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Our only issue on the whole trip was the Port of Galveston. Drop off and pick-up are a dangerous nightmare and the city workers (police? traffic safety?) do an absolutely awful job and could care less. They were zero use and actually lied about walking...More
I live in Wichita, Kansas and have found that doing cruises out of Galveston, Texas is not only cheaper but easier. Yes, it is a 12 hours from Kansas, but being able to stay at the Inn at Waterpark the day before the cruise is...More
So the ship was 4 hours late getting in because of fog. The traffic was terrible. Everything was dirty and the staff were rude. I will never cruise from Galveston again. Tampa Great!! New Orleans wonderful even when the Super Bowl was there!
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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 like that which would probably be cheaper anyway.
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
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 driving on a Saturday morning was light.