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Before or after your cruise, be sure to set sail for all the fun Galveston Island has to offer.
From attractions to nightlife to world-class cuisine, we offer an unforgettable accompaniment to your cruise vacation.
Exploring Galveston Island is a
natural addition to a cruise vacation.
With major cruise lines offering
multiple Caribbean cruises from
Galveston, many vacationers enjoy
excursions on Galveston Island
before or after their voyage.
From the decks of the cruise ships, passengers
can easily see the charming Historic Downtown
District just one block from the cruise ship
terminals on Harborside Drive. The 36-block
district offers more than 100 shops, restaurants and galleries housed in beautiful Victorian
iron-front buildings. The area is also home
to the Texas Seaport Museum,1877 Tall Ship
ELISSA, Great Storm Theater, the Ocean Star Oil Rig Museum, the interactive museum Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, harbor boat dolphin tours, and more.
Also, a number of lodging accommodations on the Island offer
parking and transfer packages with an overnight stay, so guests
can leave their car at the hotel and catch a ride to the cruise ship
terminal. It’s no wonder Lloyd’s Cruise International and Travel
Weekly have rated the Port of Galveston as one of the nation’s
top cruise ports. Don’t just pass through Galveston, experience its
Bargain shoppers will be pleased to discover that
many shops in the downtown district
offer discounts to cruise ship passengers
(simply present your cruise credentials as proof).
For more information on Galveston Island, please contact the
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, toll-free at
1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753), or visit our website!
If you’re on the island, simply click to
galveston.com on your mobile device. The site is GPS based
and lets you know what restaurants, attractions, shops etc.
you are closest to along with directions.
Visiting multiple attractions? Visit our exclusive attraction
package website galvestonislandpass.com to receive 40% off
with 4 or more attractions.
If you’re flying, check flights at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU).
It’s closest to Galveston.
If you’re bringing a group or meeting, contact the Galveston
Island Convention and Visitors Bureau to assist with all planning
needs. 866.505.4456 * email@example.com
If you’re taking a cruise, check-out
galveston.com/parkandcruise for a list of lodging venues that
offer parking and shuttles to the Port of Galveston.
If you’ve never been to Galveston, make your first stop at
the Visitor Information Center located at 2328 Broadway for
maps, discount coupons and other planning tips.
Rethink It - Or Sink It? With more and more lines offering cruisers a wider variety of specialty and alternative dining venues, is it time for the “MDR” (Main Dining Room) go the way of “High Tea” and Midnight Buffets?
Debarkal Debacle Ever noticed how on a plane the second the wheels touch the ground passengers begin jumping up to retrieve their belongings from the overheads?
More Smoke and Furor Well folks, Lorraine has good news for some and not so good for others – BUT if you have booked a Carnival Cruise departing October 1 or after, DO NOT plan on having sex and a “ciggie” after on your private balcony!
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