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Galveston Cruise Reviews

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Ship
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Galveston

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Excellent

2,559

Very Good

1,603

Average

941

Poor

483

Terrible

259

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5,898 Galveston Cruise Reviews


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kkrosa99

1 Review Written

Surprisingly Outstanding

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By the title of the review, you might misunderstand what I was trying to say. This was the first time I went on a cruise and I went with my work team as a part of a thank you gift from our boss. The ship was pretty ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Dune_mama

3 Reviews Written

Nice Winter Getaway

We drove to the Port as we are from the Midwest. We parked at Lighthouse parking and have the last few times we have sailed from Galveston. It is much smaller, but I've never had to wait a long time for a shuttle. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Lrgdaman

3 Reviews Written

Fun but fog ruined the first day

Amazing cruise, but kids club is overcrowded and most of the activities aren’t suited for 11 and 12 year olds. I don’t understand why they would do the same activities as the 3 year olds on the ship. The main ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Too blessed to be stressed

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our first Carnival premier cruise.

This was our first premier Casino cruise and our 8th Carnival cruise in general. Husband was very excited. But I knew that meant he was going to spend much of his time in the Casino so I brought my grandkids for a ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ched03

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Pleasantly surprised with the charm of this little ship.

Embarkation was super easy because of the option to check in with expedited check in. I highly recommend taking advantage of it any time it is offered. I had heard so many things, good and bad, about ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Komorowski

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

The Virgin cruise

This was my first cruise. I had a good trip, even with the changes caused by the corona virus. The food was very plentiful and the varieties seemed endless. There was dinning for every type, from the burger joint ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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_dani.ela_

1 Review Written

Great for kids not so much for adults

It was our first cruise as a family and my 12 loves Disney the rest of us are fans but not as much as she is. The ship was very nice the rooms were nice and the pull out bunk beds were ok , the top bunk had a ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Ranoah

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Read the reviews and do your research before booking!

Let me first say the entertainment, stateroom attendant and dining room waiters were great! However........ Don’t forget to pack your patience! We planned this trip for our four teenagers during spring ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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mimimacaw

8 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great ship, food and entertainment

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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phillip0604

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First and Last Carnival Cruise

This was my first cruise and probably the last one. To start with when we arrived we were not told that the bags could be checked in and taken to the rooms when it was ready later. The room was not available until 2 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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MDtechiecruiser

6 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

A great, unique experience

I used to live in Galveston (20 yrs ago) and cruised on Carnival a lot, and once on Royal from Houston. But this was my first after all that time. The thing that sticks with me the most is the unique, Texas-centric ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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tubacka

1 Review Written

Great trip!

This was the first cruise all 9 of us and we couldn't be happier. It was my wife and I, our 3 grown children, 2 of their friends, and my wife's parents. After we were home we sat down and tried to find ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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RJBrown

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Horrible Service!

Lets start with this dang coronavirus...You state you are taking extra precautions including medical evaulations before boarding. OH so filling out a sheet of paper is a medical evaultion! What are you people ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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dmedward

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice getaway

Ship overall – it is showing it’s age. Rust on the outside, the banisters in the pool area need refinishing as they are chipped and worn. Carpets did not seem to be stained and had normal wear and tear. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jjm3

1 Review Written

A lot of disappointments

This is my 3rd cruise and all 3 have been with Royal Caribbean. Unfortunately this one left a bad mark and the way things were handled more or less ruined my vacation for me and left me questioning if I’ll ever ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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ChristieP

1 Review Written

Seven nights of fun with great service!

My husband and I were part of a family cruise group of 10. This was his first cruise, and my first in 30 years. Our entire group purchased The Key, and we purchased the Unlimited Drinks package. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Gretel1128

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Dining Nightmares

We prefer to cruise from Galveston and have previously cruised on the Liberty. Embarkation was a breeze. Both Hubby and I used our own Scooters and had no problem getting on the ship. Since we timed our arrival ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Jp03559

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cruise took us to Roatan, Belize, and Cozumel.

Cruise took us to two ports that we have not been to. Galveston is driving distance from home. Roatan we took a cab for 3 hours around Roatan and was great. Cab driver did not speak English, however, we do ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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BigBoats4Me

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

3rd Time is a charm with Carnival Vista

Spoiler Alert: Ignore EVERYTHING negative you have read about the Vista so far. Based on our most recent trip none of the negativity is true and the naysayers are just complaining because they really don’t know ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ROBITAIP

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good entertainment

Embarkation was well organized and fast. Rooms are showing their age and are in bad need of a facelift. The buffet is the windjammer, should be called the people jammer, on sea days it’s absolutely gross in there, ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jfslcruise

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Staff made Christmas Cruise. Ship not so much.

This was a family vacation consisting of parents (54 & 53) and daughters (20 & 16). The primary reason for picking this cruise was that it fit a compressed holiday schedule. This was our eighth cruise (4 RCI, 3 ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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rosiegirl2

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for.

We usually do two back to back cruises in February to get a break from our long upstate NY winters. We had booked the first one to go out of New Orleans on NCL. We hadn’t been there before so we thought we’d ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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sshs

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Below average Carnival cruise

We cruise a lot of lines, including Carnival, but this cruise was definitely among our least favorites. The 3 star rating is in light of the fact that we enjoyed some of the entertainment and the ports. Also, the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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can80n

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Had high expectations - Don't get room overlooking Royal Promenade

We chose this cruise because of the Galveston departure port as we live in TX. We have two small boys (5 and 8) and this was our "trial" cruise for them to see if they liked cruising. We wanted to keep it simple and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Denise8769

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Highs and Lows

Easy, expedited boarding from Galveston at 12pm. We were guided to 9th deck for relaxation and drinks while embarkation was underway. Waiters were hustling trays of pre-made Mai Tais as soon as we sat down. The ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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