Posted by: Anni Orekh | July 15, 2011

Sea Travel: The Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico Ferry

 Experience the difference!

For those who want to travel by water, the Ferry is known for safety, spectacular scenery and a proud maritime history.  Enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique landscapes, seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort.

America Cruise Ferries, of the company Marine Express, resumed operations between Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic today, after stopping its service in April 2010.

The ferry will set sail three times a week at 7 p.m. from the Pan-American Terminal in front of San Juan’s Convention Center in Puerto Rico, and in its arrivals to Puerto Rico it will berth at 8 a.m. for disembarkation

The ferry-cruise ship can transport 1,100 passengers and a carries a combination of 150 containers and around 70 vehicles in every crossing. It has staterooms that fetch an additional US$48, with the first three standard size suitcases free for adults; features a casino, night club, piano-bar, jewelry shop, duty free store, beauty parlor and swimming pool.

Also Ferries del Caribe   offer ferries three times a week between Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The journey takes about 12 hours. From Santo Domingo they leave Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM, and arrive in Mayagüez at 8 AM the following morning. From Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, they leave on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 PM, and arrive in Santo Domingo at 8 AM the following morning.

Contact Numbers for Ferries del Caribe:
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico: (787) 832-4800/(787) 832-4905
San Juan, Puerto Rico: (787) 725-2643/(787) 725-2646
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: (809) 688-4400
Santiago, Dominican Republic: (809) 724-8771

 

Read also about plans for The Caribbean link extended to Dominican Republic sister island,  beloved  Cuba

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