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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 New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Glory
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
January 19, 2020 $729 N/A $1,009 N/A Carnival Glory January 19, 2020
February 2, 2020 $664 $794 N/A N/A Carnival Glory February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $739 $829 $1,089 $1,512 Carnival Glory March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $769 $834 $1,069 $1,519 Carnival Glory March 29, 2020
April 19, 2020 $724 $829 $1,069 $1,659 Carnival Glory April 19, 2020
April 26, 2020 $729 $824 $1,054 $1,534 Carnival Glory April 26, 2020
May 10, 2020 $699 $834 $1,074 $1,669 Carnival Glory May 10, 2020
June 7, 2020 $1,009 $1,194 $1,454 $2,399 Carnival Glory June 7, 2020
June 21, 2020 $989 $1,154 $1,434 $1,922 Carnival Glory June 21, 2020
July 19, 2020 $979 $1,109 $1,389 $1,849 Carnival Glory July 19, 2020
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Legend
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 19, 2020 $749 N/A $929 $1,359 Carnival Legend January 19, 2020
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
January 19, 2020 $874 N/A $1,379 $3,099 Liberty of the Seas January 19, 2020
March 15, 2020 $1,499 $1,713 $2,076 $3,567 Liberty of the Seas March 15, 2020
April 12, 2020 $1,529 $1,760 $2,111 $2,798 Liberty of the Seas April 12, 2020
10 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Costa Luminosa
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 $799 $799 $799 $1,799 Costa Luminosa January 25, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cruising; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 $513 $581 N/A N/A Majesty of the Seas January 25, 2020
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Sky Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 N/A N/A $2,955 $3,756 Sky Princess January 25, 2020
February 8, 2020 $1,989 N/A $2,575 $3,862 Sky Princess February 8, 2020
March 7, 2020 $1,549 N/A $2,349 $3,019 Sky Princess March 7, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cruising; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 $937 $1,126 N/A $2,811 Rhapsody of the Seas January 25, 2020
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
January 25, 2020 N/A $969 $1,109 $1,742 Carnival Breeze January 25, 2020
March 14, 2020 $909 $1,259 $1,459 $1,778 Carnival Breeze March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020 $899 N/A $1,369 $1,703 Carnival Breeze April 11, 2020
May 2, 2020 $949 $1,134 $1,239 $2,286 Carnival Breeze May 2, 2020
May 30, 2020 $1,019 N/A $1,469 N/A Carnival Breeze May 30, 2020
August 8, 2020 $1,039 $1,264 $1,359 $1,854 Carnival Breeze August 8, 2020
September 5, 2020 $694 $874 $979 $1,656 Carnival Breeze September 5, 2020
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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 $784 N/A $1,079 $1,819 Carnival Conquest January 25, 2020
February 8, 2020 $669 $809 $1,079 $1,544 Carnival Conquest February 8, 2020
February 22, 2020 $719 $839 $1,049 $1,429 Carnival Conquest February 22, 2020
March 7, 2020 $829 $849 N/A $1,929 Carnival Conquest March 7, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Empress of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Key West, Florida; Cruising; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 26, 2020 $1,195 $1,313 N/A $4,555 Empress of the Seas January 26, 2020

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