11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Adventure of the Seas from New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ) Willemstad, Curacao, Colorful Buildings
The 11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ) visits Labadee, Haiti; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; George Town, Grand Cayman; Galveston, Texas. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Adventure of the Seas
Day 1 - New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Day 2 - 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Labadee, Haiti
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Oranjestad, Aruba
Day 7 - Willemstad, Curacao
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 10 - 11 - Cruising
Day 12 - Galveston, Texas
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Willemstad, Curacao, Colorful Buildings
Colorful buildings along the coast of Willemstad, Curacao
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11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Leaving from
New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Onboard
Adventure of the Seas
Day Port
1
New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Departs at 3:00 PM
2 - 3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Labadee, Haiti
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Oranjestad, Aruba
From 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7
Willemstad, Curacao
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
George Town, Grand Cayman
Tendered from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10 - 11
Cruising
Day at sea
12
Galveston, Texas
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Adventure of the Seas

Your ship
Adventure of the Seas
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Adventure of the Seas, The Perfect Storm Waterslides
The Perfect Storm waterslides over the side of Adventure of the Seas
Get to know
Adventure of the Seas
Trade "sea days" for "see more" days on an all-round all-star. From adrenaline-amping thrills on The Perfect Storm℠ twin racer slides, to prime cut steaks sizzled to perfection at Chops Grille℠, to showstopping glitz onstage at Jackpot, this is your ticket to adventure.

THRILLS ONBOARD BETWEEN NEW SHORES

Set sail for endless memory-making options onboard Adventure of the Seas®. Race into action on The Perfect Storm℠ dueling waterslides. Hang ten on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Take thrills to new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. Then lace up your skates and take your adventure to the ice skating rink.

TASTE THE BOLD

From prime steaks and Maine lobster at Chops Grille℠ to classic milkshakes, burgers and fries at Johnny Rockets®, you'll find plenty of options for fueling up between adventures. Craving authentic Italian? Try Giovanni's Table. Or enjoy a Far East feast at Izumi.

SETTLE IN FOR A SCENE-STEALER

Jam out to the best rock and roll hits at Can't Stop The Rock. Slip under Sin City's spell in the glitzy spectacular, Jackpot. Venture on a journey through time and space in Cool Art...Hot Ice. And live out your primetime dreams of dancing with the stars in Invitation to Dance.

Day 1: New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)

Day 1
New York
New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
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Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Nassau Street Fulton Street One World Trade Center WTC
View of One World Trade Center from streets
Things to do in
New York
Departs at 3:00 PM
With a front-and-center-stage view of Lower New York Harbor, Cape Liberty is only a hop, skip and a short subway ride away from New York City. This dizzying urban landscape is filled to the brim with non-stop adventure around every street corner. Tucked among the Wall Street skyscrapers and bright Broadway lights, you’ll discover ethnic enclaves, like the famed Little Italy, historic brownstones, Old World cathedrals and leafy Central Park. Take in world-renowned exhibits at MoMA or the Guggenheim. Trace America’s multicultural past at Ellis Island and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge before or after boarding your New Jersey cruise. Or snap a selfie with Lady Liberty, with the Big Apple’s skyline dazzling in the background.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Times Square Manhattan Manhattanhenge
Sunset at Times Square in Manhattan New York

CITY PASS

Sightseeing in Manhattan excites and amazes like nowhere else— and every neighborhood presents a fascinating, unique personality. Tour Rockefeller Center and catch a show at Radio City Music Hall. Walk the High Line and soak in the urban buzz of Times Square. New York cruises allow you to experience it all— by tour bus, subway, or on foot.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Empire State Building Observatory Deck View
Empire State Building observatory deck in New York

GO SKY HIGH

Stand among skyscrapers at one of New York’s scenic observation decks. Admire Central Park from the open-air Top of the Rock. Enjoy twinkling evening views from the top of the Empire State Building. Or venture 104 floors up to the One World Observatory in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Long Island Beach Montauk Point Lighthouse
View of Montauk Point Lighthouse from beach in Long Island

