Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Houston Needs Bayport cruise terminal
Photo: Jammed inside the Galveston Cruise terminal
I returned from my first cruise last Thursday - convinced that Galveston needs to update its cruise terminal or let the ships go to Houston's new Bayport cruise terminal.
Why? Because the Galveston facility is too small to handle the traffic - as you can see from the photo. When we returned Thursday we were six hours late due to fog - the folk waiting to board the ship had no where to park (our shipload had not yet cleared the parking lot) or to wait. Houston's new Bayport terminal is a much nicer facility.
So I spent my 50-something birthday drifting at sea, in the fog. Ummmmm. lol.
I would recommend Carnival clean up the Ecstasy's engine stack - it left a black smoke trail that spoiled the view of the crystal blue skies over the Gulf of Mexico. I have attached a short video showing the black smoke pouring from its stack at one point during the cruise.
Other than that, I'm ready for another cruise out of Houston!