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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
December 7, 2019 $779 $869 $959 $1,507 Carnival Vista December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020 $859 $1,052 $1,199 $2,004 Carnival Vista January 4, 2020
February 29, 2020 $709 $879 $1,019 $1,593 Carnival Vista February 29, 2020
March 28, 2020 $699 $929 $1,099 $1,644 Carnival Vista March 28, 2020
April 11, 2020 $739 $999 $1,209 $2,014 Carnival Vista April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020 $729 $929 $1,089 $1,689 Carnival Vista April 25, 2020
November 7, 2020 $729 $859 $999 $1,539 Carnival Vista November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $979 $1,159 $1,389 $1,989 Carnival Vista November 21, 2020
March 13, 2021 $1,059 $1,229 $1,429 $1,949 Carnival Vista March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021 $909 $1,029 $1,209 $1,729 Carnival Vista March 27, 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
December 7, 2019 $789 $949 $1,349 $1,919 Carnival Freedom December 7, 2019
February 15, 2020 $1,049 $1,259 $1,619 $2,044 Carnival Freedom February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020 $1,094 $1,294 $1,604 $2,229 Carnival Freedom March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020 $989 $1,179 $1,599 N/A Carnival Freedom April 11, 2020
May 9, 2020 $989 $1,169 $1,554 $2,304 Carnival Freedom May 9, 2020
June 6, 2020 $1,399 $1,599 $2,069 $2,269 Carnival Freedom June 6, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,329 $1,559 $2,134 N/A Carnival Freedom July 4, 2020
August 1, 2020 $1,159 $1,419 $1,719 $2,159 Carnival Freedom August 1, 2020
August 29, 2020 $844 $994 $1,279 $1,759 Carnival Freedom August 29, 2020
September 26, 2020 $849 $969 $1,249 $1,699 Carnival Freedom September 26, 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
December 8, 2019 N/A N/A $1,421 N/A Liberty of the Seas December 8, 2019
January 5, 2020 $895 $1,010 N/A $3,655 Liberty of the Seas January 5, 2020
February 2, 2020 $910 $1,043 $1,684 N/A Liberty of the Seas February 2, 2020
March 1, 2020 $771 $1,110 $1,239 $2,589 Liberty of the Seas March 1, 2020
March 29, 2020 $601 $664 $918 $1,606 Liberty of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 26, 2020 $526 $764 $1,008 $2,104 Liberty of the Seas April 26, 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
December 9, 2019 $488 $599 $669 $1,238 Carnival Dream December 9, 2019
December 14, 2019 $589 N/A $694 N/A Carnival Dream December 14, 2019
December 23, 2019 $823 $1,119 $1,212 N/A Carnival Dream December 23, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,069 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Dream December 28, 2019
January 6, 2020 $489 $634 $699 $950 Carnival Dream January 6, 2020
January 11, 2020 $479 $564 $614 $1,243 Carnival Dream January 11, 2020
January 20, 2020 $469 $559 $609 $964 Carnival Dream January 20, 2020
January 25, 2020 $479 $559 $619 $944 Carnival Dream January 25, 2020
February 3, 2020 $453 $579 $619 $1,344 Carnival Dream February 3, 2020
February 8, 2020 $474 $569 $644 $1,449 Carnival Dream February 8, 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
December 9, 2019 $424 $411 $699 $1,191 Enchantment of the Seas December 9, 2019
December 23, 2019 $1,097 N/A N/A N/A Enchantment of the Seas December 23, 2019
February 17, 2020 $250 $293 $591 $895 Enchantment of the Seas February 17, 2020
March 2, 2020 $277 $307 $585 $862 Enchantment of the Seas March 2, 2020
March 16, 2020 $510 $575 $939 $1,098 Enchantment of the Seas March 16, 2020
April 13, 2020 $284 $311 $491 $1,000 Enchantment of the Seas April 13, 2020
April 27, 2020 $277 $319 $447 $871 Enchantment of the Seas April 27, 2020
May 11, 2020 $368 $386 $940 $939 Enchantment of the Seas May 11, 2020
July 6, 2020 $797 $932 $1,343 $1,679 Enchantment of the Seas July 6, 2020
August 3, 2020 $571 $653 $672 $929 Enchantment of the Seas August 3, 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
December 13, 2019 $497 $439 $1,146 N/A Enchantment of the Seas December 13, 2019
February 7, 2020 $486 $579 $1,589 $1,575 Enchantment of the Seas February 7, 2020
February 21, 2020 $374 $446 $1,056 $1,576 Enchantment of the Seas February 21, 2020
February 26, 2020 $410 $538 $1,073 N/A Enchantment of the Seas February 26, 2020
March 6, 2020 $511 $581 $834 $1,275 Enchantment of the Seas March 6, 2020
March 20, 2020 $418 $495 $794 $1,010 Enchantment of the Seas March 20, 2020
March 25, 2020 $459 $471 $938 $1,206 Enchantment of the Seas March 25, 2020
April 17, 2020 $459 $577 $732 $1,135 Enchantment of the Seas April 17, 2020
April 22, 2020 $376 $416 $1,042 $1,122 Enchantment of the Seas April 22, 2020
May 1, 2020 $403 $470 $707 $1,202 Enchantment of the Seas May 1, 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
December 14, 2019 $849 $979 $1,129 $1,644 Carnival Vista December 14, 2019
December 28, 2019 N/A N/A $2,079 N/A Carnival Vista December 28, 2019
January 11, 2020 $749 $879 $984 $1,721 Carnival Vista January 11, 2020
January 25, 2020 $739 $859 $1,019 $1,816 Carnival Vista January 25, 2020
February 8, 2020 $759 $909 $1,109 $1,819 Carnival Vista February 8, 2020
February 22, 2020 $729 $909 $1,059 $1,759 Carnival Vista February 22, 2020
March 7, 2020 $1,059 $1,329 $1,519 $2,659 Carnival Vista March 7, 2020
March 21, 2020 $809 $1,049 $1,269 $2,234 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
December 15, 2019 N/A $1,456 $1,677 $2,446 Liberty of the Seas December 15, 2019
January 12, 2020 $970 $1,399 $1,999 N/A Liberty of the Seas January 12, 2020
January 26, 2020 $702 $944 $1,520 $4,384 Liberty of the Seas January 26, 2020
February 9, 2020 $961 $937 $1,618 N/A Liberty of the Seas February 9, 2020
February 23, 2020 $861 $1,387 $1,804 $4,641 Liberty of the Seas February 23, 2020
March 8, 2020 $1,225 $1,566 $1,737 $2,960 Liberty of the Seas March 8, 2020
March 22, 2020 $571 $866 $1,115 $1,963 Liberty of the Seas March 22, 2020
April 5, 2020 $923 $980 $1,268 $1,670 Liberty of the Seas April 5, 2020
April 19, 2020 $760 $913 $1,592 $2,608 Liberty of the Seas April 19, 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
December 15, 2019 $819 $979 $1,189 $1,603 Carnival Freedom December 15, 2019
December 29, 2019 $1,444 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Freedom December 29, 2019
February 21, 2021 $709 $829 $1,029 $1,539 Carnival Freedom February 21, 2021
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
December 18, 2019 $731 $765 $1,670 N/A Enchantment of the Seas December 18, 2019
February 12, 2020 $601 $746 $1,266 $1,610 Enchantment of the Seas February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020 $515 $613 $1,075 $1,215 Enchantment of the Seas March 11, 2020

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