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Belize City, Belize (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Belize City is the largest city in the country of the same name, which is located on the southeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula, bordering Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west. This exciting cruise stop is popular not only for visiting the city itself but also for exploring the natural wonders of the region and understanding the ancient heritage of the Mayans. There is no shortage of places to visit and the educational experience is quite memorable. One of the more affordable and reasonably priced countries in the Western Hemisphere, Belize offers tourists a treasure trove of activities centering around native culture.

Where the Ship Docks

All cruise ships arriving in Belize City anchor in the main harbor, and passengers are ferried via the local Belizean tender vessels. Passengers are deposited at the docks in the main Tourism Village, directly in front of the city center and near the bus stops, restaurants and taxi stands. Most of the souvenir shops and arts and crafts stores are located in Tourism Village as well.

What to See and Do

The favorable climate of the region, along with the presence of the Belize Barrier Reef and the multitude of offshore islands makes this area a favorite for boating, diving and snorkeling. San Pedro Beach in Ambergris Caye offers white sands, gentle surf and excellent picnic areas. The highest waterfall in Central America is located in the Cayo District and is a favorite spot for photographers. The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is excellent for backpacking or enjoying the many easy hiking trails. Visiting some of the ancient Mayan ruins is a highlight of any stop in Belize City. The Altun Ha excavation site is a short day trip from the city and includes some of the most spectacular temples and burial tombs found in the country. The nearby Xunantunich, across the Mopan River, consists of over 25 temple remains and religious palaces. At Caracol visitors will find the Caana Maya pyramid, the highest such structure in the country. Exploring wildlife around the Belize City is another favorite activity of cruise travelers. From the spectacular city zoo to the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, tourists get a close up and personal look at the amazing variety of wild fauna.

Eating/Drinking

A most famous stop in Belize is the Riverside Tavern on Mapp Street in Belize City. This is home to the nation's only active brewery and includes a full lunch and dinner menu. The cafeteria-style Big Daddy's Diner is a favorite with the locals and is nearly always full from opening to late night closing time. On Queen Street try the Nerie's Restaurant, offering reasonably priced local cuisine that focuses on rice and beans, stews, seafood platters and fish burgers. And on Ambergris Caye the place to go is Ruby's Cafe, serving visitors hot and cold sandwiches, home-baked pastries and snacks such as burritos and tostadas.

Getting Around

Over a half dozen bus companies operate in and around Belize City, most of which stop at nearly every corner on the routes they serve. The San Pedro Belize Express is the favored water taxi service, operating routes from the main harbor to Caye Caulker, San Pedro and many other islands in the area. Land taxis can be hailed at the Tourism Village or in front of any hotel. Taxis do not publish standard fares; all prices are negotiable between the driver and the passengers.

Miscellaneous But Important

The Belize Dollar is the monetary unit of the country and is easily exchanged for U.S. Dollars. Most local merchants will accept U.S. Dollars but will often attempt to give Belize Dollars in change. Visitors can find ATMs at the Tourism Village and at any major bank in the city. The official language of Belize is English and is spoken fluently by nearly everyone. If visitors need to make international telephone calls there are Internet cafes in the Tourism Village as well as in the National Handicraft Center in the business district.

 
The Altun Ha excavation site - a popular destination for cruise travelers.

The Altun Ha excavation site - a popular destination for cruise travelers.


San Pedro Beach is a great place to relax and have a great time.

San Pedro Beach is a great place to relax and have a great time.


This beautiful waterfall is more than 1000 feet tall.

This beautiful waterfall is more than 1000 feet tall.


The Caana Maya pyramid - the tallest structure in Belize built by Maya civilization.

The Caana Maya pyramid - the tallest structure in Belize built by Maya civilization.

