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Spring completion expected for new cruise port

Construction of Carnival Corporation’s new port near Puerto Plata is expected to be complete sometime in the spring of 2015, a Carnival Cruise Lines representative said recently.

Under construction since May 2012, the two-berth Amber Cove Cruise Center will be able to accommodate up to 8,000 cruise passengers and 2,000 crew members daily. The facility is expected to host more than 250,000 cruise passengers in its first year of operation.

The 30-acre development on the Bay of Maimon includes a welcome center with a variety of retail outlets, themed restaurants and bars and a transportation hub allowing visitors easy access by land and sea to nearby destinations. A 2014 completion was originally forecast.

A joint project between Carnival Corp. & plc and the Rannik family of Grupo B&R, the $65 million project is designed to re-establish the Dominican Republic’s North Shore as a popular cruise destination. The last cruise ship to call at Puerto Plata was nearly 30 years ago.

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