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Port of Amber Cove

Amber Cove, a new $85 million port purposely developed for cruise passengers by Carnival Corp., will begin receiving calls in fall 2015. It will be the first time since the 1980s that a cruise ship has stopped at what is known as the Amber Coast, so called for its abundance of the translucent, burnt-orange stone.

Located 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 will be equipped with two berths and is designed to accommodate 10,000 passengers.

The port will receive calls from most of Carnival Corp.'s brands, including Carnival, Holland America, Costa, Cunard and P&O, among others.

About Amber Cove


Amber Cove's resort-style pool features a swim-up bar, water slide and plenty of lounge chairs


There's no beach onsite; the nearest one is roughly 15 minutes away and requires a taxi

Bottom Line

Thanks to its exclusivity as a private port, Amber Cove hardly feels overcrowded

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