Baltimore or B’more as the locals call it, is one of the East Coast’s most famous port towns. Though it may still seem like a gritty, industrial city on the outside there is much to discover as a tourist here. Downtown Baltimore hosts a range of attractions as well as the surrounding neighbourhoods which will treat you with kitschy boutiques, historic architecture, funky eateries and creative spaces.
As a port town, it only seems natural to spend time near the water and cruises from Baltimore are the perfect way to begin or end your adventure in Maryland.
Which cruises leave from Baltimore? Discover the east coast in style with Royal Caribbean, one of the leading cruise lines that homeports at Cruise Maryland Terminal. The Bermuda cruise is a popular choice and the perfect option for extended weekend cruises from Baltimore.
Royal Caribbean - This cruise line prides itself on friendly customer service and exceptional facilities. Perfect for families, couples or solo cruisers - you’ll have everything you need from the moment you step aboard.
Step aboard Grandeur of the Seas, the ultimate east coast adventure is sailing from Baltimore. This vessel offers unique experiences in the Caribbean, Canada’s picturesque ports and New England’s iconic coastlines.
The Port of Baltimore is a prime spot to begin exploring the nautical city. Where do cruises from Baltimore go?
There are plenty of Baltimore cruises to choose from with voyages towards warmer climates. What about a Caribbean cruise from Baltimore? Choose from destinations like Florida, Jamaica, the Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations. Cruises out of Baltimore to Bermuda are also on offer, calling into King's Wharf after a few days at sea. Ships heading north stop at New England ports such as Boston and Portland, along with a few Canadian cities.
Facilities at the port include secured, long-term parking lots located within walking distance of the Cruise Maryland Terminal. Restrooms, baggage-holding services, vending machines and free WiFi are available.
The terminal is four kilometres from Baltimore’s world-famous Inner Harbour and sixteen kilometres from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Attractions in Baltimore
Not only is a Baltimore cruise a grand way to experience Maryland, but you’ll also find plenty of exciting attractions to keep you busy on land.
Visitors to Baltimore should pay a visit to the waterfront, whether it's the Inner Harbour, the cobblestoned streets of port-side Fells Point or the shores of Fort McHenry. The National Aquarium is also here where you’ll find over 600 unique species to discover.
Visit the historic district of Mount Vernon, Baltimore’s oldest neighbourhood. You’ll find the Walters Art Museum and the stunning George Peabody Library worth a visit
Literary lovers will enjoy visiting the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum. He lived in Baltimore towards the end of his life.
Grab an evening drink at Midtown-Belvedere, a neighbourhood north of Mount Vernon that has a bunch of brewpubs, dive bars and cocktail lounges.
If you have the time, head further afield. Washington D.C is waiting and only an hour drive away from Baltimore.
Best Times To Visit Baltimore
In Baltimore, the summer is generally hot and humid; while the winters are cold, wet, and windy.
The best time to visit Baltimore is from June-August, during summer. The warm months bring the crowds and higher hotel rates, but the city overflows with unique events and festivities that you won’t want to miss.
Transport in Baltimore
There are a few ways to get around Baltimore, for inner-city exploration - we recommend wandering around on foot.
A handy way to get around the waterfront is to use the Baltimore Water Taxi. This boat service makes regularly scheduled stops at thirteen different landings along five different routes. You can buy tickets and day passes onboard.
Taxis and buses are all available from the cruise terminal. If you’re coming from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Royal Caribbean offers shuttles straight to the cruise port.
Experience more of what this gorgeous and often underrated part of the east coast has to offer. With plenty of cruises from Maryland, the itinerary choices are limitless.