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La Romana, Dominican Republic: A Caribbean Treasure

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Coming Ashore: The First Steps

Cruise ships typically dock at the port of La Romana by 8:00 AM, revealing a picture-perfect scene of turquoise waters and swaying palm trees. The port area itself offers a host of facilities including restaurants, bars, and even a golf course. A vibrant shopping plaza welcomes you right off the pier, ideal for a quick browse.

Wandering the Lanes: Exploration and Discovery

Venture into the heart of La Romana to experience a vibrant Dominican lifestyle. Visit Altos de Chavon, a replica 16th-century Mediterranean village overlooking the Chavon River. The town's historic charm, coupled with stunning views, art studios, and an amphitheater, makes it an unforgettable experience.

Salty Air and Sun-Kissed Hair: The Beach Experience

The Dominican Republic is famed for its pristine beaches, and La Romana doesn't disappoint. Dominicus Beach, Bayahibe Beach, and Minitas Beach are close by and perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or just unwinding. Don't miss a chance to snorkel in the crystalline Caribbean waters.

Thrills and Chills: Seeking Adventures

If you're an adrenaline junkie, embark on a speedboat ride to Saona Island, part of the East National Park and a natural paradise. Alternatively, explore the depths of the Caribbean Sea through a scuba diving tour, where you might encounter vibrant coral reefs and fascinating marine life.

Savor the Flavors: A Culinary Journey

La Romana boasts an impressive array of local dishes. Sample 'La Bandera' - a traditional meal of rice, beans, meat, and salad. Delight in fresh seafood, or try Mangu, a popular dish made from mashed plantains. Quench your thirst with a refreshing Presidente beer or a glass of Mama Juana, a unique local drink.

Final Moments: Gifts and Farewells

As your day comes to a close, head to the Artisanal Shopping Village at the port for a final souvenir hunt. Handcrafted jewelry, Dominican cigars, and local rum are popular choices. As you step back onto your ship, the sun dips below the horizon, marking the end of your memorable day in the Dominican haven of La Romana.

La Romana from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the La Romana would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the La Romana are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: August 31, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: December 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Bonaire, Aruba, Bridgetown, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: September 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: May 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: April 5, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 11-day route

11-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Prima, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: April 16, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Great Stirrup Cay, La Romana, Aruba, Curacao, St. Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Plata, New York; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: September 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: April 12, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 8, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Bonaire, Aruba, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 22, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: July 6, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: August 17, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: July 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: August 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: October 26, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: October 19, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: May 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary