The island city of Galveston on the Gulf Coast of Texas is a popular jumping off point for cruises to South and Central America and the Caribbean, with a steady stream of cruise liners coming in and out of the city’s bustling port throughout the year.
If it’s a Caribbean adventure that takes your fancy, why not take inspiration from our selection below, which highlights three of the best Caribbean cruises starting in Galverston? We’ve done the research so you don’t need to…
A week long Caribbean cruise provides plenty of time to enjoy your ship’s amenities as well as get a real feel for the region via several prolonged stop-offs. After departing from Galveston, you’ll spend a couple of nights at sea before your first port of call, the island of Key West off the Florida coast. A full afternoon here will serve as an appetiser before you hit the Bahamas the following day. Your first stop will be Freeport on Grand Bahamas Island and you’ll enjoy an entire day here before moving onto the Bahamian capital of Nassau the next morning. Three more nights at sea will round-off your trip before your return journey to Galveston.
For those with limited time but keen to get a small flavour of the Caribbean, this 4-night tour could be just right for you. Boarding your ship in Galveston, you’ll spend two nights on the ocean waves before arriving in Cozumel, the Mexican island in the western Caribbean. Here you’ll get to spend a long and leisurely day doing whatever you wish – whether it’s relaxing on a pristine beach, indulging in world class diving or snorkeling, or hiking in a national park. You’ll then enjoy two more nights at sea before your return to Galveston brings your cruise to a close.
A full two-week cruise will immerse you in the Caribbean way of life and allow you to see a wide and diverse range of destinations in the region. After departing Galveston, you’ll spend three nights at sea before arriving in George Town on Grand Cayman Island for a day’s exploration. Another two nights at sea will precede the next leg of your cruise, which will see you visit Aruba and Curacao before another couple of nights riding the ocean waves. Next up, it’s Grenada and Barbados, with further stop-offs in Dominica and St Maarten. Three more nights on-board will see your cruise come to a close as you make a leisurely return to the US, where you’ll disembark in Port Canaveral in Orlando, Florida.