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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


7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Orlando, FL
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 18, 2017 $889 N/A $1,399 $1,929 Carnival Magic November 18, 2017
June 30, 2018 $1,019 $1,229 $1,379 $1,959 Carnival Magic June 30, 2018
September 22, 2018 $749 $884 $1,049 $1,449 Carnival Magic September 22, 2018
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
November 18, 2017 $769 $899 $1,099 $1,309 Carnival Glory November 18, 2017
December 2, 2017 $699 N/A N/A $1,879 Carnival Glory December 2, 2017
December 16, 2017 $759 $859 $989 $1,779 Carnival Glory December 16, 2017
December 30, 2017 $939 $1,149 $1,399 $2,129 Carnival Glory December 30, 2017
January 13, 2018 $709 $809 $1,029 $1,489 Carnival Glory January 13, 2018
January 27, 2018 $704 $789 $999 $1,439 Carnival Glory January 27, 2018
February 10, 2018 $679 $789 $999 $1,259 Carnival Glory February 10, 2018
February 24, 2018 $719 $829 $1,049 $1,479 Carnival Glory February 24, 2018
March 10, 2018 $749 $899 $1,109 $1,569 Carnival Glory March 10, 2018
April 7, 2018 $669 $809 $999 $1,379 Carnival Glory April 7, 2018
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; Key West, Florida; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 19, 2017 $599 $699 $1,299 $1,599 Rhapsody of the Seas November 19, 2017
November 26, 2017 $548 $649 $1,149 $2,029 Rhapsody of the Seas November 26, 2017
December 3, 2017 $521 $601 $1,072 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas December 3, 2017
December 10, 2017 $509 $609 $1,099 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas December 10, 2017
December 17, 2017 $589 $639 $1,069 $1,359 Rhapsody of the Seas December 17, 2017
January 14, 2018 $590 $670 $1,159 $2,713 Rhapsody of the Seas January 14, 2018
January 21, 2018 $530 $621 $1,272 $1,624 Rhapsody of the Seas January 21, 2018
February 18, 2018 $599 $679 $1,370 $1,821 Rhapsody of the Seas February 18, 2018
March 11, 2018 $661 $730 $1,421 $1,862 Rhapsody of the Seas March 11, 2018
March 18, 2018 $551 $630 $1,361 $1,586 Rhapsody of the Seas March 18, 2018
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Magic
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
November 25, 2017 $769 $859 $1,039 $1,424 Carnival Magic November 25, 2017
December 9, 2017 $749 $879 $1,019 $2,009 Carnival Magic December 9, 2017
December 23, 2017 $939 N/A N/A $2,379 Carnival Magic December 23, 2017
January 6, 2018 $779 $939 $1,039 $1,559 Carnival Magic January 6, 2018
January 20, 2018 $729 $909 $1,019 $1,409 Carnival Magic January 20, 2018
February 3, 2018 $719 $929 $1,049 $1,719 Carnival Magic February 3, 2018
February 17, 2018 $789 $994 $1,129 $1,839 Carnival Magic February 17, 2018
March 3, 2018 $749 $989 $1,099 $1,579 Carnival Magic March 3, 2018
March 17, 2018 $729 $1,019 $1,089 $1,329 Carnival Magic March 17, 2018
March 31, 2018 $949 $1,159 $1,289 $2,029 Carnival Magic March 31, 2018
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
November 25, 2017 $649 $749 $1,019 $1,329 Carnival Freedom November 25, 2017
February 3, 2018 $659 $749 $959 $1,329 Carnival Freedom February 3, 2018
April 14, 2018 $679 $809 $1,049 $1,459 Carnival Freedom April 14, 2018
December 22, 2018 $1,029 $1,199 $1,449 $2,019 Carnival Freedom December 22, 2018
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 26, 2017 N/A N/A N/A $1,094 Carnival Splendor November 26, 2017
December 10, 2017 $649 N/A N/A $1,504 Carnival Splendor December 10, 2017
January 7, 2018 $689 $789 $949 $1,289 Carnival Splendor January 7, 2018
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 3, 2017 $649 $829 $979 $1,679 Carnival Breeze December 3, 2017
December 17, 2017 $789 $989 $1,139 $1,709 Carnival Breeze December 17, 2017
January 7, 2018 $729 $849 $979 $1,329 Carnival Breeze January 7, 2018
January 21, 2018 $669 $779 $939 $1,589 Carnival Breeze January 21, 2018
February 11, 2018 $689 $849 $969 $1,639 Carnival Breeze February 11, 2018
March 4, 2018 $709 $859 $969 $1,709 Carnival Breeze March 4, 2018
March 18, 2018 $809 $999 $1,189 $1,779 Carnival Breeze March 18, 2018
April 1, 2018 $759 $909 $1,049 $1,569 Carnival Breeze April 1, 2018
April 8, 2018 $709 $879 $989 $1,769 Carnival Breeze April 8, 2018
April 22, 2018 $719 $879 $1,039 $1,939 Carnival Breeze April 22, 2018
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 9, 2017 $699 $749 N/A $1,439 Carnival Freedom December 9, 2017
December 23, 2017 $989 $1,159 $1,459 $2,029 Carnival Freedom December 23, 2017
December 30, 2017 $969 $1,109 $1,479 $2,329 Carnival Freedom December 30, 2017
January 13, 2018 $659 $729 $939 $1,309 Carnival Freedom January 13, 2018
February 17, 2018 $649 $769 $999 $1,389 Carnival Freedom February 17, 2018
February 24, 2018 $619 $749 $949 $1,359 Carnival Freedom February 24, 2018
March 10, 2018 $979 $1,149 $1,429 $2,029 Carnival Freedom March 10, 2018
March 24, 2018 $729 $849 $1,059 $1,439 Carnival Freedom March 24, 2018
June 2, 2018 $969 $1,119 $1,379 $1,829 Carnival Freedom June 2, 2018
July 14, 2018 $979 $1,129 $1,369 $1,789 Carnival Freedom July 14, 2018
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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 10, 2017 $659 N/A $929 $1,389 Carnival Dream December 10, 2017
December 24, 2017 $1,014 N/A $1,469 $1,919 Carnival Dream December 24, 2017
February 4, 2018 $629 $764 $974 $1,429 Carnival Dream February 4, 2018
February 25, 2018 $664 $804 $914 $1,949 Carnival Dream February 25, 2018
March 25, 2018 $749 $974 $1,039 $1,609 Carnival Dream March 25, 2018
August 12, 2018 $784 $904 $1,004 $1,399 Carnival Dream August 12, 2018
9 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Pearl
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Santo Tomas De Castilla; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 14, 2017 $549 $599 $779 $899 Norwegian Pearl December 14, 2017

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