On my first day on the Cruises from Galveston in January, I stayed inside the cozy stateroom enjoying the ocean view and taking a dip in the hot tub. The true spirit of the vacation began on the second day as I made new friends and started exploring every part of the cruise. The benefits of Florida cruises sailing from Galveston were so huge and marvelous. New found friends enriched my onboard experiences. Before boarding the cruise, I stayed at the Galveston cruise port hotels.