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Cruises From Galveston, Texas

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - September 23, 2020) there are 353 cruise sailings out of Galveston, TX (from which 48 are in 2020, 238 are in 2021 and the rest 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 353 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

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Galveston and visits Bahamas is May of 2021, with prices starting from $689. For Caribbean you can book cruises in January of 2021 starting from $258. For Panama Canal you can book cruises in April of 2021 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.

Departure
Date
Ship Days Price $/Day View
Jan. 27, 2021 Adventure of the Seas 5 $292 $58 View
Jan. 22, 2021 Adventure of the Seas 5 $307 $61 View
Jan. 18, 2021 Adventure of the Seas 4 $258 $65 View
Feb. 21, 2021 Liberty of the Seas 7 $452 $65 View
Feb. 5, 2021 Adventure of the Seas 5 $331 $66 View
Apr. 10, 2021 Carnival Freedom 17 $1129 $66 View
Mar. 1, 2021 Adventure of the Seas 4 $277 $69 View
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The most discounted Galveston cruise starts at $58 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on January 27, 2021 (5 nights Galveston round-trip itinerary on Adventure of the Seas).

If you want to see the listing of all 353 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
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Ships
Carnival 267 33 $106 4
Royal Caribbean 86 11 $101 3

Carnival Cruises Out Of Galveston

Carnival offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 267 cruise options. It offers 33 distinct itineraries out of Galveston, serviced on 4 cruise ships. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $106.

View all Carnival Cruises From Galveston.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Galveston

Royal Caribbean offers 86 cruise options out of Galveston. It offers 11 distinct itineraries out of Galveston, serviced on 3 cruise ships (Liberty of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Allure of the Seas). The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $101.

View all Royal Caribbean Cruises From Galveston.

Cruise Ships out of Galveston

There are 7 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 Dream 2009 90 9 $104
Carnival Vista 2016 78 8 $104
Carnival Breeze 2012 77 6 $113
Liberty of the Seas 2007 46 6 $100
Adventure of the Seas 2001 33 4 $103
Carnival Freedom 2007 22 10 $101
Allure of the Seas 2010 7 1 $101

Carnival Dream, which was built in 2009 and accommodates approximately 3600 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 90 of them. It features 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $104.

Carnival Vista, built in 2016 with capacity of approximately 3900 passengers, offers 78 sailings out of Galveston. It features 8 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $104.

Carnival Breeze, which started sailing in 2012 and accommodates approximately 3700 passengers, offers 77 sailings. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $113.

Liberty of the Seas offers 46 cruises using 6 distinct itineraries, Adventure of the Seas offers 33 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries, Carnival Freedom offers 22 cruises using 10 distinct itineraries and Allure of the Seas offers 7 cruises using 1 distinct itinerary.

Duration of Cruises

The cruise sailings scheduled out of Galveston are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days, 14 days and 17 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 141 20 $103
5 Days / 5 Nights 97 8 $106
4 Days / 4 Nights 48 3 $111
6 Days / 6 Nights 32 5 $105
8 Days / 8 Nights 32 5 $105
14 Days / 14 Nights 2 2 $93
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 141 such cruises featuring 20 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $103.

There are 97 cruise sailings that are 5 days (5 nights) long. They feature 8 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $106.

Among cruises that sail out of Galveston you can also find 4 day cruises (48 sailings), 6 day cruises (32 sailings), 8 day cruises (32 sailings), 14 day cruises (2 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 23 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 320 38
Costa Maya, Mexico 92 14
Roatan, Bay Islands 84 12
George Town, Cayman Islands 69 8
Belize City, Belize 65 12
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 54 3
Montego Bay, Jamaica 33 5
Nassau, Bahamas 32 5
Freeport, Bahamas 32 5
Key West, Florida 31 4
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 31 4
Falmouth, Jamaica 27 3
Other Ports Less than 27

Among cruises that leave from Galveston there are 320 cruises (38 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Costa Maya, Mexico, on the other hand, is visited by 92 cruises on 14 distinct itineraries. There are 84 cruises that visit Roatan, Bay Islands on 12 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Galveston cruises are George Town, Cayman Islands (69 sailings), Belize City, Belize (65 sailings), Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico (54 sailings) and Montego Bay, Jamaica (33 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
353
available cruise sailings from Galveston, Texas
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