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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 Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Glory
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
February 13, 2016 $799 $839 $1,179 $1,889 Carnival Glory February 13, 2016
February 27, 2016 $769 $839 $1,049 $1,299 Carnival Glory February 27, 2016
March 12, 2016 $839 $959 $1,179 N/A Carnival Glory March 12, 2016
March 26, 2016 $849 $949 $1,129 $1,419 Carnival Glory March 26, 2016
April 9, 2016 $729 $839 $1,019 $1,329 Carnival Glory April 9, 2016
April 23, 2016 $769 $869 $1,189 $1,539 Carnival Glory April 23, 2016
November 5, 2016 $629 $699 $959 $1,189 Carnival Glory November 5, 2016
March 25, 2017 $609 $749 $959 $1,279 Carnival Glory March 25, 2017
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Vision 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
February 13, 2016 N/A N/A N/A $2,919 Vision of the Seas February 13, 2016
February 20, 2016 N/A $764 $1,844 $1,867 Vision of the Seas February 20, 2016
February 27, 2016 $760 $937 N/A $4,311 Vision of the Seas February 27, 2016
March 19, 2016 N/A N/A $1,267 $2,443 Vision of the Seas March 19, 2016
March 26, 2016 $650 $782 $1,850 $2,381 Vision of the Seas March 26, 2016
April 2, 2016 $686 $730 $1,368 $1,568 Vision of the Seas April 2, 2016
April 9, 2016 N/A N/A $1,268 $1,643 Vision of the Seas April 9, 2016
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Independence of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 13, 2016 N/A N/A $1,094 $1,445 Independence of the Seas February 13, 2016
March 26, 2016 $721 $984 $1,044 $1,379 Independence of the Seas March 26, 2016
April 9, 2016 $419 $588 $760 $1,105 Independence of the Seas April 9, 2016
April 23, 2016 $535 $625 $858 $1,143 Independence of the Seas April 23, 2016
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
February 13, 2016 $689 $769 $1,029 $1,949 Carnival Freedom February 13, 2016
February 20, 2016 $649 $739 $979 $1,349 Carnival Freedom February 20, 2016
March 5, 2016 $749 $829 $1,009 $1,539 Carnival Freedom March 5, 2016
April 9, 2016 $659 $759 $979 $1,469 Carnival Freedom April 9, 2016
April 30, 2016 $669 $769 $1,009 $1,369 Carnival Freedom April 30, 2016
June 11, 2016 $1,039 $1,189 $1,469 $2,009 Carnival Freedom June 11, 2016
September 17, 2016 $599 $719 $899 $1,349 Carnival Freedom September 17, 2016
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Houston, TX
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Houston, TX
Arrival: Houston, TX
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Houston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Houston, Texas; Key West, United States; Freeport, Bahamas; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Houston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 14, 2016 $1,479 $1,779 N/A $2,799 Caribbean Princess February 14, 2016
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Orlando, FL
Ship: Carnival Valor
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 20, 2016 $679 $779 $1,019 $1,449 Carnival Valor February 20, 2016
March 5, 2016 $729 N/A N/A $1,459 Carnival Valor March 5, 2016
March 19, 2016 $899 $1,009 $1,199 $1,729 Carnival Valor March 19, 2016
April 2, 2016 $759 $869 $999 $1,549 Carnival Valor April 2, 2016
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Houston, TX
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Houston, TX
Arrival: Houston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Houston, Texas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Houston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 21, 2016 $699 $749 N/A N/A Caribbean Princess February 21, 2016
March 6, 2016 $599 $619 N/A N/A Caribbean Princess March 6, 2016
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
February 21, 2016 $864 N/A $1,079 $1,349 Carnival Splendor February 21, 2016
March 6, 2016 $619 $729 $939 $1,239 Carnival Splendor March 6, 2016
March 20, 2016 $859 $919 $1,069 $1,479 Carnival Splendor March 20, 2016
April 3, 2016 $809 $859 $1,049 $1,389 Carnival Splendor April 3, 2016
April 17, 2016 $729 $799 $1,009 $1,329 Carnival Splendor April 17, 2016
November 27, 2016 $529 $669 $839 $1,189 Carnival Splendor November 27, 2016
January 8, 2017 $539 $679 $889 $1,289 Carnival Splendor January 8, 2017
January 22, 2017 $539 $679 $889 $1,239 Carnival Splendor January 22, 2017
February 5, 2017 $549 $689 $899 $1,249 Carnival Splendor February 5, 2017
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Houston, TX
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Houston, TX
Arrival: Houston, TX
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Houston, Texas; Key West, United States; Freeport, Bahamas; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Houston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Houston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 21, 2016 N/A $1,599 $2,219 N/A Caribbean Princess February 21, 2016
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 21, 2016 $799 N/A $1,154 $1,659 Carnival Dream February 21, 2016
March 6, 2016 $739 $849 $1,019 $1,489 Carnival Dream March 6, 2016
March 20, 2016 $869 $1,109 $1,259 $1,689 Carnival Dream March 20, 2016
April 10, 2016 $689 $819 $919 $1,449 Carnival Dream April 10, 2016
April 24, 2016 $659 $779 $919 $1,419 Carnival Dream April 24, 2016
May 22, 2016 $829 $969 $1,029 $1,599 Carnival Dream May 22, 2016
June 5, 2016 $919 $1,129 $1,189 $1,809 Carnival Dream June 5, 2016
June 12, 2016 $939 $1,119 $1,229 $1,849 Carnival Dream June 12, 2016
July 17, 2016 $949 $1,129 $1,239 $1,799 Carnival Dream July 17, 2016
August 14, 2016 $759 $919 $989 $1,549 Carnival Dream August 14, 2016

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