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Joined Jun 2003
Cruising RCCL out of Galveston and will be taking a some type of shuttle to the airport upon return. This is my first trip out of Galveston and I am not sure what time to book my return flight. What is the earliest I should think about leaving Houston?
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Joined Aug 2011
Carnival recommends no earlier than 1:30 It is a little over an hour drive in ideal weather & with no accidents or construction.

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I would never book a flight before noon.... Houston traffic can be a nightmare with lanes shut down for construction and backups. No kidding, better safe than sorry.
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I would feel comfortable with anything after 12 noon, as long as I planned on carrying my luggage off of the ship. I would add a couple of hours if I planned to leave my luggage out the night before.
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