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Sail Date: March 2019
Took the ship's shuttle into Trujillo. Plaza de Armas has lots of great colonial casonas, many with exhibits open to the public (including the blue building just to the right of the Cathedral, and the Casa de la Identidad Regional)
Took the ship's shuttle into Trujillo. Plaza de Armas has lots of great colonial casonas, many with exhibits open to the public (including the blue building just to the right of the Cathedral, and the Casa de la Identidad Regional) Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
When you are past the pier, the port itself had breathtaking views of the water from behind tropical trees and flowers. We walked along the main road out of the port and there were plenty of restaurants, each of which backs directly to ... Read More
When you are past the pier, the port itself had breathtaking views of the water from behind tropical trees and flowers. We walked along the main road out of the port and there were plenty of restaurants, each of which backs directly to the beach. Very easy to find a spot to have a beer with your toes in the sand. Lots of passengers continued walking to see the town but we were not completely comfortable and opted instead to have a $2 beer and walk along the shore back toward the port. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
We had a wonderfully relaxing day at the beach at Tranquility Bay. The couple who owns the resort are lovely people. We noted that they do a lt of humanitarian work for the area, and asked what we could do. They mentioned the need for ... Read More
We had a wonderfully relaxing day at the beach at Tranquility Bay. The couple who owns the resort are lovely people. We noted that they do a lt of humanitarian work for the area, and asked what we could do. They mentioned the need for backpacks and supplies for a few of the local children they sponsor to go to school. They also work with a meals on wheels program but we really can't help there. We brought two backpacks and our kids helped collect school supplies to fill the bags. They were very happy and showed us pictures of the two children that would receive the bags. Their resort is beautiful, the journey by water taxi was quite an adventure! And Larry and Linda made us feel right at home. We had massages and paddle boarded. I would recommend it to anyone. The town itself is a little ... Raw I guess. But we felt pretty safe and they were friendly. I loved that it's still pretty untouched by tourism. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2016
l enjoyed this port. I went to the water fall and the fort on my own. It was much cheaper than the excursion.
l enjoyed this port. I went to the water fall and the fort on my own. It was much cheaper than the excursion. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
The towns people were so nice & respectful. Everything was breathtakingly beautiful! We didn't go too far in, but did talk to another cruiser that walked comfortably into the city.
The towns people were so nice & respectful. Everything was breathtakingly beautiful! We didn't go too far in, but did talk to another cruiser that walked comfortably into the city. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2015
An amazing new addition to the itinerary for Norwegian. This was a beautiful port, very friendly locals and the views are breathtaking. It is super hot here, drink lots of water! I would love to come visit this port again.
An amazing new addition to the itinerary for Norwegian. This was a beautiful port, very friendly locals and the views are breathtaking. It is super hot here, drink lots of water! I would love to come visit this port again. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2015
I really enjoyed the new Banana Coast, Honduras port. It is was quaint and unspoiled and the residents were friendly and helpful and trying really hard to make it very tourist-friendly. Trujillo had several historical points of interest, ... Read More
I really enjoyed the new Banana Coast, Honduras port. It is was quaint and unspoiled and the residents were friendly and helpful and trying really hard to make it very tourist-friendly. Trujillo had several historical points of interest, including a Spanish fort and the site where Columbus first landed. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2015
Trujillo is absolutely beautiful. With a backdrop on mountains, it is a small city built on the side of a hill. After tendering to shore, we walked into town. You can either take the street (which we did) or take the beach (we did on the ... Read More
