Carnival Corporation's new cruise port, Amber Cove, located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, welcomed its first ship this morning. Carnival Victory, from the company's Carnival Cruise Line brand, pulled into Amber Cove with nearly 3,000 guests. The port serves as a gateway to the Puerto Plata region, the newest destination in the Caribbean, the world's most popular region for cruise vacations. The port's opening marks the return of regular cruise ship visits to Puerto Plata for the first time in nearly 30 years.