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Carnival set to open $85 million port in Dominican Republic

Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic will welcome its first guests on Oct. 6 when the Carnival Victory drops lines at the new, state-of-the-art port developed to simultaneously accommodate two docked massive cruise ships.
Source: Carnival Cruises

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Cruise giant Carnival Corp. is putting the finishing touches on its newest travel destination in the Dominican Republic. The multi-million port, called Amber Cove, will welcome its first guests on Oct. 6, when the Carnival Victory docks at the Caribbean island. The new state-of-the-art port was developed to accommodate two docked massive cruise ships simultaneously.

"We've invested more than $85 million into the facility—the largest by a cruise company in the Dominican—to make sure that it is a warm, welcoming and fun port for all of our guests," Carnival CEO, Arnold Donald, told CNBC in an interview.

The Carnival Victory, the Queen Mary 2 and the P&O Azura will be among the many Carnival-branded ships to visit the tropical destination between October and April 2016. Carnival expects Amber Cove to provide a destination for at least 250,000 passengers in its first year, which is expected to boost local jobs by at least 400.