We are thinking of taking our first cruise about a year from now and hubby thought it might be fun to venture down to the port when we are in the area for the holidays this year. We can do other things down in Galveston so this won't be the only reason we will be in the area. If we drive down to where the ships are is there anything to do/see there? Are there any shops or places to eat or would it pretty much be like going to an airport? If we time it so that it is time for ships to depart we can see them leave the port?