Cruise to Roatan...
an Outstanding Way
Carnival Cruise Lines just completed their 5 year, US$67 million Port Docking Facilities at Mahogany Bay, just east of the town of French Harbor. The Facility includes two Berthing Docks, Shops, Restaurants, Private Beach, etc. Carnival, Princess, Costa, Holland America and Regent Ships will dock at this new Mahogany Bay Cruise Center.
Not to be outdone, Royal Caribbean spent over US$30 million and recently completed adding to their Existing Facility, located in the town of Coxen Hole, with two Berthing Docks, Shops, Restaurants, etc., also. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and NCL ships will dock at the new Coxen Hole Cruise Ship Dock Complex, which is on the west side of Coxen Hole. Royal Caribbean is planning on spending even more, with Hotels, etc., in the planning stages.
Obviously, Royal Caribbean and Carnival believe there is a great future for the Tourist Industry on ROATAN. Companies investing those large sums of monies understand the 'Charisma of Roatan', and its future.
There are several shore excursions available from each Ship's Dock. Tabyana Beach is one of the most popular. On the scenic 30-50 minute ride from either Cruise Ship Dock Complex, you'll learn a little bit about Roatan's history and traditions, and you'll quickly see why it has become a hot destination for travelers seeking 'Fun in the Sun'.
Tabyana Beach is located on Roatan's West Bay Beach, the most popular beach on the Island. Tabyana is clean, safe, lush and gorgeous. The water is perfect and the beach is perfect. Tabyana is the destination of most of the passengers coming to the Island by Ship. It features a white sand beach and warm, inviting waters, with great snorkeling in the live coral reefs just steps offshore.
Here, you can swim, snorkel, walk down the beach, lie in the sun or under the shade of palm trees, play volleyball, or rent banana boats or kayaks. Some tours include a bar-b-que lunch provided by the Ship.
Return Transportation to the Dock Complexes are available all day, departing every half hour. Check with your Ship for the return schedules and 'ALWAYS' set your watch to Ships Time, not Shore Time.
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