Carnival Cruise Line becomes first to embark 10 million passengers from Galveston

Passenger totals are expected to increase by 20 per cent this year with four Carnival ships sailing from the US port

Carnival Cruise Line becomes first to embark 10 million passengers from Galveston

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Marsha Taulton boards Carnival Breeze as the 10 millionth Carnival guest embarking from Galveston

By Laura Hyde |

Carnival Cruise Line has become the first cruise operator to embark 10 million passengers from Port of Galveston in Texas, USA.  

Marsha Taulton of Houston was recognised as the 10 millionth passenger to depart from Galveston as she boarded Carnival Breeze with her husband, Paul. The couple were welcomed onboard by Captain Isidoro Renda and Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves port director and CEO. The Carnival Breeze team led an impromptu celebration of the landmark embarkation. 

Carnival Cruise Line launched its first year-round cruise programme from Galveston in 2000. 

“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 Cruise Line 10 millionth passenger Port of Galveston Texas

Port director Rodger Rees joined the Carnival Breeze team to celebrate the milestone

Carnival Breeze is just one of four Carnival Cruise Line ships sailing from Galveston in 2024. The cruise line’s flagship Carnival Jubilee and Carnival Dream also sail from the Texas port and will be joined by Carnival Miracle in October. By the end of 2024, Carnival Cruise Line expects to have carried more than 800,000 passengers from Galveston onboard these four ships. 

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