Cruises from Galveston

The Cruise lines that operate cruises from Galveston

cruises from GalvestonCruises from Galveston are becoming more popular now as more and more ships are based their as their home port each year. Carnival cruise line already has two ships there, the Carnival Conquest and the Carnival Ecstasy. They will also be moving the Carnival Triumph there in November 2011 and also their new ship, the Carnival Magic will start doing regular cruises from Galveston after she is launched in May 2011 and she has completed her initial European cruises before she repositions to the US.

Royal Caribbean also has a ship that does regular cruises from Galveston, the Voyager of the Seas, which is currently the largest cruise liner to sail out of Galveston. Disney will also be positioning their ship the Disney Magic there from 2012.

The different itineraries you can get with cruises from Galveston

Due to its location, most of the cruises from Galveston sail to the western Caribbean. The common ports of call include Montego Bay – Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel – Mexico, Progreso – Yucatan, Costa Maya – Mexico, Belize City – Belize and Isla – Roatan. If you go on the Carnival Conquest you will also be able to do a cruise to the Bahamas, stopping at Nassau and Free Port, and it also stops at Key West.

The lengths of the cruises vary from five days to up to eight days, so you have quite a bit of choice with the cruises from Galveston that are currently operating.

Below is a list of specific itineraries of some of the cruises from Galveston:

Carnival Conquest – 8 day voyage:

Day 1:     Galveston, TX
Day 2:     At Sea
Day 3:     Key West, FL
Day 4:     Freeport, Bahamas
Day 5:     Nassau, Bahamas
Day 6:     At Sea
Day 7:     At Sea
Day 8:     Galveston, TX

Carnival Ecstasy – 5 day voyage:

Day 1:     Galveston, TX
Day 2:     At Sea
Day 3:     Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4:     At Sea
Day 5:     Galveston, TX

Carnival Ecstasy – 6 day voyage:

Day 1:     Galveston, TX
Day 2:     At Sea
Day 3:     Progreso, Yucatan
Day 4:     Cozumel, Mexico
Day 5:     At Sea
Day 6:     Galveston, TX

Voyager of the Seas – 8 day voyage:

Day 1:     Galveston, TX
Day 2:     At Sea
Day 3:     Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4:     Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Day 5:     Montego Bay, Jamaica
Day 6:     At Sea
Day 7:     At Sea
Day 8:    Galveston, TX

There will be new itineraries coming when the latest ship arrivals like the Carnival Magic and Triumph start doing carnival conquest in Galvestoncruises from Galveston. Look at the official websites for both Carnival and Royal Caribbean to see the actual sail dates.

It is quite easy to reach Galveston Wharves (the port of Galveston) as the George Bush Houston international airport is only one hour’s drive away. There are regular flights to and from most of the major US cities daily, so you will be able to find one that fits into your cruise schedule easy enough.

There are more cruises from Galveston being introduced every season to cater for the increase in passenger numbers.