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Cruise #34: 7 night western Caribbean

June 11 - 18, 2022

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin : D405 Dolphin deck club class

 

Itinerary:

Jun 11 Fort Lauderdale Check In Begins At 12:30 4:00PM
Jun 12 At Sea
Jun 13 Grand Cayman Water Shuttle Required 7:00AM 4:00PM
Jun 14 Roatan 10:00AM 7:00PM
Carol & Elaine: Extreme Zipline Adventure (At Mahogany Beach) 10:30A 11:30A
All: Cabana with George & Elaine 11:00a - 5:15p

Jun 15 Belize City Water Shuttle Required 7:00AM 5:00PM
Lou & George: Easy Belize: Open-Air Trolley Train 12:00 pm - 1:15Pm
Carol & Elaine: Snorkeling Wonders Of The Barrier Reef 07:30A 11:30A

Jun 16 Cozumel 9:00AM 7:00PM
Jun 17 At Sea
Jun 18 Fort Lauderdale 7:00AM
 

Roatan Extreme Zipline Adventure (At Mahogany Beach)

Take a leap of faith, cross one off your bucket list and zip "Isla Roatan's" only zipline over water. The tour begins at our facility where we prepare you with all the adequate gear (helmet, harness, pulleys, carabiniers, safety straps, gloves), safety briefing, giving you all tools needed for your extreme adventure.
After a short ride to the first platform, your experience awaits you! Six Ziplines with over a mile and a half of zipping. The lines begin at 80 feet high with a length of 950 feet. The last line ends with a 1600 feet long zipline. This last zipline takes you to the private island of Mahogany Beach where you can cool off in the warm waters of the Caribbean. Come and join us for an extreme adventure of ziplining. This Extreme Zipline Adventure offers more views with faster, higher and longer lines.
 

Belize City Easy Belize: Open-Air Trolley Train

Begin at the Fort Street Tourism Village. After a brief orientation, you'll step aboard the Calypso Train to see Belize City by open-air trolley train. Enjoy the refreshing ocean breezes as your guide shares the history of this once-British settlement and a cultural diversity that has shaped this young nation.
The first viewing stop is at the Fort George Lighthouse, better known by locals as the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, named after the man buried in a tomb near its base, Baron Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss, Belize's greatest benefactor. In his will, the millionaire left nearly $2 million to the country, along with his wish to be buried by the sea near an obelisk or lighthouse. A 50-foot lighthouse on the harbor was erected. The funds were also used for improvements throughout the country, among them a cultural center and a school of nursing.
Your ride will take you through contrasting districts, from the affluent residential homes such as the Governor's Mansion and Prime Minister's mansion, to the working class neighborhoods bustling with daily life. At the height of the mahogany trade during the late 1800s, the city's Southside housed many of the slaves' quarters, and some of the original structures still exist today.
Continue downtown where you'll pass many fine examples of restored Colonial architecture. See St. John's Cathedral, Central America's first Anglican Church, built in 1812 by slaves using ballast bricks from the ships, and Belize's oldest surviving building.
Enter a different era upon arrival in Belize's commercial hub, as the majority of the historic buildings are still standing or have been restored. The Supreme Court Building, constructed in 1926, still functions as the country's highest court. The narrow streets of this business district are lined with quaint shops and small boutique hotels, a delightful blend of old and new.
Get your cameras ready for crossing over the iconic Swing Bridge located at the mouth of Haulover Creek, where the waterway is lined with charming fishing boats and water taxis. Reportedly the only manually operated bridge of its kind in the world, the bridge connects the south and north sections of downtown.
Your return route takes you pass Memorial Park, which honors the fallen soldiers of World War I. Lining the streets around the park are fine examples of Colonial mansions. Back at the Tourism Village, enjoy free time to browse the wide variety of local handicrafts and souvenirs at the shops in the area.
 

Belize City Snorkeling Wonders Of The Barrier Reef

Belize Barrier Reef
One of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef is comprised of 70 hard coral species and 36 soft coral species and is home to 500 species of fish, with many more still to be discovered. Charles Darwin described it as "the most remarkable barrier reef in the West Indies" in 1842. A large portion of the reef is protected by the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System and offers incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities. It was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1996 due to its spectacular beauty and ecological and biological significance.

Rendezvous Caye
After the snorkeling, take a well deserved beach break on an idyllic stretch of soft sand on this beautiful tropical island. A complimentary beach mat is provided.

Among the reef's wonders are exquisite flora, fauna, 106 different species of live coral, 500 species of colorful fish and hundreds of invertebrate species. The natural reef protection provides safe and easy snorkeling perfect for both beginners and advanced snorkelers. High-quality snorkeling gear is provided that includes Blast swim fins that will give you twice the speed with half the exertion in the water.
Complimentary water and punch are provided on the transfer from the cruise ship to the island. Snacks, hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks are available for purchase on Rendezvous Caye.
 

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Grand Cayman harbor

Grand Cayman

The cigar lounge aboard the Caribbean Princess

Grand Cayman

from our balcony

Roatan

view from the chair lift to Mahogany Beach.

Roatan - Mahogany Beach

Roatan - Mahogany Beach

Roatan - Mahogany Beach

Roatan

George hard at work

Roatan

Roatan - Mahogany Beach

Carol on da beach!

Roatan - Mahogany Beach

Lou loves it here!

Belize

Belize

Lou, relaxing on the "l"

Crooners on the Caribbean Princess

our pretty server

Crooners on the Caribbean Princess

Carol and Lou

Cozumel

Carnival ship in Cozumel harbor

Cozumel

Cozumel

Caribbean Princess

Lou in Crooners

 

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