Okay, I know there are a lot of threads about this - getting to port from Galveston, so I'm sorry if these questions have been asked before. I couldn't find anything recent or answers to some of these unique questions. Most people on here have provided experiences for their big families or groups so that hasn't helped, unfortunately, for just two people. Too bad there aren't more people going with us, looks like we could get a bargain! Us: First time cruisers, late 20s, no kids. Booked on the 7 night Wonder to the Bahamas in Oct. 2013. Pre-Cruise: Because of a great sale, we are actually flying in two days early to Houston Hobby, via Southwest. We fly in Thursday night. We will have a full day on Friday before we leave on our cruise Saturday. Questions: 1 - I'm already frustrated that we will be paying around $200 to get us to and from the airport, so if you have any other suggestions, please let me know! Supershuttle would be $260 for us round trip, and a town car would be $190. Renting a car and finding somewhere to park it for the week is even more, around $350. I'm still looking into other options. 2 - Where would you stay for two nights? I'd rather stay under $100/night and would love a place that had some amenities like breakfast/wifi? Too bad that Hotel Galvez and Harbor House are so much - they look beautiful! 3 - What would you suggest to see for a full day in Galveston for a couple in their 20s, sans kids? POST Cruise When we get back, our plane doesn't leave until 6:30pm. Considering we'll be off the ship by 9am at the latest... Questions: 1 - Should we try to get up to Houston ASAP or stay in Galveston for a bit? 2 - If we do head up to Houston, what should we do all day? I honestly didn't think it would be so hard to get myself ON the actual cruise.