9 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise i Explorer of the Seas fra Galveston, Texas Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
- Den 9 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise fra Galveston, Texas besøk Miami, Florida; Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas; Galveston, Texas. Utforsk våre cruise reiseruter og velge mellom en rekke rom avhengig av dine behov og budsjett. Begynne å planlegge din neste cruise ferie ved å velge en destinasjon og avreise port.
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9 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Explorer of the Seas
Day 1 - Galveston, Texas
Day 2 - 3 - cruising
Day 4 - Miami, Florida
Day 5 - Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Day 6 - Nassau, Bahamas
Day 7 - Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Day 8 - 9 - cruising
Day 10 - Galveston, Texas
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
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9 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day Cruise

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Galveston, Texas
Om bord
Explorer of the Seas
Dag Havn
1
Galveston, Texas
Avviker på 3:00 PM
2 - 3
cruising
Dag på sjøen
4
Miami, Florida
Fra 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Fra 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6
Nassau, Bahamas
Fra 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7
Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Fra 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8 - 9
cruising
Dag på sjøen
10
Galveston, Texas
Ankommer 7:00 AM
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Explorer of the Seas
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Explorer of the Seas, Aerial
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Get to know
Explorer of the Seas
This is not your average vacation. This is adventure in a bold new light — on the fleet-favorite Explorer of the Seas®. Soak up the sunshine and chill vibes at the adults-only Solarium. Indulge in authentic Tuscan cuisine at Giovanni’s Table. Then catch a jaw-dropping original production in the Main Theater, or dance the night away at Club Twenty. On this ship, there’s no wrong way to vacay.

ADVENTURE ON EVERY DECK

When you're not exploring unforgettable ports, you'll find plenty of thrills on deck. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall, and try not to wipe out on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Or engage in a little friendly competition on the mini-golf course, before taking your adventure onto the ice skating rink.

FLAVORFUL FAVES

Say "Konnichiwa" to fresh-rolled sushi at Izumi, or "Buongiorno" to authentic Italian eats at Giovanni's Table. If it's prime meat you're craving, head to Chops Grille℠ for steakhouse offerings that are a cut above the rest. And for the ultimate sweet treat, order up a classic milkshake at Johnny Rockets®.

FLASHBACK FUN & DARING DANCE MOVES

Cap off each date night with an incredible show at the Main Theater, followed by a round of your favorite ice-cold brews, moonlight and island vibes poolside, and late-night dancing.

FLASHBACK FUN & DARING DANCE MOVES

Dag 1: Galveston, Texas

Dag 1
Galveston
Texas
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Galveston, Texas, Pleasure Pier Sunrise
Sunrise at low tide on Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas
Ting å gjøre i
Galveston
Avviker på 3:00 PM
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.

Dag 2 - 3: cruising

Dag 2 - 3
cruising
På sjøen
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Man Doing Air Trick
Man Doing Air Trick on Flowrider
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Boy Ice Skating with his Family
Family's First Time Ice Skating

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.
Scuba Certification Padi Diving a Class On Board
Padi Scuba Certification Diving Class

Scuba Certification

Gear up and get certified at sea during an underwater adventure lead by certified PADI® instructors.
Adventure Ocean Holiday Card Activity
Family Participating on Holiday Card Activity at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Spa Stone Massage
Woman Receiving a Spa Stone Massage

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Dag 4: Miami, Florida

Dag 4
Miami
Florida
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Miami, Florida, Oleta River State Park Aerial
Aerial shot of Oleta River state park in Miami, Florida
Ting å gjøre i
Miami
Fra 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Miami beveger seg til sin egen rytme – fra solfylte strender til en mangfoldig blanding av kulturer. Skjem deg bort i den glitrende elegansen av Miami Beach og utforsk Little Havanas dype cubanske arv. Slapp av ved Key Biscaynes rolige kystlinjer, Ocean Drive eller ta en kajakk gjennom Oleta River State Parks svingete mangrovekanaler. Dra til Coconut Grove og nyt den bohemske atmosfæren. Besøk de renessanseinspirerte hagene i Vizcaya-området. Miami cruisereiser gir gjestene muligheten til å sjekke ut de moderne kolleksjonene til Perez Art Museum. Enten det er snakk om dypvannsfiske, art deco-arkitektur, mat i verdensklasse eller endeløst natteliv, er The Magic City fullt av eventyr.
Miami, Florida, Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue
Art Deco architecture of Collins Avenue in Miami, Florida

