Dominican Republic receives the Carnival Celebration for the first time with 5,788 cruise passengers
The Dominican Port Authority (APORDOM) announced that last Thursday, November 24, two Carnival Cruise Line ships arrived at the Amber Cove cruise terminal, located in Puerto Plata, where 9,450 cruise passengers disembarked.
“The Carnival Celebration touched Dominican land for the first time in history with 5,788 cruise passengers, where it shared the dock with the Carnival Freedom, which brought with it 3,662 more cruise passengers for a total of 9,450 people, contributing directly to the economy of our country,” the entity said in its social networks.
It recalled that Apordom stated that “last October for the history of cruises in the DR¡ we received in October of this year 85,912 cruise passengers, an increase of 149% compared to October 2021 and 40% compared to October 2019. We surpassed the pre-pandemic numbers and the high season is just beginning!”
APORDOM further explained that although 2017, 2018, and 2019 had been the best years for Dominican tourism, cruise arrivals were lower than in October 2022.