I used to live in Houston before moving to Evans, Ga.
Have taken three cruises on Conquest and one on Ecstasy before they left Galveston. So easy to get to port and part. 1 1/2 hours home to cruise parking. Closest port now is Charleston, 3 hours away. Since moving here have only gone on Miracle out of Port Everglades 12 hours away but going in October on Fascination out of Jacksonville. That's 5 hours from here. Kinda funny since I was in Navy and sailed out of Jacksonville ( actually Mayport) on 2 occasions on carriers.
I do still look at Galveston on Sundays to watch the Magic leave.
Have fun and smooth sailings