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This was our first cruise and it was amazing. We cruised on the Carnival Freedom ship and the staff and guests were wonderful. We started on a 7 day Caribbean cruise to Montego Bay, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cozumel, Mexico and we ended with a...More
We took the 7-day Western Caribbean cruise from Galveston to Jamaica, Cayman, and Cozumel.
It was affordable for a family of four and provided a variety of onboard entertainment options. My teens had a blast. They had afternoon movie showings at the pool, a ping...More
Carnival Valor mid May of 2017 (it wouldn’t let me go that far back) was my very first cruise. Needless to say, I am now a HUGE fan of cruises. My husband had actually won a cruise as the grand prize during his company Christmas...More
The port is very busy. There are shuttles going back and forth constantly. Make sure you are ontime or you will end up waiting in long lines. You can't come in early, they will check your boarding time. If you only bring 2 bags each,...More
We were on the Breeze on June 3rd for 7 nights. The ship was nice and the food was good. What I didn’t like was the constant annoying up selling. Especially during dining. An example was in the morning of excursions there was someone in...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... 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.
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
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 reservation for advanced booking discount rates. Garage parking reservations should really be done way ahead of time as lot becomes "full" but as you get really close to departure date, some of the reservations are cancelled and openings do arise. We actually take this approach most of the time. Carnival terminal is easy to get to and the other cruise lines require another stretch of 50 yards of surface walk. Not a big deal if you have good roller bags and no extraneous belongings. The public lots A and B are great because they have shuttles but upon return the shuttle wait could be an issue. Have patience and let the good times roll in Galveston!
Response from Gershwin12 | Reviewed this property |
We had a rental car but as you said there is plenty of onsite parking. However depending where on the pier your ship docks it may be a long walk, so drop your luggage and any physically challenged folks by the ship first.