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ADVENTURE IS BIGGER IN GALVESTON

Kryssning från Galveston, Texas

When you cruise from Galveston, you’re in for big thrills before you even set foot onboard the ship. A favorite vacation stop among families, this fun-loving seaside city in Texas offers a unique blend of history, natural beauty and warm southern hospitality. Start your visit with a Texas-style breakfast in the historic Strand District, the pulsing heart of the city and a hub of antique shops, restaurants and bars. Make time for a walk along the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, home to lots of family-friendly rides, games and other attractions. Then explore Galveston’s illustrious history on a scenic stroll past well-preserved Victorian mansions and centuries-old landmark buildings. If you visit Galveston, you must dedicate a bit of time to the city’s museums, which host exhibits on all kinds of topics — from Galveston’s history with oil and railroads to the pirates and corsairs that haunt the Gulf Coast’s rich and colorful past.
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PLAYGROUND OF THE SOUTH

Come ready and raring for Texas-sized Gulf Coast adventure with cruises to Mexico and the Western Caribbean.

Liberty of the Seas, Aerial view.

Sail on Liberty of the Seas

It’s time to slip into a vacation state of mind. Brimming with bold new flavors, exhilarating entertainment, family fun by the gallon, and game-changing waterslides —like the Tidal Wave, the first boomerang-style slide at sea — Liberty of the Seas® is one of the greatest ships for sun-soaked island-hopping.


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Independence of the Seas Aerial

Sail on Independence of the Seas

Maxed out with thrills, Independence of the Seas® offers endless adventure. Launch into a virtual world on the Sky Pad℠ bungee trampoline experience, then face off in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag clash. And those are just some of the ways you can fill every sea day with fun.


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Things To Do in Galveston

An aerial view of the a beach in Galveston, Texas

SALTWATER STALWARTS

An aerial view of the a beach in Galveston, Texas

An aerial view of the a beach in Galveston, Texas

SALTWATER STALWARTS

Unwind along Galveston’s 32 miles of sun-drenched shoreline at one of the many county beach parks lining the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston Island State Park offers quiet seclusion and Stewart Beach is a great family-friendly option, while East Beach is a popular gathering space for livelier beach crowds.

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas

HEAD TO THE PIER

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas

HEAD TO THE PIER

Say hello to the thrills and excitement of the massive amusement park at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Galveston cruises give the opportunity to experience all that the pier has to offer. Enjoy the rides before playing all of the classic carnival games — there's even a roller coaster on Pleasure Pier!

galveston texas old Strand District
galveston texas old Strand District

BUILDING BLOCKS

Stroll past well-preserved Victorian-era buildings in the old Strand District during your Galveston cruise. Once called the “Wall Street of the South”, this charming commercial hub, along with the neighboring East End Historic District, is home to mansions-turned-museums, the Grand 1894 Opera House, plus loads of unique shops and cozy cafés.

galveston texas gulf shrimp plate
galveston texas gulf shrimp plate

LOCAL CUISINE

Seafood is king on Galveston Island— Gulf shrimp, blue crabs, snapper and grouper come fresh off the boat. But the signature Tex-Mex cuisine equally impresses with sizzling fajitas and tequila-laced margaritas. Old Strand Emporium scoops out ice-cream parlor charm, while La King’s Confectionary is where local candy makers craft saltwater taffy in-house. Don’t miss a drive-through daiquiri stand for a frozen cocktail on-the-go.

galveston texas antique storefront model ship
galveston texas antique storefront model ship

SHOPPING

The Strand Historical District is the town’s prime shopping spot, where 19th-century storefronts now house a quirky collection of locally owned gift shops and antique stores. Here you can pick up beachwear, whimsical gifts, model ships, used books, Southwestern turquoise jewelry, and Texas-inspired home décor.

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Experttips
Galveston Island Trolley buses run approximately every 30 minutes on two routes through the downtown and seawall districts. The fare for adults is $1, with exact change required.

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