Many things have changed for the better since the last post of 2009
You can find a lot of information nowadays online about things to do in Samana for your Cruise Ship.
The town of Samana has a new website with plenty of information on local tour operators, excursions, tours, sightseeing and attractions + restaurants, bars, shopping, local beaches, museums and more
Here is the link :
Go Samana | Samana, Dominican Republic
Enjoy scenic Samana !