MSC may be the next cruise line to sail from Galveston. No firm plans have been set for the Italian cruiseline, which already sail from Miami and Port Canaveral, to come to Galveston. However, a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between MSC and Port of Galveston for the development of a new terminal to host MSC ships.
Princess Cruises has announced that the Ruby Princess will homeport in Galveston, Texas from December 2022 to April 2023. The Ruby Princess will sail 5 to 11 day cruises from Galveston to the Western Caribbean. Two 16-day Galveston to San Francisco Panama Canal cruises will also be available.
The Princess cruises from Galveston will go on sale April 7, 2022.
The standard itinerary for Allure will be a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise to Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico, with the first departure scheduled for November 13th, 2022.
The Allure of the Seas is packed with onboard activities and dining options, plus a variety of cabin types, including RCL’s Royal Suites Class accommodations.
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.
Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas arrived in Galveston on November 13th, taking the Navigator of the Seas’ spot in RCL’s lineup of cruises from Galveston. The Liberty of the Seas will sail from here year-round, offering seven-day cruises to the Western Caribbean. But before it gets too heavily into sailing regular cruises, the Liberty is scheduled to spend some time in dry dock. The ship will spend the month of February getting a major upgrade that will include updated waterpark features, new restaurants, and some new and upgraded staterooms. Continue reading →