Sobe It

South Beach er et populært sted uansett tid på døgnet. Slikk sol langs kysten og beundre Art Deco-skatter langs livlige Ocean Drive. Spaser i travle Collins Avenue, nyt noen mojitos på strandbarene, dans i superhippe nattklubber, og nyt flotte utsikter over bylivet.
Insider tip
Ta gratisbussen for en naturskjønn kjøretur gjennom ulike strandområder og nabolag.
Miami, Florida, Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars
Close up of men smoking Cuban cigars in Miami, Florida

Ekte kultur

Opplev Miamis cubanske tradisjoner langs Calle Ocho i Little Havana. Her kan du vandre gjennom gater fylt med hete salsalyder og treffe lokalbefolkningen som røyker sigarer over en omgang domino. Med alt fra fargerike malte hanestatuer til butikker med håndrullede sigarer og utendørs fruktmarkeder, er dette så autentiske som det kan få blitt.
Insider tip
Se etter livvaktflagg på stranden: grønt betyr rolig vann, gul indikerer moderate surfeforhold, lilla betyr at det er maneter i vannet, og svømming er forbudt under rødt flagg.
Miami, Florida, Wynwood Mural
Artistic painted mural in Wynwood, Miami

Tomt lerret

Slipp kreativiteten din fri med en tur gjennom Wynwood Art District i løpet av Miami-cruisereisen. Hver fasade i dette kunstneriske nabolaget er dekket med store, livlige veggmalerier av globalt anerkjente talenter. Og gå ikke glipp av Wynwood Walls, en samling av gamle lagerbygninger pyntet med abstrakte malerier, graffitisitater og unike skulpturer.
Miami, Florida, Ropa Vieja Plate
Plate of Ropa Vieja, traditional Cuban food in Miami

Lokal mat

Miami er en internasjonal kulinarisk kraftpakke. Michelin-kokker fyller mange kjøkken, og latinamerikanske smaker pryder mange menyer. Du må ikke gå glipp av byens karakteristiske cubanske mat: Nyt pastelitos (bakverk) til frokost, en berømt frita (krydret burger) til lunsj, og deretter ropa vieja (biffstuing) til middag. Hvis sjømat er din greie, anbefaler vi å hogge innpå saftige steinkrabbeklør, en ekte delikatesse fra det sørlige Florida.
Miami, Florida, Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall
Waterfront view of Bayside Mall in Miami, Florida

Shopping

Bayside Marketplace, overfor havnen, er et populært shoppingsted for besøkende ved havkanten. Lokalbefolkningen elsker de spennende butikkene i Coconut Grove. Lincoln Road Mall strekker seg over 10 blokker med butikker – og Miracle Mile er en lang streng av spesialforretninger. Dra på cruise til Miami og gå til Calle Ocho for håndstrikkede guayabera-skjorter og håndrullede kubanske sigarer.

Dag 5: Orlando, Florida

Dag 5
Orlando
Port Canaveral, Florida
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Ting å gjøre i
Orlando
Fra 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Som hjemstedet til Kennedy Space Center, er Cape Canaveral startstedet for elleville eventyr i Central Florida. Strendene utgjør en blanding av familievennlige kystlinjer og bortgjemte sanddyner. Og med Orlando fornøyelsesland bare en time unna, kan du enkelt henge med favorittfigurene dine. Utenfor parkene ligger morsomme skatter fullpakket med gammel Florida-sjarm. Padle i kajakk forbi sjøkuer i Banana River Lagoon og zip-line over alligatorer i Brevard Zoo. Oppdag kjente kunstmuseer og Park Avenues stilige sjarm. Orlando-cruise gir deg tilgang til å følge regionens røtter på Orange County Regional History Museum.

