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JLI219 November 30th, 2010 09:59 PM

Galveston Port
Hi All,

Sorry if this has been asked before. I assume most people fly into Houston. From this point on I am wondering how most people get to the port? I'm not interested in the Carnival transfer because I would fly down the day before the cruise departed.


sistagoldenhair December 1st, 2010 12:13 PM


We rented a car from Houston to Galveston then took the car rental shuttle to the ship. This was years ago - so I'm not sure if they still have that same service now.

Snoozeman December 1st, 2010 12:56 PM

Galveston is a drive-friendly NOT a fly-friendly port.

Rental is good option.

Galveston is one circumstance where flying in on day of embarkation may be the easiest way to travel. The cruise shuttle is really the best option here.

Want2cruisetheworld December 2nd, 2010 07:11 PM

My daughter and I cruised out of this port a few years back. We flew into Houston in the middle of a terrific rain storm the night before the cruise. We rented a car at the airport and drove ourselves to Galveston (what a storm!). It was very easy to get from Houston to Galveston. The next day the rental agency drove us to the port and took possesion of the car. Easy as pie! After the cruise we used the shuttle Carnival offered back to Houston. Hope this helps...

Fern December 4th, 2010 08:35 PM

We flew into Houston the day before and stayed at an airport hotel (I think it was Hampton Inn) with a free shuttle to and from the airport. The morning of the cruise we took the hotel shuttle back to the airport and took the Carnival transfer.

It worked well for us :).

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