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Featured Cruises from Galveston, TX
Cruises from Galveston, TX
Cruises from Galveston are typically available all year long, mostly ranging from 4- to 7-nights (although there are a few longer cruises available). The Western Caribbean is the most common destination on a cruise from Galveston. There are also many Eastern Caribbean cruises that start in Galveston, as well as a small selection of Panama Canal and Bahamas cruises. The city of Galveston is located on Galveston Island in Texas. This coastal city is a popular tourist destination in itself, making it a great place to cruise from.
Among cruise lines offering cruises from Galveston are popular mainstream brands Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Disney Cruise Line.
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Destinations for Cruises from Galveston, TX
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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Galveston, TX
The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Galveston, TX. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Galveston, TX:
Mainstream Cruise Lines
Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
Carnival Cruise Line is one of the largest and most popular cruise lines in the world. Known for its festive-yet-casual atmosphere, Carnival offers a variety of on-board dining, entertainment and activity options to suit any mood or taste. Carnival's WaterWorks is a fabulous water park found onboard many of their ships. Among the many cruise destinations offered by Carnival are Alaska, the Bahamas, Canada, Caribbean, Europe and Mexico.
Enjoy legendary Disney service and entertainment, incomparable dining, exciting ports of call, and day after day of wonder-filled adventure. Here, specially designed areas and activities let adults, families, teens, and children play together and separately, creating magical memories. There are currently four ships in Disney's fleet, the classic Disney Magic and Disney Wonder (which are sister ships), as well as a new pair of sister ships, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Disney's two new ships are their most innovative and largest yet (at a whopping 122,000-tons!).
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is proud to present Freestyle Cruising, aboard one of the youngest fleets of cruise ships in the world. Enjoy open seating dining, where you can dine whenever and with whomever you wish. Don't want to pack formal wear on your vacation? With the resort casual evening attire, you don't have to! All of the Norwegian ships feature a slew of specialty restaurants and entertainment venues. An NCL cruise is perfect for guests of all ages, and includes complimentary youth programs. Their award-winning entertainment options include Broadway-style production shows, world-class acrobats, and much more. The Haven by Norwegian™, available on select ships, is an exclusive enclave for suite guests staying in NCL's most luxurious accommodations. Some Norwegian cruise ships have Studio accommodations, designed and priced for solo travelers. NCL is the only major cruise line to offer year-round Hawaii cruises.
Princess Cruises has taken cruising to a whole new level, with spacious and accommodating ships packed with amenities. You'll always find the freedom to chart your own course. The Princess fleet includes a variety ships, from mid-sized to large feature-filled vessels, and features a wonderful Personal Choice Dining® program where you can choose between Traditional (assigned) and Anytime (open) dining setups to enjoy their great service and cuisine.
What type of traveler is Royal Caribbean right for? All types! Royal Caribbean is popular with families, seniors, couples, honeymooners, singles, and large groups (regardless of travel experience). Why? Because there's something for everyone on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Royal Caribbean has one of the largest fleets in the world, consisting of some of the most beautiful and modern ships in the cruising industry. Their ships are destinations within themselves! Possibilities aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship include Broadway-style shows, casinos that will make you think you're in Las Vegas, a variety of dining venues, great programs for children, as well as (depending on the ship), innovations like surfing simulators, sky-diving simulators, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, and much more.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Galveston, along with a brief description:
♦ Moody Gardens
This theme park is a great place to spend time before or after your cruise from Galveston. Within Moody Gardens is the Aquarium Pyramid (featuring a variety of exhibits, including one with penguins), the 10-story Rainforest Pyramid (containing over 1,000 species of exotic plants from the rainforests of Africa, Asia and the Americas) , a golf course (called Moody Gardens Golf), 4D theater, IMAX 3D theater, and even a hotel (appropriately named Moody Gardens Hotel).
♦ Bishop’s Palace
One of the grandest and best-known buildings in Galveston is Bishop's Palace. This Victorian castle, (built from 1886 to 1892), was named one of America's 100 most important buildings by the American Institute of Architects. This palace features luxurious furnishings, rare woods, amazing fireplaces and much more. Guided tours of the palace take place hourly. Admission is $14 for adults, and $9 for students (ages 6-18). Children 5 and under are free. Hours of operation are Sunday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. Hours of operation (may be seasonal) and admission costs are subject to change, so please verify them with Bishop's Palace prior to your visit.
♦ Galveston Island State Park
This huge park is filled with many things to do, making it a great place to check out before and/or after cruise. Within this park, you will discover a beach and campgrounds, as well as birding walks (which is a popular thing to do there). Galveston Island State Park was devastated by Hurricane Ike, but since 2009, it has been undergoing a revitalization process to bring it back to greatness. The park is open daily and has a $5 per person entrance fee for guests who are 13-year-olds and older (children 12 and younger are free). Operating times and entrance fees are subject to change, so please verify them with the park directly prior to your vacation.
Average Monthly Weather for Galveston, TX
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