Princess Cruises Returns to Galveston after Six-Year Hiatus

Houstonians can once again set sail to sunny destinations on Princess Cruises.

By Jessica Lodge April 21, 2022

The Ruby Princess cruise ship will depart from Galveston from December 2022 through April 2023.  

Ready, set, sail! Texans, pack your bags for the holidays. Princess Cruises has announced that fleets will once again depart from the port of Galveston after six years when Houston’s Bayport Cruise Terminal closed. 

Texas residents and those in the Greater Houston area will be able to set sail without having to travel far. 

Holding up to 3,080 guests, the Ruby Princess will depart from Galveston from December 2022 through April 2023 in a series of cruises that range from five to 16 days. Destinations include the Grand Cayman, Mexico and Cozumel, and other sites in the western Caribbean. The luxury liner will also travel through the Panama Canal on two six-day transits between San Francisco and Galveston. 

Cruisers will be able to take part in onboard excursions such as the Princess links putting course, discovery at sea programs, movies under the stars, Vegas-style casinos and much more. Loungers will be able to soak up the sun by the pool and enjoy live music and dancing plus handcrafted dishes. 

Prices for the five-day Caribbean getaway start at $449, including stops in Cozumel and Progresso, Mexico. A seven-day western Caribbean cruise will stop at Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize, and Roatan, Honduras, with tickets starting at $569. The 10-day Grand Cayman liner will include five ports such as Grand Cayman and Costa Maya for $799. The 11-day Caribbean, priced at $899,  will travel to six ports, consisting of harbors listed in other getaways and Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

Itching to be at sea for the long haul? Tickets for a 16-day ocean-to-ocean transit will range from $1,309 to $1,349 and include destinations such as San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Cartagena, Colombia, and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

Whether it’s a couples retreat or a family vacation, now is the perfect time to plan your next excursion.

Tickets are now available for purchase. For more information regarding cruises, destinations, special promotions and more, visit the website

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