828 Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Cruise Reviews

Carnival catamaran excursion was fantastic. Big Mama was hilarious! They were very concerned with staff and we saw many fish.
Carnival catamaran excursion was fantastic. Big Mama was hilarious! They were very concerned with staff and we saw many fish. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Beautiful! Huge pool and area to hang out right at the port! Lots of little shops to explore. The best part was the rooftop bar! We did an excursion to Oceanworld to swim with the Dolphins- it was a little long for my taste, I would have ... Read More
Beautiful! Huge pool and area to hang out right at the port! Lots of little shops to explore. The best part was the rooftop bar! We did an excursion to Oceanworld to swim with the Dolphins- it was a little long for my taste, I would have liked to return to the port sooner to enjoy the pool and waterslides and rooftop bar. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We did the Carnival ATV and beach excursion at this port. The ride to and from the excursion was a in an open air truck, it was a bit bumpy but fine. The ATV's were fun but a lot of the ATV's were old and in poor condition ... Read More
We did the Carnival ATV and beach excursion at this port. The ride to and from the excursion was a in an open air truck, it was a bit bumpy but fine. The ATV's were fun but a lot of the ATV's were old and in poor condition causing them to breakdown often making the whole group have to stop and wait. Definitely not enough beach time, by the time you make down to the beach, get a drink and get in the water it's time to get right back out and get changed to go. We brought cereal boxes from the boat as there was no food included in this excursion. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
The tour could have been very nice but the tour guide was not on task and we spent a lot of time standing around and waiting. We were behind schedule from the beginning and did not get back to the ship until a 1/2 hour after we were ... Read More
The tour could have been very nice but the tour guide was not on task and we spent a lot of time standing around and waiting. We were behind schedule from the beginning and did not get back to the ship until a 1/2 hour after we were suppose to be back. The last stop at the fort was cut to 10 minutes because we got there about 15 minutes before the ship was ready to leave. (Of course they waited for us) Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Dominican Republic: Have to admit it was my favorite but we never went outside of the cruise theme park type of port. We all enjoyed the monstrous swim park very much, they even have a kids water splash pad. Everything was very close, a ... Read More
Dominican Republic: Have to admit it was my favorite but we never went outside of the cruise theme park type of port. We all enjoyed the monstrous swim park very much, they even have a kids water splash pad. Everything was very close, a lot to do in the port but as far as getting any knowledge of the island, it’s people or life on the island I got none. Maybe next time we will, maybe not since we enjoyed it so much. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Amber Cove we did a catamaran/snorkel excursion that was fun. Not too crowded, free drinks, fun in the water, beautiful beach.
Amber Cove we did a catamaran/snorkel excursion that was fun. Not too crowded, free drinks, fun in the water, beautiful beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
In this port we took a ship's tour and had an interesting day going off to a snorkeling cove. The bus ride through the countryside and small towns gave us a fairly authentic although somewhat gritty view of the Dominican Republic. ... Read More
In this port we took a ship's tour and had an interesting day going off to a snorkeling cove. The bus ride through the countryside and small towns gave us a fairly authentic although somewhat gritty view of the Dominican Republic. There seemed to be a big swimming pool and other things available to do in the port, although we didn't go to see that since we had a pretty full day with the powered snorkeling tour. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Went to the plantation, rum museum, chocolate factory and cigar factory. Had a great time. Could have skipped the cigar as the smell in the building was overpowering. But chairs outside so we sat and talked with others who didn't ... Read More
Went to the plantation, rum museum, chocolate factory and cigar factory. Had a great time. Could have skipped the cigar as the smell in the building was overpowering. But chairs outside so we sat and talked with others who didn't like the smell. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Did not book an excursion, but had a very nice pool area with shops, water slides, zipline. We enjoyed our pool day. Lockers need to be closer to pool area, but all in all, nice.
Did not book an excursion, but had a very nice pool area with shops, water slides, zipline. We enjoyed our pool day. Lockers need to be closer to pool area, but all in all, nice. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
The areas outside the cruise port or excursion areas don't seem safe, the area is poverty-stricken. The ride from where the port is to where the beaches are is rather long. We enjoyed it, as we liked seeing the area. But there were ... Read More
The areas outside the cruise port or excursion areas don't seem safe, the area is poverty-stricken. The ride from where the port is to where the beaches are is rather long. We enjoyed it, as we liked seeing the area. But there were others on our bus that seemed less than enthused with the long bumpy ride. The beaches and food were pretty basic. Staff was helpful. I wouldn't go back to the DR, but by no fault/reason of the cruiseline Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We don't book shore excusions through the cruise line, we got a personal cab for just the two of us for whatever we wanted for 3 1/2 hours. He showed us around and explained a lot about the DR. I was taken to a cigar factory where ... Read More
We don't book shore excusions through the cruise line, we got a personal cab for just the two of us for whatever we wanted for 3 1/2 hours. He showed us around and explained a lot about the DR. I was taken to a cigar factory where When it was time for lunch he took us to a place he takes his family for dinners, there might have been one other non local table, the food was great the price was so good that we bought lunch for our driver Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We enjoyed Amber Cove. We liked the shopping and the beach.
We enjoyed Amber Cove. We liked the shopping and the beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Took dune buggy excursion on ship...good fun Nothing to do otherwaise except sit by pool..town 5 or more miles away and nothing in town either
Took dune buggy excursion on ship...good fun Nothing to do otherwaise except sit by pool..town 5 or more miles away and nothing in town either Read Less
Sail Date October 2018

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