OFF THE GRID

Cruises from New York allow you to explore the Staten Island Zoo or cheer on the Yankees in The Bronx. International culture and cuisine await you in Queens, while wineries and beaches speckle Long Island. Or stop in Hoboken, a pedestrian-friendly town where you can stroll along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway across from Manhattan’s glimmering skyline.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Street Food Vendor Night
Street food vendor at night in Cape Liberty, New Jersey

LOCAL CUISINE

With some 20,000 sit-down restaurants, this is a foodie’s paradise. Many iconic dishes have been rubber-stamped by New York— pizza, bagels, hot dogs and cheesecake included. Savor steamy dumplings in Chinatown. Slurp down Blue Point oysters in Chelsea Market. Or munch on the legendary cronut. Then sip a Manhattan cocktail to cap off the night in NYC.
Cape Liberty, New Jersey, Leather Shoes Close Up
Leather shoes in store in Cape Liberty, New Jersey

SHOPPING

This global shopping capital covers it all: from big department stores like Barney’s along glitzy Madison Avenue, to souvenir shops selling “I Love NY” T-shirts. Hit up the Historic Orchard Street Shopping District for leather goods, or SoHo for cutting-edge fashions. Greenwich Village is best for books, records and craft shops, and it is a must-see when you cruise out of New York.

Day 2 - 3: Cruising

Day 2 - 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
The Perfect Storm at Night - Typhoon and Cyclone
The Perfect Storm on Liberty of the Seas

Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠

Grab your bravest friend and challenge them to a test of speed. The ride of your life awaits on twin racers Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠ — part of The Perfect Storm℠, the boldest waterslides at sea. As you speed through, long, translucent stretches offer sea views as exhilarating as the ride itself.
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Girl Surfing Flowrider at Daytime
Girl Surfing Flowrider at Daytime with a Smile

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Best Friends Skating
Friends Helping Each Other Ice Skate

Ice Skating

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve got moves like the Great One, you’ll have a great time every time at the ice skating rink.

Day 4: Labadee, Haiti

Day 4
Labadee
Haiti
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Labadee, Haiti, Girl Dragon's Breath Flight Line Island View
Girl zip lining down Dragon's Breath Flight Line, Labadee, Haiti
Things to do in
Labadee
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
There’s nowhere quite like Labadee®— where you can chase an adrenaline rush on an alpine coaster one minute, and do some sun soaking the next. All right in the middle of rolling jungles and sparkling beaches. Cruise to Labadee and trek to the mountaintop to catch serious air on the world's longest zip line over water— the Dragon's Breath Flight LineSM. Or climb the only icebergs in the Caribbean at Arawak Aqua Park. If you just want to kick back and relax, grab our signature drink— the Labadoozie— and your own beach bungalow overlooking Nellie’s Beach. Or take a boat ride off Haiti’s shore for Caribbean hues and ocean views.
Labadee, Haiti Zipline
Woman Gliding Through the Coast of Labadee

HIGH FLYING THRILLS

Soar along the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line℠, the world’s longest zip line over water, and see Labadee from 500 feet above ground.
Labadee, Haiti, Girl Dragon's Tail Coaster
Girl riding Dragon's Tail Coaster with view of the beach, Labadee, Haiti

CARIBBEAN COASTING

Catch some of the best views of Labadee while coasting down a mountainside at 30 miles per hour on the Dragon’s Tail Coaster℠.
Labadee, Haiti, Private bungalow Nellie's Beach
Private Bungalow at Nellie's Beach, Labadee, Haiti

CABANA BREAK

Relax and recharge in the shade of a private bungalow at Nellie’s beach during your Labadee cruise. When you’re ready to catch some rays, drift over gentle waves on a floating beach mat.
Labadee, Haiti, Cuisine from Dragon's Cafe
A plate of rice, salad, chicken and fish from Dragons Cafe in Labadee, Haiti

