The island of Roatan, 30 miles off the Honduras coast, is an up and coming cruise port.
Like Cozumel, it is known for snorkeling and scuba diving because of the coral reefs around the island. It also is known for its white sand beaches.
The island is only about 2.5 miles wide at the widest point but about 40 miles long.
Anyone wanting great eco tourism adventures or a chance to see major Mayan ruins should consider Belize or Costa Rica.
The most famous attraction in Belize is cave tubing in the Sibun Caves Branch Archaeological Park.
Visitors on this all-day cruise excursion will jump into an inner tube and float down a river through a long dark cave that used to be the site of Mayan religious ceremonies.
It is worth noting that Belize receives a great deal of rain throughout the year with the majority of it in the interior mountains and rain forests.
Costa Rica may not be the only place in the world to go zip lining (gliding on a wire from one tree to the next), but it is one of the best and most famous.
Tourists will experience lush rain forests and, if they are lucky, they might see a jaguar.
Each of the above destinations ranks among the best western Caribbean cruise ports and provide plenty of shopping, dining, beaches and attractions to make the trip a memorable one.
One of the highlights of an exotic western Caribbean cruise may be a stop in Panama.
Visitors will have an opportunity to see the Panama Canal and related attractions such as Gatún Lake and Monkey Island.
Monkey Island on Gatún Lake has been taken over by four species of monkeys.
Boats go to the island throughout the day where visitors can photograph not only the monkeys but other creatures as well such as sloths, caimans and toucans.