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Old 03-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #331
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I called Hotel Tremont (where I am staying the night before) and was told that I would park my vehicle at Hotel Galvez during the cruise and I would have my parking validated and only be charged a parking fee ( $17) for the one night I was staying and that there were free shuttles to port and back and between the Tremont and Hotel Galvez..so we shall see.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:18 AM   #332
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I called Enterprise and reserved a 2-day, one-way rental from Houston Hobby to Galveston for May. There is no drop fee, and the total charge for 2 days will be $120.99 for an economy car.
I would be highly suspect that it doesn't include a drop fee. Hopefully it's in the rate. I was quoted $160 or so for a 1-day Galveston to Hobby rate for full-size with the drop fee in the rate. It proved cheaper to rent a car for the duration and leave it at a hotel with free parking than to rent two one ways.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #333
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I would be highly suspect that it doesn't include a drop fee. Hopefully it's in the rate. I was quoted $160 or so for a 1-day Galveston to Hobby rate for full-size with the drop fee in the rate. It proved cheaper to rent a car for the duration and leave it at a hotel with free parking than to rent two one ways.
Call back to Enterprise and you might get a different rate. I know we did. One-way HOU to Galveston for a one-day car rental for a fullsize including all taxes and fees for me in May is around $80. The first time I called it was close to $200 to check the same exact date and city-pair.

ETA - I just looked it up and it was just under $80, no drop fee:

Pickup Branch: Return Branch:
HOUSTON HOBBY ARPT GALVESTON
8601 PANAIR ST 5919 BROADWAY ST
HOUSTON, TX 77061-4142 GALVESTON, TX 77551-4306
(713) 645-7222 (409) 740-0700

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Type of Car: Full Size
Examples: Chevy Impala, Nissan Altima, Dodge Charger or simi
Holds 5 passengers and 4 luggage

Rate information (all rates in U.S. DOLLARS):
Daily 1 DAY @ 60.44 = 60.44
TEXAS REIMBURSEMENT FEE 1 DAY @ 1.35 = 1.35
* Subtotal = 61.79
CONCESSION RECOVERY FEE 11.11 % = 6.86
SALES TAX 10.00 % = 6.87
HARRIS COUNTY STADIUM TAX 5.00 % = 3.43
Total charges = 78.95
*If you inquired about coverages or additional driver fees, the rates are not reflective in your estimated total. These fees will be added to your contract at the time of pick up. Additional surcharges, local taxes, etc. may apply.

Toll Road Usage Program; click here for more information: www.htallc.com/enterprise

Following mileage rule applies:
MILEAGE IS UNLIMITED WITHIN THE RENTING STATE
AND BORDERING STATE. IF TRAVELING OUTSIDE OF
THESE STATES, MILEAGE WILL BE AT 200 FREE MILES
PER DAY AND $.25 EACH ADDITIONAL MILE.

Important Pickup Information for Airport Reservations:

COUNTER IS IN THE TERMINAL. A SHUTTLE WILL BE PROVIDED
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #334
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Updated with a new code for EZ Cruise Parking! And we're working on a Lighthouse Parking shuttle right now where I work -- I'm hoping I can ask them for a code for us all too. :-)
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #335
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Has anyone done the Galveston Duck Tours? Looks like fun! We will be spending 2 days in Galveston prior to our cruise next January.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #336
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I will probably go back and read all of this -- thank you for posting.

We are contemplating our second cruise of the year, fifth DCL, to get one more in before DS17 becomes DS18 and can't get in the Vibe anymore. This would be December on the Wonder.

Look forward to learning more about sailing out of Galveston (so much closer to home).
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I will probably go back and read all of this -- thank you for posting.

We are contemplating our second cruise of the year, fifth DCL, to get one more in before DS17 becomes DS18 and can't get in the Vibe anymore. This would be December on the Wonder.

Look forward to learning more about sailing out of Galveston (so much closer to home).

Any Galveston questions, just ask! Wish we could do a cruise on the Wonder, but we were just on the Magic in February... And DCL costs a lot more than RCI, so we're set for Navigator of the Seas next February. And same situation as you -- my DS turns 18 the day after we get back.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #338
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Any Galveston questions, just ask! Wish we could do a cruise on the Wonder, but we were just on the Magic in February... And DCL costs a lot more than RCI, so we're set for Navigator of the Seas next February. And same situation as you -- my DS turns 18 the day after we get back.
Thanks -- we were on the Fantasy a few weeks ago, only wish we'd booked a "dummy date." DS17 was really bummed that his time on the Fantasy was his last time in the Vibe. Should know for sure in the next week or two.

Our first cruise was on the Wonder -- 4 years ago.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:23 PM   #339
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Does anyone know about Moody Gardens rainforest pyramid. We are planning to go after we disembark Wonder. Any great restaurants in Galveston or general area. Thanks.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #340
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We are cruising out of Galveston at the end of Sept. We are coming in around 5 p.m. Friday to Hobby and are trying to find the best way to get to the Holiday Inn Galveston on the Beach. The hotel has a shuttle to the port on Saturday morning, so we need transportation from Hobby to the hotel and then from the port to Hobby at the end of the cruise. Any suggestions?
Also, any suggestions for restaurants for Friday evening?
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #341
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There are several good restaurants in Galveston. If you have kids, there is a Rainforest Cafe. There are several good seafood restaurants like Fish Tales, Fisherman's Wharf and Giado's. There is also a Saltgrass Steakhouse. There is a place called The Spot that is really good, they have a variety of things from burgers to seafood.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #342
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My daughter is currently on vacation in Galveston with my sister and her family. They ate at Bubba Gumps last night, and EVERYONE had a blast! Said that food and drink were excellent and had a great time with the wait staff
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:27 PM   #343
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Does anyone know about Moody Gardens rainforest pyramid. We are planning to go after we disembark Wonder. Any great restaurants in Galveston or general area. Thanks.
We are planning on doing their day pass at moody gardens the day before we cruise. It's fun they now have monkeys in the pyramid. The day pass is about $50 a person but gets you in to each of their attractions. I believe a ticket for one pyramid is $20 so it's worth it if you want to see more.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:02 PM   #344
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I have a question regarding port arrival times and DCL booked pre night at hotel Galvez. After doing my registration I tried to pick a port arrival time, but it said I didn't need one and said could just show up since I booked a pretty cruise night through DCL. If we show up first thing in the morning at the first port arrival time, do we just get to get on with the first or second group?
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #345
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