Trujillo is absolutely beautiful. With a backdrop on mountains, it is a small city built on the side of a hill. After tendering to shore, we walked into town. You can either take the street (which we did) or take the beach (we did on the way back). After what would be about 2-3 city blocks, look up on the hill and you can see cannons, which are part of the old fort. It is a steep climb up uneven sidewalks but well worth the effort. We were charged $3 US to enter the fort, however the sign also said $20 Lempira, which equals about $1 US. We didn't have any Lempira, so we paid the higher rate. Since it is a fairly new port, goods are significantly less expensive here than Cozumel or Belize. It was good to see the kids walking around and selling something instead of begging for money. Each one had something to sell, usually either seashells, jewelry or fruit. We bought a coconut for $1 and drank it with a straw. The beach is brown sand, which my wife hated. The kids didn't care and had a great time. I drank plenty of Salva Vida, so I also had a great time. We stopped at a restaurant that had tables and chairs right on the beach. The rice and beans were served with fried bananas to use as chips and were amazing! Look when you are there at the gold flakes in the sand. I'm not sure it is real, but the sand sure does have a sparkle to it. This was our most relaxing stop since there really isn't much to do, however most of our group said it was their favorite stop. We always felt safe and were welcomed by the locals. Very clean bathrooms at the port. Wear plenty of bug spray. We found our best hand carved items here at great prices. The beach is really calm and not many waves...great for kids playing. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2015
Trujillo was my favorite of all of the stops. It is so new and not yet commercialized and I really felt like we had an authentic experience there. The people are friendly and truly seem pleased to see everyone. We were traveling with ... Read More
Trujillo was my favorite of all of the stops. It is so new and not yet commercialized and I really felt like we had an authentic experience there. The people are friendly and truly seem pleased to see everyone. We were traveling with another couple with whom the husband was a fireman. We found the local fire station and got to talking with one of the firemen who spoke English and translated for us. Its amazing to see what all they can do with so little. We were able to take an impromptu trip with him around Trujillo and really go to see what the country is all about. He took us up to a spot with a natural waterfall/cascades running down from the mountain. I'm sure in a few years this will be a huge tourist spot! We had an authentic Honduran meal of fried fish, plantains, rice and slaw... and when I say fried fish, I mean the whole fish... skin, tail, fins, eyes and teeth!! It was delicious and I ate every bite!!! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2015
Trujillo made the whole trip worth it. The people were humble, the prices were decent, and the town is gorgeous. Built right into the side of a towering jungle green mountain. The views were amazing, the beaches were fun, and the people ... Read More
Trujillo made the whole trip worth it. The people were humble, the prices were decent, and the town is gorgeous. Built right into the side of a towering jungle green mountain. The views were amazing, the beaches were fun, and the people were loving. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2014
This is a new port. Go here before it's ruined! We were the 6th ship to dock there. The people are extremely friendly and the prices for their handmade goods were so low, I didn't dicker much. This is how the Caribbean used to ... Read More
This is a new port. Go here before it's ruined! We were the 6th ship to dock there. The people are extremely friendly and the prices for their handmade goods were so low, I didn't dicker much. This is how the Caribbean used to be. Take the time to get to this port as soon as possible. There are no paved roads. The tendering port is brand new, with people selling their goods on tables inside the buildings. Didn't see any established shops like you see everywhere else. The town center is fun, take a cab - or walk UP the hill to the fort. We walked straight north into a part of town that was the wrong way. The locals were very friendly though and soon directed to the town center. We ended up taking a cab that cost $3. There's an old fort in the town center, a catholic church and a friendly town fair in white tents in the town square with people selling their goods. We had fun and wished we would have bought more stuff, the people certainly need the money, and their items for sale were great. Most friendly people ever. Truly loved. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2014
Loved Honduras! Beautiful place, friendly natives, and I bought all my souvenirs there. Very reasonable prices and willing to deal.
