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Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines begin sailing from the Bayport Cruise Terminal in 2013 and 2014, respectively. While there will be weekly departures from each company, so far only two ships will service the port. Read below for more on these ships.

Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess

While the Caribbean Princess isn’t the largest ship sailing from the Texas Gulf Coast, it will never leave you wanting. For instance, you will never go hungry on the Caribbean Princess. The ship offers a staggering 14 different dining options ranging from hamburgers to prime rib. Or maybe you can try one of the 11 different bars. Or take a dip in one of the 12 different pools or hot tubs. In total, the Caribbean Princess offers all the amenities you would come to expect from a modern cruise ship and more than enough to make your week-long cruise fly by.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 951 feet
  • Passengers: 3,080
  • Crew: 1,200
  • Decks: 15
  • Year Launched: 2004

Photo: K. Sawyer Photography

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel

What makes the Norwegian Jewel stand out from every other ship? Color. All cruise ships are tastefully decorated with fun, vibrant colors. But the Norwegian cruise line takes that to a different level. With this boat, you will have no doubt you are sailing in the colorful Caribbean. What some people will also like best about the Jewel is that she holds fewer passenger than most ships sailing from the Texas coast. If you’re interested in a more intimate cruise, this might be your boat.

Here are just a few stats about this vessel:

  • Length: 965 feet
  • Passengers: 2,376
  • Crew: 1,100
  • Decks: 15
  • Year Launched: 2005

Photo: Steamboatsorg