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Old February 14th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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Is Belize tendered into Belize City? I have my excursion through Carnival, but I got an interesting update from TripAdvisor about some Belize City attractions. ANyone know where Miracle makes port?
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there is no "port", you must tender....into Belize City
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And it's a verrry long tender ride.
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How long is the tender ride into belize from the glory? I have a tenderncy to get car sick, don't know about sea sick because I've never been, but isn't a small boat worse than a big ship? Should I take extra precautions?
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Because of the Coral Reefs (second largest in the world) the ship anchors (no anchor but keep in place using the thusters and GPS). And use speed boats to tenderize from shore. Still takes 15 minutes.
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How long is the tender ride into belize from the glory? I have a tenderncy to get car sick, don't know about sea sick because I've never been, but isn't a small boat worse than a big ship? Should I take extra precautions?
Yes, absolutely. Get yourself some bonine and take it at least a half hour before you tender. I just take bonine every 12 hours like clockwork the entire duration of the cruise even because if I think about the ship moving it will make me sick.
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Is Belize tendered into Belize City? I have my excursion through Carnival, but I got an interesting update from TripAdvisor about some Belize City attractions. ANyone know where Miracle makes port?HI1
Hi! Could you either give us a link to that update from Trip Advisor, or tell me how to locate it. Would love to see the info. Thanks
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...Should I take extra precautions?
If you are concerned about getting seasick in a smaller boat then do take precautions. Maybe someone with more experience concerning the Belize tenders will be able to give you more insight. I don't get car sick but I do get seasick on smaller boats that are sitting in rough waters. When we'd go dive in Belize I sure would get seasick once we were over the reef and into the deeper waters. I had to be the first off the boat and the last one back in before we took off! The water on the other side of the reef was always pretty rough. But if you take something then chances are better for you that it'll be a positive experience.
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I actually prefer Trip-tone for seasickness. My dive instructor told me about it and I've used it ever since. None of the drowsiness or dizziness sometimes experienced with other meds (things you do not want when scuba diving). You can buy it at Sports Authority, many pharmacies and online.
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I actually prefer Trip-tone for seasickness. My dive instructor told me about it and I've used it ever since. None of the drowsiness or dizziness sometimes experienced with other meds (things you do not want when scuba diving). You can buy it at Sports Authority, many pharmacies and online.
I just looked up that medication...Isn't it the same drug as Dramamine?
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I just looked up that medication...Isn't it the same drug as Dramamine?
Yep, they are the same.
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We've been to Belize twice and I really didn't think the tender took that long. Maybe between 10-15 minutes. I guess we were lucky and didn't have a lot of waves but the trip both times was very smooth. Both were in Nov. and Dec. TG23
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I've NEVER gotten drowsy with bonine which is why I take it. As soon as I get up and then either right before or right after dinner. I overlap so it doesn't wear off

I've never heard of trip tune, I've heard of travel tune?
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When I was there on the Spirit in 2001, it was about 1/2 hour tender ride into Belize City. I thought that was a long ride myself.
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We went to Belize on Royal Caribbean several years ago and the tender ride to the docks was at least 30 minutes. I normally don't get seasick ever, but actually did feel a bit queasy on the long tender rides there. I would certainly take something if you are prone to seasickness. There isn't much to do in Belize unless you do an excursion; a little shopping near the docks, but that's about it.

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I'm not sure how far out the ship dropped anchor....seemed like about 2 or 3 miles?? The tender was fun for us..we sat out on the back & enjoyed the Carribena air.
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Was in Belize in 2003 and then last week. Must say there was a HUGE difference last week from my first visit. I have been saying since 2003 that I could care less if I ever returned to that port and even told my husband that I may not even get off the ship while in port. SURPRISE!!! New tender boats - they were just like the big party boats in Cozumel and also the same as the boats in Grandy Cayman. First trip was a tiny beat-up boat that I was terrified of breaking down in the middle of the tender trip. Still took about 15 minutes but was a much smoother more enjoyable ride than before. At least the 2 we were on looked practically brand new. I have pictures from our balcony of the boats if anyone would like to see them. Cozumel also has this type of tender boats as well.

Also, the port was a very nice surprise! New shopping locations and the local people were much better than my previous experience.
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30 minute tender??!! Guess you do what you have to, but I wasn't thinking it would be that long.
Luckily I am traveling with my 9 year old...she is more apt to think it is cool than a smaller child would.
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