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A Seven Night Cruise out of Galveston not Enough? Try “Butterfly Cruising”

Posted on February 1, 2015 by Jason Hayes in Our Blog

If you’re a “cruise ship junkie”, you may feel as though one seven-night cruise out of Galveston just isn’t enough to satisfy you. In this instance, a “butterfly cruise” could just be what you are looking for. A butterfly cruise allows you to book back-to-back cruises out of Galveston, thereby extending your trip to 14 days.

Butterfly cruising gets its name from the fact that cruises out of Galveston tend to head west one week and east the next, thereby creating a “butterfly” pattern. As a result, you can easily stay on the same ship for both legs of the journey, meaning that you won’t have to tote luggage, and can sometimes avoid checking in again as well.

You can often receive a discount on your second cruise whenever you book both of them together. Plan far enough in advance, and you can even choose the same stateroom for both cruises. Upon arrival in Galveston at the end of your first leg, you might even be treated to coffee and pastries or special gourmet lunches that are not normally available to other passengers.

The idea of consecutive cruising is so popular that Royal Caribbean offers special services especially to this group of passengers. Some of the benefits that can be enjoyed include assistance with dining room seating reservations, a hot breakfast, and continued access to one’s stateroom.

When embarking on a consecutive cruise, you can also save money on the cost of transportation to and from Galveston, since you’ll only need to make one round trip instead of two. Just be sure to bring enough personal items to last you a full 14 days, since buying things inside the ship’s gift shop can be rather expensive.

Your cruise will be even better when you have a secure place to park your vehicle. Whether you’re headed out for a seven-day cruise, or plan to do the butterfly route, contact us before you go to make reservations.

Jason Hayes

Jason Hayes is known as the parking lot guy. He is the owner, shareholder and manager of multiple parking companies, including EZ Cruise Parking, the leading cruise parking company in Galveston, TX. When Jason is not on the parking lot or in the office, he’s either at home working in the yard or playing with his family.


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