It may have taken many years and several tries to get an international ferry out of Puerto Rico up and running, but it appears this time someone may finally have gotten it right. Caribbean Fantasy, operated by American Cruise Ferries now offers transport between two locations on Puerto Rico and the Latin country of the Dominican Republic on Hispanola.
In operation since 2010, Caribbean Fantasy offers transportation from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Wednesday of each week. The return trip is on Tuesday, allowing those who use the service a week of vacation time in the Dominican Republic. Trips are also available between Santo Domingo and San Juan throughout the rest of the week.
is the one dock we have listed on our guide. Find this location in the southeastern part of Mayagüez.
...on board entertainment...
The trip takes between eight and twelve hours depending on which port it departs from, and travels across the sea overnight. This allows passengers the option of renting a cabin and sleeping while they travel, or they can take advantage of all of the on board entertainment. This includes a casino, disco, swimming pool, dining, and duty free shopping.
Tickets cost $159(USD) round trip and include port fees and luggage shipment. You can also pay extra to have your vehicle shipped with you. Take a look at the chart below for the regular schedule.
|Departure Time||Departs From||Arrival Time||Arrives In|
|Saturday, 7:00 p.m.||Santo Domingo, DR||Monday, 8:00 a.m.||San Juan, PR|
|Monday, 7:00 p.m.||San Juan, PR||Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.||Santo Domingo, DR|
|Tuesday, 8:00 p.m.||Santo Domingo, DR||Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.||Mayaguez, PR|
|Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.||Mayaguez, PR||Thursday, 8:00 a.m.||Santo Domingo, DR|
|Thursday, 8:00 p.m.||Santo Domingo, DR||Friday, 8:00 a.m.||San Juan, PR|
You'll be able to gather more information about the service by calling America Cruise Ferries directly at 787-725-2643 in San Juan, 787-832-4800 in Mayagüez, and 809-688-4400 in Santo Domingo.
If you're hoping to take advantage of seeing as many locations in the Caribbean as possible during your vacation, this ferry service is a great opportunity to do so. Don't overlook the Caribbean Fantasy ferry whether you're planning a trip to Mayagüez, San Juan, or Santo Domingo.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Santo Domingo||Mayaguez Docks||Caribbean Fantasy Santo Domingo Dock||America Cruise Ferries||1 to 2 days per week|
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