Photo by Jim Zim
The 2013 high season for cruises begins in the month of October in Roatan and the Bay Islands, and it goes all the way through the month of March 2014, so we will be receiving a lot of cruises and tourists during the next 6 months.
There are two main cruise docks in Roatan, one in Coxen Hole and the other one in Mahogany Bay. Between both they will be receiving an estimate of 85 cruises during the next few months, and this is a lot of traffic, a lot of tourists coming to Roatan and the Bay Islands. Only in the month of October there will be about 36 thousand visitors, in November about 45 thousand, and December about 80 thousand. This will sky rocket the income for some 500 local tourist operators, at least 100 tour guides, local market sales will increase of course, and many more people who depend on tourism for a living will be having a very good source of income. This is very good news for them, for Roatan and for Honduras as well.
This new season will include the visit to Roatan of the Jewel cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Line, this is a cruise ship that usually makes a tour in several ports that are famous worldwide, like Cabo San Lucas, Puntarenas, Panamá, Cartagena, Cozumel, Belize, Mayan Coast, New Orleans, and of course Roatan in Honduras.
We should feel very proud of having in Honduras a place like Roatan and the Bay Islands, it´s a very important source of income for Honduras taking advantage of tourism. All cruises are welcomed.