Tagged: Galveston

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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