LOCAL CUISINE

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll find all kinds of food served complimentary at Dragon’s Café, Labadee Café, and Columbus café. And be sure to try a Labodoozie— Labadee’s signature frozen drink.
Labadee, Haiti, Locally Made Crafts
An assortment of locally made crafts and souvenirs in Labadee, Haiti

SHOPPING

You can find lots of locally made souvenirs, crafts and paintings in the Artisan’s Village. You might want to practice your bargaining skills before you go, because prices are often open to negotiation.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Crusted scallops - Giovanni's Table
Oven baked almond crusted scallops w/red bell pepper pesto served at Giovanni's Table. Cruise fine dining Italian Restaurant
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Salad - Chops Grille
Salad served at the fine dining steakhouse, Chops Grille. Best cruise vacation restaurant dining served table side.

Chops Grille℠

For more than a decade, the chefs at Chops Grille have specialized in serving up quality, hand-cut meat. Dinner at this hallmark Royal Caribbean specialty restaurant goes far beyond the typical steakhouse experience, though, with reimagined classics like succulent Maine lobster, gruyere cheese tater tots, white truffle-scented mushroom soup, and of course, expertly prepared prime beef.
Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter - Izumi, Restaurant
Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.

Izumi

From delicious sushi rolls to fresh sashimi and nigiri, Izumi serves up an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience. Savor izakaya-style appetizers and rolls that range from classic to imaginative. No matter what you order, you’re in for a far out, Far East feast filled with incredible flavors from Tohoku to Tokyo.
Chef's Table Dessert
A dessert at Chef's Table on Royal Caribbean cruises

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Cafe Promenade Venue Interior
Dining Area at Cafe Promenade

Café Promenade

When it comes to quick and easy come-and-go eats, there’s no better place than Café Promenade. This casual, complimentary hotspot bustles 24 hours a day, so you can drop by any time — whether it’s for a steaming cup of coffee and a warm glazed cinnamon bun in the morning, or late-night bites like fried artichoke, spicy marinated cheese, and savory meatballs from behind the counter after working up an appetite on the dance floor.

Day 6: Oranjestad, Aruba

Day 6
Oranjestad
Aruba
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Oranjestad, Aruba, Divi divi tree caesalpinia coriaria sunset
Divi-divi tree at sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Things to do in
Oranjestad
From 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Welcome to Aruba— or as the locals say, Bon bini. Here Dutch traditions mix with island charm. The capital and port town of Oranjestad, is best known for its colorful Dutch Colonial ‘gingerbread’ houses painted in bright Caribbean hues. While Aruba is only 20 miles from tip to tip, it is packed with incredible contrasts. Cruise to Aruba and go from relaxing in a tropical paradise to trekking rugged desert in no time. The southern coast is one giant photo op— a bustling port town surrounded by powdery white beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine waters. To the north, waves crash onto a rocky coast, scattered with cliffs, cacti and divi-divi trees. Best of all, you don’t have to choose which spots to hit— just which to hit first.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Arikok National Park conchi natural pool rock wall
Rocky and volcanic stone circles of the Natural Pool, "Conchi,", Oranjestad, Aruba

ROADS LESS TRAVELED

Buckle up for an off-road 4X4 ride through the rough and rugged Aruba Arikok National Park. Along the way, you’ll spot the local plants and wildlife of the craggy but beautiful coastline on your way to Conchi, a natural pool created by the ocean’s relentless crashing waves.
Insider tip
Free trolleys run in a loop from the port to the downtown area.
Oranjestad, Aruba, California lighthouse
Sunny day at the California Lighthouse in Hudishibana, Oranjestad, Aruba

