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Your Galveston Cruise Vacation is about to begin!

Experience the ultimate in personalized cruising with Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising. No rigid schedules; it’s all about your preferences. Indulge in diverse dining options, enjoy dinner and a show, and relax in spacious staterooms. For adventure seekers, there’s ThrillPlex on select ships.

Take in the sun and ocean breezes on The Waterfront, a unique oceanfront promenade. Explore the serene Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island. Don’t miss our deck parties like Caliente, Glow, and Nashville Nights.

With accolades spanning nearly two decades for dining, entertainment, and itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line remains a top choice. Check out our awards page to see our achievements since 2003. Your dream cruise awaits!

Norwegian Cruises sailing from Galveston

Galveston Norwegian Cruise

Norwegian Escape

Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey aboard one of the most captivating ships at sea – Norwegian Escape! This remarkable vessel is poised to sweep you away to various destinations, including the Caribbean from Miami and Orlando, Canada & New England from New York, and the Mediterranean from Rome. Unforgettable vacations are all about indulging in every desire.
Destination Caribbean: Harvest Caye, Cozumel, & Roatan with a Duration of 7 to 14 days

norwegian Prima

Norwegian Prima

For those who crave adventure and those with a taste for the extraordinary, Norwegian Prima is your ship of dreams. It’s the inaugural vessel in a groundbreaking new class designed to redefine your every expectation. With the most expansive outdoor deck space of any new cruise ship, you’ll bask in boundless horizons. Experience top-tier service that ensures you’re never kept waiting.
Destination Caribbean: Harvest Caye, Cozumel, & Roatan with a 7 days duration.

Book your Norwegian Cruise

Galveston serves as a popular cruise departure point in Texas, offering travelers a convenient gateway to various cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Norwegian Cruise Payments & Refunds

To reserve your cabin and lock in the final price, you will be required to place a deposit on your cruise. After you have placed a deposit to secure your reservation, you will be asked to pay the remaining balance of your fare at the final payment due date.

Payment / Deposit Timetable for Sailings

Departing AUGUST 15, 2022 AND BEYOND

Sail DaysDeposit in USD
(per person, perperson
including 3rd thru 8th)
Final Payment Due
(days prior to sailing)
Final Payment Due Holiday Sailing Only
1 – 6 Days$100*120 Days120 Days
7+ Days$250120 Days120 Days
The Haven
(Categories H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H9, HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HG, HH, HI & Suites)
& Garden Villa
(Categories H1 & S1)
1 – 6 Days (1st / 2nd)10% of Voyage Fare120 Days120 Days
1 – 6 Days (3rd – 8th)$10% of Voyage Fare120 Days120 Days
1 – 6 Days (Singles)$10% of Voyage Fare120 Days120 Days
7+ Days (1st / 2nd)$10% of Voyage Fare120 Days120 Days
7+ Days (3rd – 8th)$10% of Voyage Fare120 Days120 Days
7+ Days (Singles)$10% of Voyage Fare120 Days120 Days

All cruise passengers, including third through eight passengers, must pay the deposit set forth in the following table for the applicable cruise within the option period offered on the cruise at the time of booking and must pay the final payment within the time prescribed in the table for the applicable cruise. Group passenger policies may differ. An additional deposit may be required for holiday sailings.

Payment is required at the time of booking.

Once payment is applied to the reservation, you will be unable to change the credit card used for payment after 24 hours. Reservations will be subject to cancellation fees according to the below schedule.

The deposit/payment schedule for The Haven and Suites categories are as listed below.

New policies apply to all bookings including Group bookings.

All amounts are in USD.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellation Fee Schedule For Cruises

Booked ON OR AFTER AUGUST 15, 2022

Days Prior to Departure DateCruise/Cruisetour and Air Cancellation FeeLand Add-on Cancellation Fee
                                                                                        All Sailings (Club Balcony Suites and Below)
119 – 91 days25%0%
90 – 61 days50%0%
60 – 31 days75%75%
30 days or less100%100%
                                                                                      The Haven Suites, Suites, Garden Villas and Holiday Sailings
119 – 106 days25%0%
105 – 91 days50%0%
90 – 61 days75%0%
60 days or less100%100%
*Cancellation Fee for 3-8 Guests will also follow the schedule outlined above

Note: Select promotions require full payment at the time of booking.

