98
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Wonderful week in the Southern Caribbean!
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    jmcathome
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Horizon Southern Caribbean
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 6 Night
    Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Amber Cove, Grand Turk ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    6 Night Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 4
      Grand Turk
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Nassau
    • Day 7
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    Ship Details

    Carnival Breeze - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Variety of diversions and dining options

    Cons

    Crowds and informal party atmosphere might be a turn-off

    Bottom Line

    Carnival's fun-for-everyone ethic at its best

    Reviews

    Carnival Breeze Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Breeze has a light and lively Caribbean feel, with friendly and accommodating crew mem...

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    Linda90383
    Sail Date Oct 2019
    Our cruise was very nice, and we loved the Breeze.
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    tnadams
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    By far our favorite cruise.
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

    Leaving:
    Miami
    Visiting:
    Amber Cove, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Miami
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 4
      St. Thomas
    • Day 5
      San Juan
    • Day 6
      Grand Turk
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Miami
    Ship Details

    Carnival Magic - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    The best of Carnival's Fun Ship amenities, always served with a smile

    Cons

    Lines can be long; surprisingly few free dinner options

    Bottom Line

    With activities for all ages, Carnival Magic is perfect for multigenerational cruising

    Reviews

    Carnival Magic Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    When Carnival Magic appeared on the scene in 2011, the cruise industry sat up and took notice. ...

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    geonurse
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    MAGICAL cruise vacation! ( Lengthy detailed review)
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    Waddy
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Amazing!
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    What’s included in My Cruise Fare?

    • Cabin
      Room with bed and private bathroom
    • Port Taxes & Fees
    • Service Gratuities
    • Most Onboard Entertainment
    • Kids Club
    • Shore Excursions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.

  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

    Leaving:
    Port Canaveral
    Visiting:
    Amber Cove, St. Thomas ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    Cruise Itinerary

    7 Night Cruise to Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)
    • Day 4
      St. Thomas
    • Day 5
      San Juan
    • Day 6
      Grand Turk
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Port Canaveral (Orlando)
    Ship Details

    Carnival Breeze - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Variety of diversions and dining options

    Cons

    Crowds and informal party atmosphere might be a turn-off

    Bottom Line

    Carnival's fun-for