Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises Suspended

Royal Caribbean has announced the suspension of cruises through May 11th. In a press release issued March 24, the cruise industry giant stated that they expect to return to service on May 12, 2020. However, because of announced port closures, they do not expect to return to service in Alaska, Canada, and New England until July 1, 2020.

Carnival Cruise Line has canceled all sailing through May 11, 2020.

The cruise cancellations are an effort to help control the spread of the coronovirus. Please visit the CDC Coronavirus website for information on how to stay safe during the pandemic.

Carnival is Now the Official Cruise Line of the Houston Texans

In this photo provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, the new Carnival Breeze departs Dubrovnik, Croatia, Thursdaym, June 21, 2012. Fabricated in Italy for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the 1,004-foot-long cruise ship cost $740 million and accommodates 3,690 passengers. It is sailing through the summer and early fall on a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages prior to being based in Miami, where it is to enter year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruise service. (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman)

Carnival Cruise Line recently announced that they have partnered with the NFL Houston Texans football team and will now be billed as the team’s official cruise line.

Team members will help celebrate the arrival of the Carnival Breeze to the Port of Galveston on May 8th.  The 8th is Mother’s Day and a “Mom’s Dash to the Splash” event has been planned that pairs moms (selected via an online contest) with the players for a race down the ship’s Twister and Drainpipe water slides. The winning team will receive $10,000 for charity and the second place team receives $5,000 for charity.  Continue reading

4-Night Cruises from Galveston

cozumel-twoIf you’re looking for a quick vacation with a Texas departure, a four-night round-trip cruise from Galveston to Cozumel, Mexico is a great option. Several different ships offer these short cruise getaways.

Four-night Cozumel, Mexico cruises are available on the Carnival Freedom, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Liberty, and Disney Wonder. All of the 4-night cruises to Mexico have Thursday afternoon departures from Galveston, two days at sea, and a day in Cozumel, and a Monday morning return. Continue reading

Chase Away the Winter Blues With a February Cruise From Galveston

deck-chairsFebruary can be a cold and dreary month. The festive holiday season has passed and the warm days of spring are still too far away.  It’s a great time for a getaway to somewhere warm and sunny.

Head on down to Galveston, Texas (where the average temperatures in February are a pleasant 64 degrees), hop on a cruise ship, and escape to a tropical destination! Continue reading