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Port of Galveston

123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409 765 9321
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Ranked #26 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Marinas
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Cypress, Texas, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Olathe, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just got off the boat on Sunday. This was my fourth cruise. 2 Carnival and 2 Royal Caribbean (RCL). So I have something to compare it to. This boat was nice, I liked RCL better. This boat felt a bit claustrophobic to me. RCL's is way more open, the atrium on this boat is small and low ceilings. The Galveston... More

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New Orleans
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the industrial feel surrounding the port shy you away from the beauty and fun of this place. The cruise ships are a huge attraction, the port's parking staff is awesome, the seafood restaurants are right the water, you can even buy fresh shrimp at the pier.

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Pearland, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We just returned from a week long eastern Caribbean cruise today. Port - Galveston - we embarked very easily utilizing the port of Galveston official cruise parking. Reasonable rate with a quick shuttle to the cruise terminal with our luggage. Process was smooth arriving at 2pm to the terminal. The boarding process was smooth and very organized. Carnival Magic -... More

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Mineola, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is one of the easiest ports to get into, park and board a cruise ship. I would highly recommend it.

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Denison, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Just an update for cruisers out of Galveston that have not heard about the new Texas Law. Starting Jan. 1, 2014 you will no long be able to bring 1 tax free carton of cigarettes per adult in your party into Texas. The tax is $15.00 per carton or $1.50 for single packs. Carnival did not let passengers know about... More

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Allen, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I don't know how this port can process 4K people faster than an airlines processes 100. Great job! Taxis are not readily available...nor are there many for use. Had to wait almost an hour for a taxi and I was third in line.

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