Royal Caribbean’s $125 Million Galveston Cruise Terminal to Open in October

There’s a big change coming to the Galveston cruise port – and a BIG SHIP!

A new $125 million terminal is under construction which will provide the space needed to welcome the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas to Galveston. The Allure of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’Oasis Class ships, with capacity for 5,400 passengers.

The terminal is being constructed through a public-private partnership in which Royal Caribbean is building the terminal which it will then lease from the port.

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Over 7 Million Passengers Have Passed Through Port of Galveston

graphic-shipThe Port of Galveston celebrated an exciting milestone in September of this year. Now in it’s 15th year of operation, the cruise port has served over seven million passengers.

In an October 18th press release, Port of Galveston officials announced that their 7 millionth passenger crossed through their cruise terminal in early September 2015. Continue reading

Galveston Celebrates 15 Years As A Year-Round Cruise Port

15years_smallThe Port of Galveston is celebrating 15 years as an active cruise port with year-round cruise departures.

According to a news announcement issued by the Port of Galveston, the current fifteen-year stretch of successful cruise activity began with the September 30th sailing of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Celebration in 2000. Since then, more than seven million cruise passengers have traveled through the port. Continue reading