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Belize City, Belize (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Belize City is the largest city in the country of the same name, which is located on the southeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula, bordering Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west. This exciting cruise stop is popular not only for visiting the city itself but also for exploring the natural wonders of the region and understanding the ancient heritage of the Mayans. There is no shortage of places to visit and the educational experience is quite memorable. One of the more affordable and reasonably priced countries in the Western Hemisphere, Belize offers tourists a treasure trove of activities centering around native culture.

Where the Ship Docks

All cruise ships arriving in Belize City anchor in the main harbor, and passengers are ferried via the local Belizean tender vessels. Passengers are deposited at the docks in the main Tourism Village, directly in front of the city center and near the bus stops, restaurants and taxi stands. Most of the souvenir shops and arts and crafts stores are located in Tourism Village as well.

What to See and Do

The favorable climate of the region, along with the presence of the Belize Barrier Reef and the multitude of offshore islands makes this area a favorite for boating, diving and snorkeling. San Pedro Beach in Ambergris Caye offers white sands, gentle surf and excellent picnic areas. The highest waterfall in Central America is located in the Cayo District and is a favorite spot for photographers. The Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve is excellent for backpacking or enjoying the many easy hiking trails. Visiting some of the ancient Mayan ruins is a highlight of any stop in Belize City. The Altun Ha excavation site is a short day trip from the city and includes some of the most spectacular temples and burial tombs found in the country. The nearby Xunantunich, across the Mopan River, consists of over 25 temple remains and religious palaces. At Caracol visitors will find the Caana Maya pyramid, the highest such structure in the country. Exploring wildlife around the Belize City is another favorite activity of cruise travelers. From the spectacular city zoo to the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, tourists get a close up and personal look at the amazing variety of wild fauna.

Eating/Drinking

A most famous stop in Belize is the Riverside Tavern on Mapp Street in Belize City. This is home to the nation's only active brewery and includes a full lunch and dinner menu. The cafeteria-style Big Daddy's Diner is a favorite with the locals and is nearly always full from opening to late night closing time. On Queen Street try the Nerie's Restaurant, offering reasonably priced local cuisine that focuses on rice and beans, stews, seafood platters and fish burgers. And on Ambergris Caye the place to go is Ruby's Cafe, serving visitors hot and cold sandwiches, home-baked pastries and snacks such as burritos and tostadas.

Getting Around

Over a half dozen bus companies operate in and around Belize City, most of which stop at nearly every corner on the routes they serve. The San Pedro Belize Express is the favored water taxi service, operating routes from the main harbor to Caye Caulker, San Pedro and many other islands in the area. Land taxis can be hailed at the Tourism Village or in front of any hotel. Taxis do not publish standard fares; all prices are negotiable between the driver and the passengers.

Miscellaneous But Important

The Belize Dollar is the monetary unit of the country and is easily exchanged for U.S. Dollars. Most local merchants will accept U.S. Dollars but will often attempt to give Belize Dollars in change. Visitors can find ATMs at the Tourism Village and at any major bank in the city. The official language of Belize is English and is spoken fluently by nearly everyone. If visitors need to make international telephone calls there are Internet cafes in the Tourism Village as well as in the National Handicraft Center in the business district.

 
The Altun Ha excavation site - a popular destination for cruise travelers.

The Altun Ha excavation site - a popular destination for cruise travelers.


San Pedro Beach is a great place to relax and have a great time.

San Pedro Beach is a great place to relax and have a great time.


This beautiful waterfall is more than 1000 feet tall.

This beautiful waterfall is more than 1000 feet tall.


The Caana Maya pyramid - the tallest structure in Belize built by Maya civilization.

The Caana Maya pyramid - the tallest structure in Belize built by Maya civilization.

