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Address: 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 9321
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It was fairly easy in driving to this port. We parked our car at Galveston Park N Cruise across the street. Was a wait outside before we entered the building to start the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
SweetMel84
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Missouri

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Missouri
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was fairly easy in driving to this port. We parked our car at Galveston Park N Cruise across the street. Was a wait outside before we entered the building to start the embarkation process. Considering the ports in Florida, this one is smaller and not as much waiting area. Disembarkation seemed to take longer as we were going thru... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty good job of getting off the ship and on our way. We had to wait in line for customs but not too bad. Lots of porters that were helpful and friendly. Was a little better than the last time that we were here.

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Manitoba
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't recommend the Port of Galveston for those that are flying in from further destinations. If you live close and can save a lot of money by just driving there, then ok. It really does look like they tried to make a cruise ship port out of an industrial one. But my biggest complaint, and I don't complain much,... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice area, worthy of a weekend trip, getaway. Couples getaway. We would go back and explore more of the area.

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Leesburg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing in your bundle of paperwork in your cabin is an apology but you will have to pay TX taxes on all duty free items whether you live in TX or not!!! $15 per carton of cigarettes Upwards to around $10 per bottle of liquor, never in 25 years of nationwide cruises have we seen such a rip-off, although... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cruise on the Carnival Freedom. But the port is poorly designed. Looks like they decided to squeeze a cruise ship port into an industrial waterfront. Not laid out well and poor signage. The porters were however very friendly and took care of their clients. Disembarkation was slow (who knows why). But the pick up area was very crowded and... More 

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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone on a number of cruises out of Galveston over the last few years. While it is not the best port we have been in, it is far from the worst. On cruise day, you will want to make sure you have your parking reservations made in advance. Parking near the terminal is the number one "con" I... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

after the first day (heavy rain and cold day we left galveston) rest of cruise was great nice weather, had fun on ship and off the ship (magic) shore trips where good. food on board was very good also.

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It was Phenomenal!! Mind you, I am a 4 Star Mariner with HAL and Diamond with RCL. We have been over 300 days at sea with other cruise lines. This is THE best multi-generational cruise experience! We had four stateroom with balconies next to each other. On the Disney Wonder it snowed in the Lobby (by the life size Ginger... More 

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Indore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I took Carnival Magic cruise in December 2015 and it departed from the port of Galveston. The port is a little dirty but since it's the only option in the state of Texas, one can not argue much about it. The terminal is huge and it will take approximately 1 hour for you to navigate and check in. I would... More 

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