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Cruise from Galveston

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Cruise from Galveston

Hi,

Thinking of booking a cruise that leaves from Galveston...Can't figure out what airline goes to the airport? Is it only for private planes? What's the best way to get there from NY? I'm thinking of coming a day early and staying overnight, then maybe getting a cab to the port? Better to rent a car? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Cruise from Galveston

You'll have to fly into one of the Houston airports - IAH or HOU. There is no commercial service at the airport in Galveston.

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2. Re: Cruise from Galveston

Hobby Airport (HOU) is closer to Galveston, than Bush Intercontinental (IAH).

Southwest Airlines is big at Hobby, Continental is big at IAH, but most airlines serve either airport.

I believe there is a cruise shuttle to a Houston airport, you'll have to check with the ship. Super Shuttle, et al, are pretty expensive. A rental car for a one-way is not a bad price, but if you need to drop off/pick up on Sunday, you are out of luck. Enterprise is the only car company in Galveston and they are closed on Sundays.

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3. Re: Cruise from Galveston

Oh wow, thanks. The ship I am considering is a Sun to Sun trip. I guess we'd have to get a cab both ways....any idea if the cabs are readily available at the port for the ride back to the airport?

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4. Re: Cruise from Galveston

The cost of a cab would not be much less than to hire a limo service to pick you up and shuttle you back. There are several.

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5. Re: Cruise from Galveston

Go to www.cruisecritic.com and read the port reviews and threads about Galveston, and also the board for the cruise in which your interested where you might be able to arrange shared transport to Galveston.

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6. Re: Cruise from Galveston

Enterprise has a lock box for drop off on Sunday. One way rental is possible.

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