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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 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
February 1, 2015 $449 $499 N/A N/A Emerald Princess February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $564 $599 N/A $2,499 Emerald Princess February 8, 2015
February 15, 2015 $669 $709 N/A $2,199 Emerald Princess February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 $429 $449 $649 $899 Emerald Princess February 22, 2015
March 1, 2015 $454 $509 N/A $2,549 Emerald Princess March 1, 2015
March 8, 2015 N/A $579 $829 $1,079 Emerald Princess March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015 N/A N/A $799 $2,599 Emerald Princess March 15, 2015
March 22, 2015 $504 $549 $829 $1,039 Emerald Princess March 22, 2015
April 5, 2015 $849 $949 $1,299 $1,549 Emerald Princess April 5, 2015
April 12, 2015 $549 $599 $899 $1,099 Emerald Princess April 12, 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
February 1, 2015 N/A N/A $2,269 N/A 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 $1,169 $1,289 $1,319 $1,959 Carnival Pride April 5, 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
February 1, 2015 $399 $579 $649 $1,049 Norwegian Dawn February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $399 N/A N/A $949 Norwegian Dawn February 8, 2015
February 15, 2015 $499 $649 $949 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 $379 $549 $899 $999 Norwegian Dawn February 22, 2015
March 1, 2015 $349 $599 $829 $999 Norwegian Dawn March 1, 2015
March 8, 2015 $499 $629 $879 $1,059 Norwegian Dawn March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015 $599 $749 $899 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn March 15, 2015
March 22, 2015 $499 $649 $899 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn March 22, 2015
March 29, 2015 $549 $829 $999 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn March 29, 2015
April 5, 2015 $549 $749 $949 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn April 5, 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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 1, 2015 N/A $799 $1,149 $1,419 Carnival Liberty February 1, 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
February 1, 2015 $429 $549 $849 $1,749 Norwegian Sun February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015 $499 $629 $919 $1,239 Norwegian Sun February 8, 2015
February 15, 2015 $499 $539 $869 $1,269 Norwegian Sun February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 $549 $589 $879 $1,399 Norwegian Sun February 22, 2015
March 1, 2015 $529 $619 $899 $1,499 Norwegian Sun March 1, 2015
March 8, 2015 $579 $719 $899 $1,629 Norwegian Sun March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015 $589 $639 $849 $1,669 Norwegian Sun March 15, 2015
March 22, 2015 $499 $679 $949 $1,649 Norwegian Sun March 22, 2015
March 29, 2015 $469 $649 $829 $1,699 Norwegian Sun March 29, 2015
April 5, 2015 $559 $759 $889 $1,879 Norwegian Sun April 5, 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
February 2, 2015 $999 N/A $2,769 N/A Celebrity Equinox February 2, 2015
February 23, 2015 $1,149 N/A $2,759 N/A Celebrity Equinox February 23, 2015
March 16, 2015 $1,149 N/A $2,429 $4,329 Celebrity Equinox March 16, 2015
April 6, 2015 $1,249 $1,849 $1,949 $3,599 Celebrity Equinox April 6, 2015
November 9, 2015 $1,599 $1,999 $2,049 $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 $3,199 Celebrity Equinox April 4, 2016
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
February 7, 2015 $379 $479 $699 $1,049 Norwegian Jewel February 7, 2015
February 14, 2015 $429 $649 $899 $1,089 Norwegian Jewel February 14, 2015
February 21, 2015 $379 $579 $699 $929 Norwegian Jewel February 21, 2015
February 28, 2015 $329 $759 $799 $899 Norwegian Jewel February 28, 2015
March 7, 2015 $499 $679 $829 $969 Norwegian Jewel March 7, 2015
March 14, 2015 $569 $839 $959 $1,059 Norwegian Jewel March 14, 2015
March 21, 2015 $429 $629 $789 $1,039 Norwegian Jewel March 21, 2015
March 28, 2015 $449 $649 $899 $1,069 Norwegian Jewel March 28, 2015
April 4, 2015 $539 $739 $859 $1,049 Norwegian Jewel April 4, 2015
April 11, 2015 $509 $789 $929 $1,089 Norwegian Jewel April 11, 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
February 8, 2015 $466 $739 N/A N/A Navigator of the Seas February 8, 2015
February 22, 2015 $485 $1,050 $1,442 $1,630 Navigator of the Seas February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015 $871 $1,471 $1,270 $2,715 Navigator of the Seas March 8, 2015
March 22, 2015 $532 $640 $989 $2,112 Navigator of the Seas March 22, 2015
April 5, 2015 $558 $685 $963 $1,694 Navigator of the Seas April 5, 2015
April 19, 2015 $458 $569 $1,057 $1,937 Navigator of the Seas April 19, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Glory
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 14, 2015 $639 $679 $889 $1,829 Carnival Glory February 14, 2015
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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 14, 2015 N/A N/A $1,394 $1,465 Vision of the Seas February 14, 2015
March 21, 2015 $549 $659 $1,072 N/A Vision of the Seas March 21, 2015

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