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hated parking required an extra ride

first time sailing out of Galveston & was very disappointed that we had to take a ride from the... read more

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West Monroe, Louisiana
Get there early!

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

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Los Alamitos, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

first time sailing out of Galveston & was very disappointed that we had to take a ride from the parking garage to the port but overall would do this port again just minor inconvenience

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeeDeeJ876
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank HossmanPaul
Reviewed January 7, 2019 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
1  Thank blfranks
Reviewed January 7, 2019

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
2  Thank Dave H
Reviewed January 6, 2019

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
1  Thank Koko_Khaleesi
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
1  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
Thank KellyS915
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
1  Thank MrsBobbyD
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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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
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
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