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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

Reviewed February 5, 2019
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 4 days ago via mobile

Very easy to park ($) and easy to embark disembark from your cruise. We had no issues whatsoever getting on or off of our ship. A stress free spring break!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank elletw71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

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
1  Thank DeeDeeJ876
Reviewed January 22, 2019

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
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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
3  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
2  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
2  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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February 17, 2019|
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Response from Robert W | Reviewed this property |
No, once on the ship you are required to stay on.
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