Stuttgarden Tavern Galveston restaurant

Stuttgarden Tavern is located near the Galveston Cruise Pier. They have ample seating both indoor and outdoor.

When we sailed this Summer, we had a big group. We wanted to eat dinner together, but not many restaurants are equipped to seat 14 people. Happily, we stumbled on Stuttgarden Tavern. It is located near the cruise pier, and they have cavernous seating both indoors and out. The grub at this Galveston restaurant isn’t fancy. It is, however, very good.

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Galveston Pleasure Pier

The Galveston Pleasure Pier is an excellent way to pass an evening before your cruise.

I always recommend getting to Galveston at least one day in advance of your cruise. You don’t want to risk a late flight on departure, and Galveston is an excellent vacation destination on its own. If you get there early, however, you will want something to do. We walked to the Galveston Pleasure Pier from our hotel. There probably isn’t enough there to pass an entire day. However, it is a great way to pass a beautiful Summer evening.

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Carnival 2021 Galveston schedule

The Galveston ship channel seen from the Tremont Hotel. The Carnival 2021 schedule features sailings on 4 ships.

We wrote earlier this month with the complete schedule of cruises from Galveston through April 2021. Happily, Carnival has since updated their schedule. Even better, there is great news for cruisers from Texas. The Carnival 2021 Galveston schedule is expanding. Carnival will offer cruises on 4 different ships on a wider variety of itineraries.

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Hotel Galvez

A view of the Please Pier from our room at the Hotel Galvez. You have to pay more for a room with a Gulf view, but we very much enjoyed that.

I never get to town on the same day my cruise leaves. There is too much risk that something goes wrong, and I don’t want to miss the start of my cruise. Also, I almost always sail from Galveston. Galveston is one of my favorite vacation spots anyway. That begs the question of where to stay. I have previously stayed all over the island. We stayed at the Hampton Inn for our last cruise, and the Notorious P.I.G. stayed in an AirBnB this Summer. My favorite place, however, is the Hotel Galvez. Different parts of our group had a suite and a PURE room. I will tell you about both, and then I will share the public facilities at this amazing hotel.

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Galveston cruise calendar 2019-2020

The Galveston cruise calendar has a lot of excellent options.

When we started sailing from Galveston in 2002, there weren’t a lot of options. Carnival had one old ship (the Celebration) sailing short itineraries. Later, Royal Caribbean added one older ship (the Rhapsody) sailing short cruises. By now, however, the Galveston cruise calendar has almost too many options. Galveston Cruise Reviews is here to explain what the options are from now through 2020.

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