Santo Domingo

UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Three Eyes
Vast limestone caves

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Introduction

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Board an MSC Caribbean cruise to the “Gateway of the Antilles” and visit Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. When you book an MSC Caribbean cruise to the Dominican Republic, a trip to its capital, Santo Domingo, will definitely be high on your list.
Located on the southern shore of Hispaniola Island in the Greater Antilles and divided by the River Ozama, the historical city of Santo Domingo offers beautiful architecture, fabulous beaches, the wonderful Parque Mirador Sur’s caves and splendid shopping opportunities, from the modern Megacentro to the more intimate Plaza Andalucia.

Santo Domingo is the earliest European settlement in the Americas, and was founded by Bartholomew Columbus shortly after his brother, Christopher, had discovered Hispaniola in 1492. A date that changed the world, and you can see rich history everywhere in the many sixteenth century buildings of its Zona Colonial, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Must-sees include the former vice regal residence of Alcázar de Colón, Ozama Fortress and Santa Maria La Menor Cathedral, while Faro de Colón lighthouse and museum provides a modern monument to the great explorer.

Another classic sight in the area is the nearby Los Tres Ojos, or The Three Eyes, a trio of lakes in open-topped limestone caverns that can be explored on guided boat trips. As a firm favourite for all passengers, this jewel of nature makes a perfect shore destination to make the most of your cruise experience with MSC Cruises.

Capture all the Caribbean magic of a holiday to the Dominican Republic.

Must see place in Santo Domingo

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Direction

The cruise terminal is close to the city centre, however it is located in an industrial area off a highway.
Taxis run to the city

Port Terminal

Address of the Terminal
ZIPCODE CITY

Tel. +00 000 0000000
Fax. +00 000 0000000
E-mail:  email@emailaddress.it
Website:  www.terminalwebsite.com

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Dominican Republic

Where the sun always shines

A world-famous magnet for sun worshippers, the Dominican Republic is the Caribbean’s most visited holiday destination – yet it still holds plenty of surprises.


There’s the geographic diversity, for starters – how many outsiders know that the country boasts five distinct mountain ranges, seemingly endless swathes of rainforest, regions of cactus-strewn semi-desert, plus the Caribbean’s largest metropolis, highest peak and biggest lake? Or that the capital, Santo Domingo, is the oldest colonial city in the Americas? For a country significantly smaller than Scotland, it certainly packs a lot in. A cruise to the Dominican Republic will take you to its celebrated coastline – all 1000km and more of it – where you can count on hundreds of beautiful, white-sand beaches, 166km of coral reefs and 325 square kilometres of mangroves.

Besides rainforest there are vast tracts of pine forest, much of which can be found in the country’s many national parks and nature reserves. Occupying gentler plots of land are the manicured greens of over 25 designer golf courses, complementing the countless locations for other outdoor pursuits, including one of the world’s best kitesurfing spots in Cabarete, and the largest breeding ground for the North Atlantic humpback whale population in the Samaná Bay, providing the scene for some of the most unforgettable nautical excursions anywhere.
Dominican Republic