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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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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:

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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).

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

Carnival Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 30 (2,052 - 5,362 Guests)
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Youth Program
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Disney Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (1,754 - 2,500 Guests)
  • Disney Characters at Sea
  • Live Production Shows
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MSC Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 23 (1,952 - 6,762 Guests)
  • Kids Sail Free
  • True Italian Hospitality
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Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Princess Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Royal Caribbean
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (5,668 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Things to do near Galveston, TX

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.

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