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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 Breeze
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
April 27, 2019 $909 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze April 27, 2019
May 25, 2019 $959 $1,219 $1,309 $1,974 Carnival Breeze May 25, 2019
March 14, 2020 $879 $1,039 $1,169 $1,689 Carnival Breeze March 14, 2020
May 2, 2020 $779 $939 $1,069 $1,449 Carnival Breeze May 2, 2020
May 30, 2020 $999 $1,199 $1,339 $1,869 Carnival Breeze May 30, 2020
August 8, 2020 $959 $1,159 $1,299 $1,709 Carnival Breeze August 8, 2020
September 5, 2020 $719 $869 $979 $1,379 Carnival Breeze September 5, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
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 28, 2019 N/A N/A $1,059 $1,762 Carnival Miracle April 28, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Liberty 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 28, 2019 $2,113 $1,142 N/A $3,647 Liberty of the Seas April 28, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,442 $1,649 $1,999 $2,648 Liberty of the Seas November 24, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,224 $1,580 $1,890 $2,507 Liberty of the Seas December 22, 2019
January 19, 2020 $642 $760 $1,090 $2,165 Liberty of the Seas January 19, 2020
February 16, 2020 $759 $820 $1,157 $2,013 Liberty of the Seas February 16, 2020
March 15, 2020 $880 $1,160 $1,362 $2,003 Liberty of the Seas March 15, 2020
April 12, 2020 $1,012 $1,075 $1,557 $2,120 Liberty of the Seas April 12, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Vista
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2019 $829 $939 $1,129 $1,716 Carnival Vista April 28, 2019
June 8, 2019 $1,039 $1,319 $1,609 $2,389 Carnival Vista June 8, 2019
December 21, 2019 $1,139 $1,319 $1,569 $2,359 Carnival Vista December 21, 2019
January 18, 2020 $719 $839 $1,029 $1,627 Carnival Vista January 18, 2020
February 1, 2020 $729 $859 $1,039 $1,657 Carnival Vista February 1, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,019 $1,189 $1,389 $1,929 Carnival Vista March 14, 2020
May 9, 2020 $859 $979 $1,159 $1,679 Carnival Vista May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $989 $1,159 $1,359 $1,949 Carnival Vista May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $1,129 $1,299 $1,499 $2,089 Carnival Vista June 6, 2020
June 20, 2020 $1,129 $1,299 $1,499 $2,089 Carnival Vista June 20, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2019 $804 N/A $979 N/A Carnival Magic April 28, 2019
October 3, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic October 3, 2020
October 17, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic October 17, 2020
October 31, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic October 31, 2020
November 14, 2020 $649 $759 $919 $1,259 Carnival Magic November 14, 2020
November 28, 2020 $609 $719 $879 $1,219 Carnival Magic November 28, 2020
December 12, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic December 12, 2020
December 26, 2020 $989 $1,199 $1,469 $2,099 Carnival Magic December 26, 2020
January 9, 2021 $619 $729 $889 $1,229 Carnival Magic January 9, 2021
January 23, 2021 $619 $729 $889 $1,229 Carnival Magic January 23, 2021
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Valor
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 4, 2019 $739 $814 $999 $1,300 Carnival Valor May 4, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 5, 2019 $764 N/A $939 $1,467 Carnival Miracle May 5, 2019
May 12, 2019 $869 N/A $1,009 $1,406 Carnival Miracle May 12, 2019
May 19, 2019 $909 N/A $1,049 $1,412 Carnival Miracle May 19, 2019
May 26, 2019 $1,014 $1,059 $1,064 $1,477 Carnival Miracle May 26, 2019
June 2, 2019 $1,089 N/A $1,154 $1,537 Carnival Miracle June 2, 2019
June 9, 2019 $1,094 N/A $1,249 $1,804 Carnival Miracle June 9, 2019
June 16, 2019 $1,049 $1,099 $1,219 $1,629 Carnival Miracle June 16, 2019
June 23, 2019 $1,069 N/A $1,179 $1,491 Carnival Miracle June 23, 2019
June 30, 2019 $1,039 N/A $1,199 $1,800 Carnival Miracle June 30, 2019
July 7, 2019 $969 $1,109 $1,174 $1,456 Carnival Miracle July 7, 2019
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
May 5, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,504 Carnival Sunshine May 5, 2019
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
May 5, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,939 Carnival Dream May 5, 2019
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Vista
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 5, 2019 $779 $889 $1,039 $1,497 Carnival Vista May 5, 2019

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