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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 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
October 20, 2019 N/A $889 $1,099 N/A Carnival Freedom October 20, 2019
April 19, 2020 $739 $849 $1,119 $1,539 Carnival Freedom April 19, 2020
November 29, 2020 $669 $779 $979 $1,499 Carnival Freedom November 29, 2020
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
October 26, 2019 $789 $919 $1,159 N/A Carnival Vista October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $899 $1,019 $1,079 $1,584 Carnival Vista November 9, 2019
November 23, 2019 $1,139 $1,449 $1,659 $2,509 Carnival Vista November 23, 2019
December 7, 2019 $749 $879 $1,019 $1,410 Carnival Vista December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $789 $929 $1,089 $1,807 Carnival Vista January 4, 2020
February 15, 2020 $709 $919 $1,109 $1,659 Carnival Vista February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020 $699 $869 $1,029 $1,537 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 $779 $929 $1,119 $1,689 Carnival Vista April 25, 2020
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
October 26, 2019 $1,279 $1,465 $1,639 $4,199 Symphony of the Seas October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $1,313 $1,653 $1,857 $3,921 Symphony of the Seas November 9, 2019
November 23, 2019 $1,517 $1,653 $1,980 $3,776 Symphony of the Seas November 23, 2019
December 7, 2019 $1,585 $2,194 $3,057 $3,186 Symphony of the Seas December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $1,354 $1,530 $1,762 $3,536 Symphony of the Seas January 4, 2020
January 18, 2020 $1,287 $1,624 $1,674 $2,951 Symphony of the Seas January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020 $1,519 $1,521 $1,914 $3,669 Symphony of the Seas February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020 $1,158 $1,370 $1,262 $2,839 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 $1,042 $1,459 $1,453 $2,699 Symphony of the Seas March 28, 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
October 27, 2019 N/A $919 $999 $1,426 Carnival Legend October 27, 2019
November 3, 2019 N/A N/A $969 N/A Carnival Legend November 3, 2019
November 10, 2019 N/A $849 $939 $1,424 Carnival Legend November 10, 2019
November 17, 2019 N/A $849 N/A N/A Carnival Legend November 17, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,804 $1,969 $2,119 $2,599 Carnival Legend November 24, 2019
December 15, 2019 $879 N/A $1,019 $1,397 Carnival Legend December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,149 $1,219 $1,309 $2,149 Carnival Legend December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,159 $1,299 $1,369 $2,032 Carnival Legend December 29, 2019
January 12, 2020 $769 N/A $949 N/A Carnival Legend January 12, 2020
February 9, 2020 $774 $859 $929 $1,514 Carnival Legend February 9, 2020
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2019 $399 $549 $649 $899 Norwegian Breakaway October 27, 2019
November 10, 2019 $479 $629 $729 $949 Norwegian Breakaway November 10, 2019
May 10, 2020 $819 $1,449 $1,679 $1,749 Norwegian Breakaway May 10, 2020
May 31, 2020 $799 $999 $1,149 $1,249 Norwegian Breakaway May 31, 2020
June 7, 2020 $849 $1,099 $1,229 $1,349 Norwegian Breakaway June 7, 2020
June 14, 2020 $869 $1,429 $1,549 $1,699 Norwegian Breakaway June 14, 2020
June 21, 2020 $949 $1,519 $1,599 $1,699 Norwegian Breakaway June 21, 2020
June 28, 2020 $899 $1,449 $1,599 $1,699 Norwegian Breakaway June 28, 2020
July 5, 2020 $949 $1,349 $1,599 $1,699 Norwegian Breakaway July 5, 2020
July 12, 2020 $949 $1,499 $1,649 $1,699 Norwegian Breakaway July 12, 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
October 27, 2019 $582 $639 $970 N/A Liberty of the Seas October 27, 2019
November 10, 2019 $945 $994 $1,827 N/A Liberty of the Seas November 10, 2019
December 8, 2019 $1,038 $1,179 $1,087 N/A Liberty of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $786 $804 $1,314 N/A Liberty of the Seas January 5, 2020
February 2, 2020 $667 $852 $1,087 N/A Liberty of the Seas February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $653 $859 $1,023 $1,859 Liberty of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $577 $752 $871 $1,510 Liberty of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 26, 2020 $608 $755 $1,145 $2,051 Liberty of the Seas April 26, 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
November 2, 2019 $634 $749 $949 $1,784 Carnival Conquest November 2, 2019
November 16, 2019 $719 $809 $979 $1,204 Carnival Conquest November 16, 2019
November 30, 2019 $629 $719 $929 $1,555 Carnival Conquest November 30, 2019
December 14, 2019 $709 $809 $979 $1,434 Carnival Conquest December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,139 $1,339 $1,634 $2,169 Carnival Conquest December 28, 2019
January 11, 2020 $669 $739 $1,019 $1,554 Carnival Conquest January 11, 2020
January 25, 2020 $669 $749 $1,029 $1,494 Carnival Conquest January 25, 2020
February 8, 2020 $709 $809 $1,079 $1,604 Carnival Conquest February 8, 2020
February 22, 2020 $684 $794 $1,019 $1,539 Carnival Conquest February 22, 2020
March 7, 2020 $789 $849 $1,049 $1,474 Carnival Conquest March 7, 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; Falmouth, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2019 $429 $499 $649 N/A Norwegian Getaway November 8, 2019
15 Nights Central American Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Santa Marta; Cartagena; Colon; Panama Canal/Gatun Lake,Panama; Puerto Limon; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2019 $399 $549 $899 $1,799 Norwegian Dawn November 9, 2019
33 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Venice, Italy
Ship: Costa Luminosa
Departure: Venice, Italy
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 33 Nights
Ports: Venice, Italy; Corfu; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Savona; Marseille, France; Malaga, Spain; Arrecife (Lanzarote); S. Cruz De Tenerife; St. Maarten; Saint Thomas; San Juan Port; 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
November 9, 2019 N/A $3,639 $4,419 N/A Costa Luminosa November 9, 2019

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