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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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 18, 2020 $829 $929 $1,599 $1,647 Carnival Vista January 18, 2020
February 1, 2020 $769 $869 $1,089 $1,909 Carnival Vista February 1, 2020
February 15, 2020 $869 $1,009 $1,229 N/A Carnival Vista February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,014 $1,159 $1,329 $1,959 Carnival Vista March 14, 2020
March 28, 2020 $769 $949 $1,149 $1,974 Carnival Vista March 28, 2020
May 9, 2020 $799 $949 $1,169 $1,829 Carnival Vista May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $1,029 $1,179 $1,379 $1,949 Carnival Vista May 23, 2020
June 20, 2020 $1,109 $1,299 $1,559 $2,374 Carnival Vista June 20, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,129 $1,354 $1,594 $2,089 Carnival Vista July 4, 2020
July 18, 2020 $1,139 $1,349 $1,559 $2,164 Carnival Vista July 18, 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
January 18, 2020 $1,343 $1,798 $1,870 $15,795 Symphony of the Seas January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020 $1,588 $1,844 $2,676 N/A Symphony of the Seas February 15, 2020
February 29, 2020 $1,313 $1,427 $2,095 $5,713 Symphony of the Seas February 29, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,559 N/A $2,097 $3,532 Symphony of the Seas March 14, 2020
March 28, 2020 $1,427 $1,470 $1,741 $2,863 Symphony of the Seas March 28, 2020
April 11, 2020 $1,534 $1,681 $2,137 $3,517 Symphony of the Seas April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020 $2,029 N/A $2,113 $6,356 Symphony of the Seas April 25, 2020
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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 18, 2020 $975 N/A $1,439 N/A Sky Princess January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020 N/A N/A $1,484 N/A Sky Princess February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020 $929 $1,272 $1,286 $1,799 Sky Princess March 14, 2020
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Escape
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
January 18, 2020 $549 $619 $729 $849 Norwegian Escape January 18, 2020
February 8, 2020 $599 $749 $799 $849 Norwegian Escape February 8, 2020
February 15, 2020 $559 $699 $748 $1,196 Norwegian Escape February 15, 2020
February 22, 2020 $619 $829 $849 $999 Norwegian Escape February 22, 2020
March 7, 2020 $629 $749 $849 $999 Norwegian Escape March 7, 2020
March 14, 2020 $727 $797 $797 $944 Norwegian Escape March 14, 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; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 19, 2020 $874 N/A $1,379 $3,099 Liberty of the Seas January 19, 2020
March 15, 2020 $1,499 $1,713 $2,076 $3,567 Liberty of the Seas March 15, 2020
April 12, 2020 $1,529 $1,760 $2,111 $2,798 Liberty of the Seas April 12, 2020
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
January 19, 2020 $729 N/A $1,009 N/A Carnival Glory January 19, 2020
February 2, 2020 $664 $794 N/A N/A Carnival Glory February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $739 $829 $1,089 $1,512 Carnival Glory March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $769 $834 $1,069 $1,519 Carnival Glory March 29, 2020
April 19, 2020 $724 $829 $1,069 $1,659 Carnival Glory April 19, 2020
April 26, 2020 $729 $824 $1,054 $1,534 Carnival Glory April 26, 2020
May 10, 2020 $699 $834 $1,074 $1,669 Carnival Glory May 10, 2020
June 7, 2020 $1,009 $1,194 $1,454 $2,399 Carnival Glory June 7, 2020
June 21, 2020 $989 $1,154 $1,434 $1,922 Carnival Glory June 21, 2020
July 19, 2020 $979 $1,109 $1,389 $1,849 Carnival Glory July 19, 2020
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Legend
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 19, 2020 $749 N/A $929 $1,359 Carnival Legend January 19, 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
January 19, 2020 $1,158 $1,465 $2,650 $6,624 Harmony of the Seas January 19, 2020
February 16, 2020 $1,428 $1,666 $1,745 $3,277 Harmony of the Seas February 16, 2020
March 1, 2020 $1,228 N/A $1,984 N/A Harmony of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 15, 2020 $1,713 N/A N/A N/A Harmony of the Seas March 15, 2020
March 29, 2020 $1,185 $1,264 $1,329 $3,387 Harmony of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 12, 2020 $1,441 $1,613 $1,799 $3,391 Harmony of the Seas April 12, 2020
April 26, 2020 $1,135 $1,301 $1,710 $2,390 Harmony of the Seas April 26, 2020
14 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Aruba Island; Curacao; Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 19, 2020 $1,669 N/A $2,449 $3,669 Carnival Freedom January 19, 2020
10 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Harvest Caye; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 22, 2020 $598 $1,091 $1,196 $1,441 Norwegian Breakaway January 22, 2020

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