Loved Honduras! Beautiful place, friendly natives, and I bought all my souvenirs there. Very reasonable prices and willing to deal. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2014
The port was unique because it is so new. The people who live here were very nice, not at all pushy and seemed genuine. The town was quaint and nestled into the mountain. Because it was overcast, we decided not to do a beach day as we ... Read More
The port was unique because it is so new. The people who live here were very nice, not at all pushy and seemed genuine. The town was quaint and nestled into the mountain. Because it was overcast, we decided not to do a beach day as we originally planned, instead we just explored the area on foot. There are several US immigrants living here and we met a few who gave us a few hints. A pound of GREAT Honduran coffee, Oro, at the local grocery store was only $2.00, so we bought several bags. Ate lunch at Chico's Place, a little restaurant on the right on beach towards the end of the beach strip; wonderful food and great service! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2014
This is the best port I've ever been to!! It's absolutely gorgeous and untouched. The people are so friendly. I cannot wait to go back, I would go on this exact cruise again just to go back. We did the Camp Del Mar park and beach ... Read More
This is the best port I've ever been to!! It's absolutely gorgeous and untouched. The people are so friendly. I cannot wait to go back, I would go on this exact cruise again just to go back. We did the Camp Del Mar park and beach break... which is mostly a beach break. The park is very nice and beautiful but the beach was awesome. The water was warm and they had lots of lounge chairs and palm shade umbrellas. They served lunch and the food was so good, it was jerk chicken, fish, homemade tortillas, fried plantains and other local foods and fruit. They had two pools and a DJ playing music. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2014
Definitely an Adventure. For this port we decided to just walk to the town and explore the church and the fort. Luckily we were able to do both before it down poured. The town was very quaint and untouched by the tourist junk that is sold. ... Read More
Definitely an Adventure. For this port we decided to just walk to the town and explore the church and the fort. Luckily we were able to do both before it down poured. The town was very quaint and untouched by the tourist junk that is sold. Here you can get handmade crafts and cigars. The villagers are glad to see you and are extremely helpful. During the down pour we were stuck in a flash flood and the villagers were helping the cruise passengers across the water. The only bad thing about the port is how unprepared the tenders were for the bad weather, which will improve with time. I look forward to returning to this port to see how it develops. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2014
I gave this a five even with the problems we encountered. This is a new port and they are still learning. I enjoyed it because it is not commercialized yet. I would highly recommend the Historical Trujillo tour and Campo Del Mar Nature ... Read More
I gave this a five even with the problems we encountered. This is a new port and they are still learning. I enjoyed it because it is not commercialized yet. I would highly recommend the Historical Trujillo tour and Campo Del Mar Nature Park. Our tour guide for the town tour was Shirley. Shirley was delightful. She was very knowledgeable. She was also willing to answer any question. The botanical gardens at the Nature Park are beautiful. They do not have many animals. It came a downpour. The rain did not prevent the locals from being friendly and helpful. They still need to learn crowd control at the dock. I imagine that problem is now solved. I would like to return again before it becomes commercialized. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2014
We arrived, knowing that this was still very much a virgin area, and we were happy to experience something not tainted with Diamonds International, Del Sol, etc. The people were friendly, and the town is clearly very poor, so we know that ... Read More
We arrived, knowing that this was still very much a virgin area, and we were happy to experience something not tainted with Diamonds International, Del Sol, etc. The people were friendly, and the town is clearly very poor, so we know that our tourism will help lift them out of poverty.The lifeboat tender situation was an unknown for us, so we chose not to book an excursion until we arrived. At the end of the pier we were met by many vendors, and chose a Beach Break with Trujillo Tours. Their staff was very professional and their pricing was reasonable. We went to the side of town with better beaches, and relaxed beach side under palapas, with complimentary local beer, bottled water and sodas. Food was extra, but very reasonable and oh so good! We even got to see a small plane land right next to restaurant, and then watch it zoom right past us to take off again. A fun, relaxing day. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2014
Booked with Tranquility Bay. Tujillo is the wild west: unspoiled, cheap and simply outstandingly beautiful visually. People friendly and not pushy either. The TBay resort is beautiful, the owners awesome, the food and drink good and cheap. ... Read More
Booked with Tranquility Bay. Tujillo is the wild west: unspoiled, cheap and simply outstandingly beautiful visually. People friendly and not pushy either. The TBay resort is beautiful, the owners awesome, the food and drink good and cheap. Lots to do or not; they have activities as well as a beautiful beach you can lay about on or hang out at their bar. It was the best day ever, and my kids loved it especially. Go here. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
Honduras - Walk down the beach to Chico's. It's a little quieter out there, away from a lot of the other tourists, and the guy who runs it is an awesome Canadian who sold his car for that bar. He'll take care of you, and ... Read More
