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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 Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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
April 19, 2014 $649 $739 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty April 19, 2014
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Caribbean Princess
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
April 19, 2014 N/A N/A $699 $1,549 Caribbean Princess April 19, 2014
April 26, 2014 N/A N/A $1,034 $2,399 Caribbean Princess April 26, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 20, 2014 $629 $739 $949 N/A Carnival Conquest April 20, 2014
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
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
April 20, 2014 $249 N/A N/A N/A Norwegian Dawn April 20, 2014
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
April 20, 2014 $469 N/A N/A N/A Navigator of the Seas April 20, 2014
May 18, 2014 $1,054 $1,534 $1,615 $2,719 Navigator of the Seas May 18, 2014
June 1, 2014 $828 $1,360 $1,488 $2,552 Navigator of the Seas June 1, 2014
June 15, 2014 $1,284 $2,096 $2,080 $3,111 Navigator of the Seas June 15, 2014
June 29, 2014 $1,087 $1,785 $1,732 $2,412 Navigator of the Seas June 29, 2014
July 13, 2014 $1,008 $1,275 $1,275 $2,079 Navigator of the Seas July 13, 2014
July 27, 2014 $1,129 $1,284 $1,384 $2,366 Navigator of the Seas July 27, 2014
August 10, 2014 $909 $1,159 $1,683 $3,263 Navigator of the Seas August 10, 2014
August 24, 2014 $504 $824 $884 $1,399 Navigator of the Seas August 24, 2014
September 7, 2014 $599 $959 $1,009 $1,519 Navigator of the Seas September 7, 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
April 20, 2014 $799 $959 $1,079 N/A Carnival Magic April 20, 2014
May 4, 2014 $709 $894 $979 $2,119 Carnival Magic May 4, 2014
May 25, 2014 $929 $1,179 $1,209 $1,799 Carnival Magic May 25, 2014
June 8, 2014 $1,369 $1,479 $1,689 $2,249 Carnival Magic June 8, 2014
June 29, 2014 $1,409 $1,689 $1,709 $2,129 Carnival Magic June 29, 2014
July 13, 2014 $1,539 $1,859 $1,889 $2,129 Carnival Magic July 13, 2014
July 27, 2014 $1,129 $1,339 $1,479 $2,059 Carnival Magic July 27, 2014
August 3, 2014 $1,139 $1,349 $1,539 $1,999 Carnival Magic August 3, 2014
August 17, 2014 $1,139 $1,379 $1,429 $1,809 Carnival Magic August 17, 2014
September 7, 2014 $679 $829 $959 $1,419 Carnival Magic September 7, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Legend
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
April 20, 2014 $709 $789 $889 N/A Carnival Legend April 20, 2014
April 27, 2014 $649 $729 $849 $1,229 Carnival Legend April 27, 2014
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
April 26, 2014 $319 N/A $729 N/A Liberty of the Seas April 26, 2014
November 8, 2014 $397 $494 $752 $1,099 Liberty of the Seas November 8, 2014
November 22, 2014 $437 $544 $682 $1,079 Liberty of the Seas November 22, 2014
December 6, 2014 $347 $474 $622 $949 Liberty of the Seas December 6, 2014
December 24, 2014 $847 $894 $1,552 $1,729 Liberty of the Seas December 24, 2014
January 3, 2015 $419 $499 $649 $1,099 Liberty of the Seas January 3, 2015
January 17, 2015 $409 $489 $689 $909 Liberty of the Seas January 17, 2015
January 31, 2015 $439 $489 $729 $939 Liberty of the Seas January 31, 2015
February 14, 2015 $469 $549 $799 $1,149 Liberty of the Seas February 14, 2015
February 28, 2015 $469 $549 $749 $1,099 Liberty of the Seas February 28, 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; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2014 $549 $659 $799 $1,769 Carnival Glory April 27, 2014
June 7, 2014 $989 $1,189 $1,339 $1,609 Carnival Glory June 7, 2014
July 5, 2014 $1,019 $1,229 $1,409 $1,619 Carnival Glory July 5, 2014
August 2, 2014 $1,089 $1,309 $1,539 $1,639 Carnival Glory August 2, 2014
August 30, 2014 $619 $729 $899 $1,149 Carnival Glory August 30, 2014
September 27, 2014 $559 $669 $839 $1,179 Carnival Glory September 27, 2014
October 25, 2014 $559 $669 $839 $1,179 Carnival Glory October 25, 2014
November 8, 2014 $539 $649 $819 $1,159 Carnival Glory November 8, 2014
December 6, 2014 $509 $619 $789 $1,129 Carnival Glory December 6, 2014
January 3, 2015 $549 $659 $869 $1,169 Carnival Glory January 3, 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
April 27, 2014 $609 $789 $1,019 $1,429 Carnival Dream April 27, 2014
May 18, 2014 $849 $919 $1,039 $1,349 Carnival Dream May 18, 2014
June 1, 2014 $1,289 $1,369 $1,409 $1,649 Carnival Dream June 1, 2014
August 10, 2014 $1,109 $1,219 $1,239 $1,599 Carnival Dream August 10, 2014
August 24, 2014 $739 $909 $869 $1,329 Carnival Dream August 24, 2014
August 31, 2014 $649 $729 $789 $1,239 Carnival Dream August 31, 2014
October 5, 2014 $589 $719 $779 $1,299 Carnival Dream October 5, 2014
October 19, 2014 $589 $749 $779 $1,229 Carnival Dream October 19, 2014
November 2, 2014 $589 $719 $779 $1,229 Carnival Dream November 2, 2014
November 23, 2014 $719 $849 $909 $1,429 Carnival Dream November 23, 2014

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