|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.
Looking for a no-hassle, no-headache way to take that cruise you've been dreaming of? Forget about connecting flights, complicated planning, and cross-country hikes just to get on your ship. Your answer could be just a short drive or flight away.
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!
|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:
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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.
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.