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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 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
February 17, 2019 $709 N/A $989 N/A Carnival Magic February 17, 2019
March 3, 2019 $759 $899 $979 $1,412 Carnival Magic March 3, 2019
March 17, 2019 $799 $954 $1,039 $1,679 Carnival Magic March 17, 2019
March 31, 2019 $769 $909 $979 $1,617 Carnival Magic March 31, 2019
April 14, 2019 $769 $929 $1,019 $1,564 Carnival Magic April 14, 2019
April 28, 2019 $719 $889 $949 $1,474 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
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
February 17, 2019 $919 N/A N/A $2,589 Carnival Vista February 17, 2019
March 3, 2019 $779 $929 $1,149 $1,779 Carnival Vista March 3, 2019
March 31, 2019 $799 $974 $1,189 $1,899 Carnival Vista March 31, 2019
May 11, 2019 $789 $979 $1,189 $2,134 Carnival Vista May 11, 2019
May 25, 2019 $1,009 $1,199 $1,489 $2,629 Carnival Vista May 25, 2019
June 22, 2019 $1,109 $1,339 $1,579 $2,579 Carnival Vista June 22, 2019
July 6, 2019 $1,149 $1,339 $1,589 $2,509 Carnival Vista July 6, 2019
July 20, 2019 $1,144 $1,314 $1,529 $2,209 Carnival Vista July 20, 2019
August 3, 2019 $1,029 $1,179 $1,369 $1,889 Carnival Vista August 3, 2019
August 17, 2019 $809 $959 $1,109 $1,824 Carnival Vista August 17, 2019
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
February 17, 2019 N/A $969 $1,029 N/A Carnival Miracle February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,489 Carnival Miracle February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 $754 $849 $919 $1,499 Carnival Miracle March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 N/A N/A $984 $1,461 Carnival Miracle March 10, 2019
March 17, 2019 $854 $914 $1,014 $1,788 Carnival Miracle March 17, 2019
March 24, 2019 $829 $904 $959 $1,436 Carnival Miracle March 24, 2019
April 21, 2019 $804 $974 $979 $1,549 Carnival Miracle April 21, 2019
April 28, 2019 $729 $799 $864 $1,585 Carnival Miracle April 28, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 17, 2019 $1,291 $1,658 $1,855 N/A Allure of the Seas February 17, 2019
March 17, 2019 $1,084 $1,752 $1,399 $5,284 Allure of the Seas March 17, 2019
March 31, 2019 $1,470 $1,580 $2,134 $4,427 Allure of the Seas March 31, 2019
April 14, 2019 $1,213 $1,355 $1,397 $2,141 Allure of the Seas April 14, 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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 17, 2019 $913 $1,437 N/A N/A Liberty of the Seas February 17, 2019
March 17, 2019 $813 $1,015 $1,291 N/A Liberty of the Seas March 17, 2019
April 14, 2019 $1,084 $1,199 $1,271 $2,706 Liberty of the Seas April 14, 2019
May 12, 2019 $713 $872 $1,099 $2,178 Liberty of the Seas May 12, 2019
June 9, 2019 $1,191 $1,355 $1,518 $2,381 Liberty of the Seas June 9, 2019
July 7, 2019 $1,212 $1,366 $1,720 $2,118 Liberty of the Seas July 7, 2019
August 4, 2019 $954 $1,116 $1,222 $2,033 Liberty of the Seas August 4, 2019
September 1, 2019 $644 $736 $1,017 $1,451 Liberty of the Seas September 1, 2019
September 29, 2019 $657 $771 $989 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 29, 2019
October 27, 2019 $639 $711 $999 $1,922 Liberty of the Seas October 27, 2019
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Getaway
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
February 17, 2019 $599 $799 $899 $999 Norwegian Getaway February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 $749 $949 $1,029 $1,099 Norwegian Getaway February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 $699 $899 $949 $1,129 Norwegian Getaway March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 $749 $849 $949 $1,079 Norwegian Getaway March 10, 2019
March 17, 2019 $599 $729 $829 $929 Norwegian Getaway March 17, 2019
March 24, 2019 $699 $829 $929 $1,079 Norwegian Getaway March 24, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Rhapsody of the Seas
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cruising; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 23, 2019 N/A N/A $2,598 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas February 23, 2019
March 9, 2019 $1,267 $1,339 $1,684 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas March 9, 2019
March 23, 2019 $915 $1,074 $1,931 $2,390 Rhapsody of the Seas March 23, 2019
April 6, 2019 $930 $1,004 $1,742 $2,068 Rhapsody of the Seas April 6, 2019
April 20, 2019 $870 $1,040 $1,860 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas April 20, 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
February 23, 2019 $839 $949 N/A N/A Carnival Breeze February 23, 2019
March 16, 2019 $929 $1,119 $1,259 $1,944 Carnival Breeze March 16, 2019
April 6, 2019 $829 $929 $1,099 $1,662 Carnival Breeze April 6, 2019
April 27, 2019 $739 $909 $1,029 $1,809 Carnival Breeze April 27, 2019
May 25, 2019 $899 $1,169 $1,279 $1,974 Carnival Breeze May 25, 2019
June 15, 2019 $1,029 $1,419 $1,489 N/A Carnival Breeze June 15, 2019
August 3, 2019 $889 $1,139 $1,269 N/A Carnival Breeze August 3, 2019
November 23, 2019 $859 $1,019 $1,159 $1,694 Carnival Breeze November 23, 2019
March 14, 2020 $879 $1,039 $1,169 $1,689 Carnival Breeze March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020 $889 $1,049 $1,169 $1,689 Carnival Breeze April 11, 2020
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
February 24, 2019 $744 $839 $1,059 $1,431 Carnival Dream February 24, 2019
April 7, 2019 $734 $909 N/A $1,807 Carnival Dream April 7, 2019
May 5, 2019 $779 $939 $1,069 $2,022 Carnival Dream May 5, 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
March 2, 2019 $658 $698 $1,268 N/A Caribbean Princess March 2, 2019
March 30, 2019 $579 $629 $849 $1,372 Caribbean Princess March 30, 2019

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