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We Specialize In Cruises That Sail From the Texas Ports

Texas ports offer a variety of cruise opportunities for those of you living in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Lousiana.  At the present time there are four cruise lines offering a variety of cruises that originate at two conveniently located Texas ports  - The Port of Galveston and Houston's Bayport Cruise Terminal.  Carnival Cruises Lines has the Carnival Magic and the Carnival Triumph; Royal Caribbean has the Navigator of the Seas; Norwegian Cruise Line has the Jewel; and Princess has the Emerald Princess.  

The positioning of these ships on the Texas Gulf Coast provide a great opportunity for those living in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana to experience the excitement of a cruise vacation without having to travel across the country. You can choose from any one of the four, five, or seven day cruises offered by these two fine cruise lines.

What is really great is that if you are saling out of the Port of Galveston you can drive in a day or so ahead of your cruise, stay in one of Galveston's great hotels, experience world class seafood and enjoy the historic Galveston Strand. Many hotels allow cruise passengers staying in their hotel to leave their cars in the hotel parking and will provide transportation to and from the Port Terminal

  • If you have never been on a cruise and are concerned about whether you will like it or not, one of these short cruises offer you a chance to "get your feet wet" without breaking the bank. 
  • Or maybe you just need a short "get-away-from-it-all" trip and your time is limited. 
  • Even seasoned cruisers will find a sailing that meets their needs.

One of these offerings will meet your time and budget needs and at the same time offer a great cruising experience.

The Carnival Magic now calls the Port of Galveston home and offers two seven day itineraries. One, a Western Caribbean experience will take you to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman Island, and Cozumel.  The second, an Eastern Caribbean will allow you to visit Key West and the Bahamas.

Carnival is also offering four  and five day cruises on the Carnival Triumph.  The four day cruise visits the island of Cozumel while the five day cruise will add Playa del Carmen (Calica) to its itinerary. 

The five day cruises offer both Monday and a Saturday sail dates.  Click the Carnival logo above to view our Carnival Texas offerings.  To view our Carnival Texas cruise offerings Click Here

If you know what you want and are ready to book now just click on the book now banner below.  If you need some help it is only a phone call (713) 385-0080 or away.  Be sure and include the offer number and your contact information.


 For additional information on any of these Texas Port Cruises e-mail us at avid_Appleby@att.net




The Emerald Princess features the latest innovations in one of Princess Cruises largest ships, with room for 3,080 passengers. From her nearly 900 balconies, you can enjoy sweeping views of romantic landscapes across the world. After experiencing the relaxed comfort of intimate onboard venues, however, you may not want to explore the beauty ashore! The serenity of The Sanctuary and the casual street café atmosphere of the Piazza may just reel you in for the day, while your nights might be filled with the great tasting food offered in the Crown Grill followed by a first-run film at Movies Under the Stars®.


To book your space on the Emerald Princess

or give us a call at (409) 509 0293


Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, for cruise only on select sailings and stateroom categories. Government taxes and fees are additional. For new reservations only. Subject to availability. Certain restrictions apply. May not be combinable with any other promotion and may be withdrawn at any time. "Deals" pricing reflects the special rate(s) you may be eligible for. Proof of eligibility required. If eligibility cannot be validated, you will be charged the standard rate or denied boarding. All prices are quoted in U. S. Dollars. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice. Ships' Registry: Bahamas. © 2007 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

To find and book a Royal Caribbean Texas cruise on the Navigator of the Seas click on the link below and follow the directions.  

 Please note that by booking a cruise through this link you are selecting Texas Cruise and travel as your Travel Agent for this booking and should direct all questions to


Special Rates May Be Available for Fexas Residents

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Norwegian Jewel

As the namesake of our "Jewel Class" cruise ships, you can bet she's got it all. As well as offering some of the largest suites at sea, there are staterooms to accommodate every style. When it comes to entertainment, this ship's filled with excitement: 16 dining options, 13 bars and nightclubs and that's just the beginning. So, come aboard and go island hopping in the Caribbean.

Warm waters, balmy breezes, white sands and brilliantly colored undersea life await you on this cruise from Texas to the tropics. Swim with dolphins in Cozumel, go cave tubing through crystal caves in Belize and dive into the Caribbean’s largest coral reef in Roatan. Conveniently sailing from the Modern Houston Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena, Texas

For information or to book your Norwegian Cruise us

or call us at (409) 509-0293