Norwegian Cruise Line accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB Card, and Diner’s Club.


At Norwegian, we offer a dining experience like no other. Whether you crave a four-course feast with a fine bottle of wine or a freshly grilled burger, we’ve got you covered. Dress casually or formally, dine with friends or make new ones. You can choose to savor your meal indoors or by the ocean along The Waterfront. With our exclusive Freestyle Dining, there are no fixed dining times or assigned seating – just the freedom to follow your mood, not a schedule.

On all our ships, you’ll discover up to three Main Dining Rooms, a buffet, and a range of casual eateries. Our skilled chefs create original dishes using the finest ingredients, allowing your dining experience to be as elegant or as casual as you desire.

Main Dining Rooms:

Select from up to three main dining rooms featuring a diverse array of delicious dishes, both modern and classic, all crafted with the freshest ingredients.

Beyond Buffets:

Our crowd-favorite buffet is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering delights like a meat carving station and made-to-order omelets, all complimentary.

24 Hour Eatery:

Enjoy classic pub fare in a relaxed setting, featuring favorites like the Reuben Sandwich and Fish n’ Chips.


For a unique culinary adventure, our specialty restaurants cater to a wide range of tastes. Thanks to The Norwegian Edge, we’ve elevated our dining experience with enhanced menus and exciting new venues. Indulge in succulent meats at Moderno Churrascaria, relish French cuisine at Le Bistro, or savor fresh Mexican flavors at Los Lobos. Our menus are as fresh as the ingredients, and the cuisine is almost too beautiful to eat.


Freestyle Dining ensures there’s something to please every member of the family, from the pickiest eaters to the most adventurous. Grab a hot-off-the-grill burger or opt for an elegant four-course meal. Dress up or down – the choice is yours. With a variety of dining options that outnumber the days of your cruise, you’re free to savor them all on your own schedule.

Dress Code

When it comes to what to wear, you can go resort casual or get decked-out and look your best – it’s your call. That’s the freedom of Freestyle Cruising. We even have special “Dress-Up or Not Night.” It’s the perfect opportunity to get your portrait taken with your family, that special someone or even with the ship’s Captain.

Cruise Casual: the Freedom of Freestyle Cruising

Dress cruise casual anytime during the day, in the buffet and in most specialty restaurants. For women, it includes summer and casual dresses, skirts, regular or capri pants, shorts, jeans and tops. Khakis, jeans, shorts and casual shirts are fine for men. Swimwear is acceptable at the buffet and outdoor restaurant, but a shirt or a cover-up and footwear are required.

Be sure to pack a sweater — the air conditioning can be chilly. Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear shorts in all our restaurants.

Please Note: We want you to be comfortable, but tank tops for men, flip flops, baseball caps, visors and jeans that are overly faded, with holes or tears and worn below the hips are not permitted in main dining rooms or specialty restaurants.

All Decked-out: Smart Casual

Dress smart casual in our more upscale specialty restaurants. For women, it includes slacks or jeans, dresses, skirts and tops. For men, it’s jeans or slacks with a collared shirt and closed-toed shoes. Kids 12 and under are welcome to wear shorts in all our restaurants.

Ready for Adventure: Shore Excursions

Think about the shore excursions you’ll be taking and pack accordingly, including comfy walking shoes. For kids and adults it’s good to pack a pair of closed-toed shoes. You can check within the specific shore excursion for more information.

Special Events: Theme Nights and Parties

Our newest event, Norwegian’s Night Out, is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up for an evening of cocktails, fine dining and great entertainment. You may also want to pack an all-white ensemble for our iconic White Hot Party.

Specialty Dining Packages

With a Specialty Dining Package (SDP), you can conveniently sample a wide array of unique restaurants for one set price. Customize your experience by selecting the number of meals you want during your cruise. Go medium-rare at Cagney’s Steakhouse, savor délicieuse French cuisine at Le Bistro or try succulent Brazilian barbecue meats at Moderno Churrascaria. The choice is yours and the flavors endless!

