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Galveston, Texas (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

A popular vacation destination for Texans, the city of Galveston is located on Galveston Island, is connected to the mainland by a causeway and is home to some of the most beautiful Victorian architecture to be found anywhere. Cruises from this port to the western Caribbean and to the east coast of Mexico have recently become quite popular. There is plenty to see and do in this vacation hotspot before or after your cruise. Be prepared for a great mix of the old and the new, stunning beaches, loads of curio shops and excellent home style restaurants.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruises from Galveston depart from a modern terminal located on Harborside Drive in the middle of the port district. It is only a short taxi ride to downtown, and the terminal itself, although not completely decorated with shops, banks or ATMs, is adjacent to a number of stores and restaurants. The wonderful beaches that Galveston is best known for begin here and run the length of the seawall to the southwestern end of the island.

What to See and Do

For starters, take a stroll along the gigantic seawall that protects downtown Galveston from the huge waves that are caused by infrequent hurricanes. This enormous construct is itself amazing to look at. The East Beach with its many shops, snack restaurants and party atmosphere is the town's most popular hangout. Close by is the Big Reef Nature Park, and there are plenty of merchants around that will rent you an inflatable, kayak or motorized watercraft. Along Seawall Blvd at 6th Street is Stewart Beach, a family-friendly area that has a water slide, mini golf and volleyball courts. Moving inland to Broadway one finds the astounding Bishop's Palace, ranking high on the American Institute of Architects list. This wonderful structure dates from 1893 and was built for the Houston-Galveston Catholic diocese. Inside are marvels of architectural engineering, including the world-famous spiral staircase that was built over a three year period. Nearby on Postoffice Road are several fine art galleries, and on the 2600 block of Broadway is the famed Moody Mansion Museum, with over 30 rooms stuffed full of memorabilia from the early days of the city's history. On Hope Blvd is the 250-acre Moody Gardens, where a family can spend the day walking through the botanical exhibits, be entertained at the IMAX theater, or stroll along Palm Beach with its many lagoons, ponds and waterfalls.

Eating/Drinking

Some of Texas's finest home style cookery can be enjoyed in Galveston. Best known is the Queen's Bar-B-Que On Avenue S. This award-winning institution features hickory-smoked entrees, is very family-friendly and, best of all, inexpensive. So is Shrimp 'n' Stuff on Avenue O, where you can enjoy the best seafood sandwiches and gumbo in the region. At 2017 Postoffice Street is the fabulous Saltwater Grill, with is endless menu of seafood and salads, rated by the locals as the best establishment in the city for reasonably priced lunches and dinners.

Getting Around

Galveston is located about 50 miles south of downtown Houston; the two cities are connected by Interstate 45. Many tourists choose to rent a car at either of Houston's two major airports and make the drive into Galveston on their own. The city can also be reached by Greyhound, and once in town, visitors will have no trouble catching taxis to and from the cruise terminal. Also, rental cars can be dropped off at several locations in the city and free shuttles are available from these drop-off points to the cruise terminal.

Miscellaneous But Important

Galveston has a semi-tropical climate for much of the year, and the weather tends to be rather humid in the spring and summer. Rain squalls are common in the winter and the surf can be extremely high between October and April. Those needing to connect via the Internet will find several cafes, including facilities at Saengerfest Park, just three blocks from the cruise terminal on 23rd Street at The Strand; here connections to the Internet are free of charge.

 
A cruise ship docked at the Galveston port.

A cruise ship docked at the Galveston port.


Bishop's Palace in Galveston built in 1893.

Bishop's Palace in Galveston built in 1893.


The Moody Gardens, where a family can spend a full day and enjoy every minute of it.

The Moody Gardens, where a family can spend a full day and enjoy every minute of it.


The Moody Mansion Museum has a lot of memorabilia highlighting many aspects of the city's history.

The Moody Mansion Museum has a lot of memorabilia highlighting many aspects of the city's history.

