One of the most colorful traditions of Dominicans is Carnival, which runs from February to March and is celebrated in the streets of many local villages, towns and cities. The color devilish masks – accompanied by the satirical, the grotesque, and images of daily lives and a world of imaginary figures, are essential to the […]
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Dominican Republic, Carnival Cruise Destination, $65M Investment
Friday, the Dominican Republic’s tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia announced that construction of a modern cruise terminal just west of Puerto Plata in Maimón Bay will begin soon.Carnival Corporation, known the world around for their cruise lines, has invested $65 million to have the terminal and the town around it turned into a “cruise destination”, to include retail shops, restaurants, and a recreation complex for cruise passengers.When finished, the terminal will be large enough to berth two large cruise ships, and is expected to bring in around $30 million in its first year in operation.The terminal with take up about 50,000 square meters at Maimón Bay, with construction starting October 1 and lasting two years. It will create 800 direct jobs, and as the town becomes more popular, more jobs will likely be created.
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