Good News: Texas Cruise Port Opens With Limited Operations

Finally some good news at last for cruise ships based out of Galveston, Texas.

Carnival Cruise Line has released another update for three cruise ships which have been impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. Port of Galveston has also opened up to limited operations which include opening the channel to smaller vessels. This means it is now on track to full functionality for larger cruise ships.

The latest statement from Carnival Cruise Line:

Carnival Valor and Carnival Freedom departed New Orleans this afternoon and  have resumed course to Galveston.  Carnival Breeze will overnight in New Orleans today and will start making her way to Galveston on Thursday evening.

The Port of Galveston has reopened with certain operating restrictions.

Carnival Freedom is expected to dock on Friday and debark guests from its previous cruise. Embarkation for the September 2 voyage will take place on Saturday.

Carnival Valor will also arrive in Galveston on Friday to disembark guests.  As previously mentioned, the August 31 sailing of Carnival Valor has been cancelled.  However, the September 4 sailing will operate as scheduled.

Carnival Breeze is scheduled to arrive on Saturday morning to disembark guests from the previous cruise.  Embarkation for the September 3 sailing will take place on Sunday.

We are in the process of finalizing docking and check-in times for this weekend’s sailings.  We will update this page as soon as our plans have been confirmed.

To stay up to date on any changes that may affect your upcoming cruise, we encourage you to sign up for text alerts by texting the codes below to CRUISE (278473).

So now the Port is starting to open up for business again cruise ships are looking good for sailings at the end of this week and over the weekend. Hopefully, if all goes well and the situation with Tropical Storm Harvey passes by next week Carnival Freedom, Carnival Valor and Carnival Breeze will be back to regular cruises.

Liberty of the Seas which is operated by Royal Caribbean is also on track for its arrival on September 1 in Port of Galveston. The port is in constant communication with the cruise lines so this is expected to go ahead.


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