Galveston is a nice place to visit and go to the beach. There's pleasure pier for fun and they have a Bubba Gump restaurant that is pretty good as well.
Stayed 2 days at an Airbnb in Galveston before the cruise. We loved it! Beautiful water, lots of restaurants to choose from. We enjoy Miller's Seawall Grill, Saltgrass steak house, The Black Pearl Oyster Bar, Mod coffee house, and The Mosquito cafe. Trolley only $1.00 each time you use with a free transfer to either seawall or downtown district trolley. Bus system easy to access. We appreciated the locals guidance/tips for getting around town. Lots of neat shops. Do the free ferry ride. We saw dolphins, pelicans, and other wildlife.
Extra time in Galveston? Check out: La King’s Confectionary, Self Guided Tree Sculpture Tour, The Spot, Ride a Four Person Bike on the Seawall, and the Pool Bar on the Seawall!!!
Galveston is a great port for shopping and eating.
Visited: Apr 11, 2018
NICE CITY TO ENJOY IF YOU ARRIVE A DAY OR 2 PRIOR TO SAILING.
Visited: Dec 31, 2017
I like Galveston pier because I can do things before I embark on the ship. It’s also not far from places to eat or shops.
Visited: Mar 09, 2018
I grew up in Tx so Galveston is close to my heart! Of course the beach isn’t beautiful and Carribean blue but it did in a pinch. Haunted tours, horse and buggy rides, fabulous food and souvenir shops, and the Rainforest Pyramid and Aquarium along with the rides at Pleasure Pier are some of Galveston’s main attractions. Enjoy!
It was our first cruise so we had our drive drop us off anywhere at terminal. Very chaotic since it was 11am. Finally found the porters and tried to give him a gratuity. He wouldn't accept it. Had to ask a few times where to go and finally made it into terminal. Got in a very long line for a little bit until carnival employee saw our FTTF luggage tags on our back packs. She directed us to a line that was empty. Documents checked, passports scanned and we had our blue SS cards. Security snagged me for having a bottled water. Sent to our zone to wait for boarding. Waited here for about an hour due to ship arriving late. Met a ton of neat people. Finally called our zone and bam we are on board. Found our cabin dumped backpacks and explored.
I love Galveston. There is so much to do and see nearby. Sure the water isn't crystal clear like it is in Cozumel, but the beaches are pretty cool. Can't wait to go back.
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