Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Carnival Liberty - Western Caribbean - Day 4

Oh Belize.. I wish I could say more positive things, but honestly, we really weren't impressed at all. Everyone always talks about how they'd love to vacation in Belize, but I wouldn't recommend it by cruise at all, unless you like waiting or doing nothing.

Hubster and I were very excited to go to Belize. I honestly didn't know anything about the country, but it sounded exotic. Nawt! There really wasn't anything exotic any where near the cruise port.

In the morning we took our time with getting ready and having breakfast. The ocean surrounding Belize is not deep at all, which meant that we had to take a smaller tender boat from the cruise ship to get ashore. We were in no rush to wait in line to get on a little boat. We took our time getting our tender sticker, and proceeded to get our things together while we waited for our number to be called. Once they called our number, we were off pretty quickly though. The rough tender ride from the cruise ship to the terminal was about 20 minutes.

Although we really wanted to go cave tubing, Hubs and I decided against it due to the hour and a half bus ride there and back. We had no desire to spend a total of three hours on a bus to only be tubing for an hour. The same goes for beaches. They were all an hour away by boat. What we ended up doing was sitting at a bar that had free wi-fi.

After sitting at the bar for a while, we decided we should at least try to so something. The city didn't look safe enough to venture out on our own, so we paid for a horse drawn tour. Hubster and I feared for our lives for the vast majority of this tour. Seriously. Looking back now, it's kind of funny, but if we had to do it again, we probably wouldn't even bother getting off of the ship in Belize. There were a few interesting parts of the tour, but mostly, it was terrifying. We rode through not the safest looking parts of town, we were approached in our open-air carriage by the same homeless crackhead twice, and an insane rabid dog with only one eye was very angry that we passed by his house. I was half convinced that the guide was leading us to get mugged somewhere.

Thankfully, we're alive. After the tour we went back to the same bar for more drinks. Hubs traded American money for some of their money, since their bills have the queen on them. Unfortunately, that was another thing that was stolen from our car. Across from the bar was a chocolate shop where we were able to make three of our own chocolate bars.

Once our chocolate was set and ready, we decided to head back to the ship. We waited in line for a while for the tender to get us. There wasn't any shade, so the wait was rather unpleasant. They did have water though.

Back at the ship we did what we always did for lunch and grabbed a Guy's burger. The burger was followed by some lounging, napping and possibly drooling up on the Serenity deck. There was another comedy show in after dinner, but honestly, we were just to boring to go. We went to bed instead.

Day five is Isla Roatan, Honduras, which was a million times better than Belize.

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  1. Yeah ... I don't have a real desire to go to Belize either. Other than to maybe scuba dive because everyone raves about that ...

    Enjoying your journey thus far :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  2. I've heard mixed reviews about Belize, I don't really have a desire to visit it either.

  3. huh, I just put belize on my ultimate travel want to visit list! I guess if you go directly to the beaches it is better?? too bad you didn't enjoy it there.

  4. Awh darn, hate that it didn't meet your expectations!

  5. Was the chocolate fantastic or just ehhh?

  6. Hi Alex
    I came to visit from RR. I love cruises and Belize was on my someday list. I'm glad I read your post first. I'm your newest follower and hope to get to know you better. Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you will visit often. If you have time come by and add your link to our blog hop.
    Angel @


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