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Belize City Beckons: A Day at the Heart of Belize

Belize City, Belize

Your Ship Has Landed: Welcome to Belize City

As you sail in, typically between 7:00 and 9:00 am, Belize City reveals itself like a colorful painting: the blues of the sea, the pastel hues of the buildings, and the green of the palm trees. As you step onto the bustling Fort Street Tourism Village, the city's major port, you'll find duty-free shops, eateries, and a myriad of tour operators ready to start your day of exploration.

A Glimpse of Belize: History, Culture, and Sights

Your journey begins by diving into Belize City's intriguing past. The Museum of Belize, housed in a former colonial prison, provides fascinating insights into the nation's history. Stroll through the city's charming streets lined with colonial houses, stopping at St. John's Cathedral, the oldest Anglican church in Central America.

Don't miss the iconic Baron Bliss Lighthouse and the Government House, a beautifully restored colonial mansion.

Beach Bliss: Dive into the Blue

While Belize City itself doesn't boast sandy beaches, a quick ferry ride takes you to the nearby Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye. Here, you'll find endless stretches of sandy paradise, crystal clear waters, and some of the world's best snorkeling and diving spots. The Great Blue Hole, a famous underwater sinkhole, beckons to the adventurous.

Calling All Adventurers: Jungle and Sea

Belize City is a gateway to myriad adventures. Take a boat up the Belize River to visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha or Lamanai. To appreciate Belize's vibrant wildlife, consider a tour to the Community Baboon Sanctuary, where you can meet the local howler monkeys.

Back on the coast, you can kayak, fish, or even take a thrilling airboat tour through the local mangroves.

Belizean Bites: Savor the Flavor

Get ready to feast on Belize's fusion cuisine. Indulge in classic dishes like Belizean stewed chicken, rice and beans, or the fresh seafood ceviche. Quench your thirst with a cold Belikin beer or a tropical cocktail made from local Belizean rum.

Bringing Belize Home: Souvenirs and Departure

As the day draws to a close, head to the bustling local markets. Look for locally crafted jewelry, Maya textiles, or a bottle of the famously fiery Marie Sharp's hot sauce to take a taste of Belize home with you.

With souvenirs in your bags and memories in your heart, it's time to return to your ship, setting sail under the golden Belizean sunset towards your next Caribbean destination.

Belize City from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the Belize City would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the Belize City are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Carnival Cruise Line Western Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: August 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Miami; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Western Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: February 23, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Santo Tomas, Roatan, Kingston, Grand Cayman, Miami; View Itinerary

Crystal Cruises Eastern Caribbean 20-day route

20-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises

Date: December 18, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, San Juan, Gustavia, St. Kitts, Roseau, St. Thomas, Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Key West, Miami; View Itinerary

Crystal Cruises Western Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises

Date: December 29, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Key West, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Western Caribbean 6-day route

6-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: April 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Western Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: July 7, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Western Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: May 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Western Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: September 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Miami; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Western Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: February 3, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Santo Tomas, Roatan, Kingston, Grand Cayman, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Western Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Western Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Miami; View Itinerary