The three Galveston County community banks worked together on financing for the facility's $13m expansion. Each bank pitched in for the funding package so Cruise Terminal No. 2 could be enlarged to accommodate bigger ships and more passengers.
When completed next spring, Cruise Terminal No. 2 will offer 150,000 square feet of space with seating capacity for more than 2,000. The port currently handles more than 1m passenger moves a year.