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peterh 03-09-2012 06:25 AM

After a wonderful 7 night cruise to Western Caribbean in January with much warmer than we expected......we have just booked a short 5 night cruise next January. Not over concerned about the itinery as it is the cruising experience we love.......but Belize is one of the ports of call. Don't know too much about Belize and, if the truth be told, it might not be top of my list to visit

Am I being unfair......someone tell me it is the best place they have ever been and there is lots to see!!!


penny3333 03-09-2012 08:45 AM

I haven't gone into the city either time I was there, not because I didn't want to, but because I was too busy snorkeling. I have gone on 3 of the best snorkels in the Caribbean there. Each time, they've met us at the ship as you drop anchor about 30 minutes outside of Belize City. The reef is the second largest in the world and is spectacular. My co-worker has gone into the city and really enjoyed it. Congratulations on your up-coming cruise! Was there a particular reason you were not happy with this port?

peterh 03-09-2012 10:21 AM

No Penny......I've never been there. It's just that there seems less info about Belize than most other ports. I get the feeling that it is a city but maybe not much else.......could be totally wrong of course!!


alexandra cruiser 03-10-2012 07:20 AM

Went last year,,and was NOT a port I d return to...
Sorry,,do google it,,,the dock area is nice,,but outside that,,very run down and rough.Would NOT walk around on own,,to much crime .Must show ID to get in dock area.So stick with ships tour,,we did zip line and airboat. Can see both of these on you tube.

JedAngulob 03-11-2012 11:56 PM

tank you for this hsare

peterh 03-12-2012 06:43 AM

Thanks Alexandra Cruiser. Maybe explains why there doesn't seem to be a lot of info about Belize. We were thinking of hiring a car and taking off on our own for a few hours.......but maybe this isn't the place to do that!!!


penny3333 03-13-2012 10:31 AM

My coworker has walked around the town. He said he felt quite safe, but he is a Brit... Now before I get killed, we call him the little Brit at work, so I'm just teasing. In fact, he said he wouldn't mind retiring there. After seeing a few shows on HGTV about homes there, I wouldn't either, but then again, I couldn't afford the homes they were showing. I know there are more reasonable properties there. English is their first language, so communication should not be a problem. One day, I'm going to go into the city, but I'll have to pick a cruise that has enough time to snorkel and go ashore.

Cruise Fanatic 03-14-2012 07:59 AM

Well, Belize is good enough for Prince Harry and ABC's Bachelor. Maybe learning a little more about the country would help you feel more comfortable. Look at this website to learn more about Belize. Click here

peterh 03-16-2012 09:13 AM

Yes I noticed Prince Harry went there, and he also went outside the "enclosure" at Falmouth in Jamaica. We actually did the same ourselves wife was a bit nervous but it was fine.....although you do have to be a bit thick skinned to keep saying "no" to people constantly trying to flog you something. Sometimes you do have to wander off the beaten track a little to see how people really do live.......bit of an eye opener at times! Usually everything is fine if you are careful......but us Brits now how to look after ourselves... Ha,Ha!!!!

Back to Belize.......I'm sure it will be ok. But it just seems to be one of those places with not a lot of information available

Thanks for feedback


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