Cruises are becoming more and more popular with each passing year, offering travelers more comforts, luxuries, and conveniences than other forms of travel can hope to provide. With cruises being so relaxing and enjoyable, as well as letting people visit multiple destinations all in one trip without having to make any effort to travel around by themselves, it’s no wonder that more people are booking them each year, and the prices are becoming more affordable too. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


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There are plenty of different cruise ports to travel from all around the United States, and if you’d like to book a cruise out of Texas, you’ll be traveling out of Galveston. Many big cruise lines like Norwegian, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean run routes of Galveston, TX. Read on to learn all about some of the best cruises you might like to book from Galveston to key destinations in the Caribbean Sea and beyond.

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2.Royal Caribbean - 4 Night Western Caribbean - Enchantment of the Seas

Royal Caribbean - 4 Night Western Caribbean - Enchantment of the Seas
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If you don't have too much time to spend on a cruise or just want to keep your options open and would prefer a shorter cruise from Galveston so that you can book additional cruises and vacations sooner, this '4 Night Western Caribbean' cruise from Royal Caribbean could be a great option. It only makes one stop and lasts for just 4 days, but it's a very highly rated Galveston cruise and is a wonderful way to experience the pleasures of a cruise with one of the world's leading lines, Royal Caribbean.

For this cruise, passengers will be able to climb on board the Enchantment of the Seas. A Vision-class ship with a wide array of features and amenities on board, the Enchantment of the Seas is a floating city that you are fully free to explore. You'll find a whole myriad of fun and exciting activities on board, with various live entertainment and shows to enjoy at various times of day, a wide selection of dining establishments and bars to keep you from ever being hungry or thirsty, lots of sports and activities to help you stay active and have fun with your fellow travelers, and plenty more.

This cruise sets off from Galveston and makes its one and only stop in the Mexican island of Cozumel. A highly pristine and picturesque example of a Caribbean island, Cozumel is well-known for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, super scuba diving and snorkeling spots, and amazing scenery. It's a great place to simply sit back and relax, but will also appeal to those who like to keep themselves busy and active, with fascinating Mayan ruins to explore at San Gervasio and a whole world of underwater treasures waiting to be admired at the Museo Subacuatico de Arte.

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3.Carnival - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean - Carnival Freedom

Carnival - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean - Carnival Freedom
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Climb aboard the exquisite Carnival Freedom and set off on the journey of a lifetime on the '7 Night Eastern Caribbean' cruise from carnival. Available all through the year, with a lot of different dates to choose from, this week-long Caribbean journey from Galveston is an excellent option for anyone looking to get away from it all and enjoy an authentic Caribbean Sea experience on one of the finest cruise ships out there.

Speaking of the ship, the '7 Night Eastern Caribbean' cruise takes place on board the Carnival Freedom. Equipped with all the state-of-the-art luxuries and comforts that have helped to make Carnival such a big name in the cruise world, the Freedom features a vast array of dining options and bars for those times you start feeling a little hungry or need a good place to hang out with your friends. It also offers a casino, spa, swimming pools, water slides, promenades, observation areas, lots of live entertainment, and plenty more, with the whole ship being neatly laid-out, easy-to-navigate, and simply filled with opportunities and experiences just waiting to be discovered.

After leaving Galveston, this cruise makes a total of three stops. The first stop is on American soil at Key West in Florida, which is actually the southernmost spot in the contiguous United States. There, you can look out for dolphins off the coast and check out the local cafes, bars, and attractions before continuing your journey to the city of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. A beautiful location with some amazing beaches and scenery, Freeport is simply unmissable. Last but not least, you'll stop off at the Bahamas' capital city of Nassau, where you can really experience some local culture, do some shopping, taste some authentic Caribbean cuisine, and more.

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4.Carnival - 14 Night Panama Canal Carnival Journeys - Carnival Freedom

Carnival - 14 Night Panama Canal Carnival Journeys - Carnival Freedom
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For a truly outstanding cruise experience you will never forget, climb on board the the Carnival Freedom for two magical weeks of adventure on the '14 Night Panama Canal Carnival Journeys' cruise from Carnival. One of the most exciting deluxe cruise Carnival has to offer, this cruise takes in the full majesty of the Panama Canal and makes multiple stops along the way. What's more, the prices can be very reasonable on this cruise if you book at the right times, with interior rooms available for a little over $1,000 total. Oceanview and balcony rooms are also available, along with suites.

This 2-week Galveston cruise takes place on board the Carnival Freedom. Launched in 2006, this Conquest-class ship has received a lot of positive reviews from past passengers and has been a big part of the push that has helped to make Carnival one of the top cruise names in the world right now. The Freedom measures up at over 950 feet in length and can carry almost 3,000 guests in total. It features a sports bar, a 70s dance club, a piano bar, lots of different dining options including the Seafood Shack and the Mongolian Wok, and plenty more. For the kids, the Seuss at Sea activities and Camp Ocean will keep them busy, while adults will enjoying hanging out in the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar or Red Frog Pub.

This cruise makes a total of six stops along its amazing journey. The first stop is at George Town on Grand Cayman Island, home to non-stop sunshine and stunning white sand beaches. From there, you'll also get to stop off at Oranjestad in Aruba and Willemstad in Curacao, along with Cartagena in Colombia, home to some amazing historic sites. You'll enjoy a partial transit of the Panama Canal before making two more stops at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica and on the Mexican Caribbean island of Cozumel for more sunbathing and snorkeling to finish your adventure.

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3 Best Galveston Cruises