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We just booked the Magic from Galveston, departing March 3. While I would prefer to avoid March Break or other major holidays, this year with my daughter in the enriched/advanced program in highschool, we had no choice... It was Christmas or March break...
I checked the website that lists the colleges spring break dates and it seems the worst is the following week (March 10) but maybe 1/4 list March 3 as their dates.
So for those who have experience with it, what can we expect with a Galveston departure early in Spring break season ?
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I can tell you that spring breakers all spread out, but later then March 3rd. I booked the first cruise in april a couple years ago, and surprise !!! it was not only mexican spring break, but spring break in roatan, one of our ports, so we could not even be allowed to park in west end, our driver had to agree to just drive us on thru. We also had 1200 mexicans on the ship, to get thru customs that was a mess.
trying to predict that one week only will be spring break for everyone cruising doesnt exist .. colleges also will be different than public schools.
We were on RCCL's Voyager of the Seas this past spring break out of Galveston. It wasn't bad at all. While there were more kids that I usually see, it was not too much. Weather was great also! In 2006, I left out of Galveston two weeks prior to Texas spring break week and it was also wonderful. Of course Galveston was great also! Have a great time!
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