Galveston Port FAQ

Located on the upper coast of Texas is the Port of Galveston; situated at the mouth Galveston Bay. The port’s ideal location enables the facilities to control and carry out different type of cargo operations. It is the homeport of two Carnival Cruise Lines and the Royal Caribbean International and is responsible for bringing passengers to Texas as well as the Western coast of Mexico and beyond; travelers will be well-situated to access cruise vacations.

1. What is the Cruise Port Address?

The Port of Galveston
P.O. Box 328
Galveston, Texas 77553

2. What is the Cruise Port Phone Number?

phone: 409.765.9321
fax: 409.766.6171

3. What is the Cruise Port Parking Like?

A limited covered parking is accessible on a first come, first served basis for a 7-day cruise only. However, covered parking is not offered through pre-payment. Uncovered parking rates are as follows: 4-day cruise for $45, 5-day cruise for $50, and a 7-day cruise for $70. These charges only apply for vehicles occupying a single parking space. Buses and other large vehicles that occupy 2 or more standard parking spaces will pay double rates. A parking place is guaranteed to all cruise passengers.

4. How do You get to the Cruise Port?

Your main option is to come from the East through the State Highway 87 to Galveston Island using a vehicle ferry system. After exiting the ferry, continue on to the Ferry Road. Upon reaching Harborside Drive, turn right continue through approximately twenty city blocks. On the 22nd/Kempner Street, turn right to Cruise Terminal.

5. What Cruise Lines are Currently using the Port?

The Ecstasy Carnival Cruise Lines offer 4/5-day cruises along the Western Caribbean and the Mexican Coast. The Conquest Carnival Cruise Lines sails year round and offers 7-day cruises every Sunday on irregular schedules to different ports located in the Western Caribbean. These include Cozumel, Mexico as well as Montego Bay in Jamaica. The Voyager of the Seas of the Royal Caribbean International also offers seasonal sailings that include similar locations to those of the Carnival Cruise Lines (e.g. Mexico and Jamaica and will also to Barcelona, Spain).

6. What's the Nearest Airport to the Cruise Port?

The airports which are accessible when arriving in Galveston port are the Bush Intercontinental Airport and the William P. Hobby Airport.

7. What Attractions are Near the Cruise Port?

Numerous activities can be enjoyed while visiting Galveston; nearby attractions include the Seawolf park, Galveston County Historical Museum and the Railroad Museum, Bishop’s Palace, Moody Mansion and Museum, Galveston Island Tours and Destination Services and Dolphin Watch.

8. What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

If you want to splurge, you can check in at the San Luis Hotel for $300 per night. Average rates from $140-$160 are offered by Tremont House and Harbor House. The Red Carpet Inn is best for those on a tight budget, charging $50 dollars per night.

9. What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

A huge number of restaurants surround the nearby area as all kinds of food from international cuisine to local seafood dishes are served. Popular places include Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant, Queen’s Bar-B-Cue, Salsas Mexican Restaurant and Casey’s Seafood Café.

10. Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

Ships are docked at the Galveston Port as it serves as the homeport to several popular cruise lines.

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