What Cruise Ships Sail Out of Baltimore, MD

What Cruise Ships Sail Out of Baltimore, MD
Offering a central location for adventurous Mid-Atlantic travelers, the cruise port at the Port of Baltimore is an ideal spot to start a high-seas adventure to the Bahamas or Caribbean. With three secured 500-vehicle parking lots, the Cruise Maryland port is minutes off Interstate 95. More than 40 Baltimore city hotels offer special pre- and post-cruise packages welcoming guests to the waterfront.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean departs from Baltimore on five- to 14-night cruises to such destinations as the Caribbean, Bermuda, New England and Canada. Travelers can escape the blustery winters to the pink sand beaches of Bermuda or experience snorkeling in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean's Baltimore port is home to two luxury ships: Grandeur of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas. Receiving a makeover in 2005, Enchantment of the Seas thrills with bungee trampolines, suspension bridges and an expanded pool deck. Grandeur of the boasts these blissful comforts: full spa services, six whirlpools and an outdoor jogging track. Both accommodate 2,446 guests.

Carnival Cruises

As of September 2009, Baltimore will be home to the 2,124-passenger vessel, Carnival Pride will sail to the Eastern Caribbean, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, Half Moon Cay and Freeport. Cruises to the Bahamas and Florida are also expected. Fitted with 12 decks, a sliding sky dome that covers the aft deck pool, Twister water slide and Spa Carnival; Carnival Pride combines comfort and adventure for the entire family.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Majesty sails away for five-day adventures to Bermuda. Norwegian Majesty, which accommodates 1,462 guests, was refurbished in 1999 and stretched an additional 110 feet to accommodate a new casino, formal dining room, staterooms, a second pool and a new casino and outdoor bar.

American Cruise Lines

Travelers seeking a more intimate adventure while exploring the eastern coastline from Florida to New England should consider American Cruise Lines. Staffed with naturalists and historians aboard all five ships, guests get a behind-the-scenes look at some of America's greatest historic and natural treasures. Each ship on American Cruise Line's fleet holds a maximum of 100 passengers and provides welcoming and large observation decks. Guests will sail in comfort with oversized staterooms each equipped with individual climate control and flat screen satellite televisions with DVD players.

Article Written By Patricia Poulin

Patricia Poulin is a freelance writer based out of the western slope of Colorado. Poulin's travels and insight have chronicled in print media resources, such as "Inside Outside" and "Breathe" magazine. She is also a regular contributor for other various publications including "USA Today." Poulin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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