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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
August 24, 2019 $709 $829 $919 $1,275 Carnival Conquest August 24, 2019
September 7, 2019 $724 N/A N/A $1,264 Carnival Conquest September 7, 2019
September 21, 2019 $669 $940 $914 $1,419 Carnival Conquest September 21, 2019
October 5, 2019 $709 $764 $974 $1,291 Carnival Conquest October 5, 2019
October 19, 2019 $704 $739 $884 $1,409 Carnival Conquest October 19, 2019
November 2, 2019 $679 N/A $949 $1,419 Carnival Conquest November 2, 2019
November 16, 2019 $599 $719 $929 $1,354 Carnival Conquest November 16, 2019
November 30, 2019 $599 $689 $849 $1,359 Carnival Conquest November 30, 2019
December 14, 2019 $744 $809 $964 $1,899 Carnival Conquest December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,089 $1,279 $1,559 $2,204 Carnival Conquest December 28, 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
August 25, 2019 $789 $834 N/A $1,357 Carnival Miracle August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $719 N/A $834 $1,307 Carnival Miracle September 1, 2019
September 8, 2019 N/A N/A $929 N/A Carnival Miracle September 8, 2019
September 15, 2019 N/A N/A $839 $1,514 Carnival Miracle September 15, 2019
September 22, 2019 N/A N/A $884 $1,278 Carnival Miracle September 22, 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
August 25, 2019 $769 $839 $1,009 $1,715 Carnival Freedom August 25, 2019
June 14, 2020 $1,049 $1,189 $1,479 $1,954 Carnival Freedom June 14, 2020
July 12, 2020 $1,029 $1,169 $1,429 $1,929 Carnival Freedom July 12, 2020
August 9, 2020 $879 $999 $1,199 $1,719 Carnival Freedom August 9, 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
August 25, 2019 $479 N/A N/A $2,099 Norwegian Breakaway August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $469 $599 $699 $879 Norwegian Breakaway September 1, 2019
September 15, 2019 $449 $549 $749 $899 Norwegian Breakaway September 15, 2019
September 29, 2019 $479 $549 $649 $749 Norwegian Breakaway September 29, 2019
October 13, 2019 $449 $529 $649 $749 Norwegian Breakaway October 13, 2019
October 27, 2019 $549 $749 $799 $899 Norwegian Breakaway October 27, 2019
November 10, 2019 $449 $549 $699 $849 Norwegian Breakaway November 10, 2019
May 10, 2020 $779 $1,099 $1,349 $1,379 Norwegian Breakaway May 10, 2020
May 31, 2020 $949 $1,299 $1,399 $1,599 Norwegian Breakaway May 31, 2020
June 7, 2020 $979 $1,349 $1,529 $1,679 Norwegian Breakaway June 7, 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
August 31, 2019 N/A $959 N/A N/A Carnival Vista August 31, 2019
September 14, 2019 $709 $859 $1,069 $1,637 Carnival Vista September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $749 $839 $999 $1,525 Carnival Vista September 28, 2019
October 12, 2019 $849 $1,019 $1,189 $1,919 Carnival Vista October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $799 $919 $1,049 $2,146 Carnival Vista October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $769 $899 $1,019 $1,584 Carnival Vista November 9, 2019
November 23, 2019 $1,089 $1,319 $1,499 $2,509 Carnival Vista November 23, 2019
December 7, 2019 $689 $859 $1,019 $1,702 Carnival Vista December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $719 $899 $1,059 $1,814 Carnival Vista January 4, 2020
February 15, 2020 $719 $879 $1,069 $1,659 Carnival Vista February 15, 2020
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
August 31, 2019 $829 N/A $1,094 N/A Carnival Breeze August 31, 2019
October 19, 2019 $799 N/A N/A $2,244 Carnival Breeze October 19, 2019
November 23, 2019 $844 N/A $1,289 N/A Carnival Breeze November 23, 2019
January 25, 2020 $789 $979 $1,069 $1,972 Carnival Breeze January 25, 2020
April 11, 2020 $909 $1,079 $1,259 N/A Carnival Breeze April 11, 2020
May 2, 2020 $849 $1,049 $1,169 $1,859 Carnival Breeze May 2, 2020
May 30, 2020 $969 $1,209 $1,359 N/A Carnival Breeze May 30, 2020
September 5, 2020 $719 $869 $979 $1,379 Carnival Breeze September 5, 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 1, 2019 N/A $719 N/A N/A Carnival Glory September 1, 2019
November 22, 2020 $829 $989 $1,209 $1,539 Carnival Glory November 22, 2020
December 13, 2020 $769 $869 $1,069 $1,399 Carnival Glory December 13, 2020
January 17, 2021 $659 $769 $959 $1,289 Carnival Glory January 17, 2021
February 14, 2021 $729 $849 $1,069 $1,399 Carnival Glory February 14, 2021
March 14, 2021 $849 $959 $1,159 $1,489 Carnival Glory March 14, 2021
March 28, 2021 $849 $959 $1,159 $1,589 Carnival Glory March 28, 2021
April 11, 2021 $709 $819 $1,019 $1,349 Carnival Glory April 11, 2021
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
September 1, 2019 $598 $732 $865 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 1, 2019
September 29, 2019 $772 $972 $1,332 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 29, 2019
October 27, 2019 $649 $1,013 $1,047 $2,219 Liberty of the Seas October 27, 2019
November 10, 2019 $692 $804 $1,173 N/A Liberty of the Seas November 10, 2019
December 8, 2019 $608 $720 $947 $1,836 Liberty of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $617 $758 $974 $2,282 Liberty of the Seas January 5, 2020
February 2, 2020 $676 $799 $1,112 $2,014 Liberty of the Seas February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $591 $772 $969 $1,859 Liberty of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $606 $675 $896 $1,506 Liberty of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 26, 2020 $611 $799 $1,100 $2,086 Liberty of the Seas April 26, 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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 8, 2019 $1,065 $1,199 $1,465 $8,158 Harmony of the Seas September 8, 2019
October 20, 2019 $1,132 $1,265 $1,399 $4,395 Harmony of the Seas October 20, 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
September 14, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $11,332 Symphony of the Seas September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $1,369 $1,492 $1,425 $2,397 Symphony of the Seas September 28, 2019
October 12, 2019 $1,429 $1,519 $1,678 $2,830 Symphony of the Seas October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $1,239 $1,679 $1,643 $3,285 Symphony of the Seas October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $1,594 N/A $1,945 $3,059 Symphony of the Seas November 9, 2019
November 23, 2019 $1,371 $1,537 $1,586 $3,396 Symphony of the Seas November 23, 2019
December 7, 2019 $1,167 N/A $1,333 $2,508 Symphony of the Seas December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $1,459 $1,464 $1,571 $3,205 Symphony of the Seas January 4, 2020
January 18, 2020 $1,272 $1,599 $1,666 $3,007 Symphony of the Seas January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020 $974 $1,099 $1,115 $2,558 Symphony of the Seas February 15, 2020

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