The largest ship to ever be based in the Gulf Coast has made berth at the Port of Galveston, Texas.Voyager of the Seas
, a Royal Caribbean Cruises
vessel is to be based in Texas for the winter season and will sail to locations in the Caribbean, South America and Mexico.
Among the ports that Voyager of the Seas
will call at on its seven-day sailings are Cozumel, Costa Maya, Yucatan, Roatan, Honduras, Montego Bay, Jamaica, George Town and Grand Cayman.
"Voyager of the Seas'
arrival marks the first time a Voyager-class ship has been deployed in Texas. We are excited to offer more Texans the opportunity to experience our signature style of cruising right from their backyard," Alice Norsworthy, Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Royal Caribbean Cruises
Steven M Cernak, Port Director at Galveston added that 2006 saw 617,000 cruise passengers travel through the port, making it the Gulf Coast's "most popular cruise port".Royal Caribbean Cruises
was built in Finland and took her maiden voyage in 1999.