Houston

In 1836 brothers Augustus and John Allen purchased 6,642 acres of land near the headwaters of Buffalo Bayou for the princely sum of $1.40 per acre. They hired Gail Borden (publisher, surveyor, and originator of condensed milk) and Thomas Borden to survey and map the town they called Houston, in honor of Sam Houston, who had won independence for Texas by leading the its army to victory over Mexico in the Battle of Jan Jacinto earlier that same year. The founders had big ideas from the start: The town's streets were laid out 80 feet wide, with the principal east-west thoroughfare 100 feet wide. Over the years the young city developed at a steady pace, becoming the 28th state in the Union in 1846.

Houston and Harris County seceded from the Union in 1861, although the closest fighting in the Civil War was at Galveston. The city continued to grow after readmission to the Union in 1870, mainly from the trade it built by improvements to its port facilities and shipping channel. Then, in 1901, oil was discovered. Building exploded as oil facilities proliferated along the Ship Channel. Annexation expanded the city limits from 74.4 to 216 square miles. In 1962 NASA moved its Manned Spacecraft Center to Houston (the first word spoken from the moon's surface was Houston. Then the Arab oil embargo came,and Houston's economy exploded as oil prices quadrupled in 90 days. Although the recession of the late 1980s hit hard, the city recovered and continued its expansion. Today Greater Houston s population is 4.8 million in an area covering 8,778 square miles and eight counties, making it only slightly smaller than the State of Massachusetts. Its 17-block theater district is second only to that of New York Center. It boasts more than 40 institutions of higher education, the largest medical center in the world, and is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies. More than 90 languages are spoken here. Come add your voice to those singing Houston s praises.


4 Night Caribbean Western Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Triumph
Destination To: Caribbean - Western
Departing from: Galveston
Ports: Galveston, Tx, Fun Day At Sea, Cozumel, Mexico, Fun Day At Sea, Galveston, Tx


View Itinerary
Bonus
Inside
Outside
Balcony
Suite
Select
  
$329 USD
-
-
-
  
$319 USD
$379 USD
$459 USD
$769 USD
  
$499 USD
$549 USD
$647 USD
$869 USD

 

No Booking Fees: When you book with CruiseDirect, you'll never have to pay a booking fee!


4 Night Caribbean Western Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Liberty
Destination To: Caribbean - Western
Departing from: Galveston
Ports: Galveston, Tx, Fun Day At Sea, Cozumel, Mexico, Fun Day At Sea, Galveston, Tx


View Itinerary
Bonus
Inside
Outside
Balcony
Suite
Select
  
$353 USD
$419 USD
$497 USD
$739 USD
  
$379 USD
$419 USD
$597 USD
$999 USD
  
$379 USD
$439 USD
$539 USD
$749 USD
  
$373 USD
$469 USD
$569 USD
$829 USD
  
$479 USD
$539 USD
$689 USD
$919 USD
  
$535 USD
$573 USD
$695 USD
$1109 USD
  
$549 USD
$639 USD
$705 USD
$1119 USD
  
$579 USD
$659 USD
$779 USD
$1219 USD
  
$579 USD
$659 USD
$779 USD
$1219 USD
  
$549 USD
$609 USD
$729 USD
$1159 USD
  
$419 USD
$479 USD
$579 USD
$989 USD
  
$419 USD
$479 USD
$609 USD
$939 USD
  
$339 USD
$399 USD
$499 USD
$899 USD
  
$339 USD
$399 USD
$499 USD
$899 USD
  
$339 USD
$399 USD
$499 USD
$909 USD
  
$329 USD
$389 USD
$489 USD
$899 USD
  
$339 USD
$399 USD
$509 USD
$899 USD
  
$449 USD
$529 USD
$659 USD
$1049 USD
  
$309 USD
$369 USD
$469 USD
$869 USD
  
$319 USD
$379 USD
$479 USD
$879 USD
  
$329 USD
$389 USD
$489 USD
$889 USD

 


