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Carnival Breeze Returns to Service from Galveston Today; Third Carnival Cruise Line Ship to Resume Guest Operations

Carnival Breeze Returns to Service from Galveston Today; Third Carnival Cruise Line Ship to Resume Guest Operations (July 2021)Carnival Breeze returns to service today when it departs on a four-day cruise from Galveston, part of its popular schedule of short cruises from that port. The ship is the line’s third to resume service, following the sailings of Carnival Vista from Galveston and Carnival Horizon from Miami in early July. (more…)

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Carnival Cruise Line Agreements with Miami, Galveston and Port Canaveral Gain CDC Approval As Restarts Plans Progress

Carnival Cruise Line (logo)Carnival Corporation today (May 28, 2021) received U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) acceptance of its Phase 2A Port Agreements for PortMiami, Port of Galveston and Port Canaveral – all key homeports for Carnival Cruise Line and the first three homeports that Carnival is focusing on for its return to guest operations this summer. (more…)



Carnival Cruise Line, Federal Maritime Commission, Galveston Officials Participate in Cruise Restart Rally At Port of Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line, Federal Maritime Commission, Galveston Officials Participate in Cruise Restart Rally At Port of Galveston - Carnival President Christine Duffy (May 2021)In a unified showing of support to encourage the resumption of cruising in the U.S., Carnival Cruise Line joined members of the Federal Maritime Commission, Galveston city and port officials and local businesses at the Port of Galveston to highlight the economic impact of cruising in Galveston and throughout Texas. (more…)

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Port Of Galveston Will Be Ready To Welcome Cruise Ships, Passengers

The Port of Galveston“No one knows exactly when cruise ships will sail again from the Port of Galveston, but I can assure you that we’ll be ready. As the fourth most popular cruise port in the U.S. and the only cruise homeport in Texas, the Port of Galveston is an important cruise industry partner”, said Galveston Port chief executive officer and Port Director Rodger Rees. (more…)

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Galveston officials urge quick cruise ship comeback

As Spring Break 2021 kicks off in a much different way than last year, there’s a renewed push to bring cruises back to Galveston. Small business owners and workers rallied in Galveston Friday for jobs related to the cruise ship industry. They said a year of COVID-19 cancellations is enough. (abc13.com)

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Port of Galveston director expects limited cruise ship capacity come August

The Port of GalvestonIf cruise ships resume operating from Galveston later this summer, they probably won’t sail packed full of people, Port of Galveston Executive Director Rodger Rees said Tuesday. During a meeting of the Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees, Rees gave an update about the limited information the port has about its cruise tenants’ plans to, possibly, return to business under operating protocols meant to keep passengers and crew members safe from COVID-19. (galvnews.com)

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Port of Galveston adjusts books, assumes cruises are done for 2020

The Port of GalvestonWhen it comes to cruises, the Port of Galveston is assuming the worst. The Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously voted to adjust its 2020 budget under the assumption that no cruises will sail this year because of cancellations caused by the coronavirus. (galvnews.com)

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Royal Caribbean Asks for Delay in Building New Galveston Terminal

Galveston and Royal Caribbean Sign Long-Term Agreement for New TerminalThe financial hits from COVID-19 just keep on coming, as cruise companies are now slashing expenses by delaying the start of major projects. Late Friday, Rodger Rees, port director, Port of Galveston, Texas, informed the Wharves Board of Trustees that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) had requested a year-long extension before it begins construction on a new $100 million cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston’s Pier 10. (travelagentcentral.com)

Galveston and Royal Caribbean Sign Long-Term Agreement for New Terminal

Galveston and Royal Caribbean Sign Long-Term Agreement for New TerminalThe Port of Galveston, the fourth most active cruise port in North America, has signed a long-term contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) for a new $100 million cruise terminal. Through the public-private partnership, RCL will build the terminal, then lease it from the port for an initial term of 20 years, with four 10-year extension options. (more…)

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