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Cruises From Galveston, Texas

 

Overview

As of today - February 28, 2024 - there are 339 cruise sailings out of Galveston, TX (from which 197 are in 2024 and 142 are in 2025). In the following paragraphs you'll find a detailed overview of all those cruise options. If you're just looking to see the listing of the 339 sailings, please click on one of the 3 buttons on the right side - either on "View Sailings Sorted By Departure Date" (good for viewing last minute Galveston cruise deals), "View Sailings Sorted By Price Per Day" or "View Sailings Grouped By Itineraries".

Regions and Prices

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Region
Bahamas
Caribbean
Panama Canal
Transatlantic

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Galveston and visits Bahamas is December, with prices starting from $449. For Caribbean you can book cruises in January of 2025 starting from $289. For Panama Canal you can book cruises in February of 2025 starting from $1159. As for Transatlantic, the lowest priced cruises are in May, with prices starting from $1165.

You can click on links in the table above to view the cruise options for the given region in a given month. You can also click on the "Next Month" and "Previous Month" links at the top of the table to shift the window of months that are displayed.

Cheap Cruises From Galveston

Since Galveston cruises have various durations (5 days, 4 days and other durations - see below), the best way to compare cruise prices is to do that on price-per-day bases. The following table shows Galveston cruises in the upcoming 12 months sorted by price per day. You can use this table to find the best cruise deals from Galveston.

Departure
Date
Ship Days Price $/Day View
Dec. 1, 2024 Regal Princess 7 $449 $64 View
Nov. 10, 2024 Regal Princess 7 $459 $66 View
Jan. 11, 2025 Mariner of the Seas 5 $331 $66 View
Nov. 2, 2024 Mariner of the Seas 5 $339 $68 View
Sep. 7, 2024 Mariner of the Seas 5 $343 $69 View
Oct. 19, 2024 Mariner of the Seas 5 $347 $69 View
Sep. 21, 2024 Mariner of the Seas 5 $349 $70 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted Galveston cruise starts at $64 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on December 1, 2024 (7 nights Galveston round-trip itinerary on Regal Princess).

If you want to see the listing of all 339 Galveston sailings sorted by price per day, you can click on 'View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day' link at the bottom of the table above.

Cruise Lines out of Galveston

There are 4 cruise lines - Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Norwegian (NCL) - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of Galveston.

Cruise Line Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Ships
Carnival 185 20 $110 3
Royal Caribbean 145 22 $120 4
Princess 7 3 $87 1
Norwegian (NCL) 2 2 $186 1

Carnival Cruises Out Of Galveston

Carnival offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 185 cruise options. It offers 20 distinct itineraries out of Galveston, serviced on 3 cruise ships (Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Miracle). The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $110.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Galveston

Royal Caribbean offers 145 cruise options out of Galveston. It offers 22 distinct itineraries and has 4 cruise ships sailing out of Galveston. The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $120.

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Princess Cruises Out Of Galveston

Princess offers 7 cruise options out of Galveston. It offers 3 distinct itineraries out of Galveston, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Regal Princess). The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $87.

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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of Galveston

Norwegian (NCL) offers 2 cruise options out of Galveston. It offers 2 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Norwegian Escape) sailing out of Galveston. The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $186.

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Cruise Ships out of Galveston

There are 9 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the Galveston cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Built
Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Carnival Breeze 2012 110 3 $112
Mariner of the Seas 2003 70 3 $108
Carnival Dream 2009 63 7 $107
Harmony of the Seas 2016 53 5 $145
Jewel of the Seas 2004 15 11 $84
Carnival Miracle 2004 12 10 $110
Regal Princess 2014 7 3 $87
Voyager of the Seas 1999 7 3 $113
Norwegian Escape 2015 2 2 $186

Carnival Breeze, which was built in 2012 and accommodates approximately 3700 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 110 of them. It features 3 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $112.

Mariner of the Seas, built in 2003 with capacity of approximately 3100 passengers, offers 70 sailings out of Galveston. It features 3 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $108.

Carnival Dream, which started sailing in 2009 and accommodates approximately 3600 passengers, offers 63 sailings. It features 7 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $107.

Harmony of the Seas offers 53 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Jewel of the Seas offers 15 cruises using 11 distinct itineraries, Carnival Miracle offers 12 cruises using 10 distinct itineraries and Regal Princess offers 7 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries.

For all other cruise ships please see the table above to learn when they were built and how many sailings and itineraries they offer.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of Galveston are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 9 days or 10 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
5 Days / 5 Nights 124 4 $106
4 Days / 4 Nights 60 2 $125
7 Days / 7 Nights 51 8 $138
8 Days / 8 Nights 41 5 $112
6 Days / 6 Nights 33 4 $117
9 Days / 9 Nights 11 9 $88
10 Days / 10 Nights 9 5 $101
Other Durations Less than 4

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Galveston is 5 days (5 nights) long. There are 124 such cruises featuring 4 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $106.

There are 60 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 2 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $125.

Among cruises that sail out of Galveston you can also find 7 day cruises (51 sailings), 8 day cruises (41 sailings), 6 day cruises (33 sailings), 9 day cruises (11 sailings) and 10 day cruises (9 sailings).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day or 3 day cruises out of Galveston.

Ports of Call

There are 39 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from Galveston. The following table shows these ports:

Port of Call Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Cozumel Island, Mexico 297 36
Fun Day at Sea 185 20
Costa Maya, Mexico 163 25
Cruising 145 22
Roatan, Bay Islands 80 22
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 67 8
Nassau, Bahamas 44 8
Belize City, Belize 38 13
Key West, Florida 37 6
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 35 4
Freeport, Bahamas 29 3
George Town, Cayman Islands 13 11
Other Ports Less than 13

Among cruises that leave from Galveston there are 297 cruises (36 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Fun Day at Sea, on the other hand, is visited by 185 cruises on 20 distinct itineraries. There are 163 cruises that visit Costa Maya, Mexico on 25 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Galveston cruises are Cruising (145 sailings), Roatan, Bay Islands (80 sailings), Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico (67 sailings) and Nassau, Bahamas (44 sailings).

Things to See and Do in Galveston

There are many interesting things you can see and do while you're in Galveston either before or after your cruise. Here are some places that are worth a visit:
  • The Strand District, which is considered Galveston's social center, has many galleries, small local shops (where you can find interesting antique items), restaurants and beautiful Victorian buildings.

  • Moody Gardens is another must-see place in Galveston, especially if you travel with kids. Here you can see a huge aquarium with many memorable marine species and a 12-story high pyramid where you can experience what a rain forest feels like. Here you can also see fun 3-D movies and enjoy other interesting activities.

  • Grand Opera House - a historic and beautiful theater - is a nice venue where you can experience a great play or a musical before/after your cruise. It's a small and intimate place, but has great acoustics.

  • The ship ELISSA - from 1877 - is tall, beautiful old ship that attracts tourists from all over the world. Here you can see where the ship crew slept, where the food was prepared and how ship officers lived in 19th century. There is also a museum that details the history of the ship.

  • The Seawall is nice place to take a stroll as well as just to sit and enjoy the waves of the Gulf of Mexico. It has an interesting history as it was built after the Galveston hurricanes of 1900 and 1915.

  • Lone Star Flight Museum has a nice collection of old classic planes. For a fee, you can even fly in one of the planes and view Galveston landmarks from the air.

  • The NASA Space Center, while a bit away from the Galveston, is definitely worth a visit if you have a bit extra time. Here you can see the actual spacecrafts that flew into the space, explore how astronauts live and get the answers to all the questions that you had about space travel.



 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
339
available cruise sailings from Galveston, Texas
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