How to Transfer from IAH to a Cruise Terminal

Carnival Cruise Line Transfers

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Call 888-872-9992 to book your Carnival Cruise transfer from IAH to the Galveston cruise port. Give the operator your name, flight information, dates of your arrival and departure, a cell phone number where you are reachable during your trip and any special requests you may have, such as whether or not you'll need car seats or are traveling with someone in a wheelchair.

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Give the customer service representative your credit card information for payment and confirm the details of your reservation.

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Book online by visiting carnivalcruisetransfers.com. Choose whether or not you require one-way or round-trip service. Enter your personal information and the passenger information for the number of passengers joining you.

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Enter your arrival and departure dates, and all of your pick-up and drop-off details for your one-way or round-trip transfer. Confirm your reservation and submit it.

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Call the Carnival Cruise Transfers number the day before your cruise between 7 and 9 p.m. to obtain the information for the driver of your shuttle. When your flight lands, call the driver to find out where he is parked. Gather your luggage and board your shuttle.

Galveston Cruise Shuttle

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Call Galveston Cruise Shuttle at 888-563-5466 to book a town car, limousine, shuttle or van to transfer from IAH to the cruise terminal.

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Provide your flight information, including arrival times and dates, and departure times and dates. The representative also needs to know how many passengers are traveling in your party and your cruise information.

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Give your credit card information to the representative for payment. Inquire about gratuity, whether it's included in the overall cost or a separate fee.

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Book online by visiting galvestoncruiseshuttle.com. Choose the type of vehicle you want to use, the dates and times of your transfer, and input the number of passengers traveling with you.

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Enter your flight, cruise and credit card information. Review your reservation request to ensure you did not make any errors and submit it. Keep your confirmation page for your records.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Transfers

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Call Royal Caribbean's Reservations Department at 800-327-6700 to request a cruise transfer from the Houston International Airport to the Galveston cruise port. Royal Caribbean recommends reserving your transfer at least two weeks before your sail date.

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Tell the Royal Caribbean reservations representative you would like to add a cruise transfer to your cruise itinerary. Indicate whether or not your transfer is a one-way or round-trip transfer.

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Give the representative your flight information and your personal information, including your credit card number. He will add a transfer to your cruise package. Your driver will meet you at the baggage claim area of the Houston International Airport holding a sign with your name on it.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you opted to include your flight in the price of your cruise through Royal Caribbean, your cruise transfer is automatically included in your reservation. Your driver will meet you in baggage claim holding a sign with your name on it.
  • Rates for each shuttle service vary based on the number of passengers in your group and whether or not your transfer is one-way or round-trip.
  • All taxi and limo companies in the Galveston and Houston areas provide service to the port by request.
  • The cruise port in Galveston, Texas offers year-round Caribbean cruises on two cruise lines - Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruise Lines. Cruise passengers who do not live near Galveston fly into nearby airports before their cruise. For those flying into the George Bush International Airport (IAH) in Houston, cruise transfers are available to take you from the airport to the cruise terminal and back when you return from your cruise.