The biggest Galveston peak cruise season ever is only a few months away. Starting in November there will be at least 13 cruises departing each month through April 2012. Galveston is already seeing major growth as a cruise departure point and things will only get busier in 2012 – all thanks to the addition of some major new ships to the Texas cruise market.
The biggest attraction for the 2011-2012 season is the addition of the big new Carnival Magic cruise ship. Starting in November Magic will be based year-round in Galveston, leaving every Sunday on 7-day voyages to the western Caribbean or the Bahamas. This state-of-the-art cruise ship is proving to be very popular, so book soon if you want to get onboard any of Carnival Magic’s November 2011 cruises.
Beginning in November Carnival’s other ship sailing from Texas will be Carnival Triumph. This “veteran” ship (and beneficiary of multiple renovations) will have a two-week cycle of three cruises to the western Caribbean (lengths of 4 days, 5 days and 5 days).
The third ship departing from Galveston from November to April will be Norwegian Cruise Line’s Mariner of the Seas. It will be leaving every Sunday on 7-day trips to the western Caribbean, alternating two different itineraries: Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and Falmouth, Jamaica; or Roatan Island, Honduras; Belize City, Belize and Cozumel, Mexico. Mariner of the Seas has room for over 3,800 guests, so we’re pretty sure they’ll have a spot for you whenever you decide you’d like to take one of these great cruises.
And things will only get busier at the Galveston in 2012 when Disney Magic comes to town in September.