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The Port of Baltimore continued in 2017 to be a very popular cruise port for people from up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest. Carnival and Royal Caribbean, two of the world’s largest cruise lines, sail year-round from Baltimore to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean and New England/Canada. Last year, Baltimore offered 87 homeport and nine port calls.
Between September and October of 2017, the Port
of Baltimore handled 28 cruise ship arrivals, including nine port calls. In 2017, in addition to Carnival and Royal Caribbean, the Cruise Maryland terminal also welcomed the Crystal Serenity, Europa 2, Silver Explorer, Amadea, P&O Aurora, AIDA Mar and AIDA Luna.
With the Cruise Maryland terminal optimally positioned immediately off Interstate 95, Baltimore regularly attracts cruisers who can drive from neighboring states and reach their ship. In addition to being an excellent drive-to port, Baltimore also benefits from having three Class-A airports in the region.
The MDOT Maryland Port Administration made several improvements to the Port’s cruise terminal, including expanded bathroom facilities,
new carpeting, a new
VIP lounge, a new PA
system with monitors
and new ticket kiosks.
Passengers love the enclosed breezeway leading from the terminal to the ship that protects them from inclement weather. A new waiting area was also added to get passengers out of the cold or hot weather.
With an ideal geographic placement within one of the largest U.S. consumer markets and in the state with the highest median household income, cruising from the Port of Baltimore continues to be a very viable option and a great place to start a cruising vacation — your gateway to your getaway!
210,622+ Passengers
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