Specialty Dining Packages are honored in the following restaurants: American Diner, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Food Republic, Italian, Le Bistro, Los Lobos, Moderno Churrascaria, Pincho Tapas Bar, Q Texas Smokehouse, Raw Bar, Seafood, Sushi and Teppanyaki. Dining options vary by ship.

Please read the FAQs and Terms & Conditions for more details.

Item #DescriptionPer Person Price
2UDP2-Meal Specialty Dining Package$99.00 USD
3UDP3-Meal Specialty Dining Package$139.00 USD
4UDP4-Meal Specialty Dining Package$169.00 USD
5UDP5-Meal Specialty Dining Package$199.00 USD
6UDP6-Meal Specialty Dining Package$229.00 USD
7UDP7-Meal Specialty Dining Package$259.00 USD
8UDP8-Meal Specialty Dining Package$289.00 USD
9UDP9-Meal Specialty Dining Package$319.00 USD
10UDP10-Meal Specialty Dining Package$349.00 USD
11UDP11-Meal Specialty Dining Package$379.00 USD
12UDP12-Meal Specialty Dining Package$409.00 USD
13UDP13-Meal Specialty Dining Package$439.00 USD
14UDP14-Meal Specialty Dining Package$469.00 USD

*Please call to find out pricing for sailings longer than 15 days. 20% gratuity and specialty service charge will be added at time of purchase.

Special Requests - What about special dietary needs?

If you have any food allergy or a dietary requirement that requires Kosher meals or gluten-free food product, please advise a Norwegian Reservations Agent, or your Travel Agent at the time of booking. Obtaining the product for many of these requests requires 30-days notice prior to sailing, and we want to ensure that we are able to fulfill your request. We cannot guarantee Kosher Meal requests made within 30 days of sail date. For the protection of all of our guests, it is not permissible to bring aboard any food items that would require preparation by the ship’s staff, or food items that would require cold storage in our kitchen facilities.

Required Travel Documentation

Carefully read the documentation that each guest must present at the pier prior to boarding. Travel to some destinations may require special visas and travel authorizations before the cruise. You can find more information on required cruise documentation here.

If traveling internationally, the countries you are flying to and/ or connecting through may have different visa or travel requirements, while we attempt to provide you with most up to date information below, we encourage you to visit the government and airport websites of every country you will be traveling to throughout your journey to familiarize yourself with their requirements.

Please visit Norwegian Cruise Line global visa support center for additional visa requirements for your cruise by clicking here.

Cancellation Fees on Cruise Fares, Air Add-Ons, Land Packages, Ground Transfers and Other Add-On Charges

Cancellation fees for cruise, air, land and other charges will follow the schedule above and apply to all guests on the reservation. Cancellation fees for air, land and other add-on charges will apply even if the reservation is not canceled in full. Gateway changes for air and name changes for cruise, air, land and other add-ons are considered cancellations. Cancellations must be telephoned to our Reservations Department by your travel agent. Depending on when the cruise is canceled, cancellation charges will be assessed as stated on the Cancellation Fee Schedule.

No refunds will be made in the event of interruption or cancellation by any passenger after commencement of the cruise. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Norwegian Cruise Line. Cruise tickets, air tickets, transfer coupons and/or vacation package vouchers must be returned before a refund can be made. Refund processing time is about 3-4 weeks. Air tickets issued by our Air/Sea Department for passengers on our Air/Sea programs are refundable only to Norwegian Cruise Line. Group passenger policies may differ. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Payment and Cancellation Policy is subject to change without notice.

