Phil & Liz,
Thanks for looking into this for us, keep checking to see if any of the Galveston hotels will offer the cruise package like Holiday Inn Superdome did. (I like Holiday Inn's anyway because I can get a good rate with priority club)
Oh ... and since you have so much time to investigate cruise options ... can you also check for the best transportation costs to Galveston from Houston airport. (I think the Phil & Liz mini van sounds like fun
Getting real excited about this, about 10 months to go!