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History buffs will appreciate a trip to the long-standing Dominican Republic capital city.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo is a wonderful cruise port in the Caribbean. As capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo is a very culturally-vibrant city. You will discover many attractions linked to its history, including Christopher Columbus. You can also check out some nice museums, parks with breathtaking scenery, ornate churches, and so much more! If you wanted to explore even further, the city of Santiago is only a 1.5-hour drive from Santo Domingo. Plus, you will come across a variety of international cuisine from seafood restaurants and steakhouses to pizzerias, cafes, sushi bars, and restaurants serving up Chinese, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. With so many incredible things to do, see, and experience, you might consider spending some additional time in Santo Domingo if you take a cruise that departs from it.

Ponant and Costa are currently the only cruises line that offering cruises departing from Santo Domingo. Destinations visited during a cruise from Santo Domingo may include La Romana, Bridgetown, and Fort-De-France. A great time to visit Santo Domingo is between November and March, when you can enjoy the nicest weather for exploring.

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Destinations for Cruises to Santo Domingo

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Santo Domingo . Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Santo Domingo

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Santo Domingo . Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Santo Domingo :

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Luxury Cruise Lines

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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (606 - 740 Guests)
  • Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages
  • Free Wi-Fi/Internet
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Holland America Line
  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (264 - 600 Guests)
  • Open Bars Throughout the Ship
  • All Dining Venues are Complimentary
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Star Clippers
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (170 - 227 Guests)
  • Intimate
  • Casual Atmosphere
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Swan Hellenic
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (152 - 192 Guests)
  • Chic staterooms with unobstructed views
  • Over 70 years of cruise expertise
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Windstar Cruises
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Santo Domingo

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Santo Domingo, along with a brief description:

♦ 3 Eyes National Park

For a nice escape from the bustling city, consider paying a visit to 3 Eyes National Park. The highlight of this beautiful nature reserve is an open-air limestone cave that features three breathtaking cave pools (otherwise known as the “eyes”). For an additional fee, you can join in on a boat ride to the fourth pool or “eye.” 3 Eyes National Park is a truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy. You can choose to explore the caves by yourself, or hire a guide who can provide you with some more insights into the history of the park and city.

♦ Columbus Lighthouse

History buffs are certain to appreciate Santo Domingo’s Columbus Lighthouse. This monument doubles as a mausoleum, as many believe the remains of Christopher Columbus are housed inside. Though not a traditional lighthouse, this large concrete building features projecting beams of light that form the shape of a cross and can be seen for miles. When you visit the Columbus Lighthouse, you can spend some time checking out the museum that’s located inside, featuring exhibits of Christopher Columbus, Chile, and some other parts of the world.

♦ Flag Square of Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo’s Flag Square is the largest monument honoring the Flag of the Dominican Republic, and is where the country’s Independence Day celebrations take place. This is a great place to come to appreciate the country’s history and culture, as Pope John Paul II held the first Mass of a Roman Pontiff, which gave this square its fame. You can also visit here to learn more about the Dominican Republic’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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