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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 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
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 $599 $749 $799 $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
December 21, 2014 $529 $549 $999 $1,399 Norwegian Dawn December 21, 2014
December 28, 2014 $959 $1,099 $1,259 $2,239 Norwegian Dawn December 28, 2014
January 4, 2015 $299 N/A $699 $779 Norwegian Dawn January 4, 2015
January 11, 2015 $319 $399 $729 $799 Norwegian Dawn January 11, 2015
January 18, 2015 $329 $399 $779 $859 Norwegian Dawn January 18, 2015
January 25, 2015 $329 $429 $799 $859 Norwegian Dawn January 25, 2015
February 1, 2015 $359 $459 $829 $899 Norwegian Dawn February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $359 $459 $829 $949 Norwegian Dawn February 8, 2015
February 15, 2015 $429 $529 $879 $1,029 Norwegian Dawn February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 $629 $689 $769 $999 Norwegian Dawn February 22, 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
December 21, 2014 $579 $599 N/A N/A Norwegian Sun December 21, 2014
December 28, 2014 $749 $829 $1,329 $2,799 Norwegian Sun December 28, 2014
January 4, 2015 $399 $399 $499 $1,019 Norwegian Sun January 4, 2015
January 11, 2015 $399 $439 $599 $1,199 Norwegian Sun January 11, 2015
January 18, 2015 $439 $659 $849 $1,349 Norwegian Sun January 18, 2015
January 25, 2015 $399 $449 $649 $1,299 Norwegian Sun January 25, 2015
February 1, 2015 $459 $489 $699 $1,349 Norwegian Sun February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $419 $469 $779 $1,749 Norwegian Sun February 8, 2015
February 15, 2015 $439 $469 $729 $1,799 Norwegian Sun February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 $479 $669 $919 $1,999 Norwegian Sun February 22, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2014 $889 $1,039 $1,239 $1,789 Carnival Splendor December 21, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Pride
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2014 $1,019 N/A $1,309 $1,909 Carnival Pride December 21, 2014
January 4, 2015 $629 $689 $789 $1,209 Carnival Pride January 4, 2015
January 18, 2015 $609 $689 $789 $1,339 Carnival Pride January 18, 2015
March 1, 2015 $659 $739 $839 $1,309 Carnival Pride March 1, 2015
April 12, 2015 $859 $939 $1,039 $1,439 Carnival Pride April 12, 2015
April 19, 2015 $849 $959 $1,129 $1,439 Carnival Pride April 19, 2015
April 26, 2015 $759 $799 $889 $1,329 Carnival Pride April 26, 2015
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; George Town, Cayman Islands; At Sea; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon; At Sea; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 22, 2014 $2,399 N/A $3,249 N/A Celebrity Equinox December 22, 2014
January 12, 2015 $1,549 N/A $2,629 $5,499 Celebrity Equinox January 12, 2015
February 2, 2015 $1,399 $2,249 $2,639 $4,999 Celebrity Equinox February 2, 2015
February 23, 2015 $1,549 $2,299 $2,449 $4,199 Celebrity Equinox February 23, 2015
March 16, 2015 $999 $2,049 $1,649 $4,329 Celebrity Equinox March 16, 2015
April 6, 2015 $1,229 $1,499 $1,599 $3,499 Celebrity Equinox April 6, 2015
November 9, 2015 $1,599 $1,949 $1,999 $3,799 Celebrity Equinox November 9, 2015
January 11, 2016 $1,449 $1,699 $1,799 $3,349 Celebrity Equinox January 11, 2016
February 22, 2016 $1,399 $1,599 $1,699 $3,199 Celebrity Equinox February 22, 2016
April 4, 2016 $1,299 $1,499 $1,599 $3,099 Celebrity Equinox April 4, 2016
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 24, 2014 $794 $1,117 $1,109 N/A Liberty of the Seas December 24, 2014
January 3, 2015 $337 $397 $562 N/A Liberty of the Seas January 3, 2015
January 17, 2015 $389 $449 $629 N/A Liberty of the Seas January 17, 2015
January 31, 2015 $547 $689 $884 $1,349 Liberty of the Seas January 31, 2015
February 14, 2015 $494 $697 $929 $2,534 Liberty of the Seas February 14, 2015
February 28, 2015 $509 $727 $779 $1,064 Liberty of the Seas February 28, 2015
March 14, 2015 $554 $757 $869 $1,334 Liberty of the Seas March 14, 2015
March 28, 2015 $599 $652 $884 $1,207 Liberty of the Seas March 28, 2015
April 11, 2015 $449 $569 $712 $1,064 Liberty of the Seas April 11, 2015
April 25, 2015 $434 $547 $712 $974 Liberty of the Seas April 25, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 27, 2014 N/A N/A $1,354 N/A Carnival Liberty December 27, 2014
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
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 $319 $369 $549 $679 Norwegian Jewel January 17, 2015
January 24, 2015 $399 $479 $629 $979 Norwegian Jewel January 24, 2015
January 31, 2015 $279 $349 $569 $699 Norwegian Jewel January 31, 2015
February 7, 2015 $319 $369 $549 $819 Norwegian Jewel February 7, 2015
February 14, 2015 $319 $369 $599 $849 Norwegian Jewel February 14, 2015
February 21, 2015 $569 $619 $829 $1,029 Norwegian Jewel February 21, 2015
February 28, 2015 $529 $699 $949 $1,139 Norwegian Jewel February 28, 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
December 28, 2014 $959 $1,129 $1,229 $1,779 Carnival Pride December 28, 2014
January 11, 2015 $644 $689 $929 $1,809 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

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