On March 29 the Maryland Port Administration celebrated the return of the renovated Carnival ship Pride to the Port of Baltimore. Carnival Cruise Lines will offer year-round 5- to 14-day voyages on board Carnival Pride from Baltimore to the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Pete K. Rahn, Maryland Transportation Secretary, said Maryland valued their long-standing relationship with Carnival and they were delighted to welcome the Carnival Pride back to her home port at Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. Rahn added Governor Hogan was focused on building Maryland’s reputation as a place open for business, and they were pleased that the Pride was once again open for business in Baltimore.
Carnival President Christine Duffy stated Carnival Cruise Lines were thrilled to be returning to Baltimore which was a fantastic cruise departure point for travelers in Mid-Atlantic States, northeast and beyond. Carnival Pride had just undergone a massive enhancement program that had added a variety of new features which, when combined with a range of itinerary options, made that ship a great selling opportunity for their valued travel agent partners and an excellent vacation choice for consumers.
In 2014, around 200,000 cruisers sailed on 89 voyages from the Port of Baltimore.