5 Night Caribbean Western Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Triumph
Destination To: Caribbean - Western
Departing from: Galveston
Ports: Galveston, Tx, Fun Day At Sea, Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico, Cozumel, Mexico, Fun Day At Sea, Galveston, Tx


View Itinerary
Bonus
Inside
Outside
Balcony
Suite
Select
  
$1039 USD
-
$609 USD
-
  
$344 USD
$374 USD
$474 USD
-
  
$329 USD
$399 USD
$489 USD
$799 USD
  
$424 USD
$479 USD
$589 USD
$899 USD
  
$734 USD
$794 USD
$879 USD
-

 

No Booking Fees: When you book with CruiseDirect, you'll never have to pay a booking fee!


5 Night Caribbean Western Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Liberty
Destination To: Caribbean - Western
Departing from: Galveston
Ports: Galveston, Tx, Fun Day At Sea, Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico, Cozumel, Mexico, Fun Day At Sea, Galveston, Tx


View Itinerary
Bonus
Inside
Outside
Balcony
Suite
Select
  
$414 USD
$484 USD
$599 USD
$809 USD
  
$344 USD
$384 USD
$554 USD
$749 USD
  
$339 USD
$409 USD
$504 USD
$749 USD
  
$324 USD
$394 USD
$519 USD
$749 USD
  
$354 USD
$424 USD
$529 USD
$1009 USD
  
$359 USD
$429 USD
$534 USD
$789 USD
  
$354 USD
$414 USD
$549 USD
$789 USD
  
$419 USD
$454 USD
$584 USD
$919 USD
  
$419 USD
$489 USD
$599 USD
$939 USD
  
$499 USD
$544 USD
$694 USD
$1089 USD
  
$579 USD
$659 USD
$774 USD
$1189 USD
  
$574 USD
$644 USD
$794 USD
$1239 USD
  
$559 USD
$679 USD
$829 USD
$1239 USD
  
$599 USD
$679 USD
$829 USD
$1239 USD
  
$599 USD
$679 USD
$829 USD
$1239 USD
  
$619 USD
$699 USD
$849 USD
-
  
$599 USD
$679 USD
$829 USD
$1239 USD
  
$599 USD
$679 USD
$779 USD
$1239 USD
  
$599 USD
$679 USD
$829 USD
$1199 USD
  
$549 USD
$639 USD
$799 USD
$1169 USD
  
$529 USD
$589 USD
$719 USD
$1109 USD
  
$379 USD
$439 USD
$569 USD
$949 USD
  
$359 USD
$419 USD
$549 USD
$949 USD
  
$349 USD
$389 USD
$519 USD
$919 USD
  
$309 USD
$369 USD
$499 USD
$899 USD
  
$309 USD
$369 USD
$499 USD
$899 USD
  
$309 USD
$369 USD
$499 USD
$899 USD
  
$254 USD
$369 USD
$499 USD
$899 USD
  
$309 USD
$369 USD
$499 USD
$919 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$899 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$899 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$899 USD
  
$299 USD
$349 USD
$489 USD
$899 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$899 USD
  
$509 USD
$579 USD
$699 USD
$1119 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$879 USD
  
$269 USD
$339 USD
$469 USD
$879 USD
  
$269 USD
$339 USD
$469 USD
$879 USD
  
$589 USD
$669 USD
$839 USD
$1199 USD
  
$739 USD
$819 USD
$969 USD
$1349 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$899 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$879 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$879 USD
  
$289 USD
$349 USD
$479 USD
$879 USD
  
$309 USD
$369 USD
$499 USD
$899 USD

 


6 Night Caribbean Western Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line - Carnival Liberty
Destination To: Caribbean - Western
Departing from: Galveston
Ports: Galveston, Tx, Fun Day At Sea, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize, Cozumel, Mexico, Fun Day At Sea, Galveston, Tx


View Itinerary
Bonus
Inside
Outside
Balcony
Suite
Select
  
$609 USD
$729 USD
$929 USD
$1319 USD

 

No Booking Fees: When you book with CruiseDirect, you'll never have to pay a booking fee!

1 - 5 of 29 cruises  |  Next 5 >