Carnival is First Cruise Line to Sail 10 Million Guests From Galveston, Texas

Carnival Cruise Line is now the first cruise brand to welcome 10 million guests in Galveston, Texas.

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Marking a huge milestone today, Carnival Cruise Line has become the first cruise operator to embark 10 million guests from Galveston, Texas.

Marsha Taulton from Houston was recognized on Carnival Breeze as the 10 millionth Carnival guest cruising from Galveston. She and her husband, Paul, were welcomed aboard by Captain Isidoro Renda and Galveston Wharves Port Director and CEO Rodger Rees. They, along with the ship’s team, led an impromptu celebration of the landmark embarkation.

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(Photo courtesy of Carnival)

“This is an achievement that speaks to the success of our longstanding partnership with the port and the greater Galveston community,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We are grateful to our guests who have sailed with us from Galveston over the past two decades, continually driving the popularity of this homeport forward. The future is certainly bright, as we’re delighted to welcome more guests aboard than ever before from this great city – next stop, 20 million!”

Carnival Galveston Expansion

The 10 millionth guest milestone follows an expansion of the cruise operator’s service at the port that began with the introduction of the line’s new flagship, Carnival Jubilee, which was the first new cruise ship to be christened in Galveston.

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(Photo courtesy of Carnival)

The expansion continues in October when Carnival Miracle begins sailing from Galveston and completes a four-ship deployment strategy by the line. At the end of the year, Carnival’s guest capacity in Galveston is expected to increase by 20 percent compared to last year, carrying over 800,000 guests.

Carnival Cruise Line launched the first year-round cruise program from Galveston in 2000 and continues to be the leading cruise operator sailing year-round from the port. The line offers a variety of itineraries from the port, with dozens of options available into the spring of 2026.


Have you ever sailed out of Galveston and if so, how was your experience? Do you have plans to sail from the port in the near future? Drop us an anchor below and let us know!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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