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Port of Galveston

Address: 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 9321
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Ranked #23 of 38 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Marinas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Marinas, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Curitiba
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24 reviews 24 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was the first cruise we took in our whole lives and it was an Eastern Caribbean cruise that had ports in Key West FL, Freeport Bahamas, and Nassau Bahamas. We started our trip by driving down from Houston to Galveston. Traffic was alright and took us the expect amount of time to get there (we left a little earlier... More 

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Austin, TX
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This review is for people who wonder what to expect when they arrive at the Port of Galvestion, explain why some people complain about the port of Galveston, and help new visitors have a more pleasant experience. For how to get there information, read the Port of Galveston website, your parking website, then be sure to read stm0041 review. People... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just waiting for our Carnival Cruise Ship to come in to Port so we could board on our ship for our trip. So we decided to kinda walk around the port there and get some snacking foods and all. There happen to be a little festivity going on and we thought, well great! Maybe we can have some fun while... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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124 reviews 124 reviews
20 attraction reviews
470 helpful votes 470 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I have sailed numerous times from the Port of Galveston on both Carnival and Royal Caribbean. I found that if you DO NOT follow their driving instructions, you will have an easier time getting to the ship. As we live some 250 miles from Galveston we typically find a hotel to stay at the night before the... More 

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Portland, OR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you are trying to decide between a cruise and an all inclusive pick the all inclusive. I was not impressed with the cruise. Pros'- Safe environment. My 12 year old could move about freely/ unsupervised and I felt very comfortable. Everyone seemed to know our name... which was very nice and personable. The stewart was awesome and brought a... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was good what you would expect for a cruse terminal the rest of the port was nice and close to downtown so there is stuff to do.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took the free hotel shuttle to the cruise port. After a quick stop to pick up drivers, who were dropping off cars, we were at terminal 2 in fewer than 20 minutes (11 am). We used a porter for our bags, just about walked up to the counter, signed a few documents, got our sea passes and were walking... More 

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Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We cruised on Royal Caribbean ... wonderful! Embarking was a breeze. Leaving, however, was a nightmare. Two mega ships arrived at the same time, approximately 6,000 people and luggage and customs all at once. BOTH were receiving new passengers and luggage at the SAME time. Foot traffic inside and vehicle traffic outside were a huge bottleneck. This is not the... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

OK eboa nurse on cruise ship dockks here and UTMB wants to dispose of Ebola waste. ...! Hey! Anybody awake to protect this fragile island?

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Houston Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took the Navigator of the Seas 7-day cruise out of Galveston, which calls in Roatan, Honduras and Belize City, finishes at Cozumel and returns to Galveston in this past September. The cruise ... which I was going to review as a 4 out of 5, I can't seem to review on TR, but I can review that maelstrom of... More 

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