Galveston Cruise Terminal Information
Last updated on October 9th, 2021 at 11:50 am
Galveston Cruise Terminal
The Port of Galveston is located on Harborside Drive, at 22nd street. 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, with parking across the street.
There are two Entrance Gates to access the cruise terminals:
West End Gate – 3870 Port Industrial Road
East End Gate – 1402 Harborside Drive
In late 2018, the port announced they had come into agreement with Royal Caribbean to build a new state-of-the-art Oasis-class terminal in the area which is currently known as Pier 10. Finally, in August 2021, they broke ground and are confident the new $125 million terminal will be ready in fall 2022 as the homeport for Allure of the Seas. The state-of-the-art technology available will include mobile check-in and facial recognition. A new 1800 space parking lot will also be built.
Here’s a concept rendering of the new terminal (photo from royalcaribbeanblog.com):
Cruises From Galveston
Carnival Cruises– Breeze, Dream, Vista
Disney Cruises– scheduled to restart November 2021 with Disney Wonder
Royal Caribbean – Independence, Liberty, Adventure, Allure, Grandeur
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
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