The Caribbean’s newest destination, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, has been named among the Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destination in Cruise Critic’s first-ever Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards are given based on consumer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year.
The gateway to one of the world’s most beautiful cruising regions, Amber Cove features dramatic architectural elements that echo the area’s storied Colonial past with cobblestone plazas lined with a variety of retail offerings, including themed restaurants and bars and a marketplace with locally sourced crafts and souvenirs. An Aqua Zone featuring a pool, water slide, a zip line and poolside cabanas is available on site, as well.
Amber Cove also provides easy and convenient access to the nearby historic town of Puerto Plata, named by Christopher Columbus when he discovered the island in 1492 and home to the first fort built by European settlers in the New World. Visitors to the city can shop in the bustling downtown area with artist studios and rum and cigar factories or stroll along the Malecon, a three-mile-long beach-side boardwalk dotted with bars, restaurants and shops.
A robust shore excursion program offering an array of landside experiences including excursions to beautiful beaches, exciting water sports and special culinary, cultural and adventure options, is offered, as well.
Operated by Carnival Corporation & plc, Amber Cove is featured on the itineraries of nine Carnival Cruise Line ships departing from seven convenient North American homeports.