I cannot tell you how excited I am to get on a cruise ship again this Summer. I wrote about the Carnival online check-in process last December, and I had to cancel that cruise when I got sick. We are now in the intense middle of planning for a Summer cruise on the Vista, though. When I cruise, I like to pay for stuff in advance. I love the feeling of getting on the ship and knowing that my onboard expenses are already paid. I *really* love the feeling of not having a huge credit card bill at the end of all of it. Unfortunately, Carnival onboard prices are increasing on May 1. Here are the details, as well as what you can do about it.Continue reading “Carnival Onboard Prices are Going Up May 1”
Howdy, Dine Drink Travel fans! I wanted to take a minute to let you know about a small change in content on our website. We have 5200 subscribers on this page who came for our coverage of cruises and trips to Galveston. We appreciate every one of you. We are committed to continuing to provide the same great coverage for you– focused reviews of particular topics for your trip. No long videos of people eating, no 30 minute reviews where we vent our spleen about whatever is on our mind– just clear answers to specific questions about your travel plans. We have a trip scheduled on the Carnival Vista this Summer, and I cannot tell you how much my family and friends are looking forward to that.Continue reading “Dine Drink Travel– both cruises and Vegas”
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!
Welcome to the new news format for Galveston Cruise Reviews! Our primary focus remains on providing reviews of the ships sailing from Galveston as well as things to do and places to stay on the island. However, we also want to keep you up to date on all of the latest news. The easiest way to do that is with our new monthly newsletter. We will review all of the news from the previous month and tell you what is coming up. The last month has been particularly busy, and it was highlighted by a huge announcement from Royal Caribbean. An Oasis class ship is coming to Galveston in 2021, and a new pier will be built to support it. The Allure of the Seas will sail regular 7 night itineraries to Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. There was a lot more, as well.Continue reading “January 2020 Galveston Cruise News”
Royal Caribbean announced last week that the Allure of the Seas, an Oasis Class ship, will sail from Galveston. Galveston Cruise Reviews has closely monitored the release of the actual schedules. Now, things are official. The first Galveston Oasis Class sailing will be November 4, 2021. Allure of the Seas will sail a 4 night cruise to Cozumel. Starting November 10, Allure of the Seas Galveston itineraries will feature regular runs to Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. We also expect an additional ship to sail from Galveston.Continue reading “Galveston Oasis Class itineraries”