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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 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
September 5, 2015 $634 $689 $879 $1,359 Carnival Valor September 5, 2015
September 19, 2015 $579 $689 $859 $1,359 Carnival Valor September 19, 2015
October 3, 2015 $579 $689 $869 $1,359 Carnival Valor October 3, 2015
October 17, 2015 $599 $689 $859 $1,309 Carnival Valor October 17, 2015
October 31, 2015 $599 $689 $859 $1,309 Carnival Valor October 31, 2015
November 28, 2015 $569 $679 $839 $1,229 Carnival Valor November 28, 2015
January 9, 2016 $609 $699 $879 $1,319 Carnival Valor January 9, 2016
February 20, 2016 $619 $759 $969 $1,399 Carnival Valor February 20, 2016
March 5, 2016 $649 $789 $999 $1,429 Carnival Valor March 5, 2016
March 19, 2016 $829 $969 $1,179 $1,689 Carnival Valor March 19, 2016
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
September 12, 2015 $559 $669 $869 $1,209 Carnival Glory September 12, 2015
September 26, 2015 $749 $779 $929 $1,809 Carnival Glory September 26, 2015
October 10, 2015 $689 $809 $1,029 $1,209 Carnival Glory October 10, 2015
October 24, 2015 $689 $869 $919 $1,139 Carnival Glory October 24, 2015
November 21, 2015 $699 $789 $939 $1,249 Carnival Glory November 21, 2015
December 5, 2015 $569 $629 $799 $1,159 Carnival Glory December 5, 2015
December 19, 2015 $889 $1,039 $1,239 $1,719 Carnival Glory December 19, 2015
January 2, 2016 $579 $669 $879 $1,249 Carnival Glory January 2, 2016
January 16, 2016 $519 $629 $839 $1,209 Carnival Glory January 16, 2016
February 13, 2016 $569 $679 $889 $1,189 Carnival Glory February 13, 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
September 12, 2015 $639 $719 $849 $1,209 Carnival Freedom September 12, 2015
September 26, 2015 $639 $689 $869 $1,169 Carnival Freedom September 26, 2015
October 17, 2015 $639 $719 $869 $1,239 Carnival Freedom October 17, 2015
November 21, 2015 $839 $969 $1,069 $1,689 Carnival Freedom November 21, 2015
December 5, 2015 $579 $659 $809 $1,229 Carnival Freedom December 5, 2015
December 19, 2015 $1,079 $1,249 $1,499 $1,939 Carnival Freedom December 19, 2015
December 26, 2015 $1,069 $1,159 $1,589 $2,199 Carnival Freedom December 26, 2015
January 9, 2016 $559 $679 $859 $1,299 Carnival Freedom January 9, 2016
February 13, 2016 $589 $679 $899 $1,299 Carnival Freedom February 13, 2016
February 20, 2016 $599 $689 $899 $1,299 Carnival Freedom February 20, 2016
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 13, 2015 $529 $680 N/A N/A Navigator of the Seas September 13, 2015
October 11, 2015 $519 $679 $1,089 $2,599 Navigator of the Seas October 11, 2015
October 25, 2015 $449 $576 $904 $1,459 Navigator of the Seas October 25, 2015
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
September 13, 2015 $779 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Dream September 13, 2015
September 27, 2015 $724 $754 $919 $1,289 Carnival Dream September 27, 2015
November 1, 2015 $689 $739 $919 $1,599 Carnival Dream November 1, 2015
December 6, 2015 $629 $699 $869 $1,189 Carnival Dream December 6, 2015
December 20, 2015 $929 $1,049 $1,209 $2,159 Carnival Dream December 20, 2015
January 31, 2016 $569 $719 $819 $1,219 Carnival Dream January 31, 2016
February 21, 2016 $599 $749 $839 $1,259 Carnival Dream February 21, 2016
March 6, 2016 $769 $919 $999 $1,449 Carnival Dream March 6, 2016
March 20, 2016 $739 $889 $969 $1,419 Carnival Dream March 20, 2016
April 10, 2016 $619 $769 $849 $1,299 Carnival Dream April 10, 2016
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Magic
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
