Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic

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Cruises to Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata (or officially known as San Felipe de Puerto Plata) is the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic and the capital of the province of Puerto Plata. For spectacular city views, take a ride up the Pico Isabel de Torres mountain which stands over 2,600 feet high. History buff? Visit Fortaleza San Felipe, which was built in the 16th century and served as a prison under the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Or head to the Amber Museum, a museum filled with a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber which is semiprecious tree sap that has hardened for millions of years capturing many fossils of plant and insect life.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Amber Cove Cruise Terminal. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Atlantic Standard Time (AST) UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The local currency is the Dominican Peso.
    • Famous For
      Mount Isabel de Torres is the highest mountain with a 7-acre botanical garden featuring over 600 types of tropical plants.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Puerto Plata is the kiteboarding and windsurfing capital of the Caribbean.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Cofresi Beach was named after an infamous pirate named Roberto Cofresi who was once considered a major threat during his time.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Made with rum, red wine, honey, herbs and tree bark, Mama Juana is a popular aphrodisiac drink in the Dominican Republic.

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5-Day Eastern Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral)

5-Day Eastern Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral)

Exquisitely refurbished in 2018, Norwegian Sun shines bright. | Discover paradise aboard The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic);
DISEMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
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Enjoy the beautiful blue skies and bay in Philipsburg, St. Maarten.

10-Day Southern Caribbean from New York

Scuba dive through the Rhone shipwreck off the coast of Tortola. | Find out what makes Cagney’s truffle parmesan fries so famous.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
San Juan (Puerto Rico); Tortola (British Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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5-Day Eastern Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral)

5-Day Eastern Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral)

Get set to watch the jazz-filled Broadway hit, After Midnight. | Ride a cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres in Puerto Plata.
SHIP Norwegian Escape
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic);
DISEMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
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