Caribbean Cruise Ship Destinations

The islands of the Caribbean are located in a region southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north of South America.

Tropical Weather

Atlantic

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

 

Eastern Pacific

ALL CLEAR for cruisers

La Romana Weather

 

Hurricanes

The Dominican Republic is situated in an area prone to hurricanes.  From June to November, the country may experience strong winds and rains as a result of hurricanes in the Atlantic. 

In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, go to our  Tropical Storm Update page

Getting around  

Cruise ship passengers arrive on the Island by tender.

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Catalina Island, DR

Catalina Island or Isla Catalina is an uninhabited island located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near  La Romana. The island is only 6 square miles.

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It is an occasional destination for cruise ships on Caribbean routes. In particular, Costa Cruises has a private beach on the island. Their ships anchor offshore and transport passengers to shore via tender.

The island is a diverse preservation of eco-systems including sand dunes, mangroves, and reefs. Formed out of coral stone, the island contains three overlapping plateaus. The highest elevation on the island is only 60 feet above sea level.

Port of Entry

Ships anchor and passengers are transported by tender. Visiting Cruise Line: Costa Cruise Line

Time Zone

EST (GMT/UTC - 5)

Map Coordinates

18.21 N, 69.00 W

Average Temperatures

Water: 83°- Summer; 77°- Winter

Air: 85°- Summer; 78°- Winter

Good to know

The seas around the Island are rich in wildlife, with many species of birds and tropical marine fish, and there are large areas where natural sandbars offshore bring the depth to just a few feet.

Things to do and see

Excursions to Catalina Island can be arranged through your cruise company. Snorkelers can explore the amazing reef that is just a short swim from the pier. Services available.

For more, see La Romana and Casa de Campo

 

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