September 20, 2015 $649 $739 $819 $1,239 Carnival Magic September 20, 2015
October 4, 2015 $649 $719 $819 $1,269 Carnival Magic October 4, 2015
October 25, 2015 $619 $739 $799 $1,399 Carnival Magic October 25, 2015
November 8, 2015 $679 $829 $949 $1,419 Carnival Magic November 8, 2015
November 29, 2015 $649 $799 $919 $1,389 Carnival Magic November 29, 2015
December 13, 2015 $719 $869 $989 $1,459 Carnival Magic December 13, 2015
January 3, 2016 $699 $849 $969 $1,439 Carnival Magic January 3, 2016
January 17, 2016 $679 $829 $949 $1,419 Carnival Magic January 17, 2016
February 7, 2016 $589 $709 $849 $1,299 Carnival Magic February 7, 2016
February 28, 2016 $729 $879 $999 $1,469 Carnival Magic February 28, 2016
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Infinity
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 29, 2015 N/A N/A $1,699 N/A Celebrity Infinity October 29, 2015
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 1, 2015 $749 $779 $869 $1,189 Carnival Splendor November 1, 2015
November 15, 2015 $619 $659 $829 $1,199 Carnival Splendor November 15, 2015
November 29, 2015 $599 $619 $799 $1,159 Carnival Splendor November 29, 2015
December 13, 2015 $519 $629 $799 $1,169 Carnival Splendor December 13, 2015
December 27, 2015 $1,039 $1,209 $1,449 $1,999 Carnival Splendor December 27, 2015
January 10, 2016 $519 $629 $839 $1,209 Carnival Splendor January 10, 2016
January 24, 2016 $519 $629 $839 $1,209 Carnival Splendor January 24, 2016
February 7, 2016 $549 $659 $869 $1,169 Carnival Splendor February 7, 2016
February 21, 2016 $549 $659 $869 $1,169 Carnival Splendor February 21, 2016
March 6, 2016 $619 $729 $939 $1,239 Carnival Splendor March 6, 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
November 7, 2015 $404 $539 $719 $1,349 Independence of the Seas November 7, 2015
November 21, 2015 $457 $667 $787 $1,042 Independence of the Seas November 21, 2015
December 5, 2015 $475 $471 $628 $1,034 Independence of the Seas December 5, 2015
December 19, 2015 $614 $967 $1,027 $1,387 Independence of the Seas December 19, 2015
January 2, 2016 $511 $615 N/A $1,419 Independence of the Seas January 2, 2016
January 16, 2016 $429 $529 $689 $979 Independence of the Seas January 16, 2016
February 13, 2016 $449 $554 $839 $1,147 Independence of the Seas February 13, 2016
February 27, 2016 $427 $524 $712 $1,012 Independence of the Seas February 27, 2016
March 26, 2016 $404 $509 $689 $974 Independence of the Seas March 26, 2016
April 9, 2016 $502 $559 $663 $929 Independence of the Seas April 9, 2016
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; George Town, Cayman Islands; At Sea; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon; At Sea; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 9, 2015 $1,279 $1,899 $1,899 $3,749 Celebrity Equinox November 9, 2015
January 11, 2016 $1,199 $2,099 $2,569 $6,949 Celebrity Equinox January 11, 2016
February 22, 2016 $1,549 $2,299 $2,299 N/A Celebrity Equinox February 22, 2016
April 4, 2016 $1,179 $1,599 $1,799 $3,799 Celebrity Equinox April 4, 2016
November 7, 2016 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $3,099 Celebrity Equinox November 7, 2016
November 28, 2016 $1,249 $1,449 $1,649 $3,099 Celebrity Equinox November 28, 2016
January 9, 2017 $1,349 $1,549 $1,749 $3,199 Celebrity Equinox January 9, 2017
January 30, 2017 $1,399 $1,599 $1,799 $3,249 Celebrity Equinox January 30, 2017
March 13, 2017 $1,349 $1,549 $1,749 $3,199 Celebrity Equinox March 13, 2017
April 3, 2017 $1,299 $1,499 $1,699 $3,149 Celebrity Equinox April 3, 2017

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