Honduras - Walk down the beach to Chico's. It's a little quieter out there, away from a lot of the other tourists, and the guy who runs it is an awesome Canadian who sold his car for that bar. He'll take care of you, and it's very safe along the beach and around the bars since security is paid to watch over all the tourists coming off the boats. Buy the Red Snapper for lunch! It's fresh, and delicious. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2015
I thought this port was interesting. It's a newer port, so we just walked around. There was a historic area with a church that we saw. We had to take a tender boat to get to the port. There is a bit of a hill to get to the church, but ... Read More
I thought this port was interesting. It's a newer port, so we just walked around. There was a historic area with a church that we saw. We had to take a tender boat to get to the port. There is a bit of a hill to get to the church, but I thought very manageable if you are relatively in shape. However, I would recommend trying to go to this port early because it got HOT when we were there at the end of March. I was glad to be climbing that hill early in the morning before it got too hot. It's got a lot of dirt roads and just some shopping to do at the port. Prices are cheaper the further you walk from where the tender's bring you. Overall, I actually thought Honduras had the best prices for souvenirs, but didn't have the variety of items like some of the other ports. I enjoyed this location, but it's definitely new and in the process of being developed. There are quite a few policeman with guns on the streets. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2015
Pleasantly surprised how beautiful the scenery is .. In Honduras. The view from our ship, anchored off Trujillo was amazing! We had to take tender boats to the dock. The Dock was filled with many vendors, where you can get great deals on ... Read More
Pleasantly surprised how beautiful the scenery is .. In Honduras. The view from our ship, anchored off Trujillo was amazing! We had to take tender boats to the dock. The Dock was filled with many vendors, where you can get great deals on souvenirs,etc... We had a great piña colada slushee there. The nearby beach was only a few steps away.. With an unbelievable warm ocean water! Got some great pics. Did not go further into town, as we do not get up very early to disembark. This is a new port for NCL, so don't expect a large tourist friendly town.. More laid back, easy going,relaxing.! Read Less
Sail Date: December 2014
you tender in on the ships life boats, but it is a shorter ride than Belize. Very organized and new around the port but didn’t go into any of their shops. Right outside the port area along the water are some taverns. We stopped in the ... Read More
you tender in on the ships life boats, but it is a shorter ride than Belize. Very organized and new around the port but didn’t go into any of their shops. Right outside the port area along the water are some taverns. We stopped in the first one (of course) but one later down advertised free WiFi. We didn’t do the Fort or the Church but did walk up the big hill to the little town. They had an open air market and a lot of activity. Everyone was very friendly but it helps if someone speaks espaniol Read Less
Sail Date: October 2014
I could find no reviews of Trujillo before our cruise and no info on booking private excursions. No surprise since the port is so new. The pier is not finished so we had a short 10 minute tender. The port area currently consists of a few ... Read More
I could find no reviews of Trujillo before our cruise and no info on booking private excursions. No surprise since the port is so new. The pier is not finished so we had a short 10 minute tender. The port area currently consists of a few small buildings, paths, some nice landscaping, and an area of benches under a roof for resting/waiting for excursions. There are vendor tables around and between the buildings and the sellers are friendly and not at all pushy. The bathrooms are very clean, but ladies, take some tissues. The toilet paper rolls are jammed so tightly onto the dispenser rolls that they are almost impossible to turn. We are into local cultures/foods/history, so we booked the "Taste of Trujillo" tour through NCL. We boarded an air conditioned small bus that looked like it had been well used, but was comfortable and adequate. Our tour guide was obviously very new in her job, but was friendly, smiling, earnest and well-intentioned. I do have to say that the tour is a bit lacking in historical context and substance. For example, we drove by the cemetery where William Walker is buried, but there was no explanation of who he was. Our guide mentioned that Columbus first landed on the Banana Coast and spoke a bit about the banana barons and told us that the local fort, which ruins we saw, was for the purpose of defense. When asked from whom, she said "pirates." This was a missed opportunity for a great pirate story. We say the outside of St. John Cathedral with little information given other than its name and year built. I did duck inside quickly to get a few pictures. Driving through the small town, we were directed to see "our gas station," and the horses, goats and cows. A bit lightweight. Then we stopped at a pretty riverside area, where dancers, drummers/musicians entertained with traditional dancing. The dancers passed a hat for tips. We were then ushered into a small, very clean restaurant to taste some local foods. The samples were tasty--among them salsa, pico de gallo, chips, tamales, bean and cheese tortillas, and some tasty little sweets. The manager seemed very eager to make sure we were enjoying our visit. There were small glasses of a punch-like beverage or you could purchase soda, water for $1. I think they also had beer, but am not sure the price. During our ride, I was charmed by the locals who smiled and waved. It seems the school kids are given a day off whenever as ship is in port. The little town is very poor, with barred windows and barbed wire topped fences on houses and shanties alike and there were armed guards literally everywhere (who also smiled and waved). It is obvious that these people are determined to make sure that the port is a success and that the visitors are happy. And I was. I am glad I did this tour rather that the open tram due to the heat factor. Read Less

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