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The port will be responsible for items including maintenance, parking and improvements to the dock so that it can accommodate the larger vessels. RCI will contribute to the cost of improving the docks.
Carnival adding fourth ship to Galveston fleet
In October, port officials announced that Carnival will homeport four ships year-round beginning in 2021.
May 5, 2021 — Carnival Breeze will become the newest and largest ship to operate a short cruise itinerary from Galveston when it kicks off year-round four- and five-day cruises.
May 8, 2021 — Carnival Dream will shift to new six- and eight-day cruises.
May 14, 2021 — Carnival Radiance will begin sailing on five- to 14-day voyages.
Carnival Vista will continue its popular week-long cruises.
To read more about the economic impact of the State of Texas’ only cruise port to North America’s cruise industry click on the link https://cruising.org/news-and-research/research/2019/november/contribution-of-the-international-cruise-industry-to-the-us-economy-2018
Perfectly situated at the entrance to Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Wharves has been a thriving maritime commercial center since 1825. Just 30 minutes from open seas, the 840-acre port has infrastructure and assets to serve growing cruise, cargo and commercial businesses. As the fourth busiest U.S. cruise port, it welcomed almost 1 million cruise passengers in 2018. One of the top 20 ports in the U.S and one of the busiest in Texas, the port moved 4 million tons of cargo in 2018 and has an estimated annual state economic impact of $2.3 billion.
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