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Sailing from Galveston. Not very pretty sail out?

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With RCI investing in a new pier, is there a chance that Celebrity will homeport  a ship here?  It should would be nice to have more options.  Hell, I'd sail to nowhere for 7 days more often if I didn't have to fly! 

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Ask Royal Caribbean officials . Everything is possible . 
You can cruise out of Galveston to these destination ports Jan thru March 2021 on Jewel of the Seas 

 

Nassau

Costa Maya/Majahual

Cayman

Cozumel

Roatan

Coca Cay

Key West

Falmouth

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On 10/22/2019 at 5:32 PM, BallFour4 said:

Sail-away in Galveston is a great start to a vacation. We've experienced it thirty-six times from here. It's a short trip down the channel, a slight left turn and a sweeping right past the USCG station and hello open water.
 Galveston and Carnival are bullish on each other. We returned to cruising from here in three short weeks after Ike and this summer was one of the busiest in hotel occupancy in a decade.
 The Strand, Moody Gardens, the Bryan Museum, the Elissa, Railroad Museum and more draw thousands across the causeway. I come across several times a week for my career, and we're down here almost every weekend.
 Seaweed is transient. We get it about every two or three years and have figured out a way to turn it into dune preservation. It's a natural protective barrier.

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very nice pictures!  

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On 10/22/2019 at 4:38 PM, TNcruising02 said:


Two of the times we there there, we stayed in a hotel across from the beach.  It was all over the beach and very thick.  There were people who didn't seem to mind though.  It's just that I am used to beaches like Destin, Florida, so it spoiled me.  Many people are probably fine with it. Between the seaweed and the dark water, it just wasn't very inviting.

I wish they had more itineraries from Galveston because despite the port, we really like the cruisers.  A much better group as a whole than any other port I have sailed from.

We also really enjoyed staying in Galveston.  There is a lot going on near the beach and we had fun walking around.


Galveston Ports of Call 2020 2021

 

For the next couple of years ,

cruisers may visit the following cities and ports,

on one or more ships of Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Disney Cruse Lines  .

Itineraries having these ports available

are on Closed Loop and Transatlantic/Repositioning Pacific cruises

directly into and out of Galveston, Texas .

 

Bayonne, New Jersey

Galveston Texas

Key West, Florida

Nassau, Bahamas

Castaway Cay, Bahamas

Coco Cay, Bahamas

Costa Maya/Majuhaul, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

Labadee, Haiti

Belize, City Belize

Progresso, Mexico

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Seattle, Washington

Cartagena, Columbia

Santa Marta, Columbia

Colon, Panama

Panama Canal (Partial Transit)   

Panama Canal (Full Transit)   

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Aruba

Bonaire

Curacao

Colon, Panama

Roatan, Honduras

Grand Cayman, Cayman Island

Lisbon, Portugal

Paris (Le Havre), France

Rotterdam, Holland

Copenhagen, Holland

Rome, Italy

Alicante, Spain

Gibralter, UK Territory

Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island, Canary Islands  

Madeira, Portugal

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6 hours ago, ssb said:


Galveston Ports of Call 2020 2021

 

For the next couple of years ,

cruisers may visit the following cities and ports,

on one or more ships of Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Disney Cruse Lines  .

Itineraries having these ports available

are on Closed Loop and Transatlantic/Repositioning Pacific cruises

directly into and out of Galveston, Texas .

 

Bayonne, New Jersey

Galveston Texas

Key West, Florida

Nassau, Bahamas

Castaway Cay, Bahamas

Coco Cay, Bahamas

Costa Maya/Majuhaul, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

Labadee, Haiti

Belize, City Belize

Progresso, Mexico

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Seattle, Washington

Cartagena, Columbia

Santa Marta, Columbia

Colon, Panama

Panama Canal (Partial Transit)   

Panama Canal (Full Transit)   

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Aruba

Bonaire

Curacao

Colon, Panama

Roatan, Honduras

Grand Cayman, Cayman Island

Lisbon, Portugal

Paris (Le Havre), France

Rotterdam, Holland

Copenhagen, Holland

Rome, Italy

Alicante, Spain

Gibralter, UK Territory

Las Palmas, Grand Canary Island, Canary Islands  

Madeira, Portugal

 

Barcelona, Spain is added to list  

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On 10/22/2019 at 4:38 PM, TNcruising02 said:


Two of the times we there there, we stayed in a hotel across from the beach.  It was all over the beach and very thick.  There were people who didn't seem to mind though.  It's just that I am used to beaches like Destin, Florida, so it spoiled me.  Many people are probably fine with it. Between the seaweed and the dark water, it just wasn't very inviting.

I wish they had more itineraries from Galveston because despite the port, we really like the cruisers.  A much better group as a whole than any other port I have sailed from.

We also really enjoyed staying in Galveston.  There is a lot going on near the beach and we had fun walking around.

My wife is from Ohio and every time we're in Galveston she talks about what the water looks like an so forth.  Now I grew up in Houston and our family had a home on West Beach (still do), so my reply to her was... in HS I could go to the beach after school, you?  Pretty much put that to rest!  No not the prettiest, but as a kid growing up and having a place to go was great and then when we got older and could party it up and not have to drive back to H Town, better!

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Just now, baabtx said:

My wife is from Ohio and every time we're in Galveston she talks about what the water looks like an so forth.  Now I grew up in Houston and our family had a home on West Beach (still do), so my reply to her was... in HS I could go to the beach after school, you?  Pretty much put that to rest!  No not the prettiest, but as a kid growing up and having a place to go was great and then when we got older and could party it up and not have to drive back to H Town, better!


I agree!  I would have loved to have lived next to the beach in Galveston.  I grew up in Arizona and nowhere near any water.

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On the topic of seaweed, mostly seen in the spring and summer time and one will continue to see it well into the first day at sea.

 

Regards Galveston itself, there is a certain "laid back" atmosphere about the place that makes it a great place to start a vacation.

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