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Carnival Corp. to start using new Dominican port in October

This drone image shows the Amber Cove port facility in the Dominican Republic, which will start accepting passengers in October.
This drone image shows the Amber Cove port facility in the Dominican Republic, which will start accepting passengers in October.

Carnival Corp. will add another Caribbean port stop this fall.

The Doral-based cruise giant said an $85 million facility in the Dominican Republic, Amber Cove, will welcome its first visitors in October. Between that date and April of 2016, six different Carnival Corp. brands will send 13 ships to the port for a total of 57 calls.

The first ship to visit Amber Cove, part of the region where some filming for Jurassic Park took place, will be Carnival Victory. Other brands that will visit the port include Cunard, P&O Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises and Holland America Line.

Carnival developed the project with the Rannik family of Grupo B&R. In the first year, the facility is expected to see more than 250,000 passengers.

The cruise company said the new port call will give repeat passengers a fresh Caribbean destination — and pointed out that Amber Cove “is strategically located to be incorporated into itineraries featuring potential stops in Cuba.”

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