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About Amber Cove

Amber Cove is nestled on the Bay of Maimón on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, near Puerto Plata. It's an exciting new cruise centre with a variety of shops and themed bars and restaurants, as well as a water attraction.  But it's also the gateway to the tropical splendours of this beautiful island.  The Dominican Republic has everything from stunning mountain scenery to desert scrublands and picturesque white-sand beaches shaded by rows of palm trees. Inland you'll find rivers carving their way through lush jungle, stunning waterfalls and charming small towns overflowing with warm welcoming people.

 

Nearby, is one of the country's most beautiful beaches - Playa Grande. But the stunning coast is filled with small beaches just waiting to be explored. And the watersports are plentiful. For something different, try the splashy playground of the '27 waterfalls of Damajagua'. Hiking and mountain biking are the best ways to enjoy the region's native flora and fauna. And golf comes complete with marvellous sea views from almost every hole.

 

Shore excursions in Amber Cove

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Art, Jewellery and Craft Creation with Locals

Activity lowRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy a day of connection, creativity and inspiring women on this hands-on experience.

Beautiful paper products and jewellery are just some of the products you’ll enjoy producing - a small taste of what is possible when you get closer to this local community.

At RePapel, local women are creating a new industry out of repurposed materials for beauty. This is your opportunity to learn about and participate in the entire process of recycling paper into handmade stationery, jewellery and other crafts. You’ll meet new friends and be alongside the friendly women of RePapel to produce new products and stimulate the local economy.

You will become an integral part of the organisation, helping the women practice their English language skills and supporting them to sell their products more effectively. Your visit will allow the women to expand their association as the business grows.

At the end of your time at RePapel, take a moment to browse among the variety of handmade crafts these Dominican women have created. The brightly-coloured coasters, paper cards and jewellery make a perfect and unique souvenir.

Essential information

Children must be aged 8 years or older to participate. US dollars or local currency will be required for purchases. Comfortable, modest clothing and closed-toe shoes should be worn.

Art, Jewellery and Craft Creation with Locals

Artisanal Soap Making with Locals

Activity mediumRefreshments includedFamily

Duration: 3 hours

Enjoy a fun morning or afternoon with locals, in a high energy environment, participating in the step by step process of soap making.

Art meets chemistry at the Dominican Wave Soap factory and the result is real magic!

Led by an enterprising college graduate, a handful of community members have created the Dominican Wave Soap Factory, a creative business which provides economic opportunities for a low-income community of Puerto Plata.

In this activity you will learn about the history of soap making, you will see beautiful soap bars being handmade, cut, stamped and packed, and you will have the opportunity to make soap yourself!

Engaging with the locals by joining in all steps of the soap making process, you’ll have a hand in increasing production, which translates into being able to hire more local staff and allow increased purchase of locally sourced ingredients for soap making, stimulating the local economy and providing critical income in a region with limited employment opportunities.

At the end of your time in the factory, take a moment to browse among the colourful variety of handmade soap bars. Getting clean now lets others get ahead.

Essential information

Children must be aged 8 years or older to participate. US dollars or local currency will be required for purchases. Comfortable, modest clothing and closed-toe shoes should be worn.

ATV Adventure

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Combine a thrilling ride on an All Terrain Vehicle (quad bike) with spectacular views of the Dominican Republic.

Your adventure begins onboard your island themed open air truck with ride of approximatley 45 minutes into rugged outback country roads.

Get up-close and personal with the rural Dominican experience, as you climb aboard your ATV and explore hidden trails, quaint villages and scenic vistas on paths that take you deeper into the countryside.

Feel the warm welcome as you visit a typical country home and get a true taste of Dominican rural lifestyle. After a leisurely ride back, relax on the beach or take a swim in a secluded cove.

Essential information

Pregnant women and those under 18 may not participate. A full clean driving licence is required. Passengers must listen to a safety briefing and perform simple manoeuvres to demonstrate competence. This tour is sold one bike per person, pillion passengers are not allowed. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. There is a weight limit of 17 stone on this tour. It is essential to wear long trousers and flat, comfortable closed toe shoes. A back-pack style bag is advisable.

Authentic Dominican Chocolate Experience

Activity lowRefreshments includedShoppingFamily

Duration: 4½ hours

Enjoy the sweet taste of local craft chocolate and spend a day immersed in the community of Altamera.

Experience a hands-on visit to a small chocolate cooperative founded by the creative, courageous and enterprising women of the Dominican Republic. Hear their powerful story and learn about the chocolate culture in this region. From bean to bar, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the process—and if you like, participate with production of one of the Dominican Republic’s biggest export: cacao!

Inside the facility, you will be alongside the women of Chocal at various stations. Together, you’ll transform the cacao bean into a delicious treat. Then, assist the women as they package the chocolate and prepare it for sale.

At a local nursery, you'll witness the cultivation of the cacao plant and participate by preparing organic soil and planting cacao seeds.

By joining these women, you’ll be supporting their vision to hire more local women and provide critical income in a region with limited employment opportunities.

Essential information

Children must be aged 8 years or older to participate. US dollars or local currency will be required for purchases. Comfortable, modest clothing and closed-toe shoes should be worn. A hair net will be provided and must be worn. Please remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a sun hat, umbrella and US dollars or local currency for souvenirs.

Authentic Dominican Chocolate Experience

Cacao and Women’s Chocolate Cooperative

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 5 hours

Join the women of Chocal in creating handmade chocolates from local cacao, one of the Dominican Republic’s most important crops.

Experience and participate in a hands-on visit to a chocolate factory founded by the enterprising women of the Dominican Republic. This endeavour is the result of a search for meaningful work so that they can support their families. At a local nursery, you'll begin with the cultivation of the cocoa plant, by preparing organic soil and planting cocoa seeds. In the chocolate factory, work alongside the women of Chocal at various workstations. Together, you’ll transform the cocoa bean into a delicious chocolate bar. Then, help the women package the chocolate and prepare it for sale.
By helping to improve production and increase sales, you’ll also be helping the organisation to thrive so it can hire more local women, providing critical income in a region with limited employment opportunities.

Essential information

This tour will operate by coach and on foot and is operated in partnership with Fathom Travel. Fathom is the newest brand in the Carnival Corporation & PLC family, offering impact travel and cultural exchange programs in the Dominican Republic and Cuba, on board Adonia. Impact travel is a whole new category of travel: it’s travel with purpose. Children under the age of 8 may not participate. US dollars or local currency will be required for purchases. Comfortable, modest clothing and closed-toe shoes should be worn. A hair net will be provided and must be worn. Please remember to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a sun hat, umbrella and US dollars or local currency for souvenirs.

 

A selection of cruises to Amber Cove

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