 

Cruises to Galveston, Texas


7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Vista
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 11, 2020 $669 $879 $1,029 $1,654 Carnival Vista April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020 $719 $899 $1,009 $1,827 Carnival Vista April 25, 2020
November 7, 2020 $699 $829 $979 $1,729 Carnival Vista November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $989 $1,269 $1,389 $2,169 Carnival Vista November 21, 2020
April 10, 2021 $729 $859 $1,029 $1,672 Carnival Vista April 10, 2021
May 8, 2021 $809 $959 $1,129 $1,722 Carnival Vista May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021 $969 $1,119 $1,299 $1,909 Carnival Vista May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021 $1,129 $1,319 $1,519 $2,109 Carnival Vista June 5, 2021
June 19, 2021 $1,129 $1,319 $1,519 $2,109 Carnival Vista June 19, 2021
July 3, 2021 $1,129 $1,319 $1,519 $2,159 Carnival Vista July 3, 2021
8 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Key West, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 11, 2020 $749 $999 $1,379 $1,914 Carnival Freedom April 11, 2020
May 9, 2020 $809 $1,049 $1,429 $2,574 Carnival Freedom May 9, 2020
June 6, 2020 $1,259 $1,629 $2,079 $2,829 Carnival Freedom June 6, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,249 $1,579 N/A $2,829 Carnival Freedom July 4, 2020
August 1, 2020 $1,099 $1,449 $1,759 $2,159 Carnival Freedom August 1, 2020
August 29, 2020 $839 $979 $1,259 $1,859 Carnival Freedom August 29, 2020
September 26, 2020 $719 $929 $1,319 $2,049 Carnival Freedom September 26, 2020
October 24, 2020 $899 $1,039 $1,439 $2,419 Carnival Freedom October 24, 2020
November 21, 2020 $1,119 $1,269 $1,599 $2,629 Carnival Freedom November 21, 2020
January 16, 2021 $829 $949 $1,229 $1,699 Carnival Freedom January 16, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Dream
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 13, 2020 $469 $649 $679 $1,339 Carnival Dream April 13, 2020
April 18, 2020 $428 $639 $669 $1,072 Carnival Dream April 18, 2020
April 27, 2020 $468 $659 $689 $1,237 Carnival Dream April 27, 2020
May 2, 2020 $488 $639 $689 $1,086 Carnival Dream May 2, 2020
May 11, 2020 $468 $599 $659 $1,342 Carnival Dream May 11, 2020
May 16, 2020 $488 $659 $679 $1,106 Carnival Dream May 16, 2020
May 25, 2020 $558 $789 $829 $1,214 Carnival Dream May 25, 2020
May 30, 2020 $558 $739 $769 $1,272 Carnival Dream May 30, 2020
June 8, 2020 $834 $1,069 $1,094 $1,834 Carnival Dream June 8, 2020
June 13, 2020 $734 $949 $989 $1,609 Carnival Dream June 13, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Vista
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 18, 2020 $729 $889 $999 $1,579 Carnival Vista April 18, 2020
May 2, 2020 $689 $929 $1,029 $1,694 Carnival Vista May 2, 2020
May 16, 2020 $789 $989 $1,159 $1,719 Carnival Vista May 16, 2020
May 30, 2020 $819 $1,049 $1,249 $1,931 Carnival Vista May 30, 2020
June 13, 2020 $939 $1,279 $1,489 $2,116 Carnival Vista June 13, 2020
June 27, 2020 $869 $1,119 $1,374 $2,185 Carnival Vista June 27, 2020
July 11, 2020 $1,009 $1,279 $1,509 $2,344 Carnival Vista July 11, 2020
July 25, 2020 $1,159 $1,379 $1,594 $2,434 Carnival Vista July 25, 2020
August 8, 2020 $819 $1,019 $1,189 $1,889 Carnival Vista August 8, 2020
August 22, 2020 $669 $839 $959 $1,749 Carnival Vista August 22, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 19, 2020 $609 $809 $1,039 $1,639 Carnival Freedom April 19, 2020
November 29, 2020 $639 $759 $959 $1,439 Carnival Freedom November 29, 2020
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Dream
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 23, 2020 $458 $649 $699 $1,035 Carnival Dream April 23, 2020
