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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: 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
June 19, 2019 N/A $1,692 N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas June 19, 2019
June 28, 2019 $906 $879 $1,625 $4,265 Enchantment of the Seas June 28, 2019
July 12, 2019 $908 $1,015 N/A $4,265 Enchantment of the Seas July 12, 2019
July 17, 2019 $798 $865 $1,132 $1,494 Enchantment of the Seas July 17, 2019
July 26, 2019 $987 $1,068 $1,387 $1,482 Enchantment of the Seas July 26, 2019
August 9, 2019 $571 $637 $1,065 $1,084 Enchantment of the Seas August 9, 2019
August 14, 2019 $560 $653 $902 $1,199 Enchantment of the Seas August 14, 2019
August 23, 2019 $549 $604 $1,164 $1,696 Enchantment of the Seas August 23, 2019
September 6, 2019 $443 $452 $1,137 $1,108 Enchantment of the Seas September 6, 2019
September 11, 2019 $409 $411 $727 $899 Enchantment of the Seas September 11, 2019
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
June 20, 2019 $694 $814 $889 $1,274 Carnival Dream June 20, 2019
July 4, 2019 $704 $804 $889 $1,609 Carnival Dream July 4, 2019
July 18, 2019 $659 $829 $859 $1,349 Carnival Dream July 18, 2019
August 1, 2019 $609 $754 $769 $1,010 Carnival Dream August 1, 2019
August 15, 2019 $518 $699 $709 $1,019 Carnival Dream August 15, 2019
August 29, 2019 $539 $699 $724 $916 Carnival Dream August 29, 2019
September 12, 2019 $474 $604 $639 $999 Carnival Dream September 12, 2019
September 26, 2019 $499 $584 $639 $1,080 Carnival Dream September 26, 2019
October 10, 2019 $504 $629 $719 $1,259 Carnival Dream October 10, 2019
October 24, 2019 $474 $604 $639 $1,084 Carnival Dream October 24, 2019
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
June 22, 2019 $1,109 $1,289 $1,579 $2,464 Carnival Vista June 22, 2019
July 6, 2019 $1,119 $1,369 $1,599 $2,329 Carnival Vista July 6, 2019
July 20, 2019 $1,099 $1,319 $1,509 $2,344 Carnival Vista July 20, 2019
August 3, 2019 $929 $1,109 $1,339 $1,904 Carnival Vista August 3, 2019
August 17, 2019 $809 $939 $1,119 $1,590 Carnival Vista August 17, 2019
August 31, 2019 $749 $844 $1,009 $1,452 Carnival Vista August 31, 2019
September 14, 2019 $729 $829 $1,009 $1,759 Carnival Vista September 14, 2019
September 28, 2019 $699 $829 $1,014 $1,564 Carnival Vista September 28, 2019
October 12, 2019 $739 $889 $1,059 $1,842 Carnival Vista October 12, 2019
October 26, 2019 $729 $859 $1,059 $1,482 Carnival Vista October 26, 2019
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
June 22, 2019 $1,354 N/A N/A $2,414 Carnival Freedom June 22, 2019
July 20, 2019 $1,269 N/A $1,899 N/A Carnival Freedom July 20, 2019
August 17, 2019 $934 $1,054 $1,409 $1,984 Carnival Freedom August 17, 2019
September 14, 2019 $904 $1,089 $1,569 N/A Carnival Freedom September 14, 2019
October 12, 2019 $959 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Freedom October 12, 2019
December 7, 2019 $839 $959 N/A N/A Carnival Freedom December 7, 2019
February 15, 2020 $884 $1,079 $1,419 $1,954 Carnival Freedom February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,079 $1,209 $1,519 $1,869 Carnival Freedom March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020 $919 $1,009 $1,299 $1,659 Carnival Freedom April 11, 2020
May 9, 2020 $889 $1,019 $1,329 $1,919 Carnival Freedom May 9, 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
June 24, 2019 N/A N/A $1,019 N/A Carnival Dream June 24, 2019
June 29, 2019 $796 N/A $1,019 N/A Carnival Dream June 29, 2019
July 8, 2019 $819 $949 $1,029 $1,399 Carnival Dream July 8, 2019
July 13, 2019 $749 $994 $1,024 $1,349 Carnival Dream July 13, 2019
July 22, 2019 $769 $904 $949 $1,399 Carnival Dream July 22, 2019
July 27, 2019 $723 $899 $934 $1,323 Carnival Dream July 27, 2019
