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Old 11-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #1
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If you have sailed from Galveston...What would you do?

We are sailing out of Galveston in December and trying to finalize plans. We will be flying in to Houston, IAH, the day before the cruise leaves. Based on flights we most likely won't get in to IAH until sometime after 3:00 p.m.

So would you:

1. Spend the night at the hotel at the airport and just take the shuttle in the morning to the port?

2. Take the shuttle to Galveston and spend the evening/night in Galveston at a hotel there and be there on the morning we sail?

3. Other suggestions?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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We are spending the nigh in Galveston.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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I would stay at a hotel in Galveston. Try to find one that provides free transport to the cruise terminal.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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I agree with the others. Go directly to Galveston and spend a night there. It will be much better than listening to airplanes all night long. Probably a lot more relaxing, too. Plenty of great hotels and restaurants to choice from.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #5
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My boss flew in the DAY OF their cruise, and it was kind of a nightmare for them to get to the ship. They were scheduled to board the ship at 11:30, yet they didn't even get there until 12:30 or after. Better safe than sorry!
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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I'm not sure, after our cruise out of Galveston, how many hotels provide transport to the terminal. Not many, if any, that I could find.

If you stay in Galveston, you'll have to pay for transport to the terminal, so it might be better to stay near the airport and just take the transportation over (and back) that's provided.

We got to Galveston early, so we stayed at a hotel. We had a town car take us TO Galveston, and come get us after the cruise. But we still had to pay a taxi to take us to the terminal in the morning.

If you fly in that late in the afternoon, by the time you get your luggage and get to Galveston, all you'll be doing is having dinner and going to bed. No time to see the sights.
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I would sleep in Galveston. Pick a hotel that has a free shuttle to cruise ship!
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