May 7, 2020 $438 $609 $639 $1,079 Carnival Dream May 7, 2020
May 21, 2020 $463 $649 $659 $1,076 Carnival Dream May 21, 2020
June 4, 2020 $649 $844 $849 $1,217 Carnival Dream June 4, 2020
June 18, 2020 $608 $759 $769 $1,222 Carnival Dream June 18, 2020
July 2, 2020 $679 $819 $849 $1,379 Carnival Dream July 2, 2020
July 16, 2020 $629 $789 $799 $1,307 Carnival Dream July 16, 2020
July 30, 2020 $559 $679 $729 $1,169 Carnival Dream July 30, 2020
August 13, 2020 $534 $639 $659 $1,073 Carnival Dream August 13, 2020
August 27, 2020 $439 $559 $609 $1,046 Carnival Dream August 27, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 26, 2020 $749 $859 $1,079 $1,849 Carnival Freedom April 26, 2020
May 24, 2020 $889 $1,109 $1,279 $1,673 Carnival Freedom May 24, 2020
June 21, 2020 $1,039 $1,289 $1,599 $2,115 Carnival Freedom June 21, 2020
July 19, 2020 $959 $1,209 $1,419 $2,085 Carnival Freedom July 19, 2020
August 16, 2020 $629 $729 $909 $1,291 Carnival Freedom August 16, 2020
September 13, 2020 $589 $709 $919 $1,259 Carnival Freedom September 13, 2020
October 11, 2020 $729 $839 $1,099 $1,519 Carnival Freedom October 11, 2020
December 6, 2020 $569 $699 $899 $1,409 Carnival Freedom December 6, 2020
6 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 3, 2020 $679 $759 $919 $1,487 Carnival Freedom May 3, 2020
May 31, 2020 $829 $1,059 $1,259 $1,656 Carnival Freedom May 31, 2020
June 28, 2020 $819 $989 $1,164 $1,855 Carnival Freedom June 28, 2020
July 26, 2020 $879 $1,109 $1,229 $1,609 Carnival Freedom July 26, 2020
August 23, 2020 $619 $719 $889 $1,379 Carnival Freedom August 23, 2020
September 20, 2020 $519 $619 $809 $1,273 Carnival Freedom September 20, 2020
October 18, 2020 $684 $809 $999 $1,479 Carnival Freedom October 18, 2020
December 13, 2020 $519 $619 $829 $1,346 Carnival Freedom December 13, 2020
February 7, 2021 $659 $779 $979 $1,499 Carnival Freedom February 7, 2021
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Vista
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 9, 2020 $789 $909 $1,009 $1,839 Carnival Vista May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $839 $1,019 $1,199 $1,811 Carnival Vista May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020 $989 $1,179 $1,399 $2,267 Carnival Vista June 6, 2020
June 20, 2020 $939 $1,139 $1,389 $2,330 Carnival Vista June 20, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,009 $1,269 $1,479 $2,234 Carnival Vista July 4, 2020
July 18, 2020 $989 $1,269 $1,519 $2,164 Carnival Vista July 18, 2020
August 1, 2020 $959 $1,149 $1,399 $2,129 Carnival Vista August 1, 2020
August 15, 2020 $679 $839 $1,029 $1,769 Carnival Vista August 15, 2020
August 29, 2020 $619 $769 $909 $1,499 Carnival Vista August 29, 2020
September 12, 2020 $549 $729 $889 $1,479 Carnival Vista September 12, 2020
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Enchantment of the Seas
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cruising; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 15, 2020 $582 $644 $922 $1,347 Enchantment of the Seas May 15, 2020
July 24, 2020 $914 $1,019 $1,227 $1,574 Enchantment of the Seas July 24, 2020
August 12, 2020 $639 $749 $1,031 $1,252 Enchantment of the Seas August 12, 2020
August 21, 2020 $374 $448 $837 $987 Enchantment of the Seas August 21, 2020
September 4, 2020 $451 $500 $831 $964 Enchantment of the Seas September 4, 2020
September 9, 2020 $388 $426 N/A $1,052 Enchantment of the Seas September 9, 2020
October 2, 2020 $389 $492 $728 $1,010 Enchantment of the Seas October 2, 2020
October 7, 2020 $386 $481 $870 $1,226 Enchantment of the Seas October 7, 2020

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