11 family members took a Carnival Cruise down to Playa del Carmen/Cancun. Mexico a couple months after 9/11. We were all determined to go on that trip and not let anything--or anyone--spoil our fun. It was a fabulous trip!
The proximity of the Cruise Ship Terminal to Galveston's historic downtown district provides an opportunity to embark on a brief adventure prior to or following your cruise. http://www.galveston.com/cruising/