Christmas 2015 (our seventh Christmas cruise, eleventh overall) – from Houston (not Galveston!) with calls at Cozumel, Belize City, and Roatan, Honduras. This was our first cruise departing from the State of Texas. Norwegian has announced that the Jade is not returning to Houston next winter, so it may be our last.
As a port, Houston has a couple of unique challenges – it takes time to get through the Ship Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, and the bars are on limited menu (and charging Texas taxes) until you hit international waters. For drinkers, this is an outrage! (It also means the casino and shops are closed.) Also (as we discovered), Houston has fog in the wintertime – we actually arrived about 12 hours early, and stayed overnight at the port.