Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Sprawling over two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti, is the delightful Dominican Republic. Its people are friendly and hospitable by nature; and it also happens to be one of the least expensive Caribbean destinations.

Santo Domingo is the capital city of the DR and the oldest continuously inhabited city in the northern hemisphere. Many visitors are drawn to its 16th-century Colonial Zone, its modern sophistication and Latin charm. The dazzling casinos, pulsating night life, superb dining, fashionable shopping and top class hotels are a contrast to the rich colonial past seen in the numerous museums and restored historic buildings.

Things to See & Do
* Colonial town of Santo Domingo
* The Three Eyes of Water cave complex
* Calle de las Damas – oldest street in the new world
* The Alcazar of Columbus castle
* Mercado Modelo market

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Dominican Peso
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 48,072 sq km
Population – 26,000,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1 + 809

Port Location – Santo Domingo (the Dominican Republic's capital city) offers two separate cruise ship piers. The newest, Don Diego Quay, is the best and is only a few minutes walk from the Old Town area of Santo Domingo.

Transport Links – International flights to and from the US, London and Europe are available from Santo Domingo), 18km (11 miles) east of the city.

Cheap and efficient air-conditioned bus and coach services run from the capital to other major towns. Travelers are recommended to hire tourist taxis or radio taxis that can be arranged in advance. Avoid unmarked taxis. There are several car hire companies in Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo has flat-fare bus and minibus services, and an estimated 7000 share-taxis called Carro de Conchos. These operate a 24-hour service in Santo Domingo, Santiago and Puerto Plata.

Cruises departing Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Braemar, Caribbean Christmas & New Year Ex Santo Domingo To Bridgetown

Departure: 23 Dec 2020 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Braemar.

15 Night Cruise sailing from Santo Domingo to Bridgetown onboard Braemar.

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Braemar, Islands Of The Caribbean With Colombia Ex Santo Domingo To Bridgetown

Departure: 21 Jan 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Braemar.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Santo Domingo to Bridgetown onboard Braemar.

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Braemar, Islands Of The Caribbean With Colombia Ex Santo Domingo To Bridgetown

Departure: 18 Feb 2021 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Braemar.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Santo Domingo to Bridgetown onboard Braemar.

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Sea Cloud Ii, Journey 2106 Ex Santo Domingo To Havana

Departure: 03 Mar 2021 From: Cruise line: Sea Cloud Cruises Cruise Ship: Sea Cloud II.

10 Night Cruise sailing from Santo Domingo to Havana aboard Sea Cloud II.

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Braemar, Uncrowded Caribbean Islands With Havana Ex Santo Domingo Return

Departure: 06 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Braemar.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Santo Domingo roundtrip aboard Braemar.

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