We woke up sad that the trip was ending but ready to get going on a busy day. This was our first time sailing into Galveston and I was fascinated by the scenery. So many tankers, buoys, birds and more.
We went to the dining room for one last breakfast. What a contrast to the Lido chaos. There were very few people here and the service was great!
While Sister T had a cigarette I took one more selfie to send my husband.
Boy do I look tired!
We went back to the cabin afterward and gathered our things before heading to the other dining room and start waiting for disembarkation.
To keep things in line with the remainder of the trip, there was yet another medical evacuation this morning. So that delayed the rest of the people getting off this morning but not by much. (Not complaining, just stating the facts; I certainly think a person’s life is more important than a little inconvenience.)
Once we were called, we got off the ship pretty quickly. Finding luggage didn’t take too long but the lines were very long to get through immigration. We both had passports so that helped and I guess we made it through all the checkpoints in about 20 minutes.
Sister T had to pay taxes on her cigarette purchase. This is the only port I’ve seen tax non-residents on tobacco and alcohol products bought during the cruise. It is ridiculous and a deterrent for out of state residents to cruise from Galveston.
Once outside we followed the signs/guides to the coach for the Houston Hobby airport. I think we were the last two to board before taking off so that was quick!
Once at the airport, we got our bags checked and through security quickly. I even had time to buy some lunch before boarding.
My Southwest flights were on time and uneventful. The wonderful 10 day Carnival Journeys cruise was over but I was left with a lot of great memories!
Click the image below to see today’s disembarkation instructions.
If you missed the other parts of the recap the links are below.
November 2nd: Pre Cruise Travel
November 3rd: San Juan
November 4th: Embarkation
November 5th: St. Thomas
November 6th: St. Kitts
November 7th: Antigua
November 7th: Chef’s Table
November 8th: St. Maarten
November 9th: Sea Day
November 10th: Grand Turk
November 11th: Half Moon Cay
November 12th: Sea Day
November 13th: Sea Day
November 13th: Dr. Seuss Breakfast