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Roatan, Bay Islands (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Roatan is the largest island in an archipelago called the Honduras Bay Islands. It is located on the Meso-American Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Roatan is widely considered one of the best places on earth for snorkeling and scuba diving. It is also well know for the many whale sharks found in the water, which you can observe on your trip. The island is blessed with beautiful beaches and is rich in bio-diversity. Roatan is also home to a number of unique cultures. Christopher Columbus discovered the Honduras Bay Islands including Roatan. The islands were already populated when he arrived there.

Where the Ship Docks

The Port of Roatan has the docking capability to host the world's most advanced cruise ships. The ships usually dock at Coxen Hole, which is named after John Coxen, who was a pirate in 17-th century. Coxen Hole is actually the capital as well as the biggest town (population of around 5,000) in Honduras Bay Islands.

What to See and Do

Today, as one of the main cruise destination in the Caribbean, Roatan offers visitors a wonderful assortment of activities that appeal to all interests and ages. Activities include natural and cultural experience or just relaxing on the beach. For more active visitors, scuba, snorkeling and zip line tours are available. One of the most popular activities in Roatan is diving, because Bay Islands is part of a massive reef system and is home to abundant sea life, sharks, whale sharks and the largest number of sponges in the Caribbean. Caves, crevices, thousand foot walls, and wrecks make Roatan one of the best diving destinations in the world. The West Bay and West End area of Roatan offer the best diving and are located close to the Port. Roatan is also famous for its water skiing and snorkeling. Most of the dive and snorkel sites are located close to shore, which makes them convenient and fun for visitors to enjoy. Snorkeling is great all over the island, so if you have time, there is lots to explore. Snorkeling equipment like fins and masks can be rented from dive shops and through tour providers. In Roatan, you can also dive with sharks. Reef Sharks display daytime schooling behavior common only to a few types of sharks. Typically they are about 6 to 9 feet long and weigh a few hundred pounds each. They are powerful creatures and are known as the hunters of the reef in nature's system of checks and balances. If you're interested in this type of activity and would like to dive with sharks, you can visit dive shops or tour providers who can arrange it for you.

Eating/Drinking

The center of Roatan's shopping, dining and entertainment is the Town Center at the Port of Roatan. Here you can find international shopping, themed restaurants, fun waterfront bars, and live entertainment. For a casual lunch, you can try The Lighthouse which has great grilled lobster. For a bit more upscale lunch, go to Las Rocas, which has a great variety of local Bay Island cuisine.

Getting Around

Taxis and buses are available at the dock. Typical taxi fares are around $5 per person to town and roughly $10 per person to the West End. When you disembark at the port, you are already in Town Center, the main entertainment and shopping district. You can also rent a car, but most cruise travelers who are there on a single day choose to walk and take taxi when appropriate.

Miscellaneous But Important

The Lempira is the official currency of Honduras, but United States dollars are accepted all over the island. It is important to remember that exchange rates for foreign currency may vary. Most businesses in Town Center will accept credit cards. The best place to call folks back home or get on the Internet would be in Main Street Mall located in Coxen Hole.

 
Here is a cruise ship docked in Roatan.

Here is a cruise ship docked in Roatan.


The West Bay beach - a very popular place among cruise travelers and a great place for diving.

The West Bay beach - a very popular place among cruise travelers and a great place for diving.


The beautiful Coxen Hole from a bit far, surrounded by trees and mountains.

The beautiful Coxen Hole from a bit far, surrounded by trees and mountains.


Here are sharks swimming close to Roatan. Roatan is famous for its shark watching opportunities.

Here are sharks swimming close to Roatan. Roatan is famous for its shark watching opportunities.

 

