Galveston's cruise ship line up getting bigger

Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas is docked in Galveston on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.


For the first time in the Port of Galveston’s history, more than 1 million cruise passengers traveled through the cruise terminals in a single year on their way to tropical vacations.

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More and more cruisers

The number of people leaving the Port of Galveston has more than doubled over the last 10 years, as more cruises and bigger cruise ships have started using the port. On Wednesday, the port passed the 

Year Passengers leaving Year-to-Year Increase Unknown field 1
2010 434,524
2011 459,448 5.74%
2012 604,272 31.52%
2013 604,994 0.12%
2014 641,650 6.06%
2015 834,616 30.07%
2016 868,923 4.11%
2017 933,818 7.47%
2018 985,163 5.50%
2019 1,000,812 1.51% As of Dec. 5


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