August 5, 2019 $689 $819 $859 $1,319 Carnival Dream August 5, 2019
August 10, 2019 $609 $774 $794 $1,193 Carnival Dream August 10, 2019
August 19, 2019 $569 $729 $754 $1,094 Carnival Dream August 19, 2019
August 24, 2019 $549 $674 $709 $1,364 Carnival Dream August 24, 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
June 29, 2019 $1,129 $1,329 $1,559 $2,324 Carnival Vista June 29, 2019
July 13, 2019 $1,129 $1,359 $1,549 $2,409 Carnival Vista July 13, 2019
July 27, 2019 $1,044 $1,269 $1,474 $2,394 Carnival Vista July 27, 2019
August 10, 2019 $869 $1,049 $1,189 $1,727 Carnival Vista August 10, 2019
August 24, 2019 $779 $899 $1,084 $1,744 Carnival Vista August 24, 2019
September 7, 2019 $729 $859 $1,039 $1,587 Carnival Vista September 7, 2019
September 21, 2019 $734 $859 $1,004 $1,564 Carnival Vista September 21, 2019
October 5, 2019 $759 $909 $1,069 $1,561 Carnival Vista October 5, 2019
October 19, 2019 $749 $1,070 $1,059 $1,489 Carnival Vista October 19, 2019
November 2, 2019 $709 $939 $1,059 $1,634 Carnival Vista November 2, 2019
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
June 30, 2019 $1,281 $1,706 $2,223 $2,657 Liberty of the Seas June 30, 2019
July 14, 2019 $1,159 $1,639 $1,825 N/A Liberty of the Seas July 14, 2019
July 21, 2019 $1,094 $1,257 $1,397 $2,421 Liberty of the Seas July 21, 2019
July 28, 2019 $952 $1,208 $1,331 $2,398 Liberty of the Seas July 28, 2019
August 11, 2019 $1,038 $1,353 $1,367 $1,905 Liberty of the Seas August 11, 2019
August 18, 2019 $1,070 $2,123 $1,101 $2,305 Liberty of the Seas August 18, 2019
August 25, 2019 $839 $969 $1,209 N/A Liberty of the Seas August 25, 2019
September 8, 2019 $775 $902 $1,188 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 8, 2019
September 15, 2019 $552 $798 $920 $2,556 Liberty of the Seas September 15, 2019
September 22, 2019 $581 $742 $1,004 $1,846 Liberty of the Seas September 22, 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
June 30, 2019 $1,089 $1,259 N/A N/A Carnival Freedom June 30, 2019
July 28, 2019 $984 $1,124 $1,374 $1,773 Carnival Freedom July 28, 2019
August 25, 2019 $704 $794 $969 $1,665 Carnival Freedom August 25, 2019
June 14, 2020 $1,039 $1,169 $1,409 $1,929 Carnival Freedom June 14, 2020
July 12, 2020 $1,029 $1,169 $1,429 $1,929 Carnival Freedom July 12, 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
July 7, 2019 N/A $2,239 N/A N/A Liberty of the Seas July 7, 2019
August 4, 2019 $1,062 $1,256 $1,389 $2,048 Liberty of the Seas August 4, 2019
September 1, 2019 $733 $865 $1,105 $1,963 Liberty of the Seas September 1, 2019
September 29, 2019 $580 $760 $1,022 N/A Liberty of the Seas September 29, 2019
October 27, 2019 $620 $991 $1,038 N/A Liberty of the Seas October 27, 2019
November 10, 2019 $582 $839 $942 N/A Liberty of the Seas November 10, 2019
December 8, 2019 $598 $770 $941 $1,714 Liberty of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $641 $785 $978 $2,089 Liberty of the Seas January 5, 2020
February 2, 2020 $650 $811 $1,068 $1,958 Liberty of the Seas February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $681 $822 $1,125 $1,807 Liberty of the Seas March 1, 2020
7 Nights Bahamas Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Key West, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 7, 2019 $1,259 $1,519 $1,939 N/A Carnival Freedom July 7, 2019
September 29, 2019 $804 $989 N/A N/A Carnival Freedom September 29, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,044 $1,219 $1,559 $2,409 Carnival Freedom November 24, 2019
January 12, 2020 $764 $869 $1,159 $1,579 Carnival Freedom January 12, 2020
March 29, 2020 $799 $949 $1,269 $2,179 Carnival Freedom March 29, 2020

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