Please be advised: If you have a cruise scheduled April 51, 16, 17 leaving from Galveston, you will be best served arriving a day or two early. That weekend is "Beach Party Weekend" in Galveston and every college/high school kid will be driving to Galveston to party. You can expect traffic jams from 10-20 miles heading into Galveston. If you plan on arriving the day of your cruise, you will probably not make your sailing unless you get to Galveston before 9:00am. Anything later and you will be stuck in traffic. This is for real, the locals close shop and leave for the weekend.