texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Bayport Cruise Terminal just no luck.

What are you feeling that Bayport Cruise Terminal has just been dropped by the cruise lines?  Crying Poor Houston, Texas

Galveston is king when it comes to cruising in TEXAS! Love

Tags: Galveston cruise port Houston. Bayport

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noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Hi texasea,

We've never cruised out of any TX port, mostly because we are east coast and there are plenty of more reasonable options to consider.

From what I can tell of reading this place's history, it looks like it was doomed from the beginning. I'm not even sure why the project was green lighted considering Galveston's proximity. It appears to be a matter of greed with politics thrown in... never a good combination. Unless Houston comes up with some real great inducements for cruise lines to use this facility, it sounds like the days of cruising from Houston are numbered.

Sonya27
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
It was built in hopes they would come. It was helpful when hurricane Ike hit, because it gave a place for the ships to go while Galveston recovered. Houston lost so much money they will never get back.
Sonya27
Contributor Level: Cruise Director
It was built in hopes they would come. Bayport was helpful when hurricane Ike hit, because it gave a place for the ships to go while Galveston recovered. Houston lost so much money they will never get back.
Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

We did back to back cruises on the Emerald Princess in February. Nice terminal, but the fog was something to contend with. On our last leg did not dock until 11:30. There were a lot of folks who missed flights.

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

Bayport, as well as Galveston, have a problem with fog. The biggest difference is that Galveston's port is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants, while Bayport's port is several miles from anything.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I have never cruised from this area.  living in Florida as I do, I mostly use the local ports of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral.. 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I have sailed from both. The actual facility at Bayport was, IMHO, much nicer than the one at Galveston. The surrounding area at Galveston was much better than Bayport.

If they could only support 1 port in the area, I would go with Galveston.

SimonCommunity
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Here's the story from Cruise Radio: 

http://cruiseradio.net/houston-we-have-a-problem/

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