Back in October I was lucky enough to get a great rate on a Disney cruise sailing out of a new port, Galveston Texas. This was great for us because it was a three hour shorter drive than driving to Port Canaveral, and I had a lot of people asking about the new cruise and port. Instead of doing a day by day report, I just decided to do some photos of the trip for you in 2-3 installments, with a few quick captions/explanations. If you have questions about Disney Cruise line cruises please contact me (or any other cruise line!)
We sailed on the Disney Magic, which is one of the classic (smaller and older) ships. I have sailed on her twice before, and while she doesn’t have the newness or technology of the new ships the Dream and the Fantasy, it is much less crowded and has a more intimate feeling.
Disney did a great job of sprucing up the port in Galveston by adding signs, etc. All in the waiting areas before you board the ship.
Mom, dad, and Bobby waiting to board
Lunch at Topsiders
Our oceanview stateroom with verandah
Going to dinner the first night
The first sea day we went to Palo (adults only) brunch
On the tender boat going to Grand Cayman
We took a cab to Royal Palms
In the next installment I will have pictures from Coast Maya, Cozumel, and more of the ship!
*GIVEAWAY on the blog tomorrow. You won’t want to miss it *cough* Under Armour *cough*
QOTD: Have you ever cruised? What was your favorite port?
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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says
Looks like you had a great time (and love all your dresses BTW)! And that beach!! I have been on a few cruises and Grand Cayman is one of my favorite ports.
I was just looking at Disney cruises! But wondering if a younger couple, without kids, would like it? I’m always a kid at heart, so I’m sure I’d enjoy it.
Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more photos of the ship, too.
YES! Hubby and I have no kids and have been on 5 Disney cruises and we are in our 20’s! There is a huge “night club district” onboard of adults only areas, adults only spa, pool, hot tubs, restaurant, you don’t “have” to even see kids haha. We love it so so much.
I neeed to just go 🙂
Angela @ happy fit mama says
You and your mom look so much alike!
I’ve been on one cruise to Bermuda and had a great time! Thanks for adding the beautiful pics of the beach. I need that right now since it’s 25 degrees outside. 🙂
A lot of people think we are sisters! It’s crazy
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie says
Omg Josh and I were just talking about going on a cruise! We seriously need to look into Disney¡
yes you do! Amazing adults only areas! I can help!
I have cruised. My parents and I did a cruise around the Baltic Sea when I was 20 and I loved it! My favorite port was St. Petersburg because I’ve been fascinated by Russian history and it was so cool to be there for two days.
Mindy @Road Runner Girl says
We went on the Disney Cruise for our honeymoon! It was amazing! One day I want to take a Disney cruise with the whole family. I so want to be you Heather! You have an amazing life…I love how you travel all the time and being a Disney travel agent is my dream job!!! 😉
I’ve been on a couple of cruises….the last one I got extremely sea sick. I’m up to giving it another try 🙂
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's says
Heather – your formal dress is beautiful, you look stunning and it’s so classic, I love it.
I love cruising, I’d love to someday take my son on a Disney Cruise. I think he’d love it. I am trying to convince my husband to go to Disney World ASAP, but he says our son is too young (16 months) wah wah!
Frank@The Fat Runner says
Well, I just got off the Disney Fantasy on Saturday and had an amazing time! It had the exact same itinerary as you but leaving out of Port Canaveral. I got to fulfill the goal that got me into running. The Castaway Cay 5K! …and its all your fault Heather. LOL Just kidding but it was an incredible cruise. All the posters above who are thinking about it, go for it. There really is something for everyone on a Disney cruise.
I think my favorite port is Long Beach, followed by Miami. The last time I cruised out of Galveston we had a terribly long fog delay, and it made me nervous we’d be late arriving when we got back and miss flights 🙁
Girl, you KNOW I love me some DCL…having withdrawals, actually! Last year tomorrow, I was getting on the Wonder!
Deborah Baker says
Thanks.Hello Just found your blog. Love it ! I love the pictures and Disney cruises. Me and my husband are in our 50’s and cruise Disney with NO kids and have a blast. November will be my 8th cruise but first out of Galveston. Any tips and just how good is the Galveston port area?