Cruises to Roatan, Bay Islands


7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Vista
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 11, 2020 $669 $879 $1,029 $1,654 Carnival Vista April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020 $719 $899 $1,009 $1,827 Carnival Vista April 25, 2020
November 7, 2020 $699 $829 $979 $1,729 Carnival Vista November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $989 $1,269 $1,389 $2,169 Carnival Vista November 21, 2020
April 10, 2021 $729 $859 $1,029 $1,672 Carnival Vista April 10, 2021
May 8, 2021 $809 $959 $1,129 $1,722 Carnival Vista May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021 $969 $1,119 $1,299 $1,909 Carnival Vista May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021 $1,129 $1,319 $1,519 $2,109 Carnival Vista June 5, 2021
June 19, 2021 $1,129 $1,319 $1,519 $2,109 Carnival Vista June 19, 2021
July 3, 2021 $1,129 $1,319 $1,519 $2,159 Carnival Vista July 3, 2021
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 11, 2020 $859 $1,089 $1,319 $1,743 Carnival Breeze April 11, 2020
May 2, 2020 $849 $1,114 $1,209 $2,034 Carnival Breeze May 2, 2020
May 30, 2020 $849 $1,159 $1,349 $1,660 Carnival Breeze May 30, 2020
August 8, 2020 $1,029 $1,269 $1,359 N/A Carnival Breeze August 8, 2020
September 5, 2020 $724 $914 $1,059 $1,856 Carnival Breeze September 5, 2020
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 12, 2020 $846 $895 $944 $1,042 Norwegian Getaway April 12, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Legend
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
April 12, 2020 $819 $949 $969 $1,445 Carnival Legend April 12, 2020
April 19, 2020 $839 $939 $1,039 $1,704 Carnival Legend April 19, 2020
April 26, 2020 $889 $959 $1,069 $1,809 Carnival Legend April 26, 2020
November 15, 2020 $739 $799 $879 $1,559 Carnival Legend November 15, 2020
November 22, 2020 $869 $909 $999 $1,572 Carnival Legend November 22, 2020
November 29, 2020 $724 $769 $854 $1,507 Carnival Legend November 29, 2020
December 20, 2020 $1,029 $1,129 $1,199 $2,032 Carnival Legend December 20, 2020
December 27, 2020 $1,129 $1,209 $1,329 $2,197 Carnival Legend December 27, 2020
January 17, 2021 $709 $769 $879 $1,502 Carnival Legend January 17, 2021
January 24, 2021 $699 $759 $849 $1,342 Carnival Legend January 24, 2021
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
April 19, 2020 $679 $809 $999 $1,659 Carnival Glory April 19, 2020
April 26, 2020 $589 $779 $989 $1,469 Carnival Glory April 26, 2020
May 10, 2020 $609 $789 $1,029 $1,584 Carnival Glory May 10, 2020
June 7, 2020 $979 $1,144 $1,389 $1,979 Carnival Glory June 7, 2020
June 21, 2020 $869 $1,044 $1,304 $1,815 Carnival Glory June 21, 2020
July 5, 2020 $969 $1,109 $1,394 $1,844 Carnival Glory July 5, 2020
July 19, 2020 $904 $1,059 $1,364 $1,849 Carnival Glory July 19, 2020
August 16, 2020 $684 $824 $979 $1,279 Carnival Glory August 16, 2020
August 30, 2020 $629 $709 $929 $1,299 Carnival Glory August 30, 2020
September 13, 2020 $519 $669 $859 $1,259 Carnival Glory September 13, 2020
11 Nights Central American Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cartagena; Colon; Panama Canal/Gatun Lake,Panama; Puerto Limon; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 19, 2020 $685 $986 $1,420 $1,763 Norwegian Pearl April 19, 2020
April 30, 2020 $503 $699 $1,140 $1,532 Norwegian Pearl April 30, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
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 19, 2020 $609 $809 $1,039 $1,639 Carnival Freedom April 19, 2020
November 29, 2020 $639 $759 $959 $1,439 Carnival Freedom November 29, 2020
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 3, 2020 $679 $759 $919 $1,487 Carnival Freedom May 3, 2020
May 31, 2020 $829 $1,059 $1,259 $1,656 Carnival Freedom May 31, 2020
June 28, 2020 $819 $989 $1,164 $1,855 Carnival Freedom June 28, 2020
July 26, 2020 $879 $1,109 $1,229 $1,609 Carnival Freedom July 26, 2020
August 23, 2020 $619 $719 $889 $1,379 Carnival Freedom August 23, 2020
September 20, 2020 $519 $619 $809 $1,273 Carnival Freedom September 20, 2020
October 18, 2020 $684 $809 $999 $1,479 Carnival Freedom October 18, 2020
December 13, 2020 $519 $619 $829 $1,346 Carnival Freedom December 13, 2020
February 7, 2021 $659 $779 $979 $1,499 Carnival Freedom February 7, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 9, 2020 $519 $589 N/A $975 Carnival Paradise May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $559 $659 N/A $1,089 Carnival Paradise May 23, 2020
July 4, 2020 $644 $709 N/A $1,224 Carnival Paradise July 4, 2020
July 18, 2020 $744 $824 N/A $1,354 Carnival Paradise July 18, 2020
August 29, 2020 $484 $534 N/A $849 Carnival Paradise August 29, 2020
September 12, 2020 $414 $469 N/A $759 Carnival Paradise September 12, 2020
October 10, 2020 $479 $549 N/A $999 Carnival Paradise October 10, 2020
November 7, 2020 $409 $469 N/A $899 Carnival Paradise November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020 $414 $479 N/A $919 Carnival Paradise December 5, 2020
January 2, 2021 $479 $569 N/A $899 Carnival Paradise January 2, 2021
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
May 9, 2020 $789 $909 $1,009 $1,839 Carnival Vista May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $839 $1,019 $1,199 $1,811 Carnival Vista May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $989 $1,179 $1,399 $2,267 Carnival Vista June 6, 2020
June 20, 2020 $939 $1,139 $1,389 $2,330 Carnival Vista June 20, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,009 $1,269 $1,479 $2,234 Carnival Vista July 4, 2020
July 18, 2020 $989 $1,269 $1,519 $2,164 Carnival Vista July 18, 2020
August 1, 2020 $959 $1,149 $1,399 $2,129 Carnival Vista August 1, 2020
August 15, 2020 $679 $839 $1,029 $1,769 Carnival Vista August 15, 2020
August 29, 2020 $619 $769 $909 $1,499 Carnival Vista August 29, 2020
September 12, 2020 $549 $729 $889 $1,479 Carnival Vista September 12, 2020

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