Carnival Cruise Lines cuts number of Belize calls

Carnival Cruise Lines cuts number of Belize calls

Carnival Cruise Lines has confirmed it will forgo a number of port calls in Belize during 2013.

Carnival said the decision had been taken as the port had become too congested.

“Although we have a confirmed berth in Belize, local officials accepted calls for additional ships.

“Consequently, their tender capacity is not able to effectively handle the increased volume of guests without creating long delays and limiting your time ashore,” Carnival said in a letter to customers.

“Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to come to an acceptable agreement with Belize Port Authority regarding this situation.”

Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend will cut ten stops in the destination before December 2013, with the two ships calling at Costa Maya, Mexico, instead.