 

Cruises to Belize City, Belize


7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cruising; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 29, 2014 $399 N/A $1,469 N/A Vision of the Seas November 29, 2014
December 13, 2014 $399 $569 $1,192 N/A Vision of the Seas December 13, 2014
January 10, 2015 $501 $622 $1,049 $1,402 Vision of the Seas January 10, 2015
January 24, 2015 $487 $629 $1,177 $1,297 Vision of the Seas January 24, 2015
February 7, 2015 $547 $652 $1,394 $1,504 Vision of the Seas February 7, 2015
February 21, 2015 $577 $682 $1,432 $1,342 Vision of the Seas February 21, 2015
March 7, 2015 $502 $599 N/A $1,304 Vision of the Seas March 7, 2015
March 28, 2015 $590 $859 $1,799 $1,869 Vision of the Seas March 28, 2015
April 4, 2015 $730 $882 N/A $1,650 Vision of the Seas April 4, 2015
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Houston
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Departure: Houston, TX
Arrival: Houston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Houston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Houston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 29, 2014 $229 $279 $459 $629 Norwegian Jewel November 29, 2014
December 6, 2014 $439 $799 $1,159 $1,239 Norwegian Jewel December 6, 2014
December 13, 2014 $249 $299 $499 $699 Norwegian Jewel December 13, 2014
December 20, 2014 $849 $899 $1,149 $1,499 Norwegian Jewel December 20, 2014
December 27, 2014 $1,099 $1,249 $1,879 $2,499 Norwegian Jewel December 27, 2014
January 3, 2015 $379 $429 $599 $879 Norwegian Jewel January 3, 2015
January 10, 2015 $639 $729 $819 $999 Norwegian Jewel January 10, 2015
January 17, 2015 $399 $519 $669 $979 Norwegian Jewel January 17, 2015
January 24, 2015 $399 $479 $629 $979 Norwegian Jewel January 24, 2015
January 31, 2015 $529 $579 $789 $989 Norwegian Jewel January 31, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 $629 $729 $819 $1,199 Carnival Magic November 30, 2014
December 21, 2014 $889 $1,179 $1,259 $2,349 Carnival Magic December 21, 2014
January 4, 2015 $629 $779 $829 $1,519 Carnival Magic January 4, 2015
January 18, 2015 $629 $779 $829 $1,449 Carnival Magic January 18, 2015
April 19, 2015 $759 $909 $1,039 $1,499 Carnival Magic April 19, 2015
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 $829 $859 $1,619 $1,739 Norwegian Dawn November 30, 2014
December 7, 2014 $249 $359 $1,099 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn December 7, 2014
December 14, 2014 $279 $449 N/A $929 Norwegian Dawn December 14, 2014
December 21, 2014 $729 $739 $1,029 $2,049 Norwegian Dawn December 21, 2014
December 28, 2014 $959 $1,099 $1,259 $2,239 Norwegian Dawn December 28, 2014
January 4, 2015 $629 $699 $899 $1,019 Norwegian Dawn January 4, 2015
January 11, 2015 $519 $549 $899 $999 Norwegian Dawn January 11, 2015
January 18, 2015 $519 $599 $829 $949 Norwegian Dawn January 18, 2015
January 25, 2015 $459 $549 $869 $949 Norwegian Dawn January 25, 2015
February 1, 2015 $579 $649 $899 $1,079 Norwegian Dawn February 1, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Pride
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 N/A $659 $779 $1,279 Carnival Pride November 30, 2014
December 28, 2014 $959 $1,129 $1,229 $1,779 Carnival Pride December 28, 2014
January 11, 2015 $609 $689 $789 $1,209 Carnival Pride January 11, 2015
January 25, 2015 $609 $689 $789 $1,209 Carnival Pride January 25, 2015
February 1, 2015 $649 $729 $829 $1,249 Carnival Pride February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $659 $739 $839 $1,259 Carnival Pride February 8, 2015
February 22, 2015 $659 $739 $839 $1,309 Carnival Pride February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015 $759 $839 $939 $1,339 Carnival Pride March 8, 2015
April 5, 2015 $1,079 $1,179 $1,319 $1,789 Carnival Pride April 5, 2015
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 $229 $249 $449 $999 Norwegian Sun November 30, 2014
