Your family will be happy to know that Royal Caribbean cruises from Galveston are varied in length, are year-round and include popular ports of call in their itineraries.
In addition, Royal Caribbean International currently has one of its largest ships sailing from Galveston.
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It appears that Royal Caribbean has sensed the increasing excitement in residents of Texas and neighboring states to cruise to the Caribbean.
Consequently, you will currently find one of its big ships sailing from Galveston.
Not only is this ship among Royal Caribbean's biggest vessels, it is also among the most popular ships.
The ship is: Liberty of the Seas.
The "Liberty" comes packed with goodies such as four pools, including a solarium; panoramic cabins with floor to ceiling windows; the first Tidal Wave waterslide at sea, along with the Cyclone and Typhoon; a state of the art fitness center; an expanded aqua park; and the popular dining option - Sabor Modern Mexican.
Note: It is important to note that this ship is subject to change, as the cruise line re-positions its ships.
With a popular ship come popular ports of call in the Western Caribbean.
Royal Caribbean cruises from Galveston currently include 6-day, 7-day and 8-day inclusive cruises.
1. 6-day cruises will get you to Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and to the highly popular Cozumel.
These sailings are limited.
2. 7-day cruises are the most frequent and will get you from Galveston to Roatan, Honduras; Belize City and Cozumel.
These sailings are year-round from Galveston.
3. 8-day cruises will include ports of call such as Costa Maya; Cozumel; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and Falmouth, Jamaica.
These sailings are limited.
Booking a Royal Caribbean 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 Royal Caribbean terminal on Galveston Island, use the following information:
2702 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 Royal Caribbean cruise from Galveston are as follow:
1. 6-day cruises - $60;
2. 7-day cruises - $70; and,
3. 8-day cruises - $75.
Note: If you pre-pay, you will get a discount. Also, 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 Royal Caribbean cruises from Galveston.
I hope to see you soon on the high seas!