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Carnival adds a third year-round ship in Galveston for 2015

Carnival Cruise Lines – Texas’ number one cruise line – will add a third year-round ship in Galveston when Carnival Freedom launches a seven-day cruise schedule in February 2015, marking the first time that a cruise line has deployed…

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Fogged out and frustrated

This weekend dense fog in the Gulf of Mexico delayed three cruise ships from docking in Galveston, Texas. Of course the delays were frustrating for passengers on board the ships as well as those awaiting to start their cruises….

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My kinda Fantasy: Some cruise ships get better with age

Carnival Fantasy docked in CozumelWhen it comes to a cruise vacation, a new ship is better, right? Well, not always. As more cruise lines renovate older ships with updated amenities found on new ships they are becoming a great value. Come aboard the newly remodeled Carnival Fantasy and see how an 18-year-old ship has become better than ever.

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Galveston makes a comeback from Hurricane Ike

Voyager of the Seas adorned with longhorns (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line) The Port of Galveston is rebounding from Hurricane Ike faster than expected. According to reports the port exceeded the projected revenues for the month of December all due to quick action in rebuilding the cruise infrastructure. Read for more…
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Carnival cancels cruises out of Galveston

With the devastation in Galveston following Hurricane Ike, Carnival Cruise Lines has opted to cancel the September 14 sailing of the Carnival Conquest and the September 15 sailing of the Carnival Ecstasy. Passengers currently on the ships will disembark in New Orleans. Read for more details…

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