I've never been on a cruise, but have been considering it. I can firmly say I came onto this sight looking for advice and to see what type of people I might meet. Thank you for making my decision easy, I'm going to stick to resorts.
This forum if I'm understanding correctly is to help new people, all you seem to be doing is assaulting other posters, and making a poor first impression for newbies like myself. I'm glad you have the time to re-quote what each person says, twist words with sarcastic remarks and stabs. I don't understand while other people are contributing their opinions about travel, you seem to only contribute criticism..you want to go to Belize, go to town, you want to disagree with people, do it with some respect, not with name calling. A DISCUSSION FORUM is exactly that, to discuss, not bully people.
oh and by the way I read the same thing about Belize, and if people go chances are they will be safe and sound, But it is not up to you to decide if they are being "paranoid, alarmists, etc." as you so nicely put it. You should realize people come on this site because they love travel, and enjoy this as a hobbie, or are curious about cruising so ease up, and try to make friends instead of people hoping they never run into you.