Galveston is the fourth busiest homeport in the country, with cruises departing throughout the year.

Ideally located for short getaways to Mexico or even longer trips to the Caribbean or further, Galveston is a convenient port that is also a worthy destination in and of itself. The fun doesn't have to begin before you set sail or after you return, so enhance your cruise vacation and kick back, relax, and explore the fun, historical and vibrant island of Galveston.

Cruising from Galveston

Just offshore from Galveston, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea becomes your playground. Visit exotic, sun-soaked destinations such as Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, the Bahamas, and the Honduran island of Roatan.

Three main cruise operators run trips from Galveston: Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean International.

Click here for the official Port of Galveston cruise calendar

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Dream

Carnival Dream is a lively and innovative cruise ship that offers outstanding cuisine, very cool bars and a wealth of entertainment options including Camp Ocean, an adults-only retreat and Waterworks Park. Tour the Eastern Caribbean for four and five days and take in the sights year-round.

Carnival Freedom

Great for kids and adults alike, you’ll find entertainment such as Waterworks and Seuss at Sea onboard the Carnival Freedom, as well as a comedy club and bars, including a sports bar. Depending on the trip you choose, you may visit places like Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and the Bahamas.

Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista offers two different seven-day trips calling at Cozumel, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman, departing every Sunday. With all that you need for a delicious, fun, and unforgettable trip, including craft beers, global cuisine, and activities to keep the kids occupied and out of trouble.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Wonder brings every child’s imagination to life and provides an opportunity for the entire family to reconnect and unplug from the chaos of everyday life. They run seven-night trips to the Bahamas, calling at Key West, Florida, Nassau, Bahamas, and Disney’s private island along the way. Highlights include kids’ pools, Broadway-caliber musicals, a Marvel Superhero Academy, and a range of eating options.

Royal Caribbean International

Enchantment of the Seas

Explore the Mayan coast with the adventurous and thrilling Enchantment of the Seas. Try a spot of rock climbing on your trip, experience the bungee trampoline or dance the night away to the Latin rhythms in one of the onboard bars. The choice is yours!

Liberty of the Seas

Visit sun-soaked destinations in Mexico, Honduras, Belize and Jamaica when you come aboard the Liberty of the Seas for a Caribbean trip lasting anywhere between three and seven nights. With gourmet globetrotting, adventures, and outstanding nightlife, this will be a trip you’ll never forget.

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Extend Your Trip

With over 32 miles of sun-kissed coastline, a world-class selection of family-friendly attractions, delicious cuisine and endlessly fascinating history, Galveston is the ideal place to extend your vacation.

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Extend Your Trip

Galveston Island is the perfect place to extend your cruise vacation with amenities and attractions minutes from the harbor. With most cruises departing between 4 and 5 p.m., you can easily add some fun to your cruise vacation!

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Hotels & Shuttles
Stay in Galveston

Those who want to extend their vacation can stay at one of the highly rated cruise hotels in Galveston. Most offer connecting shuttles to and from the cruise terminal so you don't need to worry about parking and can continue to enjoy your break.

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Parking Lots

Ensure that your vehicle is parked safely for the duration of your cruise by choosing one of the trusted cruise parking companies located in Galveston. Many offer discounts: check their websites for the latest news.

Feel the sand between your toes, soak up the sunshine, head to the chic local boutiques, get out onto the ocean, enjoy some fishing, and experience everything else that the location has to offer.

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5100 Post Office Street
Galveston, Texas 77550