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Cruises From Galveston, Texas

 

Overview

As of today - August 11, 2022 - there are 474 cruise sailings out of Galveston, TX (from which 119 are in 2022, 304 are in 2023 and the rest are in 2024). 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 474 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 January of 2023, with prices starting from $469. For Caribbean you can book cruises in September starting from $157. For Panama Canal you can book cruises in January of 2023 starting from $560.

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, 7 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
Sep. 2, 2022 Grandeur of the Seas 5 $168 $34 View
Sep. 12, 2022 Grandeur of the Seas 4 $157 $39 View
Jan. 28, 2023 Adventure of the Seas 5 $210 $42 View
Aug. 24, 2022 Grandeur of the Seas 5 $214 $43 View
Aug. 29, 2022 Grandeur of the Seas 4 $172 $43 View
Feb. 11, 2023 Adventure of the Seas 5 $219 $44 View
Feb. 6, 2023 Adventure of the Seas 5 $226 $45 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted Galveston cruise starts at $34 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on September 2, 2022 (5 nights Galveston round-trip itinerary on Grandeur of the Seas).

If you want to see the listing of all 474 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 270 17 $81 3
Royal Caribbean 204 34 $80 6

Carnival Cruises Out Of Galveston

Carnival offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 270 cruise options. It offers 17 distinct itineraries out of Galveston, serviced on 3 cruise ships (Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Vista). The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $81.

View all Carnival Cruises From Galveston.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Galveston

Royal Caribbean offers 204 cruise options out of Galveston. It offers 34 distinct itineraries and has 6 cruise ships sailing out of Galveston. The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $80.

View all Royal Caribbean Cruises From Galveston.

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 125 4 $82
Adventure of the Seas 2001 94 8 $81
Carnival Dream 2009 80 8 $84
Carnival Vista 2016 65 5 $74
Allure of the Seas 2010 51 8 $86
Harmony of the Seas 2016 21 5 $93
Grandeur of the Seas 1996 17 2 $48
Liberty of the Seas 2007 11 3 $63
Radiance of the Seas 2001 10 8 $71

Carnival Breeze, which was built in 2012 and accommodates approximately 3700 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Galveston - 125 of them. It features 4 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $82.

Adventure of the Seas, built in 2001 with capacity of approximately 3100 passengers, offers 94 sailings out of Galveston. It features 8 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $81.

Carnival Dream, which started sailing in 2009 and accommodates approximately 3600 passengers, offers 80 sailings. It features 8 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $84.

Carnival Vista offers 65 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Allure of the Seas offers 51 cruises using 8 distinct itineraries, Harmony of the Seas offers 21 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries and Grandeur of the Seas offers 17 cruises using 2 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 14 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
5 Days / 5 Nights 153 9 $78
7 Days / 7 Nights 142 16 $80
4 Days / 4 Nights 86 7 $83
6 Days / 6 Nights 42 6 $70
8 Days / 8 Nights 38 2 $86
9 Days / 9 Nights 5 4 $76
14 Days / 14 Nights 4 4 $128
Other Durations Less than 3

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Galveston is 5 days (5 nights) long. There are 153 such cruises featuring 9 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $78.

There are 142 cruise sailings that are 7 days (7 nights) long. They feature 16 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $80.

Among cruises that sail out of Galveston you can also find 4 day cruises (86 sailings), 6 day cruises (42 sailings), 8 day cruises (38 sailings), 9 day cruises (5 sailings) and 14 day cruises (4 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 34 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 432 45
Fun Day at Sea 270 17
Costa Maya, Mexico 216 25
Cruising 204 34
Roatan, Bay Islands 115 17
Belize City, Belize 65 6
Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico 55 5
George Town, Cayman Islands 43 5
Key West, Florida 43 7
Nassau, Bahamas 41 5
Freeport, Bahamas 39 3
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 36 1
Other Ports Less than 36

Among cruises that leave from Galveston there are 432 cruises (45 distinct itineraries) that visit Cozumel Island, Mexico. Fun Day at Sea, on the other hand, is visited by 270 cruises on 17 distinct itineraries. There are 216 cruises that visit Costa Maya, Mexico on 25 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Galveston cruises are Cruising (204 sailings), Roatan, Bay Islands (115 sailings), Belize City, Belize (65 sailings) and Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico (55 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
474
available cruise sailings from Galveston, Texas
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