Baltimore is a hardworking city, one of the major American ports with a down-to-earth vibe. Although still more substance than showiness, Baltimore has begun in recent years to show a more polished face to visitors, with some great developments around the inner harbour, fantastic museums, a thriving dining scene and plenty more.It is still a city of distinct neighbourhoods, and while the Inner Harbour holds many tourist attractions, it's a good idea to venture beyond it for some more local flair.
The rich nautical history of the place is evident in the bustling harbour, the busy waterfront promenades, the Baltimore Maritime Museum and the impressive collection of historic ships which dot the piers of the Inner Harbour. Boarding a cruise out of Baltimore and sailing through the famous Chesapeake Bay is the perfect way to depart this city!
Baltimore cruise lines and destinations
You can't go too wrong with a Royal Caribbean cruise from Baltimore. The line has a wide range of options departing the port, offering their signature extravagant style of cruising. Other large and well known cruise lines passing by include Princess cruises, P&O cruises, and cruises and Celebrity and Carnival.
Many cruises departing Baltimore head south towards warmer climes, visiting Florida, Jamaica, the Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations. Cruises from Baltimore to Bermuda are also on offer, calling in to King's Wharf after a few days at sea. Ships heading north pay visits to the major New England ports such as Boston and Portland, along with a few Canadian cities.
Baltimore cruise port
Baltimore's cruise terminal and docks are found at Locust Point. The facility has secure long-term parking and is a converted warehouse with all the necessary infrastructure to process passengers on and off the big cruise ships.
The cruise port is 3 miles south of central Baltimore by road, easily accessible off the I-95. There are few options for public transit, so a taxi is the best option for getting to the terminal.