Romeventyr

Stikk innom Kennedy Space Center for en opplevelse av galaktiske dimensjoner. Blant interaktive oppdrag får du se Saturn V-raketten og romfergen Atlantis. Bli med bak kulissene for å oppdage historiske utskytingssteder og eksisterende romfartsanlegg, og beundre U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Insider tip
Ta med penger til bomstasjonen på Beachline Expressway mellom Port Canaveral og Orlando.

Tre inn i rollen

Orlando er kjent som fornøyelsens land – og det med god grunn. Byen er hjem for seks unike fornøyelsesparker, hver med sine egne distinkte attraksjoner, inkludert Universal Studios Orlando og Islands of Adventure. Eller du kan våge deg videre ut til Gatorlands sumpområde, eller sjekke ut en av de mange storslåtte vannparkene i byen.
Insider tip
Ta på deg komfortable sko når du skal til fornøyelsesparkene.

Utenfor køene

Kom i kontakt med Floridas naturlige side mens rir på bølgene ved Cocoa Beach eller nyter litt alenetid på Canaveral National Seashore. Gå ikke glipp av en kajakktur gjennom glødende, biolysende farvann, eller en luftbåttur gjennom våtmarkene. Cruise til Orlandos Port Canaveral og svøm i foryngende ferskvannskilder – eller ta et slag golf på en av Orlandos 150 golfbaner.

Lokalt kjøkken

The Cove på Port Canaveral er hjemsted for mange restauranter ved sjøen, hvor du kan bestille ferske fiske-tacos og mahi-mahi-sandwicher. Orlando har en rekke fra-gård-til-bord steder drevet av kjente kokker – og de særpregede rettene er populære i fornøyelsesparkene. Og Mills 50-distriktet nord for Orlando sentrum er kjent for sin vietnamesiske mat.

Shopping

Butikkene i historiske Cocoa Village selger lokalt håndlaget kunst og tropisk dekor. Suvenirshopping i Orlando er best på Disney Springs, Universal CityWalk og langs International Drive. Stans ved familieeide Orange Blossom Indian River Citrus for Florida-dyrkede appelsiner, grapefrukt og annen frukt under Orlando-oppholdet ditt.

Dag 6: Nassau, Bahamas

Dag 6
Nassau
Bahamas
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Atlantis Paradise Island Zoom in Nassau, Bahamas
Close up of Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Ting å gjøre i
Nassau
Fra 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Nassau and swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat. And just across the bridge is beautiful Paradise Island, home to world-famous luxury hotels and resorts. Spend the day at the famous Atlantis and splash your way through its expansive water park, grab a piña colada at the Marina Village, and spot the hammerhead sharks in Predator Lagoon.
Bahamas Dolphin Swimming Excursion
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort— an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbor on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had— whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides, or swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
Water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island every half-hour.
Bahamas Pearl Island Lighthouse
Aerial of the Bahamas Pearl Island Lighthouse

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of The Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.
Insider tip
Most restaurants include a 15% service charge on the bill.
Nassau, Bahamas, Beach jetski
Jetskis lining a white sandy beach in Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbor, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavor.
Nassau, Bahamas, Conch Fritters and Salad
Conch fritters, conch salad, and rum punch on a beachside table

Local Cuisine

Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African, and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways— from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff— a warm, spongy dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.
Bahamas Straw Market Magnets
Bahamas Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs

Shopping

Festival Place, which sits right on the wharf, has more than 40 local vendors selling artisanal items. Cruise to Nassau and make your way to Bay Street— just a block away— for duty-free luxury goods. This waterfront promenade is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, and the nearby Straw Market is the go-to spot for authentic Bahamian hand-made treasures.

