Cruise tourism continues to grow in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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According to Dominican Today tourism digital page the arrival of the Carnival Mardi Gras and Carnival Liberty ships probably makes Puerto Plata the first tourist center to receive more than 10,000 cruise passengers in one day in Dominican history.

Regional director of tourism in Puerto Plata, Stephani Kfouri, wrote in a Twitter message that last Tuesday Puerto Plata were visited by the Carnival Mardi Gras with 5,316 passengers, 1,741 crew members and the Carnival Liberty with 1,468 passengers, 1,179 crew members.

The Dominican web site also indicated that “Let’s Puertoplateños all unite to welcome visitors with affection in our little silver cup!”

The cruise industry in the Dominican Republic had its beginnings in 1993, with the arrival of only about 60 ships in the developing national port system.

Then, the ports used were Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, La Romana, and a few arrivals to Samaná.

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