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

Perched on the northwestern tip of the island, you can climb to the top of the recently renovated California Lighthouse for panoramic views of the crashing waves of the windward coast. From 100 feet up, you can even see the tranquil waters of the leeward shore.
Insider tip
Locals love lunch, so this is when you’ll find great specials.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Arikok National Park Beach
Rocky shore at Boca Prins Beach, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba

SEA FLOOR EXPLORING

The water off Aruba is teeming with marine life and you can see it all up close by riding in a high-tech submarine 150 feet below the sea. As you explore in comfort during your Aruba cruise, you'll pass schools of tropical fish, huge sponge gardens, colorful coral reefs, wreck sites and even scuba divers.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Pumpkin Soup
A bowl of pumpkin soup

LOCAL CUISINE

Taste your way through the multicultural heritage of the island. Sample Argentine meat dishes, Venezuelan empanadas and arepas, and nutty Dutch cheeses. Or for something a little more Caribbean, try a hearty pumpkin soup or gumbo with some pan bati— a pancake made from wheat and corn flour.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Colorful Shops
Closeup of colorful Dutch architecture, Oranjestad, Aruba

SHOPPING

The three-story Royal Plaza Mall and Renaissance Mall offer incredible duty-free deals, all within easy walking distance of the port. Here you can snag luxury designer jewelry and watches, but also pick up traditional Dutch items like Delft (blue and white) pottery and locally made aloe products.

Day 7: Willemstad, Curacao

Day 7
Willemstad
Curacao
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Willemstad, Curacao Nature Ocean Mountain Island
Where the land divides along the sea forming a nice beach below the town of Willemstad, Curacao
Things to do in
Willemstad
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Curaçao is a treasure trove of cultural attractions, rich history, and natural scenery — from desert landscapes and rugged cliffs to 38 spectacular, and mostly secluded, beaches. Sint Anna Bay separates the two sides of the capital of Willemstad. Punda, the original settlement, is a tidy grid filled with shops and unique markets, restaurants and open-air cafes. Not to mention the famous tropicalized Dutch architecture in vibrant hues. Otrobanda (literally, “the other side”) is a maze of narrow streets and even narrower alleyways. And at only 40 miles long, a wide variety of island adventures are within easy reach during your Curaçao cruise.
Willemstad, Curacao Waves Crashing Shete Boka Park
Waves crashing on the coast of the Shete Boka Park in Willemstad, Curacao

STOP FOR A PHOTO OP

Take a scenic ride through Shete Boka Park for three incredible sites— the Boka Tabla, where waves break so high against a rocky inlet they look like a geyser; the Boka Pistol, where giant waves make a thunderous sound as they crash into an underground cavern; and the natural bridge which the ocean has carved out of the rock.
Insider tip
Be sure to catch the swinging Queen Emma Bridge in action from the deck during sailaway.
Willemstad, Curacao Christoffel National Park Hiking
Hiking through the Christoffel National Park with a view of a nature landscape with the ocean in the distance

TAKE A HIKE

Head to the 4,450-acre wildlife preserve, Christoffel Park National Curaçao, to spend the day immersed in unspoiled nature. Hike or bike any of eight trails and get to know the indigenous flora and fauna— like white-tailed deer, barn owls, blue iguanas, and rare wild orchids.
Insider tip
The tap water is safe to drink and refreshingly good thanks to the seawater distillery.
Willemstad, Curacao Hato Caves Underground Nature
An underground cave known as Hato Caves in Willemstad, Curacao

HISTORY AND MYSTERY

Discover stalagmites, stalactites, unique species and local lore inside the Hato Caves. These ancient limestone caverns are filled with pools, waterfalls, and 1,500-year-old cave paintings. Cruise to Curaçao and cross the mystical underground lake before entering two large caverns lined with ancient Arawak petroglyphs.
Willemstad, Curacao, Peanut Soup
Two bowls of peanut soup