Dag 7: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas

Dag 7
Perfect Day at CocoCay
Bahamas
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
Ting å gjøre i
Perfect Day at CocoCay
Fra 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in The Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own Floating Cabana.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial with Navigator of the Seas in Background

Thrill Waterpark

This is a drench a minute thrill-a-thon for every adventurer. From giggle-worthy tides to shriek-inducing slides towering high into the clouds. Bounce, climb and swing your way through the obstacles in Adventure Pool. Get swept up by the biggest Wave Pool in the Caribbean. Or if you’re up for a true rush, take on the tallest waterslide in North America — Daredevil’s Peak℠. Whatever your thrill threshold, you’ll find firsts to test your bravery at Thrill Waterpark®.
Insider tip
All features are subject to change without notice. Images and messaging for Perfect Day at CocoCay may include artistic renderings. Perfect Day and CocoCay are registered trademarks of Royal Caribbean.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Oasis Lagoon Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Cay Oasis Lagoon Overhead View of the Pool

Oasis Lagoon

This is no mirage, you’ve found it — the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. Make your way through the different coves of Oasis Lagoon®, each with a vibe all its own. Splash right in at the kid-friendly sloping entry. Take your first sip of a cold Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before lounging on one of three swim-up islands. Or treat yourself to total relaxation in the privacy of your own cabana, complete with attendant service.
Now Open
Perfect Day Coco Beach Floating Cabanas Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Beach Floating Cabanas Aerial

Coco Beach Club

Welcome to Coco Beach Club®, where every moment is elevated. It’s just you and endless blue, lounging in the first Floating Cabanas in The Bahamas. Savor new Mediterranean flavors, then drift along the finest line between poolside and seaside, in an infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Splashaway Bay Slides Brother and Sister Competing
Splashaway Bay Slides Brother and Sister Competing

Splashaway Bay

The coolest aqua park at sea is breaking out beyond the deck and coming ashore at our largest Splashaway Bay℠ yet. Now kids can enjoy bigger buckets of fun than ever before with more fountains and pools — plus five waterslides, and two massive drench buckets.

Beach Day Vibes

If you just want to unwind, head to Chill Island on the east side of CocoCay, where you’ll find plenty of ways to relax and recharge. Access to Chill Island is complimentary, as are beach chairs and hammocks, but for an additional cost you can up your relaxation game by reserving your own private cabana, clamshell or daybed. Or head to South Beach where you’ll find plenty of beachside activities and water sports, plus lounge chairs for those who want to take a break from all the thrills.
Perfect Day Coco Cay  Family Walking Towards up and Away
Family Walking Towards the Up, Up and Away Hot Air Balloon

Up, Up and Away

Take your adventure to the skies aboard a helium balloon and see the islands like never before from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas — Up, Up and Away℠. Feel your heart race while soaring up to 450 feet above land and sea, then let the wonder wash over you as you coast on the breeze.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating

Island Dining

Perfect Day at CocoCay offers loads of options to fuel up in between adventures. Like harborside views, chicken wings and fries with signature dipping sauces at Captain Jack’s®. Freshly grilled burgers and barbecued chicken at Skipper’s Grill. And a full menu of Caribbean-style bites at Chill Grill. Looking to savor the suite life onshore? Access to the exclusive Coco Beach Club® includes elevated Mediterranean flavors paired with breathtaking ocean views.

Dag 8 - 9: cruising

Dag 8 - 9
cruising
På sjøen
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
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.
Main Dining Room Sliced Steak Topped With Sea Salt
Two slices of steak topped with sea salt served with a side of vegetables at the Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Oasis of the Seas Windjammer Salad Buffet
Windjammer Salad Buffet

Windjammer

Forget everything you think you know about cruise buffets. The Windjammer is your go-to restaurant for tantalizing global flavors served complimentary at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like just-pressed paninis packed with all your favorite meats and cheeses. Flaky pastries fresh from the oven and omelets any way you like them. And hearty mains that run the gamut from crispy buttermilk fried chicken to Vietnamese braised Ho Chi Minh pork.
Room Service Bottle Glass
Room Service Bottle Glass Champagne and Strawberries

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Dag 10: Galveston, Texas

Dag 10
Galveston
Texas
Utforsk Dette Cruise
Galveston, Texas, Victorian Homes
Victorian houses in wealthy neighborhood in Galveston, Texas
Ting å gjøre i
Galveston
Ankommer 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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