Welcome to Galveston. It's easy to see why Galveston, located 50 miles southeast of Houston, has become a popular coastal destination. Offering the best of best both worlds, visitors can enjoy both a city atmosphere and the feeling of a laidback tropical resort. From exploring unique historical buildings and attractions to just plain relaxing on a sunny stretch of beach, Galveston is a great spot to start your cruise vacation. The city's southern location makes it ideal for cruises sailing to the tropics, with a number of incredible itineraries available. So cruise from Galveston to the Eastern or Western Caribbean, and you'll be in paradise before you know it.

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With sailings from any one of 21 conveniently located U.S. ports, saving yourself time, money, and stress has never been easier. Plus, all your meals, accommodations, and most activities are paid for in one low upfront price. So get the most out of your travel dollar, and cruise from close-to-home!

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Galveston, TX, has become a popular departure port for cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, as well as a popular vacation destination. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, just 50 miles south of Houston, Galveston is an island measuring just 2.5 miles wide. It's accessible both by ferry and by a bridge to the mainland. With 32 miles of beaches, luxury resorts, historical attractions, and water sports galore, Galveston is a fun city to explore both before and after your cruise. Getting around the island is easy – just hop on the Island Trolley, take a train tour, duck tour, ferry, or a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the downtown area. Be sure to visit the Strand National Historic Landmark District, full of antique shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The district is also home to the largest and best preserved concentrations of Victorian Architecture in the country. Other popular attractions in Galveston include:
  • Big Reef Nature Park – a great place for hiking and bird watching
  • East Beach – the largest beach in Texas
  • Moody Gardens – tropical gardens, beaches and luxury hotels
  • Pier 21 Theater – a restored historic theater
  • Grand 1984 Opera House – the first opera house in Texas
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark – 15 acres of fun for the whole family
  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
  • Mardi Gras Museum – experience Mardi Gras year round

If you're looking for choices, you've come to the right city. Galveston offers everything from chic modern hotels to the biggest and most famous names in the business. Whether you're looking for family-friendly accommodations, a romantic spot to hide away, or just a great location for exploring the city, we'll help you find whatever you need.

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Port of Galveston
2702 Harborside Dr. Pier 27
Galveston, TX 77550

Uncovered parking is available at the cruise port; all cruise passengers are guaranteed a parking space. Limited amounts of covered parking are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more cars. All Official Port of Galveston Parking Lots are secure and patrolled by the Port of Galveston Police. Transportation to the cruise terminal is provided by free shuttle buses. Fees are payable by cash, travelers checks, Visa, or MasterCard.

Public Transportation
There are a number of taxi companies in Galveston: Busy Bee (409-762-6666), Yellow Cab Company (409-763-3333) and Tropical Taxi (409-621-4000) are reliable companies to consider. Galveston is a great walking city, but you might also consider Island Transit, their public transportation system. It operates daily, covering 27 square miles, and stops at designated bus stops and intersections. Fare is $0.60. The Galveston Trolley charges $1, and service along most routes run from approximately 6:15 a.m. until about 7 p.m. (the Bayou Seawall Loop runs until nearly midnight), but check for extended hours on a number of routes.
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Prices shown are quoted in U.S. dollars per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, and do not include U.S. Government Taxes and Fees. Prices based on specific stateroom categories, as indicated, and include non-commissionable fares. Airfare is additional. Exact price depends upon selected date of departure, departure city, ship, and stateroom category selected. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. All offers are valid for select departure dates only, capacity-controlled, limited, and subject to availability and change. Offers apply to new individual bookings only, may not be combinable with other offers, and may be withdrawn at any time. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates, and other restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at time of booking. Price does not include a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee. Terms and conditions, prices, and bonus offers vary for group bookings (telephone reservations with eight or more staterooms).
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