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Cruises from Galveston, Texas and a Beach House vacation offer similar advantages

Near Houston A cruise ship leaving from Galveston and a beach vacation at Surfside are both very convenient to Houston, TX.

Cruise Ships from Galveston, Texas

Galveston’s Cruise Line Terminal is 45 miles south of Houston, Texas. When the cruise ships are loading and disembarking, several thousand people pack the streets around the Galveston docks.

Beach Houses – Surfside Beach is 58 miles south of Houston. It has no traffic problems.

Cost of Cruise Ship from Galveston vs. renting a beach house

Cruise Ships leaving from Galveston, Texas have become more reasonable, but cost much more than the advertised price.

  • Meals are included. Soft drinks, bottled water, wine, beer and mixed drinks are not.
  • Drinks are fairly expensive. In addition, a 15% gratuity is added to your bill.
  • Port charges and taxes are extra.
  • Shore excursions, photographs, laundry, etc. are extra.
  • Parking--$50 to $70 per trip.
  • Gratuities--$11.50 per day per person is added to your bill. (4 days for 4 people will be $11.50 x 4 days x 4 people = $184).

Beach House cost vs. cruise ships

Front row beach houses at Surfside are very reasonable priced. Especially during the off-seasons, or if more than two people are going. Many beach activities are free.

The Houston Chronicle had this to say about the temptations that can add considerably to the costs of a cruise vacation:


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or if you would like to reserve one of our houses,
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