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Address: 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Easy Experience - Carnival Magic

I had read plenty of reviews about how awful the port was and how there were long lines everywhere. This was not my experience at all. I found the port to be efficient and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2015
chris_stapper
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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

I had read plenty of reviews about how awful the port was and how there were long lines everywhere. This was not my experience at all. I found the port to be efficient and serviceable. Sure, there were crowds and I did have to wait for a few minutes to turn left into the port, but this was nothing different... More 

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canada
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is a very historic place. Lots of beautiful old buildings in dramatically painted cheerful colours. Cruise ships take of for many destinations.

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Bern, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

While disembarkation was a breeze on my date of arrival, with a good number of TSA agents greeting passengers and with hardly any lines at all, the pleasantness came to an end as soon as I left the port building directly after customs. There was only directional signage at this point and no further signage. The elderly were forced to... More 

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Noble, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

The Port Terminal is very unorganized, not enough room for everyone, very small restrooms. Overall very unpleasant experience.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Ports are for moving people and goods around - quickly, easily, and securely...and Galveston is falling behind. They are so busy ticketing Uber drivers that they don't step back and notice that they have thousands of elderly seniors standing in the sun, clutching all their earthly possessions, waiting for state-sanctioned transport - for literally hours. All because there are NOT... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is such as easy port to cruise out of. Plenty of parking at the terminal, or with a hotel you stayed at.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Went out on a Royal Caribbean cruise...easy to get to, plenty of friendly, helpful porters, large, clean, well-organized, easy to get around...plenty of RC staff to get you where you need to go....nice views going and coming....not a bad option for western cruises.....except for the cost of transfers from the airport.....

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We went for a Cruise in October. Parking lots and shuttles were right. However, when you arrive or leave the port, there are no luggage assistance for senior people or places like restaurants with food and drinks and mini markets where you can buy things you forgot before travelling.

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Port Colborne, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

This port is probably the worst I have been to. We were going on a cruise and everyone gets dropped off at the side of the road because it costs too much for the cabbies to pull into the port. The walk was about 100 yards. When we arrived at 11am we couldn't find any indication on where to drop... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Everything seems to move at a slower pace here so patience is necessary. Cruise ships rule the day here.

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