 

Cruises to Belize City, Belize


11 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cartagena; Colon; Panama Canal/Gatun Lake,Panama; Puerto Limon; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 8, 2016 $799 $899 $1,199 $1,749 Norwegian Pearl December 8, 2016
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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 10, 2016 N/A $565 $1,156 $1,612 Rhapsody of the Seas December 10, 2016
January 7, 2017 $629 $629 $1,199 $1,501 Rhapsody of the Seas January 7, 2017
January 14, 2017 $499 $643 $1,286 $1,550 Rhapsody of the Seas January 14, 2017
January 21, 2017 $562 $758 $1,117 $2,025 Rhapsody of the Seas January 21, 2017
January 28, 2017 $556 $637 $1,114 $1,754 Rhapsody of the Seas January 28, 2017
February 4, 2017 $757 $607 $1,426 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas February 4, 2017
February 11, 2017 $649 $653 $1,656 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas February 11, 2017
February 18, 2017 $619 $679 $1,349 $1,689 Rhapsody of the Seas February 18, 2017
February 25, 2017 $679 $814 N/A $1,509 Rhapsody of the Seas February 25, 2017
March 4, 2017 $640 $762 $1,268 $1,448 Rhapsody of the Seas March 4, 2017
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
December 11, 2016 $545 $690 $945 $1,826 Liberty of the Seas December 11, 2016
January 8, 2017 $640 $879 $1,460 $2,044 Liberty of the Seas January 8, 2017
January 22, 2017 $669 $1,031 $1,574 N/A Liberty of the Seas January 22, 2017
February 5, 2017 $615 $726 $1,158 $1,836 Liberty of the Seas February 5, 2017
February 19, 2017 $813 $899 $1,415 $1,802 Liberty of the Seas February 19, 2017
March 5, 2017 $653 $940 $1,168 $1,767 Liberty of the Seas March 5, 2017
March 19, 2017 $610 $1,038 $1,230 $1,760 Liberty of the Seas March 19, 2017
April 2, 2017 $802 $1,052 $1,260 N/A Liberty of the Seas April 2, 2017
April 16, 2017 $937 $1,044 $1,366 $2,501 Liberty of the Seas April 16, 2017
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
December 11, 2016 N/A N/A N/A $1,309 Carnival Dream December 11, 2016
January 8, 2017 $709 N/A $884 $2,039 Carnival Dream January 8, 2017
January 22, 2017 $609 N/A $949 $1,989 Carnival Dream January 22, 2017
February 5, 2017 $609 $759 $819 $1,269 Carnival Dream February 5, 2017
February 19, 2017 $599 $759 $849 $1,399 Carnival Dream February 19, 2017
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 17, 2016 $429 $459 N/A N/A Caribbean Princess December 17, 2016
13 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 13 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 17, 2016 $1,499 $1,674 $2,349 $3,099 Caribbean Princess December 17, 2016
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Glory
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
December 17, 2016 $829 N/A N/A $2,224 Carnival Glory December 17, 2016
December 31, 2016 $979 $1,139 $1,379 $1,884 Carnival Glory December 31, 2016
January 14, 2017 N/A N/A $904 $1,214 Carnival Glory January 14, 2017
January 28, 2017 $664 $719 $929 $1,294 Carnival Glory January 28, 2017
February 11, 2017 $739 $789 $1,054 $1,294 Carnival Glory February 11, 2017
February 25, 2017 $599 $739 $949 $1,269 Carnival Glory February 25, 2017
March 11, 2017 $764 $859 $1,054 $1,484 Carnival Glory March 11, 2017
April 8, 2017 $769 $909 $1,119 $1,574 Carnival Glory April 8, 2017
April 22, 2017 $659 $779 $1,029 $1,329 Carnival Glory April 22, 2017
May 6, 2017 $729 $854 $1,059 $1,504 Carnival Glory May 6, 2017
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; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 17, 2016 $680 $749 $1,283 $1,739 Rhapsody of the Seas December 17, 2016
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 17, 2016 $1,029 $1,139 $1,299 $1,519 Carnival Liberty December 17, 2016
8 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 18, 2016 $1,299 N/A N/A $3,369 Carnival Breeze December 18, 2016

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