05 February 2016 In Blog

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.

17 January 2014 In Blog

If you are cruising out from Galveston Texas, the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S, and you decide to come a day earlier to the island to avoid bad surprises if you fly on the same day as the embarkation; or if you just decide to come spend couple of days to explore the island’s many attractions and take advantage of the beautiful golf beaches and coastline before your big cruise trip, or If you’re looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Galveston and save some moneies you probably wonder which hotels offer free shuttle ride to the cruise port, or which one offer free parking with one night stay. There is a wide selection of hotel in Galveston Island, and many of them offer complimentary parking as well as a free shuttle to the port. 

I accumulated this list of hotels and categorized them based on free shuttle, free parking or both. And I also listed other hotels that does not offer the free shuttle, just for extra selection and information. Do not forget that the other hotel may offer a better rate, so look for the saving. I will update this list as soon as I called all the hotels to check if there are any changes.    

22 August 2013 In Blog

Flying into a Houston airport for your cruise? Or maybe you simply don’t feel like dealing with the hassles of driving and parking. No matter the reason, there are plenty of options for reaching Galveston without having to take your car.

Thousands of people every year fly into Houston-area airports in order to cruise out of Galveston. So what’s the best way to get from Hobby or Intercontinental Airport to the terminal? Luckily, there are plenty of options…

26 July 2013 In Blog

Galveston city officials are elated at the news that Royal Caribbean cruise line's Navigator of the Seas will launch year-round cruises from the island next year, extending its previous winter and spring sailing.

The 3,114-passenger cruise ship is set to undergo extensive renovations in February 2014 that will add a FlowRider surf simulator and dining venues like Giovanni's Table, Park Café and Izumi Asian Cuisine. The drydock revitalization also will add new features such as Virtual Balconies for select interior staterooms, and new panoramic oceanview staterooms with full-length, floor-to-ceiling windows, among other improvements.

23 April 2013 In Blog

Come November of this year, the Navigator of the Seas will sail into Galveston and call it home, for the winter months at least. It will be replacing Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas. But don't lose sleep over the change, since the Navigator is cut from the same cloth, so to 'speak. This means that when you sail on board the Navigator, all your favorites will still be there. You will still be able to have a pint at the Wig & Gavel on the Promenade; and you will still be wowed by the Olympic quality ice show. Schooners Bar will still be hopping' every night with a mean piano player cranking' it out on the ivories and taking the audience along for a
fun ride. And, of course, the Viking Crown Lounge at the pinnacle of the vessel, laden with commanding views from every seat, will still reign supreme over the entire ship.

13 April 2013 In Blog

 If you are flying into Houston TX and are planning to cruise out of Galveston TX, lets us help you with you transportation.  Here in Houston we have two major airports

        1.   George Bush International Airport in Houston (IAH) http://www.fly2houston.com/IAH

        2.   William Hobby International Airport in Houston (HOU) http://www.fly2houston.com/hobby

This article will help you find transfers for newly weds, a family of 4 or a whole family reunion, to a group of friends wanting to have a good time :-)…There are many options  available to transfer from these airports to the cruise ship terminal in Galveston. http://www.portofgalveston.com/index.aspx?nid=87. These options include cruise line bus transfer, private shuttle bus, private town car or limousine, taxi, and car rental.

First, you need to do some homework, and check out all the options available to you, and at what price. You will be surprise at what competition may do to the prices, and extras, so try to find the best value for your bucks.

Below I am listing all the available options, starting with the classic taxi ride and ending with the out of thoughts luxury limousine one. 

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