Galveston Cruise Port – Terminal Information

Galveston is already a major U.S. cruise home port, but it is set to become even bigger. One of the fastest growing cruise homeports in the world, Galveston Wharves is partnering with MSC Cruises for a fourth cruise terminal that the MSC Seascape will call home in November of 2025. 

MSC will have a set cruise schedule when the terminal opens. The port also can negotiate with other cruise lines to use the terminal based on availability.

The port will develop the $100 million cruise terminal, $42 million parking garage, internal roadway and other improvements at Pier 16.

At an estimated $142 million, the project will be funded with port cash reserves and revenue bonds. The port will convert an existing cargo warehouse into the 165,000-square-foot cruise terminal.  

The Port of Galveston is the fourth most popular cruise home port in the U.S., hosting 1.49 million cruise passengers in 2023, a 43 percent increase over 2022.  The port also leases and maintains a wide range of cargo facilities on the deep-water Galveston Harbor, which is ranked among the top 50 busiest U.S. cargo waterway

Galveston Cruise Port Terminals (25, 28 and 10)

The Port of Galveston is located on Harborside Drive. With plenty of parking options and nearby access to several hotels, restaurants and local attractions, the port is a great takeoff spot for a wide array of local and international adventures.

There are two cruise terminals beside each other – Terminals 25 and 28 (formerly Terminals 1 & 2), with parking across the street and nearby (with free shuttle service).

Infographic of Terminals 25 and 28 showing parking lots and shuttle information.

Royal Caribbean’s New Terminal

Royal Caribbean’s new state-of-the-art Terminal 10 is located at 1402 Harborside Drive, down the street from Terminal’s 1 and 2.

It has its own parking facilities separate from Terminals 1 and 2.

Infographic of Terminal 10 showing the terminal and areas of parking surrounding it - North Lot, South Lot and Pier 14 parking.

Here’s a quick look at the facilities:

Parking for a Cruise in Galveston

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Cruises From Galveston Port

Carnival Cruises
Disney Cruises
Royal Caribbean 

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Galveston Embarkation Tips:

– drop luggage off prior to parking
Passengers with Special Needs – ask if there is a special check-in line for those with disabilities. Often there is an expedited line for those who can’t stand for long periods of time. As well, there are usually cruise line staff who are more than willing to help with wheelchairs if passengers are unable to walk the ramp to the ship

Galveston Cruise Cam

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