Local Cuisine

For a taste of the real Curacao, explore the capital and stop at local eateries like Plaza Bieu, Trio Penotti or La Boheme. At spots like these, you'll find a storm of local flavors reflective of the cultural mix. Try kabritu, curried goat stew, or ayaka, meat-filled tamales wrapped in banana leaves. Or savor African peanut soup with bananas.
Willemstad, Curacao, Dresses at market
An assortment of dresses for sale at a market

Shopping

Walk by multicolored storefronts filled with local arts and crafts in the Punda and Otrobanda districts. Or venture into the New Market, a place to find handicrafts from Curacao, like the quintessential Dutch clogs, and souvenirs like hammocks from neighboring islands.

Day 8: Cruising

Day 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Jackpot Cruise Show Performers on Stage  Adventure of the Seas
Performers on Stage during the Jackpot Cruise Show on Adventure of the Seas
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Can't Stop the Rock Cruise Production, Performers Dancing, Adventure of the Seas
Performers dancing on stage during the Can't Stop the Rock Cruise Production on Adventure of the Seas

Can't Stop the Rock

Movies old and new take to the stage in a tribute to rock and roll film soundtracks, over 40 years in the making.
Boleros Sitting Area
QN, Quantum of the Seas, Boleros Lounge, bar, lounge

Boleros

Whether you’re stopping by for an after dinner drink or joining the salsa-stepping party, nighttime sizzles at Boleros. This Latin-themed club serves up Cuban mojitos, Brazilian capirinhas, and your favorite classic cocktails to the sound of a six-piece band playing salsa, cumbia, merengue and samba.
Ice Skating Shows Performers Dancing Colorful
Performers dancing in colorful costumes during ice skating shows onboard a cruise.

Ice Skating Shows

Royal Caribbean is the first and only cruise line with ice-skating rinks right onboard, plus complimentary ice spectaculars with amazing jumps, lifts, and spins performed by professional skaters .
Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie
Explorer of the Seas Pool Deck Night Time Outdoor Movie

Outdoor Movie Nights

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - on a 220 square foot outdoor movie screen above the main pool area. On select ships.

Day 9: George Town, Grand Cayman

Day 9
George Town
Grand Cayman
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George Town, Grand Cayman, Aerial View
Aerial view of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman
Things to do in
George Town
Tendered from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. This international banking haven is as much known for award-winning beaches as for the flocks of celebrities and high rollers that frequent them. You can sip Cayman Mama’s while rubbing shoulders with the global glitterati. During your Grand Cayman cruise, you can snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Hawksbill turtle close-up
Close-up of a Hawksbill turtle in George Town, Grand Cayman

Swim with Sea Turtles

The whole family can swim alongside sea turtles and tropical fish at the Cayman Turtle Centre. Or wander around the Caribbean Aviary and spot exotic birds up close, including Grand Cayman’s national bird, the Cayman parrot..
Insider tip
Everyone drives on the left here, so look both ways before crossing the street.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach Palm Trees
Palm trees swaying on the Seven Mile Beach, George Town, Grand Cayman

Stroll the Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is actually five-and-a-half miles of coral sands and crystal-clear shoreline. But it’s peppered with restaurants, bars, and upscale resorts— and it was named one of the world’s Ultimate Beaches by Caribbean Travel + Life.
George Town, Grand Cayman, North Sound Golf Club
Palm trees in the North Sound Golf Club, George Town, Grand Cayman

Tee Off in Paradise

Hit the green at the North Sound Club, the only 18-hole championship golf course on the Cayman Islands.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Swimming with Stingrays
Two women swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman

Get to Know the Locals

Take your adventure underwater and mingle with southern stingrays in Stingray City’s calm waters.
George Town, Grand Cayman, Grouper Sandwich
A grouper sandwich on a white plate

Local Cuisine

Locally caught fish is the main attraction in Grand Cayman cuisine. And you’ll find plenty of shellfish served marinated, in fritters, or in hearty chowders. Rum is the drink of choice, so make sure you try the “Cayman Mama,” a local signature cocktail made with light and coconut rums, banana liqueur, Triple Sec, pineapple juice, and a dash of Grenadine or strawberry syrup. Cheers!

