Hi all...getting a little nervous. We are considering taking our kids on a cruise to the Western Caribbean this summer and one of the stops is Belize. We were thinking of taking them cave tubing, but after reading some of the Belize posts here I'm concerned about the safety factor. Is Belize that unsafe? Is there a better itinerary than the Cayman, Belize, Isla Rotan, and Cozumel offered by Carnival? We havent booked anything yet.
I think to play it safe, book the river tubing through Carnival. I have heard of injuries and some tours getting back very late and almost missing the ship. You wouldn't have to worry about missing the ship if you book with a cruiseline excursion.
I wouldn't go off on my own in Belize, but I don't think it's especially unsafe. I also wouldn't go off on my own in Jamaica, LA, New York, Dallas, or even some areas in my hometown .
There's crime everywhere . As long as you use common sense you should be fine.
Have a wonderful cruise!
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You state how bad Belieze was, but in what respect?? We were discussing safety?? What did you do there? Did you do a ship excursion or go off on your own, hire a cab?? Just too general a statement that doesn't say much, please clairify??