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05 February 2016 In Blog 0 comment
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UBER shut down operation in Galveston Texas.

On Thursday January 28, 2016 Galveston city council passed a new ordinance to regulate the Transportation Network Companies (TNC) such as UBER, Lyft and Wings. Uber, the only TNC Company operating in Galveston responded by immediately shutting down operation in Galveston. Uber has sent an email to their driver partners informing them about the bad news.

12 October 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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Let go to Galveston cruise terminal 

05 August 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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The Norwegian Jewel Cruise ship has arrived today Saturday October 11, 2014 to Houston Bayport Cruise Terminal in Passadena Texas, to start the 27 calls season from this new Cruise Terminal.

"This is their return to our cruise facility after seven years, and we're thrilled to have them here for three years," says Port of Houston Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria.

18 July 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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Things To Do Near Galveston Cruise Port

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown, the Port of Galveston is within quick walking distance of the city's best hotels as well as top attractions like The Strand  Historic  District, Pier 21 and The Grand 1894 Opera House.  Top companies like Royal Caribbean, Disney and Carnival all leave directly from this main hub for exotic destinations like Mexico, Grand Cayman and the Bahamas, and Galveston offers a fabulous tropical getaway to relax  before or after your cruise. Stay tuned for theCarnival Freedom coming in February 2015 and the Disney Magic in November 2015.

18 July 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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Galveston, The Oleander City

Galveston is located on the eastern half of a barrier island about twenty five miles in length and two miles wide which runs parallel to the coast of Texas.

The Port of Galveston was founded in 1825 by the Congress of Mexico and stayed under Mexican control until the formation of the Texas Republic in 1836. In 1836 Michel Menard a native of Canada purchased 4,605 acres parcel of land on the island from the Austin Colony for $50,000 with the plan of constructing a city. The new development, planned on a grid design, soon prospered with the addition of warehouses, docks, stores, banks and residential houses.

But in 1900 a massive hurricane struck the island bringing a tidal surge that washed across the island, killing over 6000 people and destroying any buildings in the way. As a result of the hurricane the city constructed a concrete seawall with a protective beach to defend Galveston from any future storms.

Today Galveston has grown into a major city with an important commercial shipping port and a thriving tourist industry.

Galveston Cruise Ship Terminals

In the 1980s Sun Line’s Stella Solaris and Cunard’s Sagafjord homeported occasionally from Galveston offering Panama Canal and Caribbean cruises. It was not until 1990 when the first dedicated cruise ship building, the Texas cruise ship terminal, was inaugurated at the Mallory building next to Pier 25. It was renamed cruise terminal 1 in 2002.

In 1999 Carnival Cruises announced their plan to offer cruises from Galveston, and cruise terminal 1 was modernized in time for Carnival Celebration’s first sailing from the port in 2000.

Next in 2001 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines signed a contract with the Port of Galveston to operate from the port. An unused warehouse was renovated to form cruise terminal 2, and a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was based at the new terminal from 2002.

Cruise Terminal 1

Cruise terminal 1 offers streamlined customs facilities, a large passenger embarkation and disembarkation floor and efficient baggage handling operations. Carnival and Princess Cruises operate cruise terminal 1. The terminal accesses a single cruise ship berth, about 2000 feet in length.

Cruise Terminal 2

Cruise terminal 2 offers fast security, efficient baggage facilities and a streamlined cruise passenger embarkation and disembarkation area. Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises utilize cruise terminal 2. The terminal accesses a single 2000 feet cruise ship berth.

Long-term secure parking is available for both terminals at two large parking lots. A free shuttle bus connects the parking areas and the terminals.

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Cruises From Galveston

Galveston is an excellent base for a week long cruise visiting interesting ports in the Caribbean, Mexico and the Bahamas. The range of destinations on offer are the ingredients for a fabulous vacation You’ll see a wide fantastic variety of attractions - in Key West sample delicious Key Lime pie at the legendary Sloppy Joe’s, in Nassau haggle with the locals at the colorful Straw Market, in Cozumel take an excursion to the mysterious Mayan ruins at Tulum, in Grand Cayman amble along the beautiful sands of fabulous 7 Mile Beach and in Belize enjoy ever-popular Cave Tubing.

16 July 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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Now that you book your Norwegian Jewel vacation, you got your airline ticket to fly to Houston TX, all you need is to find a stress free way to transfer between Houston airports either Hobby or Bush (IAH) airport and the Bayport Cruise Port. In this case visitors have multiple transport options, such as Taxi, shared shuttle, private shuttle, car service, and limousine.

16 July 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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Norwegian Cruise Line will officially sail from Houston Bayport Cruise Terminal on October 11, 2014 to join the already in service Princess Cruise which started on October of last year. The newly improved 2,374-passenger Norwegian Jewel will be the selected ship to sail from Houston Bayport Cruise Terminal. Norwegian Jewel will be sailing for seven-day Western Caribbean cruises, departing each Saturday from October 11 - April 11, with calls in Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; and Banana Coast or Roatan (alternating schedule) Honduras.

24 June 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson's artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael's creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

24 June 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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One of the most versatile artists in the industry today, Lady Gaga is highly popular for her distinct live performances. She rose to fame with her 2008 record “Fame.” Lady Gaga has since released three highly acclaimed albums and is ready to come up with the fourth one in 2014. Currently on tour, she will next be performing in Houston for which Lady Gaga Houston tickets are selling fast. She is a performer that lives to perform and always presents the fans with something new in each performance.

06 May 2014 In Blog 0 comment
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There's nothing quite like having a great night out on the town with your friends, however, things can often get out of hand when it's time to head home after partying with alcohol. Instead of scrambling to see who had the least drinks and is able to drive, instead arrange for limo rental services.

Hit the town in style with a limousine service. It sure beats friends as the designated driver. Get all your friends together to chip to rent limousines. Many people think that renting limousines is expensive; truthfully the process is very affordable indeed. Everybody in your group deserves the same opportunity to have fun and party hard. Hiring a professional limo driver not only allows you to enjoy a great time with your friends, but more importantly, avoid any chances of DUI.

Advantages of Hiring a Limousine Service

The benefits of hiring a limo driver are obvious, but worth spelling out. It goes beyond the financial impact of a possible DUI that can seriously affect your life, there's the possibility of injuring yourself or others in an accident. Driving under the influence is very dangerous.

Just a few alcoholic drinks can seriously impair your judgment and affect your natural reaction time. Driving after consuming alcohol puts your entire group and others in serious danger.

Being charged with DUI can get your driving privileges revoked and you will also incur some heavy fines. A DUI can affect your ability to be independent in getting yourself to work or school every day. A few moments of lapsed judgment comes with a heavy price. Don't take any chances; give yourself some peace of mind by using limousine service.

Fringe Benefits

There's nothing like VIP treatment everywhere you go. Enjoy the benefits of movie star treatment as you hit the town. Limos allow you the freedom to hop from bar to bar or nightclub to nightclub without worrying about wasting time looking for parking. Everybody can enjoy the peace of mind of leaving their cars at home and not parked on the streets ripe for thievery.

Of course at the end of the night, you don't have to worry about trying to remember where you parked in the first place. Hiring a professional driver allows all your friends to arrive at the party spot on time and with no drama. Take full advantage of affordable limousine services, you can party all night long and avoid many risks.

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