December 7, 2014 $259 $279 $479 $1,799 Norwegian Sun December 7, 2014
December 14, 2014 $279 $329 $499 $749 Norwegian Sun December 14, 2014
December 21, 2014 $649 $719 $869 $1,949 Norwegian Sun December 21, 2014
December 28, 2014 $1,099 $1,239 $1,499 $3,099 Norwegian Sun December 28, 2014
January 4, 2015 $469 $549 $759 $1,449 Norwegian Sun January 4, 2015
January 11, 2015 $649 $749 $889 $1,449 Norwegian Sun January 11, 2015
January 18, 2015 $439 $659 $849 $1,349 Norwegian Sun January 18, 2015
January 25, 2015 $419 $629 $929 $1,489 Norwegian Sun January 25, 2015
February 1, 2015 $559 $659 $929 $1,249 Norwegian Sun February 1, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 $509 $619 $789 $1,059 Carnival Splendor November 30, 2014
January 25, 2015 $539 $629 $869 N/A Carnival Splendor January 25, 2015
February 22, 2015 $549 $659 $869 $1,139 Carnival Splendor February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015 $619 $729 $939 $1,279 Carnival Splendor March 8, 2015
March 22, 2015 $639 $749 $959 $1,229 Carnival Splendor March 22, 2015
April 19, 2015 $589 $699 $909 $1,249 Carnival Splendor April 19, 2015
May 2, 2015 $609 $719 $929 $1,299 Carnival Splendor May 2, 2015
November 1, 2015 $539 $649 $819 $1,119 Carnival Splendor November 1, 2015
November 15, 2015 $539 $649 $819 $1,119 Carnival Splendor November 15, 2015
November 29, 2015 $509 $619 $789 $1,089 Carnival Splendor November 29, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 $509 $619 $789 $1,129 Carnival Conquest November 30, 2014
December 14, 2014 $574 $629 $844 $1,739 Carnival Conquest December 14, 2014
December 28, 2014 $1,039 $1,209 $1,449 $1,999 Carnival Conquest December 28, 2014
January 11, 2015 $519 $629 $839 $1,779 Carnival Conquest January 11, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Houston, Texas
Ship: Emerald Princess
Departure: Houston, TX
Arrival: Houston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Houston, Texas; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Houston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 $449 $499 $649 $939 Emerald Princess November 30, 2014
December 7, 2014 $459 $499 $649 $1,999 Emerald Princess December 7, 2014
December 14, 2014 $369 $399 $699 $1,019 Emerald Princess December 14, 2014
December 21, 2014 N/A $819 $1,049 $3,199 Emerald Princess December 21, 2014
January 4, 2015 $449 $499 $699 $899 Emerald Princess January 4, 2015
January 11, 2015 $449 $599 $699 $2,399 Emerald Princess January 11, 2015
January 18, 2015 $504 $549 $749 $999 Emerald Princess January 18, 2015
January 25, 2015 $349 $449 $549 $999 Emerald Princess January 25, 2015
February 1, 2015 $599 $649 $899 $1,099 Emerald Princess February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $749 $849 $1,199 $1,449 Emerald Princess February 8, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, Texas
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cruising; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 30, 2014 $358 $572 $799 $3,538 Navigator of the Seas November 30, 2014
December 14, 2014 $355 $674 $749 $2,962 Navigator of the Seas December 14, 2014
January 11, 2015 $279 $415 $479 $1,299 Navigator of the Seas January 11, 2015
January 25, 2015 $378 $438 $775 $1,240 Navigator of the Seas January 25, 2015
February 8, 2015 $467 $519 $849 $1,564 Navigator of the Seas February 8, 2015
February 22, 2015 $433 $558 $759 $2,314 Navigator of the Seas February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015 $1,159 $1,499 $1,609 $1,939 Navigator of the Seas March 8, 2015
March 22, 2015 $652 $712 $907 $1,207 Navigator of the Seas March 22, 2015
April 5, 2015 $749 $899 $999 $1,549 Navigator of the Seas April 5, 2015
April 19, 2015 $595 $730 $927 $1,465 Navigator of the Seas April 19, 2015

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