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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 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Sky Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 7, 2019 $934 N/A $997 $1,232 Sky Princess December 7, 2019
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
December 7, 2019 $779 $869 $959 $1,507 Carnival Vista December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $859 $1,052 $1,199 $2,004 Carnival Vista January 4, 2020
February 29, 2020 $709 $879 $1,019 $1,593 Carnival Vista February 29, 2020
March 28, 2020 $699 $929 $1,099 $1,644 Carnival Vista March 28, 2020
April 11, 2020 $739 $999 $1,209 $2,014 Carnival Vista April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020 $729 $929 $1,089 $1,689 Carnival Vista April 25, 2020
November 7, 2020 $729 $859 $999 $1,539 Carnival Vista November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $979 $1,159 $1,389 $1,989 Carnival Vista November 21, 2020
March 13, 2021 $1,059 $1,229 $1,429 $1,949 Carnival Vista March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021 $909 $1,029 $1,209 $1,729 Carnival Vista March 27, 2021
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Escape
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 7, 2019 $399 $429 $449 $649 Norwegian Escape December 7, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Symphony of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cruising; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 7, 2019 $1,585 $1,857 $2,039 $6,248 Symphony of the Seas December 7, 2019
January 18, 2020 $1,318 $1,798 $1,972 $3,797 Symphony of the Seas January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020 $1,559 $1,772 $2,236 $4,653 Symphony of the Seas February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020 $1,311 $1,516 $1,897 $3,698 Symphony of the Seas February 29, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,032 $1,162 $1,273 $2,460 Symphony of the Seas March 14, 2020
March 28, 2020 $1,071 $1,273 $1,409 $2,513 Symphony of the Seas March 28, 2020
April 11, 2020 $1,162 $1,318 $1,427 $2,487 Symphony of the Seas April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020 N/A N/A N/A $5,780 Symphony of the Seas April 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; George Town, Cayman Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 7, 2019 N/A N/A $2,483 N/A Sky Princess December 7, 2019
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
December 8, 2019 $689 N/A $1,214 $1,729 Carnival Glory December 8, 2019
January 19, 2020 $679 $789 N/A $1,798 Carnival Glory January 19, 2020
February 2, 2020 $664 $794 N/A N/A Carnival Glory February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $694 $819 $1,079 $1,512 Carnival Glory March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $699 $809 $1,034 $1,519 Carnival Glory March 29, 2020
April 19, 2020 $704 $814 $1,069 $1,614 Carnival Glory April 19, 2020
April 26, 2020 $704 $789 $1,029 $1,559 Carnival Glory April 26, 2020
June 21, 2020 $999 $1,139 $1,399 $1,922 Carnival Glory June 21, 2020
July 19, 2020 $979 $1,109 $1,389 $1,849 Carnival Glory July 19, 2020
August 16, 2020 $694 $804 $1,024 $1,359 Carnival Glory August 16, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Cruising; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 8, 2019 $1,164 $1,235 $1,778 $11,358 Harmony of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $945 $1,161 $1,381 $5,203 Harmony of the Seas January 5, 2020
January 19, 2020 $1,158 $1,465 $1,532 $5,891 Harmony of the Seas January 19, 2020
February 2, 2020 $1,106 N/A $1,569 $3,383 Harmony of the Seas February 2, 2020
February 16, 2020 $1,141 $1,541 $1,759 $3,104 Harmony of the Seas February 16, 2020
March 1, 2020 $1,193 $1,235 $1,368 $3,274 Harmony of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 15, 2020 $995 $1,394 $1,387 $5,386 Harmony of the Seas March 15, 2020
March 29, 2020 $903 $1,007 $1,062 $2,476 Harmony of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 12, 2020 $904 $1,075 $1,139 $2,339 Harmony of the Seas April 12, 2020
April 26, 2020 $1,363 $1,475 $1,846 $2,862 Harmony of the Seas April 26, 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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 8, 2019 N/A N/A $1,421 N/A Liberty of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $895 $1,010 N/A $3,655 Liberty of the Seas January 5, 2020
February 2, 2020 $910 $1,043 $1,684 N/A Liberty of the Seas February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $771 $1,110 $1,239 $2,589 Liberty of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $601 $664 $918 $1,606 Liberty of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 26, 2020 $526 $764 $1,008 $2,104 Liberty of the Seas April 26, 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; Amber Cove (Rep.Dom); Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 12, 2019 $599 $599 $599 N/A Costa Luminosa December 12, 2019
January 5, 2020 $749 $749 $749 $1,649 Costa Luminosa January 5, 2020
9 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Costa Maya, Mexico; Harvest Caye; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 13, 2019 $599 $699 $899 N/A Norwegian Getaway December 13, 2019
January 17, 2020 $499 $649 $799 $999 Norwegian Getaway January 17, 2020

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