Princess® returns to Galveston, sailing once again from this city tucked within a quaint Gulf Coast barrier island. Explore the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and grab some local cuisine, or visit Moody Gardens with attractions and entertainment ranging from a world-class aquarium and a living rainforest to the Discovery Museum and Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, before you embark on a cruise to the Caribbean or Panama Canal.
Find the Best Cruises from Galveston
On a cruise from Galveston to the Western Caribbean, explore the beauty of unspoiled coral reefs and underwater caves as well as visit the ancient Mayan ruins throughout the region. One moment you can be walking among the vast ruins of this mighty civilization and the next delving into the culture of the Yucatán Peninsula or simply unwinding on beaches that offer some of the best snorkeling in the world.
Panama Canal Cruises
Experience the Panama Canal the way it was meant to be on a cruise from Galveston with Princess. Our Ocean to Ocean itinerary is the best option for those who want to fully transit all three sets of locks of what has been called one of the Seven Cruise Wonders of the World. But it’s not just the history of the canal you’ll enjoy. What lies beyond it is just as distinctive, from the cultures of the region to local wildlife.
What to Know About Cruises from Galveston
Galveston at a Glance
- Language: English
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
- Time Zone: Central Time (CT)
- Docking: Your cruise from Galveston docks at the Port of Galveston located in the city’s historic downtown district.
- Attire: Galveston’s temperatures throughout the year typically range from 48 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning it’s never too hot or too cold to spend the day at the beach.
- Transportation: You can get around the island by Uber, Lyft, shuttle, limousine, or rental car. There are also unique transportation options such as surreys along the beachfront and horse-drawn carriages in the historic downtown district.
Things to Do in Galveston
Before getting on a cruise from Galveston, start your vacation with a visit to the city’s museums, historic neighborhoods, and cultural icons. Take a walk along the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, home to family-friendly rides, games, and other attractions. Then relax on one of Galveston’s many iconic beaches and enjoy the 32-miles of coastline. Whether you are traveling with family, a group of friends or your significant other, this laid-back island has something for everyone.
Cruise Ships Sailing from Galveston
Join our Princess fleet to sail on some of the best cruises from Galveston. Find the comforts of home along with the luxuries you deserve on board any of our ships. Discover what makes our fleet so unique.
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Stay Longer and Relax
Extend your cruise vacation, and simplify your travel plans with a hotel stay at the beginning or end of your cruise in Galveston. With a Cruise Plus Hotel Package, a Princess representative meets you at the airport and pier, transporting you to and from your hotel. The package includes the cost of your hotel stay, transportation, luggage handling and the services of the representative.