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Port of Galveston

123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409 765 9321
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Ranked #28 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Marinas
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Booked this wonderful 7 day western Caribbean on the Carnival Magic. This was our first time on the Magic and had high expectations. First of, the boarding experience out of Galveston TX is as good as it gets. From parking to ship and everything in-between was pretty good. Once on the ship – WOW! This thing is impressive! From the... More

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was our first cruise, and probably our last with Carnival. We went on the 7-day cruise to Honduras (Roatan), Belize, and Cozumel. The ship was new and beautiful, service was great, the ports were really fun, however the food was atrocious and the entertainment might have been even worse. When we first got on the ship we were super... More

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Canton, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited Galveston to go on a cruise with Royal Caribbean. I have cruised our of Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral. I guess I had higher expectations of Galveston. It is very industrial and trashy. It was not at all what I expected for a cruise port. Definitely not a place I would personally go back to. The disembarkation process... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited Galveston for a week prior to cruising on the Navigator of the Seas. We visited Seawolf Park. The Tall Ship Elissa, The Offshore Rig museum, The Strand and a boat tour around the harbour. All that was very interesting and well run. Not so for Terminal 2. This terminal looks to be a warehouse built decades ago. It's... More

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First I would like to say that I loved!!!! the actual cruise part of our trip, the on ship shopping on the other hand was not what I had expected. Was looking at purchasing a Bulova 63C107 Chronograph Watch they were pushing it for 4300.00 but would discount to 3800.00. The watch retails anywhere in the US for 1500.00. Go... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Recently took the Carnival Magic cruise to Cozumel. Honduras and Belize from the Port of Galveston in June 2014. The cruise ship was in great condition. The kids loved camp carnival and the waterslide. My husband and I enjoyed the comedy shows and the food. We were able to board the ship around 11am and was in our room by... More

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our family of 6 went on the cruise for 7 days between Belize, Roatan and Cozumel. We had two rooms site by side with the balcony on Deck 7. The rooms were fine as can be expected in both cabins and we had enough space for all our empty luggage under the bed once we unpacked. I read the notes... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had a cruise on the Carnival Triumph and we had to get to Cruise Terminal 1. There are several parking lots around the terminal but our best bet was parking in Lot A right next to the cruise terminals. You pay a rate based on your cruise length and there is a shuttle that comes by to take you... More

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Mattoon, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This port is absolutely horrible! Security at this port took forever, was disorganized and the terminal building itself was basically a dirty concrete bunker. It took over an hour to embark the ship. Never again!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We took a cruise out of galveston, amazing cruise on the navigator by rccl. We flew into Houston, could not rent a car from Houston and drop off at galveston, we took cab to hotel in galveston, 120.00 one way and from ship back to airport, we got lucky and paid 100.00. Galveston was not impressive,dirty water, smelly along the... More

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