Carnival Dream Breakfast Buffet

Carnival Dream Breakfast Buffet

It has been a looooonnnnnggggg time since we have been able to post about cruises. I have another one scheduled in December on the Carnival Breeze. I cannot tell you how excited I am. Getting ready for that cruise, however, made me find some old videos from the Before Times. You know, before COVID took over the world. One of the videos I found was of the Carnival Dream Breakfast Buffet and Blue Iguana. The upshot? Carnival’s buffet wasn’t great. What was amazing was the other free food options they had– things like the Blue Iguana.

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Oasis Class to Galveston? Royal Caribbean still planning to build Galveston Terminal 3.

This feels like a strange sentence to write, but here goes. I have good news for Galveston cruise fans. That was a lot of fun to write, so I think I will do it again. After months of no cruises at all, I have good news for Galveston cruise fans. I talked about it a little more on the YouTube channel, but it looks like Royal Caribbean still plans to build the new Galveston Terminal 3. As we discussed last year, that at least opens up the possibility of an Oasis Class ship in Galveston.

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Best hamburger in Galveston

Hubcap Grill offers the best hamburger in Galveston. They also have the best bourbon selection on the island.

I am not a skinny man. There are lots of reasons for this, and one of the biggest is beef. One of the others is bourbon. I have had a great deal of both. I have now had hamburgers on four and a half continents (depending on how you count Central America). So, when I say this next bit it is out of considerable experience: Not only does Hubcap Grill have the best hamburger in Galveston, it is the best hamburger I have ever had. They also have an impressive bourbon selection, and I have already demanded that my family return when we are in Galveston this Summer for our cruise.

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February 2020 Galveston Cruise News

Seawolf Park on Pelican Island is one of the last things you will see as you leave Galveston on your cruise. You get this view from the port side.

Last month was busy for cruise news from Galveston. Here are some of the biggest news items that we will cover this month:

  • Several Liberty of the Seas sailings for next year were cancelled due to an extended dry dock.
  • The Carnival Dream cruise departing January 6 had to return to Galveston for a medical emergency.
  • The Carnival Dream and Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas had long fog delays January 15
  • Royal Caribbean will release their Summer 2021 short Caribbean itineraries the week of March 2.
  • Feedspot recognized Galveston Cruise Reviews as a Top 75 Cruise Blog!
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Hotels within walking distance of the Galveston cruise pier

There are two hotels within walking distance of the Galveston cruise pier. Pictured here is the lobby of the Tremont House, the more upscale of the two options.

Galveston is my favorite city to cruise from. There is so much to do, and the city itself becomes a major part of the vacation. Beyond that, it is always a good idea to get to town at least one day before a cruise. You don’t want to miss the ship because your plane was late. We usually drive to Galveston, and that means I need a place to park my car. Last month, however, I flew to IAH, got a car service from the airport to Galveston, and was in town without a car. That meant I had to look up hotels within walking distance. Happily, there were two excellent options. I took video of the walk between each of them and the cruise pier.

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