February 2014 - Carnival Legend to Caribbean - Western
This cruise was an excellent experience. Carnival is the master of service and comfort. One port of call was the best day and the worst. That was Belize City. There was a 25 minute tender ride from the Carnival Legend to the port. After landing we made our way through the requisite retail mall to the street. Our plan was to take a water taxi to Caulker Cay; a 45 minute boat ride. When we reached the street we were descended upon by some very aggressive taxi drivers that insisted that they drive us a half block to the Sugar Market where we secured our fares for the water taxi. After running the driver's gauntlet we boarded the water taxi to Caulker Cay. We had a marvellous day snorkeling on the reef thanks to our guide, Mario. If you take the trip to Caulker Cay make sure to check your time. An hour and a half on the water taxi then almost an hour on the tender will seriously deplete your available time in port. The country of Belize and its' islands are lovely; Belize City is not.