Galveston Cruise FAQs

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What cruise lines depart from Galveston Island?

The following cruise lines offer departures from the Port of Galveston:

Click here to explore these cruise lines, their fleets, and trip itineraries.

Where can I park during my cruise vacation?

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.

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Where are the cruise terminals located?

Galveston's cruise terminals are located along Harborside Dr. From the Galveston Causeway (I-45 S), take exit 1C toward Harborside Dr and continue to your terminal:

Terminal 1: 2502 Harborside Dr.

Terminal 2: 2702 Harborside Dr.

Terminal 3: 1028 Harborside Dr.

Which airport is closest to Galveston?

The closest international airport to Galveston is William P Hobby Airport. Located on the southern side of Houston, it’s only about 40 miles – and less than an hour if traffic cooperates – from the terminal to the beach.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport
is the largest airport in Houston. It’s about 70 miles and 80+ minutes from Galveston.

Where do Galveston cruises travel to?

Ideally located for short getaways to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and beyond, Galveston is a convenient port that is also a worthy destination in and of itself. Each cruise line offers its own itineraries, so be sure to explore our cruise lines page to get an understanding of their general itineraries.

What is there to do in Galveston before and/or after my cruise?

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

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Do Galveston hotels offer parking and shuttle services?

While sailing from Galveston, many hotels offer parking for your car, while others provide shuttles to the cruise port. Some are free, while others have a cost. Click here to see a list of these hotels.

What happens if a hurricane is in the Gulf?

The cruise lines will assess the dangers and may decide to sail. They reserve the right to change the itinerary or route and may sail to a different port of call. If the cruise must be canceled, the cruise line will work with you to find a solution. There are no guarantees, however, in the past, guests have been offered other cruises, given refunds, and/or discounts for future sailings. The policy is up to the cruise line.