The newest addition to the Cruise Guide Network is the Galveston Cruise Guide. Galveston isn’t among the most well-known cruise departure points, but that could change over the next couple of years. They’ve already got a couple of ships making 4-, 5- and 7-night cruises to the Caribbean, with more coming soon. If you live in the southwestern or western United States, Galveston (less than an hour from Houston’s Hobby Airport) is definitely a viable option for Caribbean cruises.
Carnival Cruise Lines is the most active in Galveston, currently sending Carnival Ecstasy and Carnival Conquest into the Caribbean every week. Things will only get better in November, when the new Carnival Magic starts mixing week-long voyages to the western Caribbean and the Bahamas. Carnival Triumph will take over the shorter trips while Ecstasy and Conquest move to new home ports.
Royal Caribbean offers cruises from Galveston in the cooler months. Their Mariner of the Seas comes back to Texas in November, making 7-day trips to nice spots like Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize and Honduras.
Disney Cruise Line has already announced that they’ll be moving Disney Magic to Galveston in 2012. That will instantly make Galveston a much more popular spot for families interested in taking a cruise. The 7-night Disney Magic cruises will include stops in the Cayman Islands, plus Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico.
And Princess Cruises plans to return to Galveston just in time for Christmas 2012. The globe-trotting Crown Princess will take some time away from trips through Europe and New England to spend the winter months sailing the western Caribbean.
In addition to complete Galveston cruise schedules, GalvestonCruiseGuide.com includes all the info you need about getting to the Galveston cruise terminals, plus details on hotels near the Galveston cruise port.