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The port moves pretty slowly, be prepared to stand in long and slow moving lines. Most of the hold... read more

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blfranks
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The port itself is fairly efficient, except when it comes to returning back from a cruise the lines... read more

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Koko_Khaleesi
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The port moves pretty slowly, be prepared to stand in long and slow moving lines. Most of the hold up is large groups of rude people blocking the way. There are lots of benches for handicap individuals to sit down. TIP: Drive around the car...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not my favorite cruise terminal. Seattle has a much better setup. The traffic is horrible trying to get to the dropoff area. You can take your bags inside, but it's better to pay a porter a few bugs because you will be waiting outside in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The port itself is fairly efficient, except when it comes to returning back from a cruise the lines and method they use to corral everyone is horrific! However, the arrival piece is fairly nice and smooth. They really should have more than one person printing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

Decent port and lots of employees. Upon returning we got stuck on ship till after 11 am due to congestion in customs. If you carry off your own luggage you get to get off ship first when traveling on Liberty of the seas.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed December 2, 2018

First time cruising out of this port. The check in process went quickly. We actual boarded the ship before time. The port is mostly commercial with oil tankers close by. I did not have a parking issue since I stayed with a local but I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Not sure if I should blame Carnival Cruise Lines or the port itself for the horrific lines. It took forever (like 4 hours!) to get through customs. I completely understand that issues arise when coming back into the country but when the customs agent specifically...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Not very scenic but serves a purpose. The building used by Disney Cruise Line is fairly comfortable. There is plenty of waiting room and the restroom was clean. But the port is obviously more commercial than tourist oriented.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LindainLakewood
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Not sure if I should blame the port or RCCL on the long, long lines with no H/C line or Global entry line.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I use this port when I want a convenient getaway cruise. When comparing it to other cruise ship ports like Miami, it appears rather depressing and industrial. I would like to see Texas be more competitive with the aesthetics of the area, and be capable...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is nothing out of the world, but the view available form the top of the lighthouse is pretty nice. If you have time, it may be visited.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Traveler826016
November 14, 2018|
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Response from Jpwriterguy | Reviewed this property |
Well we did see a few restaurants around there but it’s mostly what you’d expect at the port. What we ended up doing was stopping ahead of arrival at a convenience store near a gas station and picking up water and things... More
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April 15, 2018|
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Response from NTSU1975 | Reviewed this property |
One factor to consider is if you are on Carnival and have a preset boarding time, then you need to allow for the time of day you are driving to Galveston and the day of the week. We had a 12:30 boarding and the traffic... More
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March 26, 2018|
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Response from Chopin K | Reviewed this property |
We usually just go for the Port of Galveston Official Parking Lots A or B. If an inclement weather is anticipated, we park at the Port of Galveston Officla Garage on Rosenberg and 25th Street. Google for info on making... More
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