Carnival Will Soon Return to Ports in Grand Turk, Puerto Rico

In an October 20th message from Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, Carnival announced that they will soon return to several ports damaged by recent hurricanes.

The message stated that the Caribbean is open for business and linked to a Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s caribbeanisopen.com website.

Carnival will resume visits to Grand Turk in the next couple weeks. Visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico will resume on November 30th, and stops in St. Thomas and St. Maarten will resume in January of 2018.

See the full message from Christine Duffy below.  Continue reading

Deals on March Cruises from Galveston

We found some good deals at CruiseDirect on March 2017 cruise departures from Galveston.

If you can do some spur-of-the-moment traveling, the March 6th departure to Cozumel and the Yucatan on the Carnival Valor is a great deal at $389 for an inside cabin. The March 26th Carnival Breeze cruise to Key West and the Bahamas offers a nice change from the more common Western Caribbean itinerary. And $509 for a 7-night cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel aboard the Carnival Freedom is a great cruise value. Continue reading

Carnival’s Newest and Largest Cruise Ship, Carnival Vista, is Coming to Galveston

carnival vistaBeginning September 23, 2018, the Carnival Vista will home port in Galveston, Texas. The Vista, Carnival’s newest and largest ship, will sail two different seven-day itineraries to the western Caribbean.

Vista cruises from Galveston will depart each Sunday and visit either Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel or Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel. Continue reading

Plan Ahead and Save Big!

cozumel-wide-300Plan now for your winter cruise from Galveston and save! Start 2017 off with a Carnival Liberty cruise to Mexico.

January 2017 cruises aboard the Carnival Liberty are now available for booking with prices starting at $274 for inside cabins, $344 for outside cabins, $474 for balconies, and $884 for suites. Those are great prices for a five-night cruise. Ports of call are Cozumel, Mexico and Progreso Mexico (Yucatan). Continue reading

The Carnival Breeze to Arrive in Galveston May 7th

caribbean-palmThe Carnival Breeze, which will replace the Carnival Freedom in the Galveston cruise ship line-up, is scheduled to arrive in port the evening of May 7th.

The ship’s arrival will be celebrated on Sunday, May 8th, with a special Mother’s Day “Mom’s Dash to the Splash” charity event. The event will feature a group of moms, who have been selected through and online contest, teamed up with¬†Houston Texan football players DeAndre Hopkins and Brain Cushingin a head to head race down the ship’s 300 + foot long water slides. Continue reading