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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


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
September 20, 2020 $499 $599 $819 $1,152 Carnival Freedom September 20, 2020
October 18, 2020 $499 $599 $819 $1,280 Carnival Freedom October 18, 2020
December 13, 2020 $529 $599 $809 $1,049 Carnival Freedom December 13, 2020
February 7, 2021 $489 $609 $789 $1,348 Carnival Freedom February 7, 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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 26, 2020 $609 $824 $879 $1,648 Carnival Breeze September 26, 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
September 26, 2020 $559 $689 $879 $1,400 Carnival Vista September 26, 2020
October 10, 2020 $509 $689 $899 $1,836 Carnival Vista October 10, 2020
October 24, 2020 $539 $719 $929 $1,649 Carnival Vista October 24, 2020
December 5, 2020 $549 $679 $929 $1,593 Carnival Vista December 5, 2020
January 16, 2021 $599 $709 $939 $1,299 Carnival Vista January 16, 2021
January 30, 2021 $559 $689 $839 $1,216 Carnival Vista January 30, 2021
February 13, 2021 $599 $739 $939 $1,438 Carnival Vista February 13, 2021
December 24, 2021 $959 $1,149 $1,399 $2,159 Carnival Vista December 24, 2021
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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 27, 2020 $1,126 $1,271 $1,314 $2,689 Harmony of the Seas September 27, 2020
October 11, 2020 $837 $901 $928 $2,435 Harmony of the Seas October 11, 2020
October 25, 2020 $680 $905 $876 $4,681 Harmony of the Seas October 25, 2020
November 1, 2020 $768 $893 $1,021 $3,667 Harmony of the Seas November 1, 2020
November 15, 2020 $768 $979 $1,103 $2,087 Harmony of the Seas November 15, 2020
November 29, 2020 $791 $855 $906 $4,094 Harmony of the Seas November 29, 2020
December 13, 2020 $801 $1,012 $1,040 $1,811 Harmony of the Seas December 13, 2020
December 27, 2020 $2,119 $2,474 $2,749 $4,034 Harmony of the Seas December 27, 2020
January 10, 2021 $831 $879 $957 $2,164 Harmony of the Seas January 10, 2021
January 24, 2021 $832 $890 $985 $1,964 Harmony of the Seas 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
September 27, 2020 $539 $599 $889 $1,735 Carnival Glory September 27, 2020
October 25, 2020 $549 $639 $949 $1,794 Carnival Glory October 25, 2020
November 8, 2020 $539 $639 $859 $1,814 Carnival Glory November 8, 2020
January 3, 2021 $609 $679 $899 $1,273 Carnival Glory January 3, 2021
January 31, 2021 $569 $659 $889 $1,369 Carnival Glory January 31, 2021
April 25, 2021 $689 $779 $1,029 $1,542 Carnival Glory April 25, 2021
May 9, 2021 $709 $839 $1,079 $1,529 Carnival Glory May 9, 2021
June 6, 2021 $939 $1,069 $1,319 $1,982 Carnival Glory June 6, 2021
June 20, 2021 $949 $1,089 $1,359 $1,792 Carnival Glory June 20, 2021
July 4, 2021 $939 $1,109 $1,359 $1,802 Carnival Glory July 4, 2021
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
October 3, 2020 $539 $709 $809 $1,737 Carnival Magic October 3, 2020
October 17, 2020 $539 $694 $809 $1,857 Carnival Magic October 17, 2020
October 31, 2020 $489 $689 $779 $1,659 Carnival Magic October 31, 2020
November 14, 2020 $509 $699 $769 $1,642 Carnival Magic November 14, 2020
November 28, 2020 $529 $669 $749 $1,627 Carnival Magic November 28, 2020
December 12, 2020 $539 $629 $814 $1,436 Carnival Magic December 12, 2020
December 26, 2020 $1,009 $1,249 $1,309 $2,444 Carnival Magic December 26, 2020
February 6, 2021 $529 $679 $824 $1,637 Carnival Magic February 6, 2021
March 6, 2021 $624 $764 $969 $1,624 Carnival Magic March 6, 2021
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
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 4, 2020 $549 $659 $879 $1,499 Carnival Freedom October 4, 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 4, 2020 $868 $1,074 $1,290 $1,922 Liberty of the Seas October 4, 2020
November 8, 2020 $774 $866 $1,102 $1,358 Liberty of the Seas November 8, 2020
November 22, 2020 $883 $1,126 $1,328 $1,837 Liberty of the Seas November 22, 2020
December 6, 2020 $692 $764 $988 $1,610 Liberty of the Seas December 6, 2020
December 20, 2020 $893 $1,049 $1,264 $1,696 Liberty of the Seas December 20, 2020
January 3, 2021 $534 $650 $843 $1,141 Liberty of the Seas January 3, 2021
March 28, 2021 $774 $893 $1,117 $1,466 Liberty of the Seas March 28, 2021
April 11, 2021 $666 $861 $1,210 $1,823 Liberty of the Seas April 11, 2021
April 25, 2021 $562 $774 $936 $1,644 Liberty of the Seas April 25, 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
October 10, 2020 $359 $409 N/A $874 Carnival Paradise October 10, 2020
November 7, 2020 $319 $409 N/A $899 Carnival Paradise November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020 $349 $404 N/A $919 Carnival Paradise December 5, 2020
January 2, 2021 $369 $439 N/A $711 Carnival Paradise January 2, 2021
January 16, 2021 $359 $429 N/A $699 Carnival Paradise January 16, 2021
April 10, 2021 $429 $499 N/A $1,144 Carnival Paradise April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021 $429 $499 N/A $894 Carnival Paradise April 24, 2021
May 8, 2021 $449 $529 N/A $1,009 Carnival Paradise May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021 $559 $639 N/A $1,099 Carnival Paradise May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021 $649 $729 N/A $1,194 Carnival Paradise June 5, 2021
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Joy
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 24, 2020 $749 $849 $949 $1,099 Norwegian Joy October 24, 2020
October 31, 2020 $749 $849 $949 $1,249 Norwegian Joy October 31, 2020
November 21, 2020 $799 $899 $999 $1,149 Norwegian Joy November 21, 2020

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