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Address: 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Wonderful vacation at Galveston

We had a fantastic vacation from the Port of Galveston on Carnival Valor. Getting in an out of the port was quick; luggage drop off was a breeze; great service by the port staff... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
bijukurian2017
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Edmond, Oklahoma

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Arlington, Texas
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This port is rather ugly and dated, and it's a long walk from your parking lot for the cruise if the shuttles are busy. We sailed on a Carnival cruise, and the Port of Galveston shut down completely due to fog as we tried to return it port. This is part of life, but even though they finally allowed us... More 

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San Diego, California
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643 reviews
347 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fog closed the port on our embark day. Carnival fail to keep us informed. We finally heard at 8 pm that we were on our own to make arrangements for the night. 3,000 people looking for lodging in Galveston forced us 35 miles away. Repeated calls to Carnival finally got us a PARTIAL refund with us paying a VERY expensive... More 

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Thank Walker S
Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have cruised out of 5 ports in the United States and this is the worst place I ever cruised out of. They DO NOT ALLOW all cabs or transportation into the cruise port if they don't have a license or have paid some sort of fee to the port. You have to be dropped off across the street and... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic vacation from the Port of Galveston on Carnival Valor. Getting in an out of the port was quick; luggage drop off was a breeze; great service by the port staff. Great place to hang out and the restaurants and shops near the cruise ships are really cool. We stayed at the Harbor House which is less... More 

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Albany, New York
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fog caused the port to close and we boarded our ship 4 hours late. Boarding was a zoo but we got through it fairly quickly. The personnel were very helpful and friendly. The port then close for 21 hours so we were stuck on a ship in the Port. There are very strict rules in Texas so only half the... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very plain port, feels like a warehouse. It took two hours in line to get on the boat and we were in the second earliest group. Leaving the boat had a long delay because there weren't enough lines open for customs. I have a feeling that the size and people capacity of this port is holding back bigger and nicer... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Easy taxi drop off, smooth luggage transfer, doors just steps away from curb. 1st time to cruise out of Galveston so we were a little anxious but it was one of the smoothest. The luggage and customs process after the cruise was just as smooth.

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81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

How do I start being a man with special needs we were stopped at the open of the special needs line all you have to do is look at the wear that I need to work but workers just looked crazy until I pointed at my right leg was then sent on though the line but was stopped again when... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Always love coming to Galveston Island. Great place to hang out and the restaurants and shops near the cruise ships are really cool. We always stay the night before a cruise and just drink in the island vibe.

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Oklahoma
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

You can ride for free. Just be advised it can get very busy during certain times of the day.. Loved it.

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