Cruises Departing from Baltimore, Maryland

Cruises Departing from Baltimore, Maryland
Cruises are a popular way for a traveler to experience multiple destinations without the hassle and expense of flying from location to location. You simply check in to your cruise ship hotel, and every day you wake up in an new location. In addition to on-board casinos and Vegas-style live shows, most cruises also provide access to pre-screened outdoor activities at each port of call. With many cruises leaving from Baltimore, MD, the traveler will have multiple options to choose from.

Carnival Pride - 7 Day Bahamas Cruise

Sailing from Baltimore, the Carnival Pride was launched in late 2001. The Carnival Pride boasts 12 decks and capacity for over 2100 passengers. In addition to numerous bars and clubs for adults, this family-friendly ship has a club for teens aged 15 to 17. Ports of call include Orlando, Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas. While in port you can learn to surf at the Ron Jon surf school, play a round of golf, have a dolphin encounter, go bicycling or just relax on the beach.

Carnival Cruise Lines
(877) 885-4856

Celebrity Mercury - 11 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Although she is an older ship first launched in 1997, the 13-deck Celebrity Mercury still features the modern luxury you expect from a cruise ship. This includes a fitness center with jogging track, spa, salon and children/teen spaces. In addition, several berths are wheelchair-accessible with roll-in showers.

This 11-night cruise makes port in Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. While in port choose from activities like zip-line tours, local cultural tours, snorkeling or scuba diving and historic walking tours. Less strenuous activities may include lounging on the beach or duty-free shopping in the local markets.

Celebrity Cruises
(800) 647-2251

Enchantment of the Seas - 8 Night New England & Canada Cruise

If sailing towards the tropics does not suit you, Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas travels north to explore the coast of New England and Canada. During your the sea days, enjoy the on-board amenities like gambling at the Casino Royal, learning to climb on the rock wall or soaking up the sun on the pool deck.

While in Boston you can walk the Freedom Trail or visit the Salem & Witch museum. In Halifax, golfing excursions or city tours are popular. In Portland, enjoy a lobster bake or visit fishing villages like Kennebunkport. Or, rent a bicycle for the day and have a self-paced tour of Bar Harbor and St. John.

It is also worth noting that as of early 2010, Royal Caribbean is spending more than $100 million to retrofit its ships with Advanced Wastewater Treatment. This greener cruising initiative is aimed at reducing Royal Caribbean's impact on the world's oceans.

Royal Caribbean International
(866) 562-7625

Article Written By Diane Hansen

Diane Hansen has a thirst for adventure and loves to share the world through the written word. Currently, she is the feature editor for "TRAVELHOST" magazine and is working on her first novel. She graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2002 with a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She has been writing freelance since 1996.

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