Day 10 - 11: Cruising

Day 10 - 11
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
The Perfect Storm at Night - Typhoon and Cyclone
The Perfect Storm on Liberty of the Seas

Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠

Grab your bravest friend and challenge them to a test of speed. The ride of your life awaits on twin racers Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠ — part of The Perfect Storm℠, the boldest waterslides at sea. As you speed through, long, translucent stretches offer sea views as exhilarating as the ride itself.
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Girl Surfing Flowrider at Daytime
Girl Surfing Flowrider at Daytime with a Smile

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Best Friends Skating
Friends Helping Each Other Ice Skate

Ice Skating

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve got moves like the Great One, you’ll have a great time every time at the ice skating rink.

Day 12: Galveston, Texas

Day 12
Galveston
Texas
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Galveston, Texas, Victorian Homes
Victorian houses in wealthy neighborhood in Galveston, Texas
Things to do in
Galveston
Arrives at 7:00 AM
A quaint seaside city toting a Texas-sized personality, Galveston offers both action-packed adventure and an easygoing beach vibe. Dangling on a barrier island fringing the Gulf of Mexico, the sea meets the South here in spectacular fashion. Over 60 National Register of Historic Places play backdrop to the Pleasure Pier’s waterfront amusements. Jump onboard a Galveston cruise to experience the lively seawall scene on two wheels, or relive the port’s glory days at the Texas Seaport Museum. Head to the island’s west end for kayaking and fishing— or brave the world’s tallest water coaster at Schlitterbahn Water Park.
Galveston, Texas, Gulf Beach
An aerial view of the a beach in Galveston, Texas

SALTWATER STALWARTS

Unwind along Galveston’s 32 miles of sun-drenched shoreline at one of the many county beach parks lining the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston Island State Park offers quiet seclusion and Stewart Beach is a great family-friendly option, while East Beach is a popular gathering space for livelier beach crowds.
Galveston, Texas, Pleasure Pier
The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas

HEAD TO THE PIER

Say hello to the thrills and excitement of the massive amusement park at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Galveston cruises give the opportunity to experience all that the pier has to offer. Enjoy the rides before playing all of the classic carnival games — there's even a roller coaster on Pleasure Pier!
Galveston, Texas, Old Strand District
Architecture in Old Strand District in Galveston, Texas

BUILDING BLOCKS

Stroll past well-preserved Victorian-era buildings in the old Strand District during your Galveston cruise. Once called the “Wall Street of the South”, this charming commercial hub, along with the neighboring East End Historic District, is home to mansions-turned-museums, the Grand 1894 Opera House, plus loads of unique shops and cozy cafés.
Galveston, Texas, Gulf Shrimp Plate
Plate of shrimp and lime at gulf in Galveston, Texas

LOCAL CUISINE

Seafood is king on Galveston Island— Gulf shrimp, blue crabs, snapper and grouper come fresh off the boat. But the signature Tex-Mex cuisine equally impresses with sizzling fajitas and tequila-laced margaritas. Old Strand Emporium scoops out ice-cream parlor charm, while La King’s Confectionary is where local candy makers craft saltwater taffy in-house. Don’t miss a drive-through daiquiri stand for a frozen cocktail on-the-go.
Galveston, Texas, Antique Storefront Model Ship
Window display of storefront with a model ship and other antiques in Galveston, Texas

SHOPPING

The Strand Historical District is the town’s prime shopping spot, where 19th-century storefronts now house a quirky collection of locally owned gift shops and antique stores. Here you can pick up beachwear, whimsical gifts, model ships, used books, Southwestern turquoise jewelry, and Texas-inspired home décor.

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