Carnival cruises from Galveston are varied in length, are year-round and include popular ports of call in their itineraries.
This will make your family excited.
In addition, Carnival Cruise Line currently has the largest number of ships sailing from Galveston.
It appears that Carnival has caught wind of the rising excitement in residents of Texas and neighboring states to cruise to the Caribbean.
Consequently, you will currently find three of the largest "Fun Ships" sailing from Galveston.
Not only are these ships among Carnival's biggest vessels, they are also among the most popular Fun Ships.
These are Carnival Breeze, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Valor.
Note: It is important to note that these ships are subject to change, as the cruise line re-positions its ships.
With three ships come popular ports of call in the Western Caribbean.
Carnival cruises from Galveston currently include 4-day, 5-day, 6-day and 7-day inclusive cruises.
1. 4-day cruises will get you a roundtrip to the highly popular Cozumel.
2. 5-day cruises from Galveston will normally include stops in Cozumel and Progreso.
3. 7-day itineraries from Galveston are varied. One option may include Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel.
Another option may get you to Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Cozumel.
And a third option may get you to Key West, Florida and the Bahamas.
Booking a Carnival cruise ship vacation from Galveston is easy.
If you have a Travel Agent, call that person. If you don't, use the search box below to find your cruise.
Or, you may visit our company's website, Petes Travel Center (PetesTravel.com) to book.
Finally, you may call the cruise line directly to book Galveston cruises.
To map your direction to the Carnival terminal on Galveston Island, use the following information:
2502 Harborside Drive Galveston, Texas 77550.
If you're driving to the port, click here for directions.
At the time of writing this, parking fees for a Carnival cruise from Galveston are as follow:
1. 4-day cruises - $45;
2. 5-day cruises - $50; and,
3. 7-day cruises - $70.
Note: Fees are subject to change.
I must also hasten to tell you that you can generally find alternative parking near a cruise port.
We recently sailed from New Orleans and found parking two blocks away, which saved us more than $30.
We did the same thing at the Miami Port and saved even more.
I strongly suggest that you search Google or Bing for "Galveston cruise parking" to see which options come up.
Another thing to consider is staying at a hotel overnight and leaving your car there for the duration of the cruise.
Before booking your hotel (from the search below), ask if they have a cruise parking special.
I hope you find an alternative to save you money on parking at the Galveston Cruise Port.
You have two choices in airports for your family cruise vacation from Galveston.
You may choose the nearest airport to the Galveston Cruise Port: Houston Hobby International Airport - about forty-two (42) miles away; or the Houston Intercontinental Airport - about seventy (70) miles away.
Driving from the Hobby Lobby will take about sixty (60) minutes, and about ninety (90) minutes from the Houston Intercontinental.
It is always a great idea to plan to fly into a cruise port area at least one day early.
Arriving early gives you a chance to relax a bit, get to explore your cruise departure city and most importantly give you enough time to get to the cruise ship refreshed.
You may use the search box below to explore available hotels near the Galveston Cruise Port and their prices.
I believe that you are now armed with quite a bit of information to consider Carnival cruises from Galveston.
I hope to see you soon on the high seas!