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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: Carnival Dream
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 19, 2019 N/A N/A $811 $1,316 Carnival Dream August 19, 2019
August 24, 2019 $579 $679 $749 N/A Carnival Dream August 24, 2019
September 2, 2019 $519 N/A $719 N/A Carnival Dream September 2, 2019
September 7, 2019 $489 $559 $694 $1,295 Carnival Dream September 7, 2019
September 16, 2019 $463 $599 $664 $940 Carnival Dream September 16, 2019
September 21, 2019 $449 $539 $629 $924 Carnival Dream September 21, 2019
September 30, 2019 $469 $519 $594 $892 Carnival Dream September 30, 2019
October 5, 2019 $478 $594 $659 $1,074 Carnival Dream October 5, 2019
October 14, 2019 $509 $649 $704 $1,265 Carnival Dream October 14, 2019
October 19, 2019 $484 $604 $639 $1,149 Carnival Dream October 19, 2019
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
August 23, 2019 $506 $572 N/A $4,466 Enchantment of the Seas August 23, 2019
September 6, 2019 $376 $416 $896 $932 Enchantment of the Seas September 6, 2019
September 11, 2019 $403 $429 $910 $942 Enchantment of the Seas September 11, 2019
September 20, 2019 $533 $547 $1,045 $1,099 Enchantment of the Seas September 20, 2019
October 4, 2019 $399 $465 $772 $989 Enchantment of the Seas October 4, 2019
October 9, 2019 $399 $454 $762 $964 Enchantment of the Seas October 9, 2019
October 18, 2019 $439 $479 $772 $1,095 Enchantment of the Seas October 18, 2019
November 1, 2019 $403 $447 $1,042 $1,195 Enchantment of the Seas November 1, 2019
November 6, 2019 $577 $633 $1,505 $1,566 Enchantment of the Seas November 6, 2019
November 15, 2019 $532 $616 $999 $1,262 Enchantment of the Seas November 15, 2019
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
August 24, 2019 $919 $999 N/A $2,413 Carnival Vista August 24, 2019
September 7, 2019 $749 $909 $1,039 $1,504 Carnival Vista September 7, 2019
September 21, 2019 $769 $859 $1,059 $1,436 Carnival Vista September 21, 2019
October 5, 2019 $839 $1,009 $1,179 $1,502 Carnival Vista October 5, 2019
October 19, 2019 $849 $959 $1,129 $1,539 Carnival Vista October 19, 2019
November 2, 2019 $769 $899 $1,069 $1,814 Carnival Vista November 2, 2019
April 4, 2020 $769 $939 $1,119 $1,699 Carnival Vista April 4, 2020
May 2, 2020 $799 $959 $1,139 $1,787 Carnival Vista May 2, 2020
May 16, 2020 $889 $1,049 $1,229 $1,769 Carnival Vista May 16, 2020
May 30, 2020 $1,029 $1,229 $1,449 $2,059 Carnival Vista May 30, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; Falmouth, Jamaica; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 25, 2019 $799 $825 $1,212 N/A Liberty of the Seas August 25, 2019
September 8, 2019 $599 $716 $1,026 $5,597 Liberty of the Seas September 8, 2019
September 15, 2019 $665 $758 $1,199 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 15, 2019
September 22, 2019 $825 $998 $1,266 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 22, 2019
October 6, 2019 $827 $982 $1,284 $6,738 Liberty of the Seas October 6, 2019
October 13, 2019 $896 $2,008 $1,343 $2,235 Liberty of the Seas October 13, 2019
October 20, 2019 $604 $629 $1,021 N/A Liberty of the Seas October 20, 2019
November 3, 2019 $681 $815 $1,119 N/A Liberty of the Seas November 3, 2019
November 17, 2019 $667 $960 $1,097 N/A Liberty of the Seas November 17, 2019
December 1, 2019 $619 $775 $956 N/A Liberty of the Seas December 1, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
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
August 25, 2019 $769 $839 $1,009 $1,715 Carnival Freedom August 25, 2019
June 14, 2020 $1,049 $1,189 $1,479 $1,954 Carnival Freedom June 14, 2020
July 12, 2020 $1,029 $1,169 $1,429 $1,929 Carnival Freedom July 12, 2020
August 9, 2020 $879 $999 $1,199 $1,719 Carnival Freedom August 9, 2020
