There are a number of cruises out of Baltimore. Each cruise departs from the Port of Baltimore. The Port of Baltimore’s South Locus Point Cruise Terminal is located on 14 acres owned by the Maryland Port Administration. The terminal is a 60,000 square foot passenger building and the berth is 1,139 feet in length. The depth at berth is 35 feet and the access channel is 50 feet.
South Locus Point Cruise Terminal has seating for more than 750 cruise passengers, 36 mobile check-in stations, and parking for more than 500 vehicles. This dedicated cruise terminal is conveniently located less than 200 yards off I-95, the major north-south route on the East Coast, and ample parking allows passengers to simply drive up and board their cruise ship.
The top cruises out of Baltimore include Caribbean/Deep Caribbean, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Key West, and Canada/New England. These cruises are offered through
two of the biggest cruise lines out of Baltimore including Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line. Cruises sail the Chesapeake Bay so there are plenty of sights to see along the way.
Royal Caribbean’s popular Grandeur of the Seas departs from the Port of Baltimore. Grandeur of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 74,137 tons and it houses a crew of 760, with accommodations for 1,950 passengers. The ship is under 15 years old as of 2008. This modern Vision-class super liner also sails the Panama Canal, the Mexican Riviera, and variety of U.S. Coastal itineraries. Other Royal Caribbean Vision-class ships include Enchantment of the Seas, Legend of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas, and Vision of the Seas. Royal Caribbean International Cruise Lines has 23 vessels in its fleet.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Majesty also departs from the Port of Baltimore. This classic vessel is around 40,786 gross tons and it travels to Bermuda. Norwegian Majesty has nine passenger decks, more than 700 rooms and suites, and it accommodates 1,790 passengers. Norwegian Majesty also travels to the Caribbean and Canada/New England.
Although not as popular as Norwegian and Royal Caribbean, but still a favorite among those in the know, American Cruise Lines also leaves from the Port of Baltimore. American Cruise Line’sAmerican Eagle and American Star offer six, seven, and fourteen day U.S. and Canada cruises. The six day cruises cover Baltimore, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Tangier Island, Crisfield, Solomons, Cambridge, Oxford, Saint Michaels, Annapolis, and back to Baltimore, and the seven day cruise covers Baltimore, Norfolk, Oriental, Morehead City, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Charleston or the seven day Baltimore, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Tangier Island, Solomons, Cambridge, Oxford, Saint Michaels, Annapolis, and back to Baltimore.
Fourteen day American Cruise Lines cruises leaving from the Port of Baltimore travel to Baltimore, Norfolk, Oriental, Morehead City, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Beaufort, Daufuskie Island, Hilton Head Island, Savannah, Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Amelia Island.
For more information about which cruise lines leave from the Port of Baltimore and scheduling information, visit the official Port of Baltimore website at www.cruisemaryland.com.