Amber Cove Cruise Port

Port of Amber Cove: An Overview

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.

Port Facilities

Visitors will pass through a fort-like structure to a cobblestoned area that includes food and local vendors. The facility will also boast a transportation hub with taxis and car rentals.

Don't Miss

The port will serve as a jumping off point to local resorts, beaches, rum and cigar factories, and other attractions like the Amber Museum and the Malecon, a three-mile-long boardwalk in Puerto Plata. Additionally, cruisers can check out a selection of excursions that include snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins and ATV off-roading.

--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor

  • Amber Cove: Carnival Magic
    nice pool but if this is carnival own island area then why that our drink packages won't work and no food but to buy....expensive No beach just a pool, not a lot to do ... Read more
  • Amber Cove: Carnival Magic
    Port was substituted for Curacao due to tropical storm Don. Took a snorkel excursion through the ship. Too much boat time, not enough snorkel time. ... Read more
  • Amber Cove: Carnival Magic
    Wish they would have cleared out some beach area why have a port on the beach yet no way to access it only another pool area with high priced drinks ... Read more
  • Amazing and can't wait to get back. When we stepped off the ship I swore I stepped into a movie. The mountains and land is so plush with vegetation that I swore King Kong would come through the trees, later we found out that portion of the island ... Read more
  • Amber Cove: Carnival Magic
    We visited Ocean World, which was small and overcrowded. We had 3-4 hours to visit which was plenty of time. We paid for the dolphin encounter which was very fun and well run. The other shows didn't have enough seating and were lackluster. ... Read more