September 6, 2020 $689 $799 $999 $1,519 Carnival Freedom September 6, 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; Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 28, 2019 $600 $639 $1,346 N/A Enchantment of the Seas August 28, 2019
September 25, 2019 $362 $411 $1,054 $1,199 Enchantment of the Seas September 25, 2019
October 23, 2019 $428 $461 $776 $969 Enchantment of the Seas October 23, 2019
November 20, 2019 $391 $452 $934 $1,156 Enchantment of the Seas November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019 $560 $599 $904 $1,041 Enchantment of the Seas December 18, 2019
January 15, 2020 $386 $444 $691 $963 Enchantment of the Seas January 15, 2020
February 12, 2020 $427 $475 $777 $1,049 Enchantment of the Seas February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020 $540 $692 $1,097 $1,242 Enchantment of the Seas March 11, 2020
April 8, 2020 $421 $465 $726 $1,156 Enchantment of the Seas April 8, 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
August 29, 2019 $569 N/A $829 N/A Carnival Dream August 29, 2019
September 12, 2019 $529 $614 $699 N/A Carnival Dream September 12, 2019
December 5, 2019 $414 $544 $574 $879 Carnival Dream December 5, 2019
December 19, 2019 $489 $639 $644 $949 Carnival Dream December 19, 2019
January 2, 2020 $549 $654 $714 $1,049 Carnival Dream January 2, 2020
January 16, 2020 $449 $539 $579 $879 Carnival Dream January 16, 2020
January 30, 2020 $417 $514 $574 $945 Carnival Dream January 30, 2020
February 27, 2020 $434 $564 $599 $975 Carnival Dream February 27, 2020
April 9, 2020 $504 $619 $704 $1,049 Carnival Dream April 9, 2020
April 23, 2020 $489 $574 $649 $1,090 Carnival Dream April 23, 2020
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
August 31, 2019 N/A $959 N/A N/A Carnival Vista August 31, 2019
September 14, 2019 $709 $859 $1,069 $1,637 Carnival Vista September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $749 $839 $999 $1,525 Carnival Vista September 28, 2019
October 12, 2019 $849 $1,019 $1,189 $1,919 Carnival Vista October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $799 $919 $1,049 $2,146 Carnival Vista October 26, 2019
November 9, 2019 $769 $899 $1,019 $1,584 Carnival Vista November 9, 2019
November 23, 2019 $1,089 $1,319 $1,499 $2,509 Carnival Vista November 23, 2019
December 7, 2019 $689 $859 $1,019 $1,702 Carnival Vista December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $719 $899 $1,059 $1,814 Carnival Vista January 4, 2020
February 15, 2020 $719 $879 $1,069 $1,659 Carnival Vista February 15, 2020
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cruising; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 1, 2019 $598 $732 $865 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 1, 2019
September 29, 2019 $772 $972 $1,332 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 29, 2019
October 27, 2019 $649 $1,013 $1,047 $2,219 Liberty of the Seas October 27, 2019
November 10, 2019 $692 $804 $1,173 N/A Liberty of the Seas November 10, 2019
December 8, 2019 $608 $720 $947 $1,836 Liberty of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $617 $758 $974 $2,282 Liberty of the Seas January 5, 2020
February 2, 2020 $676 $799 $1,112 $2,014 Liberty of the Seas February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $591 $772 $969 $1,859 Liberty of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $606 $675 $896 $1,506 Liberty of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 26, 2020 $611 $799 $1,100 $2,086 Liberty of the Seas April 26, 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
September 1, 2019 $729 $809 $1,004 $1,910 Carnival Freedom September 1, 2019
November 10, 2019 $729 $819 $1,099 N/A Carnival Freedom November 10, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,199 $1,429 $1,709 N/A Carnival Freedom December 22, 2019

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