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Address: 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 9321

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Port review from Carnival cruise family

We used the port of Galveston for a CArnival cruise. With over 2,500 people driving in to depart, it was extremely smooth to get to the luggage drop off. Then you move towards... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We used the port of Galveston for a CArnival cruise. With over 2,500 people driving in to depart, it was extremely smooth to get to the luggage drop off. Then you move towards the document reviewing area. We were moved to the faster line due to having an injured child. Quick review of documents and then to the baggage check... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Perhaps I'm a bit bias because I was docked at the Port of Galveston for more than a year. I got to know the port and the surrounding areas fairly well. The Port of Galveston isn't the most "modern" structure, but it provides the essentials to its travelers (including crew) - an easy way in and an easy way out... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This port is one of the worst managed ports out there. The traffic was staggering, as we waited in bumper to bumper traffic for over an hour to get to the cruise line port. This was due to the poor traffic management of the Galvaston Police Department. They were absolutely clueless as to how to manage traffic. Helpful signs were... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were disappointed with the Port area. Nothing more than a drab looking main street containing a variety of tourist venues. Walking distance from the pier. Worth a look, and to kill time before departure, but thats about it.

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Arlington, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Took 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Progresso from Galveston on the Triumph. This was my 4th cruise. 3rd leaving from Galveston. We used Lighthouse parking to leave car. Service was fast but we were loaded in a van with no a/c. Luckily the ride to terminal was only 5 mins. Check in was a breeze we were in terminal... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Cruised out of Galveston, it was as if they were herding cattle in a big shed. Took us ages to get through this dismal facility.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our family sailed on an eastern Caribbean cruise from Galveston. We parked in one of many private parking sites across from the terminal. Price was same as official parking, but it was much more convenient. Just walk across street. Both the boarding and departure were very quick and uneventful. We have been on many cruises and galveston and Carnival were... More 

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Moore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I liked parking our van at the port while we went on our cruise. The shuttle picked us up promptly and helped us find our vehicle when we returned! (we forgot which parking lot we left it) You will save a little money by going online and reserve a spot. it says official carnival cruise parking

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have cruised out of Galveston many times. The official Port parking has degraded significantly. We will use other private options in the future. After parking, everyone had to walk significant distances (some with bags) to get somewhere near a shuttle stop. For those with bags (not us), the shuttle had no area for bags so baggage was in seats... More 

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Plano, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My wife and I have used the Port of Galveston parking lot for ten years and have always been impressed with the efficiency of the facility. Unfortunately that impression has changed drastically with our latest experience. We sailed on the Carnival Magic May 3rd, 2015. As I usually do, I dropped my wife and luggage off at the terminal and... More 

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Address: Address: 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 9321
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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