821 Amber Cove (Puerto Plata) Cruise Reviews

Port that the cruise line built is beautiful. Shops and beautiful pool area. However, pool area is very loud with blaring music. They really need a "quiet" are for people who just want to rest and relax in this tropical ... Read More
Port that the cruise line built is beautiful. Shops and beautiful pool area. However, pool area is very loud with blaring music. They really need a "quiet" are for people who just want to rest and relax in this tropical paradise. If you like loud music like they play at Margaritaville in Grand Turk you will love the pool area at Amber Cove. Not for me though. Did take an excursion of Puerta Plata Panaramic Tour. Did enjoy the city tour and the tour guide was excellent. About 30 people on a large air conditioned bus that drove to the city from the port about a 20 minute bus ride. Once in the city we saw the city square (historical), an old cathedral, learned the history of the island. souvenir stop so you could buy some trinkets, drove by the Malecon (beach area), saw the old fort. Overall it was a very good tour and worth the amount of money paid. About a 2.5 hour tour but it was interesting and a good way to see the island, if you have never been. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
island tour and Cabarete beach. Not possible to swim, too rough. plate lunch at the beach. My husband ended up in the hospital for 3 days after acute diarrhea from the food.
island tour and Cabarete beach. Not possible to swim, too rough. plate lunch at the beach. My husband ended up in the hospital for 3 days after acute diarrhea from the food. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
The stop seems better suited for families with children of many ages, but is rather uninteresting to us, the over 60 crowd. Once you walk around the grounds and take pictures and selfies with the “Amber Cove” sign and then visit the ... Read More
The stop seems better suited for families with children of many ages, but is rather uninteresting to us, the over 60 crowd. Once you walk around the grounds and take pictures and selfies with the “Amber Cove” sign and then visit the shops. You notice that there is no beach here. That would require an excursion off the property. I’ve been to other cruise line owned shore stops such as Half Moon Cay. Which was excellent. The mood and feel was so much more inviting at HMC than here. With a boat load of us senior in port the mood was more like an empty water park whose day was in the past. Next time I come here, I’ll likely opt to stay onboard where the poolside food is included. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Did a open air bus tour and beach break. Good tour but be prepared for a rough 45 minute ride to the beach. We were so dirty when we got back to the ship, but had a great day.
Did a open air bus tour and beach break. Good tour but be prepared for a rough 45 minute ride to the beach. We were so dirty when we got back to the ship, but had a great day. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Did the Amber Cove, serenity VIP resort excursion. Very relaxing. Got a free 10 massage!
Did the Amber Cove, serenity VIP resort excursion. Very relaxing. Got a free 10 massage! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We did Monkeyland and had a great time. Bomba and Polanco did great job as our guides as did the staff at Monkeyland
We did Monkeyland and had a great time. Bomba and Polanco did great job as our guides as did the staff at Monkeyland Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The best port of the trip! Absolutely beautiful. There are stores, but this is tourist area so have some sense. You can take a complimentary ride in a rickshaw from the ship and back. Since it is quite hot, and the walk is long, I promise ... Read More
The best port of the trip! Absolutely beautiful. There are stores, but this is tourist area so have some sense. You can take a complimentary ride in a rickshaw from the ship and back. Since it is quite hot, and the walk is long, I promise you its worth it. Just don't forget to tip your driver; they work hard in the heat taking folks back and forth. There is little pharmacy there ($$$) that has cold Dasani water for $1 a bottle. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Just a tourist trap if you dont do an excursion. There is no information about safety if you do your own trip. And trying to get wi fi especially on baord is just daylight robbery. Dick Turpin wore a mask. Carnival do it with a smile and ... Read More
Just a tourist trap if you dont do an excursion. There is no information about safety if you do your own trip. And trying to get wi fi especially on baord is just daylight robbery. Dick Turpin wore a mask. Carnival do it with a smile and add the hash tag 'Fun'. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We did a bus excursion on our own just to see the area. It was nice to see this place but wouldn't want to go back.
We did a bus excursion on our own just to see the area. It was nice to see this place but wouldn't want to go back. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Very nice Port. We paid for an excursion. And we went to a beach that was full of seaweed. This was not a beach I would’ve normally went to. It was dirty. You couldn’t wan on the sand without shoes due to cigarette butts and garbage. ... Read More
Very nice Port. We paid for an excursion. And we went to a beach that was full of seaweed. This was not a beach I would’ve normally went to. It was dirty. You couldn’t wan on the sand without shoes due to cigarette butts and garbage. The tour guide was superb. It ended up being ok but wish I had a better opportunity to see more. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
These guys made this catamaran ride a BLAST. The entire family went 24 and everyone to a person said it was the highlight of our cruise.
These guys made this catamaran ride a BLAST. The entire family went 24 and everyone to a person said it was the highlight of our cruise. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
At first we were going to a resort for a few hours but after all the issue with people getting sick of dying we didn't want to chance it with 2 children so we Stayed at pool and water slide area. it was a very nice day there
At first we were going to a resort for a few hours but after all the issue with people getting sick of dying we didn't want to chance it with 2 children so we Stayed at pool and water slide area. it was a very nice day there Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Awful. Too crowded. Not child friendly. DON'T GET A CABANA! We got it because it was advertised as being air conditioned and it was supposed to get very hot and humid. You know what does not work well with AC? If you remove the ... Read More
Awful. Too crowded. Not child friendly. DON'T GET A CABANA! We got it because it was advertised as being air conditioned and it was supposed to get very hot and humid. You know what does not work well with AC? If you remove the giant doors from the cabana (you could see where the hinges once were) and then so that one whole side is open to the heat. Also, who doesn't provide towels with a cabana? Also, if I am going to pay $300+ for a cabana, do you think you could trust me to not take the key? They did not warn us that there would be a $20 deposit, so we did not bring any cash with us. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019

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