June 13, 2024

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How to score the best deal on a 2023 voyage

How to score the best deal on a 2023 voyage

Cruise vacations have seen a major resurgence in the back half of this year and will continue to grow in 2023 with the debut of new ships, itineraries and home ports. Those wishing to try a new departure location outside of popular Florida ports will want to try the Port of Galveston in Texas. 

While the Port of Galveston may not rank as the busiest port in the country — that title belongs to Port Miami — it is one of the fastest-growing locations, according to Tanner Callais, editor of the cruise guide website Cruzely.com

“Over the years Galveston has seen a tremendous amount of growth. Heading into 2023, that growth is reaching a fever pitch,” Callais says. “For the tens of millions that live within driving distance of the port, it’s the chance to sail without having to deal with getting to Miami or Port Canaveral (in Florida).”

In 2022, Royal Caribbean opened a new $125 million terminal in Galveston. Norwegian Cruise Line visited the port for the first time and also plans to have its new Norwegian Prima ship homeport there starting in December 2023. Princess Cruises is also doing its return winter and spring run in Galveston this year.