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Cruises From Galveston, Texas



Currently (as of today - March 5, 2021) there are 258 cruise sailings out of Galveston, TX (from which 191 are in 2021 and 67 are in 2022). 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 258 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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Panama Canal

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 $679. For Caribbean you can book cruises in April starting from $394. For Panama Canal you can book cruises in April starting from $1129.

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 (7 days, 5 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.

Ship Days Price $/Day View
Oct. 3, 2021 Liberty of the Seas 7 $463 $66 View
Apr. 10, 2021 Carnival Freedom 17 $1129 $66 View
Oct. 10, 2021 Liberty of the Seas 7 $490 $70 View
Oct. 24, 2021 Liberty of the Seas 7 $490 $70 View
Aug. 29, 2021 Liberty of the Seas 7 $495 $71 View
Apr. 18, 2021 Liberty of the Seas 7 $502 $72 View
Apr. 25, 2021 Liberty of the Seas 7 $505 $72 View
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The most discounted Galveston cruises start at $66 per day. There are 2 sailings at that price point, with the earliest one sailing on April 10, 2021 (17 nights Galveston to Seattle, WA itinerary on Carnival Freedom).

If you want to see the listing of all 258 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 only two cruise lines - Carnival and Royal Caribbean - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of Galveston.

Cruise Line Number of
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Carnival 208 26 $107 4
Royal Caribbean 50 9 $93 3

Carnival Cruises Out Of Galveston

Carnival offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 208 cruise options. It offers 26 distinct itineraries out of Galveston, serviced on 4 cruise ships. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $107.

View all Carnival Cruises From Galveston.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Galveston

Royal Caribbean offers 50 cruise options out of Galveston. It offers 9 distinct itineraries and has 3 cruise ships (Liberty of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Allure of the Seas) sailing out of Galveston. The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $93.

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Cruise Ships out of Galveston

There are 7 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the Galveston cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Number of
Average Price
Per Day
Carnival Breeze 2012 77 6 $113
Carnival Dream 2009 64 7 $105
Carnival Vista 2016 61 8 $105
Liberty of the Seas 2007 34 5 $90
Adventure of the Seas 2001 9 3 $102
Allure of the Seas 2010 7 1 $101
Carnival Freedom 2007 6 5 $96

Carnival Breeze, which was built in 2012 and accommodates approximately 3700 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 77 of them. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $113.

Carnival Dream, built in 2009 with capacity of approximately 3600 passengers, offers 64 sailings out of Galveston. It features 7 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $105.

Carnival Vista, which started sailing in 2016 and accommodates approximately 3900 passengers, offers 61 sailings. It features 8 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $105.

Liberty of the Seas offers 34 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Adventure of the Seas offers 9 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries, Allure of the Seas offers 7 cruises using 1 distinct itinerary and Carnival Freedom offers 6 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries.

Duration of Cruises

The cruise sailings scheduled out of Galveston are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days and 17 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 105 17 $100
5 Days / 5 Nights 65 6 $108
4 Days / 4 Nights 31 3 $119
6 Days / 6 Nights 28 4 $105
8 Days / 8 Nights 28 4 $104
17 Days / 17 Nights 1 1 $66

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Galveston is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 105 such cruises featuring 17 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $100.

There are 65 cruise sailings that are 5 days (5 nights) long. They feature 6 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $108.

Among cruises that sail out of Galveston you can also find 4 day cruises (31 sailings), 6 day cruises (28 sailings), 8 day cruises (28 sailings) and 17 day cruises (1 sailing).

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

Port of Call Number of
Cozumel Island, Mexico 229 30
Costa Maya, Mexico 71 12
Roatan, Bay Islands 63 11
George Town, Cayman Islands 53 7
Belize City, Belize 50 9
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 38 1
Key West, Florida 28 4
Freeport, Bahamas 28 4
Nassau, Bahamas 28 4
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 27 3
Falmouth, Jamaica 22 2
Montego Bay, Jamaica 21 4
Other Ports Less than 21

Among cruises that leave from Galveston there are 229 cruises (30 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Costa Maya, Mexico, on the other hand, is visited by 71 cruises on 12 distinct itineraries. There are 63 cruises that visit Roatan, Bay Islands on 11 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Galveston cruises are George Town, Cayman Islands (53 sailings), Belize City, Belize (50 sailings), Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico (38 sailings) and Key West, Florida (28 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.

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