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 
  • Accommodation 
  • Compact car rental and taxes 
  • Cruise 
  • Transfers

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