Punta Cana (La Romana)

Dominican Republic

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Cruises to Punta Cana (La Romana)

Located on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic near La Romana, Punta Cana truly is paradise. Perfectly clear turquoise waters, expansive beaches and awe-inspiring lagoons intertwine with an abundance of dining, shopping and cultural activities — offering something for everyone to enjoy. The town is uniquely situated so that it hugs both the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean — you can take a dip in both bodies of water in one day! From snorkeling with sea turtles and surfing to exploring the pristine beaches of the uninhabited Isle Saona, Punta Cana is your sun-kissed tropical playground. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, excitement or a little of both, Feel Free to do it all or nothing at all with Norwegian.


  • Time Zone
    Port of La Romana.
  • Time Zone
    Atlantic Standard Time Zone UTC/GMT-4
  • Language
    The native language spoken by locals in La Romana is Spanish. To ask how much something cost, say, ¿Cuánto cuesta…?” “Por favor” means please while “gracias” is thank you and “much gusto” means nice to meet you.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The Dominican Peso is the local currency used for in-city shopping. Located on the sands of Bávaro Beach, Bi2JH2O Artisanal Shopping Plaza has a bazaar-like atmosphere and is considered a fun place to browse for handicrafts and souvenirs. For a more upscale shopping experience, visit Palma Real Shopping Village.
    • Famous For
      Punta Cana is known for its nearly 20 miles of beautiful beaches, clear waters, lavish resorts and ecological parks.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Bávaro Beach boasts over six miles of white sands that offer a wide range of amenities, watersports and beachfront bars and restaurants—and is one of Punta Cana’s most popular beaches.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Experience the island’s natural beauty with a dip in Hoyo Azul (Blue Hole) — a natural sinkhole with strikingly beautiful turquoise waters that is surrounded by lush forest.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Visit ChocoMuseo for a taste of the chocolate-making method at this small museum where you’ll learn about the “bean-to-bar” process and can sample a variety of chocolates.

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