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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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2018 $864 $919 $1,079 N/A Carnival Magic April 28, 2018
June 9, 2018 $1,019 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Magic June 9, 2018
July 21, 2018 $939 $1,199 $1,289 $1,887 Carnival Magic July 21, 2018
September 1, 2018 $649 $779 $864 $1,577 Carnival Magic September 1, 2018
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2018 N/A $789 $994 N/A Carnival Miracle April 29, 2018
May 6, 2018 $759 N/A $909 $1,334 Carnival Miracle May 6, 2018
May 13, 2018 $739 $784 $884 $1,281 Carnival Miracle May 13, 2018
May 20, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $1,389 Carnival Miracle May 20, 2018
May 27, 2018 $879 $984 $1,014 $1,391 Carnival Miracle May 27, 2018
June 3, 2018 $934 $1,014 $1,054 $1,452 Carnival Miracle June 3, 2018
June 10, 2018 $909 $984 $1,044 $1,445 Carnival Miracle June 10, 2018
June 17, 2018 $924 $999 $1,064 $1,515 Carnival Miracle June 17, 2018
June 24, 2018 $914 $1,004 $1,054 $1,527 Carnival Miracle June 24, 2018
July 8, 2018 $894 $999 $1,039 $1,493 Carnival Miracle July 8, 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
April 29, 2018 N/A N/A $1,064 N/A Rhapsody of the Seas April 29, 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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2018 $894 $949 N/A N/A Carnival Dream April 29, 2018
May 6, 2018 N/A N/A $1,239 N/A Carnival Dream May 6, 2018
July 15, 2018 $974 $1,324 $1,579 $2,084 Carnival Dream July 15, 2018
July 29, 2018 $879 $1,169 $1,369 $1,764 Carnival Dream July 29, 2018
September 9, 2018 $699 $819 $989 $1,584 Carnival Dream September 9, 2018
September 23, 2018 $644 $799 $959 $1,722 Carnival Dream September 23, 2018
October 7, 2018 $709 $914 $1,044 $2,124 Carnival Dream October 7, 2018
October 21, 2018 $674 $869 $1,064 N/A Carnival Dream October 21, 2018
November 4, 2018 $664 $889 $1,024 $2,039 Carnival Dream November 4, 2018
December 16, 2018 $744 $904 $1,054 $1,619 Carnival Dream December 16, 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
May 5, 2018 $774 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Glory May 5, 2018
September 8, 2018 $599 $689 $859 $1,259 Carnival Glory September 8, 2018
September 22, 2018 $604 $684 $864 $1,219 Carnival Glory September 22, 2018
October 6, 2018 $604 $689 $874 $1,205 Carnival Glory October 6, 2018
October 20, 2018 $589 $679 $859 $1,359 Carnival Glory October 20, 2018
November 3, 2018 $609 $704 $874 $1,354 Carnival Glory November 3, 2018
November 17, 2018 $704 $819 $994 $1,484 Carnival Glory November 17, 2018
December 1, 2018 $619 $699 $859 $1,404 Carnival Glory December 1, 2018
December 15, 2018 $609 $719 $889 $1,334 Carnival Glory December 15, 2018
December 29, 2018 $984 $1,114 $1,429 $2,027 Carnival Glory December 29, 2018
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
May 6, 2018 $845 N/A N/A N/A Liberty of the Seas May 6, 2018
June 3, 2018 $1,010 $1,270 $1,362 $2,551 Liberty of the Seas June 3, 2018
July 1, 2018 $900 $1,280 $1,462 $2,232 Liberty of the Seas July 1, 2018
July 29, 2018 $1,030 $1,200 $1,482 $2,551 Liberty of the Seas July 29, 2018
August 26, 2018 $589 $739 $840 $1,368 Liberty of the Seas August 26, 2018
September 23, 2018 $864 $934 $1,149 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 23, 2018
October 21, 2018 $741 $859 $1,068 $1,863 Liberty of the Seas October 21, 2018
November 11, 2018 $710 $830 $1,041 $1,941 Liberty of the Seas November 11, 2018
January 6, 2019 $598 $707 $978 $1,708 Liberty of the Seas January 6, 2019
February 3, 2019 $559 $689 $939 $1,399 Liberty of the Seas February 3, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 12, 2018 $809 N/A $1,084 $1,399 Carnival Conquest May 12, 2018
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Breeze
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
May 13, 2018 $809 $959 $1,104 $2,409 Carnival Breeze May 13, 2018
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
May 19, 2018 $789 $839 $1,039 N/A Carnival Glory May 19, 2018
June 30, 2018 $869 $1,014 $1,219 $1,541 Carnival Glory June 30, 2018
August 11, 2018 $779 $899 $1,059 $1,391 Carnival Glory August 11, 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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 19, 2018 $824 $1,029 N/A N/A Carnival Magic May 19, 2018
June 30, 2018 $989 $1,244 $1,299 $2,004 Carnival Magic June 30, 2018
August 11, 2018 $849 $1,054 $1,099 $1,478 Carnival Magic August 11, 2018

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