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Galveston Cruise Ships

Seven ships sail from the Galveston port during the year, each one with its own unique characteristics. Click the links below to read more about each of these vessels…

Carnival Magic
Carnival Triumph
Mariner of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Disney Magic
Disney Wonder
Crown Princess

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic

The Carnival Magic calls Galveston home year-round. The ship comes in at more than 1,000 feet long, can hold 3,700 passengers, and boasts a staggering 14 decks. It is truly a city upon itself. The Magic is the second-largest ship in Carnival’s fleet. On board you’ll find the usual amenities, including bars, a casino, and pools. There is even a waterpark! Foodies will also be happy to know Carnival Magic has over a dozen dining options — everything from BBQ to the ubiquitous buffet.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 1,004 feet
  • Passengers: 3,690
  • Crew: 1,367
  • Decks: 14
  • Year Launched: 2011

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Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Carnival’s Triumph is the sister ship of the Magic, albeit somewhat smaller and somewhat older. The Triumph, however, is no slouch. The ship is nearly 900 feet long and can carry more than 2,750 passengers. And all those cruisers will be well taken care of considering the ship has a crew of 1,100. Passengers will quickly notice that the ship has a “cities of the world” theme, focused on sparking your imagination of world travel. Themes of restaurants, public areas, and bars on the ship include Rome, New Orleans, and Monaco.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 893 feet
  • Passengers: 2,758
  • Crew: 1,100
  • Decks: 13
  • Year Launched: 1999

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Mariner of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)

Mariner of the Seas

Mariner of the Seas represents an elite class of cruise ships that sail from Galveston. The 1,020 foot, 15 deck ship offers luxury and fun that’s unmatched. The ship has features you won’t believe until you see them… a 10,000 square foot casino… an ice-skating rink… a rock climbing wall… and 10 pools. In total, the ship can carry more than 3,100 passengers (along with nearly 1,200 crew). Built in 2003, the ship was updated in 2012 to make it even more luxurious.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 1,020 feet
  • Passengers: 3,114
  • Crew: 1,185
  • Decks: 15
  • Year Launched: 2003 (updated 2012)

View thousands of photos taken on board the Mariner of the Seas by travelers like you.

Navigator of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)

Navigator of the Seas

The Navigator of the Seas is the sister ship to the Mariner of the Seas. Both are part of Royal Caribbean’s Voyager class of ships. What you’ll find are two almost identical ships. This includes 15 decks, just as many bars and lounges, along with dining options like the Windjammer Cafe, the main dining room, Johnny Rockets, and Jade Sushi. If you want to get some sun, you’ll be able to lounge next to one of the ship’s 10 pools. Navigator of the Seas is scheduled to be updated in 2014.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 1,020 feet
  • Passengers: 3,114
  • Crew: 1,213
  • Decks: 15
  • Year Launched: 2002

View thousands of photos taken on board the Navigator of the Seas by travelers like you.

Disney Magic

Disney Magic Cruise Ship

At 964 feet, the Disney Magic isn’t the largest cruise ship to sail from Galveston. However, it might be the most beautiful. The Disney ships — the Magic and the Wonder — are instantly recognizable thanks to their classy looks that remind you of cruise liners from decades past. Those looking for a more intimate sailing experience may find the ship to be just what they are looking for. She can hold 2,400 passengers — approximately 700 fewer than the larger ships from Royal Caribbean and Carnival.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 964 feet
  • Passengers: 2,400
  • Crew: 945
  • Decks: 11
  • Year Launched: 1998

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Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder cruise ship

The Disney Wonder is very similar to her sister ship — Magic. She holds the same number of passengers and crew, is the same length, but was launched just one year later, in 1999. On the Wonder, you’ll find 10 different dining options, plenty of shows to keep you entertained (including Toy Story, The Musical), seven nightclubs and lounges, and three pools — including Quiet Cove Pool — an adults-only pool located on deck 9.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 964 feet
  • Passengers: 2,400
  • Crew: 945
  • Decks: 11
  • Year Launched: 1999

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Crown Princess

Crown Princess Cruise Ship

The Crown Princess has more decks than any other cruise ship in Galveston — a staggering 19! With that many decks, there is plenty of room for all sorts of restaurants, pools, activities, and other fun. Crown Princess has 10 pools and hot tubs, a jogging track, mini golf, even a cigar lounge. Those looking to spice up the evening will enjoy the Skywalkers Nightclub — located on the ship’s top deck. Or if you want more fresh air, don’t miss the outdoor movie theater, showing films under the stars.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 951 feet
  • Passengers: 3,080
  • Crew: 1,201
  • Decks: 19
  • Year Launched: 2006

View thousands of photos taken on board the Crown Princess by travelers like you.

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