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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 Miami, FL
Ship: Navigator 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; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2019 $927 $999 $1,236 $1,873 Navigator of the Seas April 26, 2019
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 27, 2019 $909 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Breeze April 27, 2019
May 25, 2019 $959 $1,219 $1,309 $1,974 Carnival Breeze May 25, 2019
March 14, 2020 $879 $1,039 $1,169 $1,689 Carnival Breeze March 14, 2020
May 2, 2020 $779 $939 $1,069 $1,449 Carnival Breeze May 2, 2020
May 30, 2020 $999 $1,199 $1,339 $1,869 Carnival Breeze May 30, 2020
August 8, 2020 $959 $1,159 $1,299 $1,709 Carnival Breeze August 8, 2020
September 5, 2020 $719 $869 $979 $1,379 Carnival Breeze September 5, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2019 N/A N/A $1,059 $1,762 Carnival Miracle April 28, 2019
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
April 28, 2019 $2,113 $1,142 N/A $3,647 Liberty of the Seas April 28, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,442 $1,649 $1,999 $2,648 Liberty of the Seas November 24, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,224 $1,580 $1,890 $2,507 Liberty of the Seas December 22, 2019
January 19, 2020 $642 $760 $1,090 $2,165 Liberty of the Seas January 19, 2020
February 16, 2020 $759 $820 $1,157 $2,013 Liberty of the Seas February 16, 2020
March 15, 2020 $880 $1,160 $1,362 $2,003 Liberty of the Seas March 15, 2020
April 12, 2020 $1,012 $1,075 $1,557 $2,120 Liberty of the Seas April 12, 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
April 28, 2019 $449 $599 $729 $799 Norwegian Breakaway April 28, 2019
May 12, 2019 $749 $799 $849 $999 Norwegian Breakaway May 12, 2019
May 26, 2019 $649 $799 $879 $929 Norwegian Breakaway May 26, 2019
June 9, 2019 $729 $869 $1,029 $1,199 Norwegian Breakaway June 9, 2019
June 23, 2019 $699 $879 $999 $1,199 Norwegian Breakaway June 23, 2019
June 30, 2019 $799 $949 $1,049 $1,149 Norwegian Breakaway June 30, 2019
July 7, 2019 $799 $949 $1,049 $1,149 Norwegian Breakaway July 7, 2019
July 14, 2019 $899 $1,049 $1,249 $1,399 Norwegian Breakaway July 14, 2019
July 21, 2019 $829 $949 $1,049 $1,119 Norwegian Breakaway July 21, 2019
July 28, 2019 $729 $779 $899 $999 Norwegian Breakaway July 28, 2019
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
April 28, 2019 $829 $939 $1,129 $1,716 Carnival Vista April 28, 2019
June 8, 2019 $1,039 $1,319 $1,609 $2,389 Carnival Vista June 8, 2019
December 21, 2019 $1,139 $1,319 $1,569 $2,359 Carnival Vista December 21, 2019
January 18, 2020 $719 $839 $1,029 $1,627 Carnival Vista January 18, 2020
February 1, 2020 $729 $859 $1,039 $1,657 Carnival Vista February 1, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,019 $1,189 $1,389 $1,929 Carnival Vista March 14, 2020
May 9, 2020 $859 $979 $1,159 $1,679 Carnival Vista May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $989 $1,159 $1,359 $1,949 Carnival Vista May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $1,129 $1,299 $1,499 $2,089 Carnival Vista June 6, 2020
June 20, 2020 $1,129 $1,299 $1,499 $2,089 Carnival Vista June 20, 2020
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
April 28, 2019 $804 N/A $979 N/A Carnival Magic April 28, 2019
October 3, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic October 3, 2020
October 17, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic October 17, 2020
October 31, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic October 31, 2020
November 14, 2020 $649 $759 $919 $1,259 Carnival Magic November 14, 2020
November 28, 2020 $609 $719 $879 $1,219 Carnival Magic November 28, 2020
December 12, 2020 $629 $739 $899 $1,239 Carnival Magic December 12, 2020
December 26, 2020 $989 $1,199 $1,469 $2,099 Carnival Magic December 26, 2020
January 9, 2021 $619 $729 $889 $1,229 Carnival Magic January 9, 2021
January 23, 2021 $619 $729 $889 $1,229 Carnival Magic January 23, 2021
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
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
May 5, 2019 $764 N/A $939 $1,467 Carnival Miracle May 5, 2019
May 12, 2019 $869 N/A $1,009 $1,406 Carnival Miracle May 12, 2019
May 19, 2019 $909 N/A $1,049 $1,412 Carnival Miracle May 19, 2019
May 26, 2019 $1,014 $1,059 $1,064 $1,477 Carnival Miracle May 26, 2019
June 2, 2019 $1,089 N/A $1,154 $1,537 Carnival Miracle June 2, 2019
June 9, 2019 $1,094 N/A $1,249 $1,804 Carnival Miracle June 9, 2019
June 16, 2019 $1,049 $1,099 $1,219 $1,629 Carnival Miracle June 16, 2019
June 23, 2019 $1,069 N/A $1,179 $1,491 Carnival Miracle June 23, 2019
June 30, 2019 $1,039 N/A $1,199 $1,800 Carnival Miracle June 30, 2019
July 7, 2019 $969 $1,109 $1,174 $1,456 Carnival Miracle July 7, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Sunshine
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
May 5, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,504 Carnival Sunshine May 5, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Dream
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
May 5, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,939 Carnival Dream May 5, 2019

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