The Caribbean Fantasy, a 650-foot ferry, has seven decks, and 140 passenger cabins. The ferry also has: two restaurants, a casino, nightclub, piano bar, duty-free shop, beauty salon and swimming pool. The Caribbean Fantasy has a capacity for 1,100 passengers, 165 cargo containers and 70 cars and trucks. America Cruise Ferries also provides round trips cargo service, from the ports of San Juan and Mayagüez to Santo Domingo, three times a week.
The Caribbean Fantasy ferry is scheduled to sail from the Pan American terminal near the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan every Monday at 7 p.m. Sailings from Mayagüez are scheduled for every Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. Return trips from Santo Domingo dock at 8 a.m. Introductory prices, including port fees, start at $169 per person round-trip from Mayagüez and $189 per person round-trip from San Juan. Cabins are available starting at $48 and passengers can bring three pieces of luggage at no charge.
According to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and other government officials, the ferry will be great for tourism and business opportunities on the island. The new service was expected to bring some 100 direct jobs and 300 indirect jobs in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
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