I thought I'd start a thread to keep an update going on the status of cruises from Galveston.
The Galveston cruise terminal was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ike. News reports say the walls were torn away from the building.
Other reports state the city of Galveston is talking to Carnival about having a ship come to Galveston to serve as a shelter, as was done with New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. First thoughts would be this being the Ecstasy or the Conquest. But perhaps the Holiday might play into the picture? That is just speculation on my part.
This thread isn't to diminish this disaster or the pain and suffering people are enduring. However, I think people will be interested in the status of cruises from Galveston.
Dave, thanks for the information. My heart breaks for the people in Galveston. I have a friend who has a home 2 blocks from the ocean in galveston, someone contacted her today that the house is gone. lucky for her it was her vacation home.
we had a cruise booked on the Holiday when they put it into service for Katrina victims. it was easy for us to go on another ship.
Hats off to carnival stepping up to the plate to help our people out ( and yes I know they get paid for it) but it is the right thing to do.
Same thing with me and New Orleans, although I was there a few months prior to Katrina and not days. It was vibrant, fun, etc. I have photos of our pre-cruise stay, and then to see that devastation just a short time later really makes a person pause and reflect.
I used to think I would move to the coast when I retired. I really don't want to do that anymore. The Gulf coast is a roulette wheel as far as hurricane damage. Your number is going to come up eventually and I don't want to go through it all.
Hi Dave,Where did you hear the info on the cruise terminal? I called Carnival today and no one there seemed to know anything. I have a cruise booked on the Ecstasy in October and I hope if they cancel it or reposition our ship, that they will give us some notice. I imagine with everyones cruises getting cancelled, the other dates will fill up quickly.
Thanks for keeping us informed.
I wonder where the Ecstasy and Conquest will be now? Is the Houston port even a consideration I wonder? Im guessing New Orleans will be the home..what do you think?
Thanks again for the updates..you have more info than Carnival!