Dominican Daze in Puerto Plata, DR

Escape the ordinary and embark on an unforgettable journey with Virgin Voyages’ Dominican Daze Cruise, a mesmerizing itinerary that promises sun-soaked beaches, vibrant city streets, and exclusive island experiences including the vibrant Puerto Plata.

Departing from the vibrant city of Miami in the Scarlet Lady and the Valiant Lady, this cruise takes you on a dreamy adventure to the Dominican Republic, offering ample time to bask in the sun, explore cultural treasures, and revel in the beauty of the Caribbean.

The Dominican Daze Itinerary

Day 1: Miami. Departs at 06:00 PM, All aboard 2 hrs before departure.

Day 2: Sailing At sea.

Day 3: Puerto Plata. 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM, local time.

Day 4: Sailing At sea.

Day 5: Beach Club at Bimini. 08:00 AM – 07:00 PM, local time

Day 6: Miami. Arrives at 06:30 AM

Taino Bay Blue Parrot Bar
Taino Bay Blue Parrot Bar

One of the highlights of this cruise is the exclusive day and night experience at the Beach Club in Bimini, Bahamas, as well as a captivating array of shore excursions in Puerto Plata.

View of Scarlet Lady docked in Taino Bay, and the Fort san Felipe in the foreground
Scarlet Lady docked in Taino Bay, Puerto Plata.

Setting Sail from Miami:

The Dominican Daze Cruise begins its journey from the iconic port of Miami, a city known for its vibrant energy and diverse cultural scene. As you board the luxurious Virgin Voyages ship, you’ll immediately feel the excitement in the air.

The ship itself is a destination, featuring world-class amenities, top-notch entertainment, and a commitment to sustainability that aligns with Virgin Voyages’ core values.

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Exploring the Dominican Republic:

The heart of the cruise is, undoubtedly, the visit to the Dominican Republic, a Caribbean paradise known for its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. The ship docks at Taino Bay port, offering passengers plenty of time to unwind on the port amenities or explore the charming city tour.

Taino Bay Dahao pool
The Dahao Pool at Taino Bay

Whether you choose to relax with a cocktail in hand on the sun-soaked beaches or immerse yourself in the local culture, the Dominican Republic is sure to leave an indelible mark on your memory.

Exclusive Day and Night at the Beach Club in Bimini, Bahamas:

One of the crowning jewels of the Dominican Daze Cruise is the exclusive day and night experience at the Beach Club in Bimini, Bahamas. This private club, reserved exclusively for Virgin Voyages guests, is a tropical paradise where luxury meets relaxation.


By day, enjoy the crystal-clear waters, pristine sandy beaches, and indulge in delectable cuisine. As the sun sets, the Beach Club transforms into a lively hotspot, with live music, vibrant performances, and a party atmosphere that will keep you dancing under the stars.

Puerto Plata Shore Excursions:

In Puerto Plata, the cruise offers a diverse catalog of shore excursions, allowing passengers to tailor their experience to their preferences. Explore the historic Fort of San Felipe, perched on a hill with panoramic views of the city and the sea.

Historic center of Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata historic center

Dive into the vibrant local markets to immerse yourself in the colors, flavors, and crafts of the Dominican Republic. For adventure seekers, there are opportunities for zip-lining through the lush tropical landscapes or exploring the underwater wonders through snorkeling or scuba diving.

The Snorkeling Catamaran is a sure way to enjoy a perfect day swimming among tropical fish in Sosua, Puerto Plata. Damajagua 27 Falls requires jumping waterfalls in a lush tropical forest unique in the world. The Historic center has many interesting landmarks and it is close enough to the Taino Bay port on foot.

Top Puerto Plata Shore Excursions:

  • Damajagua 27 Falls
  • Snorkeling Catamaran
  • Puerto Plata City Tour
  • Beach Day at El Malecon
  • Isabel de Torres Cable Car Tour
  • ATV Adventure
  • Ocean World Marine Park
snorkeling catamaran party
snorkeling catamaran party

From the sun-soaked shores of the Dominican Republic to the exclusive haven of the Beach Club in Bimini, Bahamas, and the myriad of adventures in Puerto Plata, this cruise offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking both relaxation and exploration. See the Virgin Voyages Puerto Plata excursions page for more information.

The Superb Rooms of Virgin Voyages Ships

The room options include Rockstar Quarters, Sea Terrace suites, Sea View Suites and Insider rooms.

Dominican daze map
The itinerary map of Dominican Daze by Virgin Cruises.

Book your ticket, pack your bags, and get ready to set sail on a Caribbean adventure of a lifetime.

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