  • Reservations that are not paid in full by the final payment due date are subject to cancellation and in the event a reservation is canceled, a cancellation fee will apply.
  • No refunds will be given on any cruise for no-shows.
  • No refunds will be made in the event of interruption or cancellation by any passenger after commencement of the cruise.
  • Name changes and departure date changes are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees.
  • Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Norwegian Cruise Line. Cruise tickets, air tickets, transfer coupons and/or vacation package vouchers must be returned before a refund can be made. Refund processing time is about 3 to 4 weeks. Air tickets issued by our Air/Sea Department for passengers on our Air/Sea programs are refundable only to Norwegian Cruise Line. Group passenger policies may differ. Norwegian Cruise Line’s Payment and Cancellation Policy is subject to change without notice.
  • No refunds will be given for any missed days of a Land Package.
  • Cancellation fees for air, land and other add-on charges will apply even if the reservation is not cancelled in full.
  • Cancellation fees for ground transfers will apply if removed within 21 days of the start of the sailing.
  • Gateway changes, flight date changes and name substitutions are considered cancellations, and air cancellation fees will apply. Additionally, spelling corrections may be considered cancellations.
  • Name substitutions and departure date changes for cruise, land and other add-ons are considered cancellations and are subject to cancellation fees.
  • The above schedule of cancellation fees will begin immediately once money has been applied to the reservation.

How do I pay for onboard expenses?

For your convenience, all shipboard expenses are charged to your Onboard account. Sign up when you check in, establishing your method of payment with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB Card, Diner’s Club. You may also use your debit card however please be advised that we obtain pre-authorization, as we do for all Credit Cards, and some banks hold these funds for up to 30 days. The maximum initial pre-authorization amount for all credit and debit cards is $300. Cash can also be used as a method of payment to settle your account with an initial deposit paid in advance.

Using your debit or ATM card

  • Norwegian does not recommend the use of a debit card as payment for your onboard folio.
  • Please be advised that multiple holds will be placed on your debit card account based on your onboard purchases.
  • After settling your onboard folio, these debit card holds may remain on your account up to 30 days after the cruise ends.
  • To avoid overdraft charges from your bank, please make sure that you have enough available funds in your account during this hold period.
  • Norwegian will not be responsible for overdraft charges resulting from holds placed on Debit Card accounts.

Traveler’s Check / Cash Procedures

A cash deposit may be placed on your onboard account in the following amounts:

7 day cruises – $300 USD per person
Less than 7 days – $150 USD per person
More than 7 days – $450 USD per person

Once you have exceeded the deposited amount, your account will be closed to further charges. You can deposit as much money as often as you’d like throughout the cruise, however, refunds cannot be made until the day of disembarkation for any excess.

**Personal checks will not be accepted, nor can they be cashed on board.

Norwegian Cruise Line Parking Information

Departure for Norwegian Cruise Lines will be via Cruise Terminal 28. Parking can be found at one of several outdoor parking garages, covered parking lots, indoor parking garages, or the is also free cruise parking at one of the many cruise friendly hotels on the island. Simply arrive the day before departure and stay as a guest at their hotel and you can safely park your car with them until you return from your cruise.

The Official Port Of Galveston Parking - Galveston Park

Our Port of Galveston discount cruise parking allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. Find where to park in Galveston for Cruises for the port of Galveston parking. Find Parking near Galveston Cruise for Carnival and other cruises. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston’s official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and be sure to secure a worry free spot for parking near Galveston Cruise Port. This port parking can be used by Carnival Cruise parking. We value our customers and so if you Park by the Ports, it is safe cruise parking.

Go To the Official Port Of Galveston Parking Page

What you need to know before visiting Galveston

Operating out of Galveston Island, the Port of Galveston is at the heart of cruise life and sits in the West Bay at the beginning of the Houston Ship Channel. This port currently has 3 cruise terminals and serves, on average, over 1 million cruise passengers a year. Located on Harborside Drive in Galveston, the port is connected to the mainland via the San Luis Pass toll bridge and Interstate 45.  The city’s cruise industry has grown significantly over the years, making it a key player in the Gulf of Mexico cruise market.

Galveston Island

Galveston - Destination details

Captivating destination that offers a blend of rich history, beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and numerous activities for visitors

Galveston Cruise Terminals

Terminals and Transportation

Uncover terminal insights and explore the diverse transportation choices for a hassle-free cruise departure. Get ready to set sail!

Galveston Beach

Cruise FAQs

Are you planning a cruise adventure from Galveston but have a boatload of questions? You’re in the right place! This FAQ page is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about cruises departing from Galveston.

Itinerary for Galveston

Before Cruising Itinerary

Relax and Explore Galveston by visiting some of the most delicious seafood restaurants and steak houses in the area, or explore the iconic Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier.

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