North Coast June 12, 2024 | 8:32 am

Dominican tourist ports generate over $20 Million in May

Santo Domingo.- Dominican tourist ports generated approximately $20,840,040 in May, with each cruise tourist spending an average of $100 to $120 per day.

According to a report by the Dominican Port Authority (Apordom), the Dominican Republic welcomed around 176,667 passengers in May through ports including Amber Cove, Taino Bay in Puerto Plata, La Romana, Santa Bárbara in Samaná, and Santo Domingo Crucero.

Amber Cove and Taino Bay, known as the Bride of the Atlantic terminals, continue to lead the country’s cruise industry.

Jean Luis Rodríguez, the executive director of the Port Authority, highlighted the economic benefits for local communities, noting that each cruise passenger spends between $100 and $120 during their visit.

“In the Dominican Republic, the arrival of cruise ships has increased due to the country’s tourist attractions and its ports. The schedule for tour operators has also expanded significantly, with excursions growing from carrying 10 people to now accommodating 200, representing a substantial economic impact,” Rodríguez stated.

June 2024 Cruises in Dominican Ports

Until June 29, the Dominican Republic expects to receive an average of 40 vessels at its ports and anchorages.

Amber Cove, with its accommodation, entertainment, and shopping facilities, will host 19 arrivals, Taino Bay will welcome 15, and La Romana will see 2. This indicates a significant increase in vessel activity within Dominican territory.

The ships scheduled to arrive from June 1 to 29 include Carnival Horizon, Freedom Of The Seas, MSC Seashore, Carnival Venezia, Wonder Of The Seas, Adventures Of The Seas, Carnival Vista, Carnival Celebration, Marella Discovery, Norwegian Sky, and Carnival Mardi Gras.

Additionally, Enchanted Princess, Norwegian Jade, Carnival Magic, Norwegian Breakaway, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Freedom, and Valiant Lady, among others, are expected.

The Dominican Port Authority noted that the projected schedule for visitors may vary due to weather conditions, route changes by cruise lines, and other factors that could affect the number of visits.

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