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Cruises from Texas

Embark from the Lone Star state on a getaway above the waves.


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Where do cruises leave from in Texas?

Cruises embark from the Port of Galveston, an island in the Gulf of Mexico, just south of Houston. It takes anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to drive from downtown Houston to the Port of Galveston.

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Which cruise lines offer cruises from Texas?

The following lines offer cruises from Galveston:

Where do cruises from Texas go?

Cruises from Texas typically sail to port cities in the Caribbean, along the eastern coast of Mexico and around the Bahamas. Itineraries also go from Texas to the Panama Canal to Florida.

Gulf of Mexico cruises from Texas

Cruises from Texas through the Gulf of Mexico visit port cities including:

  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Key West
  • Progreso, Mexico on the Yucatán

Gulf of Mexico cruises from Texas also venture into the Caribbean and east toward the Bahamas.

Caribbean cruises from Texas

Itineraries that begin in Texas and sail through the Caribbean dock at the following ports:

  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Colon, Panama
  • Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Honduras
  • George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Cruises from Texas to the Bahamas

Cruises from Texas to the Bahamas visit ports including:

  • Cococay, Royal Caribbean’s private island
  • Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line’s private island
  • Freeport, Bahamas
  • Half Moon Cay, Carnival’s private island
  • Key West
  • Nassau, Bahamas

Are there cruises from Texas to Hawaii?

No. If you live in Texas and are looking for a Hawaii cruise, you have two options:


How to find cheap cruises from Texas

Cruises can actually be a budget-friendly way to tick multiple destinations off your bucket list, all in one go. Here are some of our favorite tips for finding cheap cruises from Texas:

  • Look for last-minute deals. Fares tend to drop as the departure date nears, since cruise lines are trying to fill up cabins. Use a site like Expedia to locate and book last-minute cruises from Texas.
  • Purchase your cruise around Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Cruise lines are famous for offering rock-bottom prices around these post-Thanksgiving retail holidays. You’ll see deals like buy-one-get-one-free, complimentary drink packages and more.
  • Schedule your cruise during a shoulder season. Booking your cruise in the off-season — spring or fall for Texas, when kids are in school and families are less likely to take vacation. But avoid spring break when prices spike.

Royal Caribbean and Carnival tend to have the cheapest cruises from Texas, and are fairly competitive when it comes to low fare. Budget travelers should avoid Disney Cruise Line. It’s the most expensive option for cruises from Galveston.

Are there three-day cruises from Texas?

No. The shortest cruises from Texas are four nights, which ends up being about five days when you factor in transportation to and from the departure port. You can typically book four-night cruises from Texas with Royal Caribbean, Carnival or Disney Cruise Line.

Are there cruises from Houston, Texas?

No. There isn’t a commercial cruise port in Houston.

Look for cruises from Galveston. If you’re from out of town, a shuttles can take you from the Houston airport to the Port of Galveston. You can either hire an independent shuttle service or book a ride with your cruise line — though the latter tends to be more expensive.

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Bottom line

Nearly a million people embark on cruises from the Port of Galveston in Texas each year, thanks to its close proximity to islands and port cities that exude tropical ideals. Before booking your voyages, check our collection of deals to see if you can save money on fare.

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