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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: 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
June 29, 2019 N/A $1,149 $1,369 $1,616 Carnival Conquest June 29, 2019
July 27, 2019 $1,009 $1,094 $1,299 $2,059 Carnival Conquest July 27, 2019
August 10, 2019 $874 $999 $1,149 $1,735 Carnival Conquest August 10, 2019
August 24, 2019 $709 $829 $919 $1,275 Carnival Conquest August 24, 2019
September 7, 2019 $669 $699 $859 $1,319 Carnival Conquest September 7, 2019
September 21, 2019 $624 $699 $849 $1,314 Carnival Conquest September 21, 2019
October 5, 2019 $669 $739 $919 $1,489 Carnival Conquest October 5, 2019
October 19, 2019 $704 $739 $884 $1,409 Carnival Conquest October 19, 2019
November 2, 2019 $649 $709 $889 $1,379 Carnival Conquest November 2, 2019
November 16, 2019 $624 $729 $884 $1,384 Carnival Conquest November 16, 2019
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; 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
June 29, 2019 $1,438 N/A N/A N/A Caribbean Princess June 29, 2019
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
June 30, 2019 $1,089 $1,259 N/A N/A Carnival Freedom June 30, 2019
July 28, 2019 $984 $1,124 $1,374 $1,773 Carnival Freedom July 28, 2019
August 25, 2019 $704 $794 $969 $1,665 Carnival Freedom August 25, 2019
June 14, 2020 $1,039 $1,169 $1,409 $1,929 Carnival Freedom June 14, 2020
July 12, 2020 $1,029 $1,169 $1,429 $1,929 Carnival Freedom July 12, 2020
September 6, 2020 $689 $799 $999 $1,519 Carnival Freedom September 6, 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
June 30, 2019 $799 $849 $999 $1,199 Norwegian Breakaway June 30, 2019
July 7, 2019 $779 $899 $929 $1,229 Norwegian Breakaway July 7, 2019
July 14, 2019 $729 $779 $949 $1,079 Norwegian Breakaway July 14, 2019
July 21, 2019 $949 $1,049 $1,199 $1,399 Norwegian Breakaway July 21, 2019
July 28, 2019 $679 $769 $899 $999 Norwegian Breakaway July 28, 2019
August 4, 2019 $699 $849 $949 $1,149 Norwegian Breakaway August 4, 2019
August 11, 2019 $629 $799 $849 $949 Norwegian Breakaway August 11, 2019
August 18, 2019 $599 $729 $799 $879 Norwegian Breakaway August 18, 2019
August 25, 2019 $629 $679 $799 $799 Norwegian Breakaway August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $699 $649 $699 $799 Norwegian Breakaway September 1, 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
July 6, 2019 $1,119 $1,369 $1,599 $2,329 Carnival Vista July 6, 2019
July 20, 2019 $1,099 $1,319 $1,509 $2,344 Carnival Vista July 20, 2019
August 3, 2019 $929 $1,109 $1,339 $1,904 Carnival Vista August 3, 2019
August 17, 2019 $819 $939 $1,119 $1,590 Carnival Vista August 17, 2019
August 31, 2019 $779 $849 $1,009 $1,704 Carnival Vista August 31, 2019
September 14, 2019 $729 $829 $1,029 $1,619 Carnival Vista September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $689 $829 $999 $1,457 Carnival Vista September 28, 2019
October 12, 2019 $739 $889 $1,059 $1,842 Carnival Vista October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $729 $859 $1,059 $1,482 Carnival Vista October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $709 $839 $999 $1,689 Carnival Vista November 9, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean 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
July 6, 2019 $879 $814 $891 N/A Caribbean Princess July 6, 2019
July 20, 2019 $830 $922 $1,251 N/A Caribbean Princess July 20, 2019
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; 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
July 6, 2019 $1,448 $1,548 $2,112 $3,071 Caribbean Princess July 6, 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
July 6, 2019 N/A $2,428 $2,455 N/A Symphony of the Seas July 6, 2019
July 20, 2019 $1,870 N/A N/A N/A Symphony of the Seas July 20, 2019
August 3, 2019 $2,018 $2,071 $2,093 $3,119 Symphony of the Seas August 3, 2019
August 17, 2019 $1,376 $1,661 $1,690 $2,598 Symphony of the Seas August 17, 2019
September 14, 2019 $997 $1,170 $1,232 $2,161 Symphony of the Seas September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 N/A N/A $1,152 $2,330 Symphony of the Seas September 28, 2019
October 12, 2019 $873 $1,027 $1,038 $4,211 Symphony of the Seas October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $990 $1,243 $1,203 $2,561 Symphony of the Seas October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $1,210 N/A $1,486 $2,545 Symphony of the Seas November 9, 2019
November 23, 2019 $1,217 $1,432 $1,606 $3,202 Symphony of the Seas November 23, 2019
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
July 7, 2019 $999 $1,129 $1,174 N/A Carnival Miracle July 7, 2019
July 14, 2019 N/A N/A $1,244 N/A Carnival Miracle July 14, 2019
July 21, 2019 $1,004 $1,109 $1,114 $1,557 Carnival Miracle July 21, 2019
July 28, 2019 $1,034 $1,119 $1,124 $1,614 Carnival Miracle July 28, 2019
August 4, 2019 $904 $1,014 $1,049 $1,608 Carnival Miracle August 4, 2019
August 11, 2019 $894 $924 $949 $1,529 Carnival Miracle August 11, 2019
August 18, 2019 $849 N/A $999 $1,268 Carnival Miracle August 18, 2019
August 25, 2019 $784 $834 $874 $1,357 Carnival Miracle August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $684 $714 $824 $1,404 Carnival Miracle September 1, 2019
September 8, 2019 $674 $714 $824 $1,613 Carnival Miracle September 8, 2019
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
July 7, 2019 $1,617 $2,150 $2,780 $9,835 Harmony of the Seas July 7, 2019
August 18, 2019 $1,465 $1,737 $1,866 $2,122 Harmony of the Seas August 18, 2019
September 29, 2019 $922 $1,029 $1,138 $1,941 Harmony of the Seas September 29, 2019
November 10, 2019 $914 $1,232 $1,260 $5,190 Harmony of the Seas November 10, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,534 $1,712 $2,101 $6,269 Harmony of the Seas November 24, 2019
December 8, 2019 $1,024 N/A $1,376 $4,396 Harmony of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $988 $1,123 $1,213 $2,665 Harmony of the Seas January 5, 2020
January 19, 2020 $985 $1,070 $1,092 $2,184 Harmony of the Seas January 19, 2020
February 2, 2020 $934 $1,111 $1,150 $2,184 Harmony of the Seas February 2, 2020
February 16, 2020 $1,152 $1,292 $1,400 $5,065 Harmony of the Seas February 16, 2020

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