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.
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.