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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


5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Adventure 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
January 22, 2021 $307 $384 $484 $769 Adventure of the Seas January 22, 2021
February 5, 2021 $331 $386 $597 $818 Adventure of the Seas February 5, 2021
February 19, 2021 $623 $757 $900 $1,132 Adventure of the Seas February 19, 2021
March 5, 2021 $459 $608 $675 $1,043 Adventure of the Seas March 5, 2021
March 19, 2021 $564 $678 $831 $1,125 Adventure of the Seas March 19, 2021
April 2, 2021 $499 $592 $816 $1,113 Adventure of the Seas April 2, 2021
April 16, 2021 $501 $649 $801 $1,155 Adventure of the Seas April 16, 2021
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
January 23, 2021 $629 $739 $939 $1,274 Carnival Vista January 23, 2021
February 6, 2021 $639 $759 $979 $1,499 Carnival Vista February 6, 2021
February 20, 2021 $639 $759 $979 $1,275 Carnival Vista February 20, 2021
March 20, 2021 $689 $869 $1,129 $1,829 Carnival Vista March 20, 2021
April 3, 2021 $709 $879 $1,089 $1,582 Carnival Vista April 3, 2021
April 17, 2021 $709 $879 $1,129 $1,847 Carnival Vista April 17, 2021
May 1, 2021 $679 $869 $1,049 $1,834 Carnival Vista May 1, 2021
May 15, 2021 $739 $889 $1,079 $1,802 Carnival Vista May 15, 2021
May 29, 2021 $849 $1,059 $1,269 $2,012 Carnival Vista May 29, 2021
June 12, 2021 $959 $1,149 $1,359 $2,369 Carnival Vista June 12, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Dream
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2021 $449 $549 $589 $749 Carnival Dream January 23, 2021
February 1, 2021 $449 $549 $589 $709 Carnival Dream February 1, 2021
February 6, 2021 $469 $589 $619 $809 Carnival Dream February 6, 2021
February 20, 2021 $449 $579 $639 $765 Carnival Dream February 20, 2021
14 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aruba Island; Curacao; Cartagena, Colombia; Limon, Costa Rica; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2021 $1,249 $1,509 $2,439 $3,588 Carnival Freedom January 24, 2021
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cruising; Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 27, 2021 $292 $359 $428 $809 Adventure of the Seas January 27, 2021
February 10, 2021 $478 $567 $668 $863 Adventure of the Seas February 10, 2021
February 24, 2021 $395 $455 $645 $897 Adventure of the Seas February 24, 2021
March 10, 2021 $521 $690 $758 $1,118 Adventure of the Seas March 10, 2021
March 24, 2021 $508 $620 $768 $1,078 Adventure of the Seas March 24, 2021
April 7, 2021 $394 $525 $650 $967 Adventure of the Seas April 7, 2021
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
January 28, 2021 $379 $489 $539 $611 Carnival Dream January 28, 2021
February 11, 2021 $399 $519 $589 $1,085 Carnival Dream February 11, 2021
February 25, 2021 $389 $509 $569 $659 Carnival Dream February 25, 2021
March 11, 2021 $469 $599 $659 $805 Carnival Dream March 11, 2021
March 25, 2021 $429 $549 $619 $994 Carnival Dream March 25, 2021
April 8, 2021 $439 $559 $629 $900 Carnival Dream April 8, 2021
April 22, 2021 $449 $559 $649 $1,015 Carnival Dream April 22, 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
January 30, 2021 $629 $709 $929 $1,266 Carnival Vista January 30, 2021
February 13, 2021 $619 $729 $949 $1,306 Carnival Vista February 13, 2021
February 27, 2021 $619 $729 $959 $1,253 Carnival Vista February 27, 2021
March 27, 2021 $659 $849 $1,069 $1,849 Carnival Vista March 27, 2021
December 24, 2021 $959 $1,149 $1,399 $2,159 Carnival Vista December 24, 2021
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 1, 2021 $294 $482 $526 $759 Adventure of the Seas February 1, 2021
February 15, 2021 $433 $508 $534 $808 Adventure of the Seas February 15, 2021
March 1, 2021 $277 $390 $508 $630 Adventure of the Seas March 1, 2021
March 15, 2021 $463 $627 $777 $1,099 Adventure of the Seas March 15, 2021
March 29, 2021 $440 $616 $705 $916 Adventure of the Seas March 29, 2021
April 12, 2021 $395 $507 $579 $762 Adventure of the Seas April 12, 2021
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
February 7, 2021 $589 $689 $889 $1,084 Carnival Freedom February 7, 2021
March 7, 2021 $729 $899 $1,119 $1,697 Carnival Freedom March 7, 2021
April 4, 2021 $609 $719 $999 $1,410 Carnival Freedom April 4, 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
February 13, 2021 $849 $949 $1,349 $2,119 Carnival Freedom February 13, 2021
March 13, 2021 $1,079 $1,259 $1,659 $2,589 Carnival Freedom March 13, 2021

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