I have booked for my first cruise trip and I have a few questions.

 

 

 

 

 

I will be flying in to IAH in Houston and the cruise ship will depart from Galveston, TX at 4 pm.

1. I can get plane tickets to arrive around Noon on the day of cruise departure.  Should I fly in the day before and stay the night at a hotel?

2. I have 6 people in the group.  What would be the most economical way to get to the port from IAH or a hotel near IAH?

Thanks in advance.