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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: 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
November 1, 2020 $847 $1,006 $1,244 $1,989 Liberty of the Seas November 1, 2020
November 15, 2020 $922 $1,068 $1,326 $2,067 Liberty of the Seas November 15, 2020
December 13, 2020 $986 $1,109 $1,379 $2,265 Liberty of the Seas December 13, 2020
December 27, 2020 $1,400 $1,620 $1,950 $2,720 Liberty of the Seas December 27, 2020
March 7, 2021 $646 $762 $868 $1,479 Liberty of the Seas March 7, 2021
April 4, 2021 $727 $885 $1,098 $1,766 Liberty of the Seas April 4, 2021
April 18, 2021 $502 $611 $892 $1,660 Liberty of the Seas April 18, 2021
14 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Aruba Island; Bonaire; Cartagena, Colombia; Limon, Costa Rica; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 1, 2020 $1,349 $1,629 $2,699 $4,046 Carnival Freedom November 1, 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
November 5, 2020 $459 $529 $599 $705 Carnival Dream November 5, 2020
November 19, 2020 $399 $509 $559 $775 Carnival Dream November 19, 2020
December 3, 2020 $419 $519 $579 $901 Carnival Dream December 3, 2020
December 17, 2020 $419 $519 $569 $729 Carnival Dream December 17, 2020
December 31, 2020 $539 $689 $729 $1,240 Carnival Dream December 31, 2020
January 14, 2021 $389 $499 $559 $622 Carnival Dream January 14, 2021
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 $655 Carnival Dream February 25, 2021
March 11, 2021 $469 $599 $659 $805 Carnival Dream March 11, 2021
11 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Cruising; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Cruising; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 5, 2020 $904 $1,396 $2,099 $4,322 Adventure of the Seas November 5, 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
November 7, 2020 $709 $819 $1,019 $1,487 Carnival Vista November 7, 2020
November 21, 2020 $979 $1,099 $1,369 $1,992 Carnival Vista November 21, 2020
March 13, 2021 $939 $1,089 $1,359 $1,979 Carnival Vista March 13, 2021
April 10, 2021 $639 $839 $999 $1,837 Carnival Vista April 10, 2021
April 24, 2021 $659 $819 $1,029 $1,736 Carnival Vista April 24, 2021
May 8, 2021 $659 $839 $1,039 $1,832 Carnival Vista May 8, 2021
May 22, 2021 $769 $929 $1,099 $1,909 Carnival Vista May 22, 2021
June 5, 2021 $919 $1,149 $1,349 $2,214 Carnival Vista June 5, 2021
June 19, 2021 $929 $1,119 $1,309 $2,274 Carnival Vista June 19, 2021
July 3, 2021 $929 $1,119 $1,309 $2,329 Carnival Vista July 3, 2021
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; Costa Maya, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cruising; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 8, 2020 $823 $915 $1,149 $2,009 Liberty of the Seas November 8, 2020
November 22, 2020 $1,312 $1,536 $1,760 $2,434 Liberty of the Seas November 22, 2020
December 6, 2020 $1,000 $1,092 $1,388 $2,204 Liberty of the Seas December 6, 2020
December 20, 2020 $1,235 $1,455 $1,785 $2,435 Liberty of the Seas December 20, 2020
January 3, 2021 $792 $903 $1,057 $1,198 Liberty of the Seas January 3, 2021
February 28, 2021 $616 $732 $817 $1,490 Liberty of the Seas February 28, 2021
March 14, 2021 $722 $820 $908 $1,629 Liberty of the Seas March 14, 2021
March 28, 2021 $700 $811 $1,013 $1,283 Liberty of the Seas March 28, 2021
April 11, 2021 $522 $650 $884 $3,805 Liberty of the Seas April 11, 2021
April 25, 2021 $540 $638 $739 $1,351 Liberty of the Seas April 25, 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
November 9, 2020 $499 $579 $659 $884 Carnival Dream November 9, 2020
November 14, 2020 $439 $519 $599 $771 Carnival Dream November 14, 2020
November 28, 2020 $459 $539 $609 $894 Carnival Dream November 28, 2020
December 7, 2020 $509 $589 $659 $825 Carnival Dream December 7, 2020
December 12, 2020 $479 $559 $619 $759 Carnival Dream December 12, 2020
December 21, 2020 $629 $739 $789 $1,073 Carnival Dream December 21, 2020
December 26, 2020 $739 $879 $939 $1,144 Carnival Dream December 26, 2020
January 9, 2021 $449 $549 $589 $767 Carnival Dream January 9, 2021
January 18, 2021 $459 $559 $599 $769 Carnival Dream January 18, 2021
January 23, 2021 $449 $549 $589 $749 Carnival Dream January 23, 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
November 14, 2020 $669 $789 $979 $1,573 Carnival Vista November 14, 2020
November 28, 2020 $709 $769 $999 $1,581 Carnival Vista November 28, 2020
December 26, 2020 $1,169 $1,399 $1,799 $2,887 Carnival Vista December 26, 2020
January 9, 2021 $609 $729 $939 $1,242 Carnival Vista January 9, 2021
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
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; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 15, 2020 $629 $709 $979 $1,228 Carnival Freedom November 15, 2020
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
November 16, 2020 $642 $739 $940 $1,401 Adventure of the Seas November 16, 2020
November 30, 2020 $319 $384 $441 $782 Adventure of the Seas November 30, 2020
December 14, 2020 $404 $463 $478 $938 Adventure of the Seas December 14, 2020
January 4, 2021 $312 $402 $432 $690 Adventure of the Seas January 4, 2021
January 18, 2021 $258 $400 $410 $650 Adventure of the Seas January 18, 2021
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 $333 $509 $598 $809 Adventure of the Seas March 29, 2021

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