If you’re hoping to book an amazing cruise from a major port location in the United States, Texas is a fine option. With the impressive and popular port of Galveston available and lots of major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, and more operating out of this area, the Lone Star State has plenty of amazing cruises for you and your family to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a quick beach break or a full two-week trip across the Atlantic, there’s something for everyone here. Read on to learn all about a few of the best cruises from Texas.
- Carnival - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean - Carnival Freedom
One of the top cruises heading out of Texas is the ‘7 Night Eastern Caribbean’ cruise from Carnival. Shorter and longer cruises are available, but a week is a great option for most people as it really gives you enough time to take advantage of the many features and amenities of your cruise ship, as well as letting you visit multiple destinations. It’s also much more affordable than a longer cruise would be, with interior rooms available from as low as $75 per night.
Passengers who sign up for this cruise will have the pleasure of traveling on board the Carnival Freedom. Fitted out with modern conveniences and luxuries as far as the eye can see, this ship is a veritable treasure trove and excitement and experiences just waiting to be enjoyed. Like other Carnival ships, the Freedom features a really strong selection of dining locations offering everything from delicious burgers to sumptuous sushi platters. You’ll also find lots of bars, a casino, multiple swimming pools, spa treatments, and so much more to enjoy on board this ship.
The cruise itself sets off from the port of Galveston and makes its first stop in the Sunshine State. You’ll be able to visit Key West in Florida, sampling some Key Lime Pie from the local cafes and soaking up that famous Florida sunshine before heading off for the Bahamas. There, you’ll make the next stop at Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, which is a good place to relax, rest, and rejuvenate, with some stunning white sand beaches to be enjoyed. Finally, your third stop will be at Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas and home to most of the nation’s population.
- Royal Caribbean - 4 Night Western Caribbean - Enchantment of the Seas
If you’re looking for a relatively short cruise out of Texas, the ‘4 Night Western Caribbean’ option could be the one for you. This top rated cruise sets off from Galveston and makes just one stop, but it’s a great experience for all passengers and is available at some really good prices too, if you book in advance and choose the right dates. You can get an interior or even an oceanview room on this cruise for less than $300 total, with balcony rooms and suites also available.
The ‘4 Night Western Caribbean’ cruise lets you voyage on board the Enchantment of the Seas, one of the best Vision-class ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Fitted with a huge array of dining options, this ship really excels in the food and drink departments, but also offers an enormous selection of games, sports, activities, swimming pools, shows, live entertainment, and plenty more. In short, no matter what you could possibly need or desire, there’s a very high chance you’ll find it on board this cruise ship.
This Royal Caribbean Texas cruise departs from Galveston and heads across to the Mexican Caribbean island of Cozumel. At Cozumel, you’ll find the soft, silky, white sands and warm, turquoise waters that the Caribbean Sea is so famous for. You’ll be able to relax on the beach and soak up the sun or head out into the water to do some snorkeling and scuba diving, with the magical Museo Subacuatico de Arte offering a real treasure trove of sights to be seen down beneath the waves.
- Royal Caribbean - 17 Night Transatlantic Eastbound - Vision of the Seas
If you've got a couple of weeks to spare and the cash to invest in an incredible, unforgettable cruise, you might want to consider booking a spot on board the '17 Night Transatlantic Eastbound' cruise from Royal Caribbean. Departing from Galveston and making a long list of stops along the way, this 17 night cruise offers an astonishing journey across the Atlantic and is available for less than $1,000 if you stay in an interior room, with ocean view and balcony rooms also available, along with deluxe suites.
For this cruise, you'll be able to enjoy the luxuries and comforts of the Vision of the Seas, one of the Vision-class cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. First launched in 1998, this ship is beautifully laid-out and decorated and features some incredible amenities and features for all passengers to enjoy. Some of the highlights of this particular cruise ship include multiple swimming pools, a whirlpool, a running track, a rock climbing wall, theater shows, kids' and teens' clubs, lots of different dining options, and so much more.
This is a long and incredible cruise that sets off from Galveston and travels all across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. It stops off at San Juan in Puerto Rico and St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands before heading off to the Azores Islands of Portugal and then making several stops in key locations around Spain like Malaga, Alicante, and Barcelona.