Galveston is a great port especially if you plan it around one of its many annual events, which this happened to be the last weekend of Mardi Gras and except for being a little chilly, it was fantastic. There are several parades and activities for a whole weekend worth of fun. We had a suite and so boarding would not have been a problem anyway, but we chose to enjoy the festivities and board late and walked right on.
Our cabin 1552 was spacious with way more storage than we needed. The balcony was large enough with two chaise lounges and a table with two chairs. The room steward Gom was the best. The only problem with the suite was the bathtub. There was no separate shower and the walls of the tub are so high, I wasn't sure I could get in and out of it without injuring myself. It was crazy and I would never recommend it to ANYONE let alone someone with back problems which my husband and I both have. Sitting on the side of the tub to get out, my feet didn't come close to the floor and I'm 5'7". Well, we also didn't like the location which was near the front of the ship and it was quite a walk for us to several venues, including the Suite Lounge. Frances, our concierge and Suite Lounge host was magnificent. Day one he asked our names and greeted us by name ever since.
We loved the ship, all but the promenade on deck 5. It was too cramped and narrow to handle the number passengers. There are separate pools and hot tubs for adults which was great.