February 2020 Galveston Cruise News

Seawolf Park on Pelican Island is one of the last things you will see as you leave Galveston on your cruise. You get this view from the port side.

Last month was busy for cruise news from Galveston. Here are some of the biggest news items that we will cover this month:

  • Several Liberty of the Seas sailings for next year were cancelled due to an extended dry dock.
  • The Carnival Dream cruise departing January 6 had to return to Galveston for a medical emergency.
  • The Carnival Dream and Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas had long fog delays January 15
  • Royal Caribbean will release their Summer 2021 short Caribbean itineraries the week of March 2.
  • Feedspot recognized Galveston Cruise Reviews as a Top 75 Cruise Blog!
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January 2020 Galveston Cruise News

The Allure of the Seas, an Oasis class ship, is coming to Galveston in November 2021.

Welcome to the new news format for Galveston Cruise Reviews! Our primary focus remains on providing reviews of the ships sailing from Galveston as well as things to do and places to stay on the island. However, we also want to keep you up to date on all of the latest news. The easiest way to do that is with our new monthly newsletter. We will review all of the news from the previous month and tell you what is coming up. The last month has been particularly busy, and it was highlighted by a huge announcement from Royal Caribbean. An Oasis class ship is coming to Galveston in 2021, and a new pier will be built to support it. The Allure of the Seas will sail regular 7 night itineraries to Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. There was a lot more, as well.

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Galveston Oasis Class itineraries

Allure of the Seas Galveston itineraries will feature a regular rotation of Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel.

Royal Caribbean announced last week that the Allure of the Seas, an Oasis Class ship, will sail from Galveston. Galveston Cruise Reviews has closely monitored the release of the actual schedules. Now, things are official. The first Galveston Oasis Class sailing will be November 4, 2021. Allure of the Seas will sail a 4 night cruise to Cozumel. Starting November 10, Allure of the Seas Galveston itineraries will feature regular runs to Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. We also expect an additional ship to sail from Galveston.

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Allure of the Seas Galveston!

This is an artist’s rendering of the new Galveston Terminal 3. Royal Caribbean has already announced that the Allure of the Seas, an Oasis Class ship, will sail from it in November 2021. The pier will also be built to handle the forthcoming Icon Class.

Royal Caribbean formally announced this week that the Allure of the Seas, an Oasis Class ship, will be sailing from Galveston. Sailings begin November 2021. The Allure is one of the largest ships at sea, and her proportions are truly massive. What should Texas cruisers expect?

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Galveston City Council to consider Terminal 3

I reported yesterday that the Port of Galveston was considering the final agreement with Royal Caribbean for Terminal 3. The Port approved that agreement. Today, the Galveston City Council will also vote on the agreement. Specifically, item 12(B) on today’s agenda has the city attorney asking for permission to sign the agreement.

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