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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


14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Enchanted 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $1,859 $2,259 $2,088 $2,802 Enchanted Princess January 23, 2021
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
January 23, 2021 $799 $919 $1,099 $1,249 Norwegian Getaway January 23, 2021
January 30, 2021 $879 $939 $1,199 $1,339 Norwegian Getaway January 30, 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
January 23, 2021 $629 $739 $919 $1,569 Carnival Magic January 23, 2021
February 6, 2021 $614 $739 $959 $1,637 Carnival Magic February 6, 2021
February 20, 2021 $634 $749 $999 $1,654 Carnival Magic February 20, 2021
March 6, 2021 $734 $869 $1,154 $1,892 Carnival Magic March 6, 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
January 24, 2021 $869 $951 $1,020 $1,875 Harmony of the Seas January 24, 2021
February 7, 2021 $1,140 $1,252 $1,343 $2,152 Harmony of the Seas February 7, 2021
February 21, 2021 $855 $964 $1,036 $2,021 Harmony of the Seas February 21, 2021
March 7, 2021 $911 $966 $1,001 $2,021 Harmony of the Seas March 7, 2021
March 21, 2021 $1,349 $1,395 $1,447 $2,313 Harmony of the Seas March 21, 2021
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; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $920 $963 $1,108 $1,629 Allure of the Seas January 24, 2021
February 21, 2021 $736 $798 $886 $1,759 Allure of the Seas February 21, 2021
March 21, 2021 $702 $775 $792 $1,572 Allure of the Seas March 21, 2021
April 18, 2021 $681 $769 $888 $4,321 Allure of the Seas April 18, 2021
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Breakaway
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Costa Maya, Mexico; Harvest Caye; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $549 $699 $849 $1,199 Norwegian Breakaway January 24, 2021
January 31, 2021 $849 $1,049 $1,269 $1,449 Norwegian Breakaway January 31, 2021
February 7, 2021 $949 $1,129 $1,389 $1,709 Norwegian Breakaway February 7, 2021
February 14, 2021 $629 $749 $879 $1,279 Norwegian Breakaway February 14, 2021
February 21, 2021 $629 $739 $849 $1,249 Norwegian Breakaway February 21, 2021
February 28, 2021 $999 $1,159 $1,429 $1,859 Norwegian Breakaway February 28, 2021
March 7, 2021 $1,049 $1,149 $1,319 $1,639 Norwegian Breakaway March 7, 2021
March 14, 2021 $1,049 $1,149 $1,369 $1,799 Norwegian Breakaway March 14, 2021
March 21, 2021 $649 $799 $879 $1,249 Norwegian Breakaway March 21, 2021
March 28, 2021 $649 $849 $879 $1,249 Norwegian Breakaway March 28, 2021
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Legend
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
January 24, 2021 $679 $759 $879 $1,520 Carnival Legend January 24, 2021
March 14, 2021 $899 $979 $1,259 $2,069 Carnival Legend March 14, 2021
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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Perfect Day Cococay, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 30, 2021 $829 $881 $1,009 $2,064 Symphony of the Seas January 30, 2021
February 13, 2021 $886 $960 $1,039 $2,179 Symphony of the Seas February 13, 2021
February 27, 2021 $789 $915 $973 $2,455 Symphony of the Seas February 27, 2021
March 13, 2021 $1,049 $1,136 $1,186 $2,591 Symphony of the Seas March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021 $1,145 $1,223 $1,253 $3,279 Symphony of the Seas March 27, 2021
April 10, 2021 $928 $931 $1,122 $2,729 Symphony of the Seas April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021 $990 $1,114 $1,216 $2,852 Symphony of the Seas April 24, 2021
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Enchanted Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 30, 2021 $889 $1,279 $1,179 $1,679 Enchanted Princess January 30, 2021
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Enchanted Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Costa Maya, 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
January 30, 2021 $1,759 $2,459 $2,385 $3,109 Enchanted Princess January 30, 2021

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