Carnival Suite Perks

My Ocean Suite on the Carnival Dream was a great room on a great ship. The Carnival suite perks, however, significantly lag Royal Caribbean.

I sailed the Carnival Dream just before Christmas, and I had a great time. I sailed in an Ocean Suite. This Summer, I also sailed the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas in the Villa Suite. Galveston Cruise Reviews readers know I loved the suite perks. Today, I am not writing to compare the two lines, the two ships, not the two overall experiences. Instead, I want to focus on one specific aspect of my trip. The Carnival suite perks included some very nice touches. Unfortunately, however, they don’t provide the same premium experience as does Royal Caribbean.

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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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Z Limo from IAH to Galveston

Z Limousine took me from IAH to Galveston in a Lincoln Continental.

I love cruising from Galveston. That’s the whole reason I started a blog about it. However, there is one major problem. Neither Houston airport is particularly convenient to the island. George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) is my preferred airport, and it is even further from the island than is Hobby (HOU). Happily, I’m writing this in a Z Limousine Lincoln Continental from IAH to Galveston. They are an excellent private car company which provides a lot of options for getting to your cruise.

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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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