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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 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
October 4, 2014 $569 $659 N/A $1,959 Carnival Liberty October 4, 2014
October 18, 2014 $579 $659 $839 $1,359 Carnival Liberty October 18, 2014
February 1, 2015 $629 $749 $999 $1,419 Carnival Liberty February 1, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Dream
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 5, 2014 $699 N/A $954 $1,899 Carnival Dream October 5, 2014
October 19, 2014 $779 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Dream October 19, 2014
November 2, 2014 $614 $719 $779 $1,299 Carnival Dream November 2, 2014
November 23, 2014 $799 $949 $989 $1,359 Carnival Dream November 23, 2014
December 28, 2014 $1,049 $1,229 $1,339 $1,859 Carnival Dream December 28, 2014
January 11, 2015 $569 $699 $759 $1,209 Carnival Dream January 11, 2015
February 15, 2015 $639 $829 $859 $1,349 Carnival Dream February 15, 2015
February 22, 2015 $619 $779 $939 $1,259 Carnival Dream February 22, 2015
March 8, 2015 $789 $919 $1,069 $1,449 Carnival Dream March 8, 2015
March 22, 2015 $659 $789 $869 $1,319 Carnival Dream March 22, 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
October 5, 2014 $479 $599 $800 N/A Navigator of the Seas October 5, 2014
October 19, 2014 $442 $539 $888 $1,424 Navigator of the Seas October 19, 2014
November 2, 2014 $674 $742 $1,266 $1,972 Navigator of the Seas November 2, 2014
November 30, 2014 $358 $408 $842 $1,083 Navigator of the Seas November 30, 2014
December 14, 2014 $383 $460 $910 $1,539 Navigator of the Seas December 14, 2014
January 11, 2015 $759 $989 $1,229 $1,704 Navigator of the Seas January 11, 2015
January 25, 2015 $609 $749 $899 $1,249 Navigator of the Seas January 25, 2015
February 8, 2015 $646 $844 $1,148 $1,827 Navigator of the Seas February 8, 2015
February 22, 2015 $633 $817 $1,106 $2,539 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
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
October 5, 2014 $579 $669 $839 $1,179 Carnival Conquest October 5, 2014
November 2, 2014 $579 $669 $839 $1,179 Carnival Conquest November 2, 2014
November 16, 2014 $559 $649 $819 $1,759 Carnival Conquest November 16, 2014
November 30, 2014 $509 $619 $789 $1,129 Carnival Conquest November 30, 2014
December 14, 2014 $539 $629 $844 $1,139 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 $1,179 Carnival Conquest January 11, 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
October 11, 2014 $289 $359 $629 N/A Norwegian Jewel October 11, 2014
October 18, 2014 $539 $599 $799 $899 Norwegian Jewel October 18, 2014
October 25, 2014 $479 $529 $629 $839 Norwegian Jewel October 25, 2014
November 1, 2014 $379 $499 $1,049 $1,199 Norwegian Jewel November 1, 2014
November 8, 2014 $449 $529 $989 $1,089 Norwegian Jewel November 8, 2014
November 15, 2014 $429 $479 $729 $889 Norwegian Jewel November 15, 2014
November 22, 2014 $779 $849 $1,349 $1,599 Norwegian Jewel November 22, 2014
November 29, 2014 $399 $479 $699 $949 Norwegian Jewel November 29, 2014
December 6, 2014 $419 $769 $1,099 $1,129 Norwegian Jewel December 6, 2014
December 13, 2014 $569 $629 $819 $1,179 Norwegian Jewel December 13, 2014
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; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 11, 2014 $579 $669 $839 $1,179 Carnival Glory October 11, 2014
January 17, 2015 $539 $629 $839 $1,179 Carnival Glory January 17, 2015
March 14, 2015 $639 $749 $959 $1,299 Carnival Glory March 14, 2015
22 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Norwegian Sun
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 22 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Huatulco; Puerto Chiapas; Puntarenas; Cartagena; Tampa, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 11, 2014 N/A $1,679 $2,489 $3,379 Norwegian Sun October 11, 2014
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
October 12, 2014 $679 $809 $929 $1,419 Carnival Magic October 12, 2014
October 26, 2014 $609 $729 $819 $1,429 Carnival Magic October 26, 2014
November 9, 2014 $629 $729 $819 $1,299 Carnival Magic November 9, 2014
November 16, 2014 $629 $729 $819 $1,299 Carnival Magic November 16, 2014
November 30, 2014 $629 $729 $819 $1,199 Carnival Magic November 30, 2014
December 21, 2014 $969 $1,179 $1,339 $2,549 Carnival Magic December 21, 2014
January 4, 2015 $699 $849 $979 $1,439 Carnival Magic January 4, 2015
January 18, 2015 $679 $829 $959 $1,419 Carnival Magic January 18, 2015
April 19, 2015 $759 $909 $1,039 $1,499 Carnival Magic April 19, 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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 19, 2014 $579 $669 $839 $1,179 Carnival Conquest October 19, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
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
October 25, 2014 $619 $749 $939 $2,009 Carnival Sunshine October 25, 2014
November 8, 2014 $599 $749 $989 $1,409 Carnival Sunshine November 8, 2014
March 28, 2015 $799 $969 $1,239 $1,679 Carnival Sunshine March 28, 2015
April 25, 2015 $659 $839 $1,069 $1,549 Carnival Sunshine April 25, 2015

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