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 many pleasures!
Have you noticed that on embarkation day – after arriving at the terminal and winding your way through check-in - and finally boarding your ship that you’re exhausted? Read more.
Princess Cruise Lines was recently hit with a 40 MILLION DOLLAR fine after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in a pollution case that involved use of a so-called “magic pipe” to divert oily waste (and who knows what else) into the oceans. Read more.
The F Word
Warm days – cool nights! The perfect recipe for the “F” word – FOG! Read more.
Carnival Liberty Switches with Carnival Valor
Galveston welcomes the Carnival Valor Read more.
Take to the Waves - It's Wave Season!
If you’re thinking of nice warm sunshiny islands about now.....it’s the time to book that cruise for 2017! The “Wave” Season is here! Read more.
You Can't Make This Stuff Up!
How many times have you heard a story and said to yourself “that can’t be true?” Well, trust Lorraine, all of these are. Read more.
Don't Lose It!
When a ship arrives late (as Carnival did this past Sunday) Lorraine can’t help but wonder how many non-refundable airline tickets were lost. Read more.
Were We on the Same Cruise?
If you ever want to prove the adage (that) “the only reality is perception” try reading the online reviews of a cruise you have recently taken. Read more.
Controlling Waste (And Waistline)
Have you noticed that more and more cruise lines have done away with trays in the casual dining buffets? Read more.
Let's Talk Dirty!
No matter how diligently crew members work to keep common areas sanitized, people can - and do get sick on cruise ships – the reasons are simple. Read more.