Parking at the Port of Galveston
There is additional parking at Terminal Number 2, 2702 Harborside Dr. Galveston, TX 77550
If you prefer to drive your own car, there are official car parks at both of the Port of Galveston cruise terminals, where a spot is guaranteed for all cruise passengers. The rates depend on the duration of the cruise. You can pay in Cash, Travelers Checks, or Visa/MasterCard/Discover.
• 4 day cruise: $45 or $40 prepaid
• 5 day cruise: $50 or $45 prepaid
• 6 day cruise: $60 or $55 prepaid
• 7 day cruise: $70 or $65 prepaid
• 8 day cruise: $75 or $70 prepaid
• 10 day cruise: $80 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for prepaid rate.
• 14 day cruise: $100 or contact email@example.com for prepaid rate.
For cruises longer than 14 days please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for prepaid rate.
Vehicles that take up two or more parking spaces will be charged double the rate.
All passengers can be dropped off directly at the Port of Galveston where porters will help with baggage. Returning passengers can go to the parking lot to retrieve their vehicle and return to the loading dock to pick up remaining passengers.
Port of Galveston Overview
The Port of Galveston is a bustling point of embarkation for cruise passengers of various cruise lines. What makes this port a popular choice is the convenience that the city offers in terms of amenities, like safe and affordable parking choices for the duration of the cruise, hotels and restaurants near the Port of Galveston, and various attractions to pass the time before and after travel.
The Port of Galveston currently has 3 cruise lines sailing to and from it: Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International. In the fall and winter, more ships sail from Galveston than during Spring and Summer.
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There are a variety of transport options that you can choose from in order to get to and from the Port of Galveston cruise terminal. A number of nearby hotels offer free or paid shuttle services to the Port of Galveston. Many of them also offer paid parking for the duration of the cruise.
If you're flying in, the nearest airports to the Galveston cruise port are the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston. Though the former is farther away, it is larger and therefore has about 9 car rental companies that will offer you cars that can be dropped off locally at their Galveston offices.
The Wyndham Grand Tremont House Hotel and the Hilton Galveston Island Resort are two luxury hotels near the Port of Galveston, and the Inn at the Water Park and the Commodore on the Beach are two family friendly hotels that offer packages to cruise customers. Some mid-range options around the Port of Galveston include the Country Inn and Suites Galveston Beach, the Holiday Inn, and La Quinta Inn and Suites.
For some delectable dining around the Port of Galveston, check out Queen's Bar-B-Que, Sky Bar Steak & Sushi, Gaido's Seafood Restaurant and Rudy & Paco Restaurant. If you're looking for a casual eatery around the Port of Galveston, Mod Coffee and Tea House has some inexpensive and tasty dishes.
Attractions & Entertainment
The Port if Galveston s is well worth an extra day or two's stay before or after a cruise trip. The area has many good restaurants, clubs and attractions, most of which are close to the Port of Galveston. Make a splash at Schlitterbahn Waterpark or take the family to Moody Gardens for some fun. For additional attractions, visit the Lone Star Flight Museum, Texas Seaport Museum and Bishop's Palace.
Galveston's historic downtown district is the perfect choice, if you want to do some shopping during your cruise vacation. The Port of Galveston has tons of gift shops like Coastal Creations, Texas Cowgirl and Old Strand Emporium. For those that want additional options other than gift shop souvenirs, be sure to visit Bargain Beachwear, Beach Break, Dolphin World and Tangerine Boutique.