What is the address of the Cruise Ship Terminal?
2502 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, TX. 77550
Where will I park for the cruise?
The Texas Cruise Ship Terminal in Galveston has shuttle service operated to and from parking lots a few blocks away. Private lots are also available. View the Parking Page for more info.
Why are prices different when I shop around?
Some travel agents simply book a single cabin reservation as it is requested. Other travel agents book groups of cabins, which allow them to negotiate better prices and lock in the price even if the cruise line raises the price. GalvestonCruises.com uses both methods. By focusing exclusively on cruises from Galveston, we are able to offer some of the best prices you will find. In many cases, we secure cabins and lock in our rate more than a year before the sail date.
Documents and Online Registration
Carnival Cruise Lines
Carnival no longer mails paper documents. You may access your cruise documents here: https://mydocuments.carnival.com
Complete your Funpass here: https://funpass.carnival.com/SignIn.aspx
Royal Caribbean will also no longer be mailing paper documents as December 13, 2009. You will be emailed a link to access your cruise documents. You may complete your Online Check-In here:
What happens if a hurricane is in the Gulf?
The cruise lines will assess the dangers and may decide to sail. They reserve the right to change the itinerary or route and may sail to a different port of call. If the cruise must be cancelled, the cruise line will work with you to find a solution. There are no guarantees, however, in the past, guests have been offered other cruises, given refunds, and/or discounts for future sailings. The policy is up to the cruise line.
Will I get sea sick?
Of course, there is a chance that the motion may affect you. However, the ships sailing from Galveston are considered relatively new by cruise line standards and they all have sophisticated stabilization controls to reduce motion. If you are concerned, consult your pharmacist or physician before the cruise, as many options for treatment are available. Medical care is also available onboard.
Children must be at least 6 months old to sail.
Guests who are 24 weeks or more into their pregnancy on the date of embarkation will not be allowed to sail. In order to sail, all pregnant women, must submit, prior to departure, a letter from her attending physician certifying the gestational period and that the expecting mother is fit to sail.
Royal Caribbean International cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of, or at any time during the cruise or cruisetour. A physician's "Fit to Travel" note is required prior to sailing, stating how far along (in weeks) your pregnancy will be at the beginning of the cruise and confirming that you are in good health and not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. The "Fit to Travel" note should be faxed to the Access Department at 1-954-628-9622. Please contact us at 1-866-592-7225 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have already booked a cruise or cruisetour and do not meet this requirement.
How large/small are the cabins?
Carnival claims that their staterooms are 50% larger, on average, than other cruise ship cabins. The Carnival Celebration Category 4 and 6 cabins are 185 to 195 square feet. The Category 12 Suites are even larger with a private balcony. Royal Caribbean staterooms are generally smaller, however, they offer large luxurious suites if you are willing to pay a premium.