Puerto Plata: A Sparkling Gem of the Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Docking: The Caribbean Dawn

As dawn breaks, your cruise ship makes its entry into the enchanting port of Puerto Plata, typically around 7:00 AM. As you disembark, you will be greeted by a lively atmosphere in a well-facilitated port with easy access to restaurants, bars, and shopping outlets, a perfect start to your day.

Exploration: Embrace the Town's Aura

The historic heart of Puerto Plata beckons. Step back in time as you stroll around the vibrant town square, Parque Central, and marvel at the stunning Victorian architecture. Don't miss the enchanting San Felipe Fortress, a 16th-century citadel offering panoramic views of the port and the vast azure expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sandy Toes: A Day at the Beach

Puerto Plata is blessed with stunning beaches. Head towards Playa Dorada, a golden sand beach offering plenty of space to soak up the sun or take a dip in the warm waters. Long Beach, a local favorite, is another great spot to enjoy a leisurely beach day.

Adventures: Pulse-pounding Activities

Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling cable car ride up to Mount Isabel de Torres. At the summit, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the city and coast. For nature lovers, a guided tour of the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua offers a unique experience of canyoning, sliding, and cliff jumping.

Gastronomical Delights: A Taste of the Dominican Republic

Indulge in some Dominican culinary delights while in Puerto Plata. Try Sancocho, a hearty stew with seven types of meat, or Chicharrón, deliciously crispy fried pork. For the seafood lovers, the fresh catches of the day cooked in traditional Creole style are a must-try. Sip on some Brugal rum, a local brew, to end your meal on a high note.

The Last Stop: Souvenirs and Departure

As the day draws to a close, browse through the vibrant marketplace for souvenirs. Pick up some local coffee, hand-rolled cigars, or amber jewelry to take a piece of Puerto Plata back home. With your treasures in hand, return to your cruise ship and set sail, leaving the shimmering lights of Puerto Plata behind as you embark on your next Caribbean adventure.

Puerto Plata from Miami Cruise Schedule

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

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami

Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: January 3, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Great Stirrup Cay, Catalina Island, Curacao, Aruba, Bridgetown, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Tortola, Puerto Plata, Miami; View Itinerary