906 Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Cruise Reviews

Our favorite port of this cruise. It was a short walk to a beautiful pool area with lots of loungers. I suspect that many people took excursions in this port cause this inviting pool area was not over crowded. The area appeared safe, the ... Read More
Our favorite port of this cruise. It was a short walk to a beautiful pool area with lots of loungers. I suspect that many people took excursions in this port cause this inviting pool area was not over crowded. The area appeared safe, the pool was clean and refreshing and there was a wild water slide that 3 of us enjoyed. There was also a Zip Line option that we did not take advantage of. There were several little shops as well as a Duty Free with a good selection and good prices. Once again it would have been easy to go back to the ship for lunch and return to the pool but we opted to hang out at the pool in Amber Cove and returned to the ship for a later lunch. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was our first time in Amber Cove and first with the mentioned Shore Excursion Group on a tour called "Playa Dorada beach day" 4 Hrs - From the ship to reach the Tour bus we had to walk, I should say meandering through the ... Read More
This was our first time in Amber Cove and first with the mentioned Shore Excursion Group on a tour called "Playa Dorada beach day" 4 Hrs - From the ship to reach the Tour bus we had to walk, I should say meandering through the port and parking lots and approach road for about 30 minutes and though it was early in the morning it was quite hot, humid and sunny; not a very good start. However, the tour guide was a very pleasant young girl as well as her assistant; going around showing the city we saw (but not visited) the Cathedral San Felipe Apostle, Fort San Felipe and from afar the Teleferico that goes all the way to the top of Pico Isabel de Torres, pity we didn't go there because the view would've been superb. After all that city sightseeing we headed to Playa Dorada; a very expansive beach, with quite a few places to eat or have drinks and with lounges and umbrellas close the shore. There are several All Inclusive resorts nearby but they did not make the beach seem crowded at all. Very private indeed and not being busy helped a lot. The waters were quite turbulent and having the red flag up, we decided to skip going in for a swim. Decided to wait for lunch till getting back on the ship and that's what we did once on board. In general, except that very long walk to reach the tour bus, it was quite a pleasant excursion especially as our group was only eight people. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Switched from the Zip Lining to the ATV Excursion after our Grand Turk excursion was cancelled. For most excursions at this port a 45 minute Bus ride is required to get there, which is why almost every excursion is nearly if not more than ... Read More
Switched from the Zip Lining to the ATV Excursion after our Grand Turk excursion was cancelled. For most excursions at this port a 45 minute Bus ride is required to get there, which is why almost every excursion is nearly if not more than 4 hours. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Did not take a tour stayed at Carnival's entertainment complex right at Amber Cove pier. Great day to sit by the pool and have a few cocktails - It was my 50 Th Birthday !
Did not take a tour stayed at Carnival's entertainment complex right at Amber Cove pier. Great day to sit by the pool and have a few cocktails - It was my 50 Th Birthday ! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I kind of hate to admit that I could like a “cruise compound” as I call them, but this one has gorgeous landscaping and you can even get away from the dreadful music sometimes.
I kind of hate to admit that I could like a “cruise compound” as I call them, but this one has gorgeous landscaping and you can even get away from the dreadful music sometimes. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I liked this port the best, more to do, restaurants, beach, pool area and shopping, nice port.
I liked this port the best, more to do, restaurants, beach, pool area and shopping, nice port. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
E.T. and Juan Pablo were our guide and driver and did their best to show us as much as possible.
E.T. and Juan Pablo were our guide and driver and did their best to show us as much as possible. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
The van broke down on our city sights and mountain views excursion. Also, Remember to bring snacks or eat a big breakfast-- there is no stopping!
The van broke down on our city sights and mountain views excursion. Also, Remember to bring snacks or eat a big breakfast-- there is no stopping! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Amber Cove we booked our very first Carnival excursion. Typically, we get out hail a taxi and find a cool local beach. Based on travel warnings and travelling with our daughter we decided to take the more secure route and book with ... Read More
Amber Cove we booked our very first Carnival excursion. Typically, we get out hail a taxi and find a cool local beach. Based on travel warnings and travelling with our daughter we decided to take the more secure route and book with Carnival. I am so glad we did – we spent most of the day (11 – 3) at the Serenity VIP Lifestyle’s Resort. It was beautiful all-inclusive resort. It was easy, so many gorgeous day beds throughout the resort with fantastic drink and food service. They talk about the buffet being included but all the offerings were included – we had the beach menu and ice cream on the beach. We liked this spot so much we are looking at booking it in the future for our next All-Inclusive getaway! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We rented a van for the day through Carnival. The driver took us to numerous tourist shps he obviously had connections with. It was not at all what we expected or wanted.
We rented a van for the day through Carnival. The driver took us to numerous tourist shps he obviously had connections with. It was not at all what we expected or wanted. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Went to the all inclusive that was 45 minute in open bus. It was great. Food good, drinks good and the back great. The staff was wonderful
Went to the all inclusive that was 45 minute in open bus. It was great. Food good, drinks good and the back great. The staff was wonderful Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We used this stop to visit a friend living here. Used our connection to get Alfred for a cab. Enjoyed local food, and friendship. If this is your first time I have two recommendations. For the adventusome, Damasque Falls. For the ... Read More
We used this stop to visit a friend living here. Used our connection to get Alfred for a cab. Enjoyed local food, and friendship. If this is your first time I have two recommendations. For the adventusome, Damasque Falls. For the tourist, catch a private cab for a day. See the tram, downtown, distillary, eat a meal, walk the boardwalk. And enjoy a day like a local Read Less
Sail Date February 2020

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