The Belize Tourism Board says that it is excited to share that today, Thursday, December 30, 2021, the country received six cruise ships to our shores, marking it the busiest cruise day on our 2021 schedule of calls. Four Ships, including the Celebrity Apex, Carnival Pride, Carnival Dream, and Carnival Breeze, called to the Belize City FSTV port. Two ships, the Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Breakaway, called to Harvest Caye in southern Belize. In total, these ships brought to our shores over 14,000 passengers.
"Today marks an important milestone, as the cruise sector continues to recover," stated the BTB. "Compared to pre-COVID figures, this December will see close to a 50% recovery rate, capping off an important incremental performance trend for port calls in Belize since July 2021. Promising projections from cruise lines indicate that cruise operations should return to full capacity by the winter season of 2022."
The Belize Tourism Board continues to work with cruise industry partners to ensure that all requisite health protocols are met and are improved as needed, to address concerns caused by the pandemic as the sector continues on its recovery path.