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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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 18, 2020 $829 $929 $1,599 $1,647 Carnival Vista January 18, 2020
February 1, 2020 $769 $869 $1,089 $1,909 Carnival Vista February 1, 2020
February 15, 2020 $869 $1,009 $1,229 N/A Carnival Vista February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,014 $1,159 $1,329 $1,959 Carnival Vista March 14, 2020
March 28, 2020 $769 $949 $1,149 $1,974 Carnival Vista March 28, 2020
May 9, 2020 $799 $949 $1,169 $1,829 Carnival Vista May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 $1,029 $1,179 $1,379 $1,949 Carnival Vista May 23, 2020
June 20, 2020 $1,109 $1,299 $1,559 $2,374 Carnival Vista June 20, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,129 $1,354 $1,594 $2,089 Carnival Vista July 4, 2020
July 18, 2020 $1,139 $1,349 $1,559 $2,164 Carnival Vista July 18, 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; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 19, 2020 $874 N/A $1,379 $3,099 Liberty of the Seas January 19, 2020
March 15, 2020 $1,499 $1,713 $2,076 $3,567 Liberty of the Seas March 15, 2020
April 12, 2020 $1,529 $1,760 $2,111 $2,798 Liberty of the Seas April 12, 2020
14 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Aruba Island; Curacao; Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 19, 2020 $1,669 N/A $2,449 $3,669 Carnival Freedom January 19, 2020
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
January 20, 2020 N/A N/A $629 $1,219 Carnival Dream January 20, 2020
January 25, 2020 $499 $564 $619 $1,193 Carnival Dream January 25, 2020
February 3, 2020 $504 $594 $669 $1,004 Carnival Dream February 3, 2020
February 8, 2020 $494 $614 $659 $1,074 Carnival Dream February 8, 2020
February 17, 2020 $504 $599 $689 $1,114 Carnival Dream February 17, 2020
February 22, 2020 $529 $629 $674 $1,089 Carnival Dream February 22, 2020
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Enchantment 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
January 20, 2020 $351 $678 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas January 20, 2020
February 3, 2020 $807 $537 $987 $2,090 Enchantment of the Seas February 3, 2020
May 25, 2020 $448 $553 $1,018 $1,009 Enchantment of the Seas May 25, 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
January 24, 2020 N/A N/A N/A $2,877 Enchantment of the Seas January 24, 2020
January 29, 2020 $382 $431 $841 $1,460 Enchantment of the Seas January 29, 2020
May 20, 2020 $452 $515 $693 $1,196 Enchantment of the Seas May 20, 2020
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; George Town, Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 $759 $879 $1,199 $1,781 Carnival Vista January 25, 2020
February 8, 2020 $769 $969 $1,169 $1,801 Carnival Vista February 8, 2020
February 22, 2020 $809 $919 $1,069 $1,699 Carnival Vista February 22, 2020
March 7, 2020 $1,039 $1,319 $1,529 $2,379 Carnival Vista March 7, 2020
March 21, 2020 $859 $1,059 $1,279 $1,947 Carnival Vista March 21, 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
January 26, 2020 $938 N/A N/A N/A Liberty of the Seas January 26, 2020
February 9, 2020 $1,020 N/A N/A N/A Liberty of the Seas February 9, 2020
February 23, 2020 $817 N/A N/A N/A Liberty of the Seas February 23, 2020
March 8, 2020 $1,741 N/A $2,262 $3,709 Liberty of the Seas March 8, 2020
March 22, 2020 $723 $938 $1,191 $2,560 Liberty of the Seas March 22, 2020
April 5, 2020 $1,113 $1,275 $1,638 $2,850 Liberty of the Seas April 5, 2020
April 19, 2020 $641 $718 $1,339 $2,775 Liberty of the Seas April 19, 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
January 30, 2020 $519 $624 $649 $1,144 Carnival Dream January 30, 2020
February 13, 2020 $519 $689 $769 N/A Carnival Dream February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 $493 $644 $714 $1,135 Carnival Dream February 27, 2020
March 12, 2020 $549 $749 $749 $1,015 Carnival Dream March 12, 2020
March 26, 2020 $499 $664 $749 $1,018 Carnival Dream March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020 $519 $634 $709 $1,138 Carnival Dream April 9, 2020
April 23, 2020 $579 $704 $749 $1,414 Carnival Dream April 23, 2020
May 7, 2020 $509 $644 $689 $1,079 Carnival Dream May 7, 2020
May 21, 2020 $614 $779 $789 $1,186 Carnival Dream May 21, 2020
June 4, 2020 $699 $864 $889 $1,367 Carnival Dream June 4, 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
February 2, 2020 $834 N/A $1,709 N/A Liberty of the Seas February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $948 $1,034 $1,352 $2,025 Liberty of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $824 $904 $1,183 $2,358 Liberty of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 26, 2020 $749 $1,000 $1,299 $2,447 Liberty of the Seas April 26, 2020

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