Hosted Galveston Longstay & Cruise Vacation
Hosted by Laura Rickards
From 32 miles of beaches to famous 19th century architecture, Galveston Island is surrounded by incredible history, top attractions, Golf Coast cuisine and pleasant weather year round.
Spend a month in a charming condominium nestled along the fabulous Seawall offering spectacular Gulf and pool views. Then embark on a 7 night RCI Western Caribbean Cruise. Your Merit tour host will be available for suggestions on local excursions.
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas
Guests on Mariner of the Seas experience one of the most exciting cruise ships ever built. With a total length of 1,020 feet, a weight of 138,000 tons and a capacity to hold 3,114 passengers, Mariner of the Seas has something for everyone. Part of the Voyager class of cruise ships, which represents the highest public space-per-guest ratio in the cruise market, this spectacular ship was designed with enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and state-of-the-art recreational facilities like a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink and basketball court.
- 70 minutes from Houston International airport
- Located in a gated community across the street from the beach and minutes from Moody Gardens
- 30 nights at the Dawn Condominiums in a one bedroom unit with updated kitchen, granite counter tops and large balcony
- Car rental for the duration of your stay and transfers
- Galveston attractions pass.
- 7 nights RCI Western Caribbean cruise on board Mariner of The Seas
- Merit Tour Host
- Return air
- Compact car rental and taxes
Day 1: March 01, 2013
Depart Toronto – Houston. Air Canada Flight 8109 departs Toronto at 8:10 am arrives Houston at 10:41 am Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Galveston Island.
Days 2 - 30 March 02 - March 30, 2013
Your accommodations for 30 nights will be at the Dawn Condominiums. Address: 7000 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
The Dawn Condominiums is a charming condominium nestled along the seawall in a gated community offering spectacular gulf & pool views, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, 2 resort style pools, 1 spa tub and a full fitness centre.
The Dawn offers 1 bedroom/1 bath condos at 825 square feet, furnished in a comfortable, casually elegant design with stylish amenities including custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, full size washer and dryer, carpeted bedrooms, tile flooring and tile bath. Enjoy a 76 square foot balcony with fabulous Gulf views or a patio overlooking one of the beautiful pools.
Restaurants and shopping are within walking distance. Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn are 1 mile and the Historic Strand, Post office Street Arts & Entertainment District including antique shops and art galleries, 1894 Grand Opera House and historic homes tours are only 2 miles from our gates. Please note there are no telephones set up at the Dawn we recommend that you purchase a prepaid phone locally at a nearby Radio Shack for approx. USD50 for the month. Internet Wifi Access can also be set up locally for an approx. cost of USD30 for the month if you bring your laptop with you.
Relax at your resort or explore the surrounding area of Galveston Island and Houston with the convenience of your car rental. Your car rental can be picked up and dropped off in Galveston Island. Your Merit Tour host will be available for suggestions on local excursions. The Galveston Convention and Tourism Bureau is also located minutes from your resort and can provide you with assistance and information on restaurants, attractions, and things to do in Galveston Island as well as surrounding areas.
Day 31 March 31, 2013
You will be met and transferred to the port to embark on a luxurious 7 night Royal Caribbean Western Caribbean cruise on board Mariner of the Seas sailing from Galveston.
- Ice-skating rink, Rock-climbing wall, In-line skating
- Royal Promenade (open 24 hours)
- Johnny Rockets® '50s-style restaurant
- Portofino Italian Restaurant
- Chops Grille
- Café Promenade
- Ben & Jerry's® ice cream
- Vintages wine bar
- Boleros Latin-theme lounge, Themed bars and lounges
- Casino RoyaleSM
- Golf simulators, 9-hole miniature golf course
- Day Spa and Fitness Centre
- Full-size basketball court
|Date ||Port ||Arrival ||Departure |
|Mar 31 ||Galveston, US || ||4:30 pm |
|Apr 1 ||At Sea || || |
|Apr 2 ||Cozumel, Mexico ||7:30 am ||4 pm |
|Apr 3 ||George Town, Grand Cayman ||10 am ||6 pm |
|Apr 4 ||Falmouth, Jamaica ||8 am ||5 pm |
|Apr 5 ||At Sea || || |
|Apr 6 ||At Sea || || |
|Apr 7 ||Galveston, US ||7 am || |
Day 38 April 07, 2013
Arrive Galveston. Disembark your cruise and transfer to the airport for your flight home. Air Canada flight 8112 departs Houston at 5:20 pm arrives Toronto at 9:17 pm.