Caribbean Fantasy

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Day trippers traveling between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic will want to hop a quick flight between the two Hispanic countries, but those who have a little more time on their hands might find cruising aboard Caribbean Fantasy to be quite an adventure.

With the collapse of Ferries del Caribe’s Caribbean Express in 2010, oceanic transportation between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic came to a stand still.  In 2011, American Cruise Ferries decided to pick up the slack, and by March cargo was once again being transported between the two countries.  Then, one month later, passenger services opened up, offering travelers an alternative outside of air travel.

The ferry makes three weekly trips that last between eight and twelve hours, depending upon the departure location, and prices begin at between $159(USD) round trip, including port charges.  Guests may bring aboard three standard sized pieces of luggage free of charge.  Vehicles can also be transported for an extra free, but reservations must be made ahead of time.

Caribbean Fantasy Schedule
 Departure Time
Departs From
 Arrival TimeArrives In
Sunday, 7 p.m. Santo Domingo, DR Monday, 8 a.m. San Juan, PR
Monday, 7 p.m.
San Juan, PR Tuesday, 8 a.m.
Santo Domingo, DR
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Santo Domingo, DR Wednesday, 8 a.m. Mayagüez , PR
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
 Mayagüez , PR Thursday, 8 a.m.
Santo Domingo, DR
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Santo Domingo, DR Friday, 8 a.m. San Juan, PR
Friday, 7 p.m.
 San Juan, PR Saturday, 8 a.m.
Santo Domingo, DR

Caribbean Fantasy has seven levels, three of which are open to the public, 140 private cabins, and 450 seats.  On board, guests will be entertained by a casino, piano bar, swimming pool, nightclub, and a collection of duty free shops.

For more information regarding Caribbean Fantasy, contact American Cruise Ferries by calling 787-725-2643 in San Juan, 787-832-4800 in Mayagüez, or 809-688-4400 in Santo Domingo.


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