Baltimore Cruise Port is a part of Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. It is located on the Patapsco river banks in central Maryland. It is operated by MPA, the Maryland Port Administration.
The port's schedule includes attractive itineraries the whole year-round. Most popular destinations are the Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas, as well as Bermuda in the Summer and New England during Fall.
In October 2016, Baltimore cruise port had a record number of ship calls and handled passengers due to homeported here Carnival and Royal Caribbean vessels. The port was also visited by several luxury cruise lines ships, among which Azamara, Silversea, Hapag-Lloyd. In 2016, Baltimore port signed a 5-year extension agreement with Carnival Corporation and a 3-year contract with RCCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Highlights: Inner Harbour, Fort McHenry, Gettysburg, Washington
Baltimore cruise terminal
Baltimore cruise port terminal was moved in 2006 from Dundakl Port to South Locus Point. The BWI Airport is only at 10 min drive distance from the port. Less than 1 hour takes to reach Washington and Annapolis. The Interstate 95 (I-95) highway is only 0,7 ml (1,2 km) from the port.
The Maryland Cruise Terminal was redesigned to serve the increasing number of roundtrip itineraries out of Baltimore. The terminal building offers restrooms, pay phones, vending machines, ATMs, check-in decks, a huge parking space (advanced reservations not required).
- The size of the terminal building is approx 75,700 m2 (815,000 ft2).
- The length of each of the 2 docking berths is 1139 ft (347 m) with water depth 35 ft (9) m.
- In 2016-2017, Port of Baltimore has made several improvements. Among those are separate VIP check-in room, new public address system (electronic sound amplification-distribution system), new check-in counters, enclosed waiting area (for disembarking passengers).
The cruise ship terminal's convenient location (on I-95) and its large and cheap parking are beneficial for the port's business growth. Also convenient is that the terminal has separate docking areas for Carnival and RCCL ships, plus a third area ready for another major cruise company to homeport a vessel here.
Baltimore tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Fort McHenry: the historic highlight is half-a-mile away from Baltimore cruise port. The place is famous with the 1982 battle between the American soldiers and the British forces. This inspired the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key. He was a witness of the battle from an anchored boat.
- Baltimore Museum of Industry: discover the 19th century history of the commerce and industry in the region of Baltimore.
- Federal Hill: take an amazing look over Inner Harbor from a beautiful green area with narrow path and high trees.
- American Visionary Art Museum: interesting place to visit. The American Visionary Art museum is dedicated to the untrained artist. Discover surprisingly enjoyable exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Maryland Science Center: discover galleries like Chesapeake Bay’s blue crab, outer space, geology, dinosaurs, the human body and newtonian physics.
- Harborplace shopping center: 100 shops and 15 dining places, the paradise for any shopaholic.
- Historic Ships in Baltimore Museum: discover the USS Torsk, the Lightship Chesapeake, the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, USS Constellation and USCGC Taney.
- National Aquarium: the great underwater world with exhibits like a large shark tank, acrobatic dolphin, a stingray pool and animal planet Australia.
- Fell’s Point: located a mile away from the Inner Harbor, direction East. It was the a huge area for building privateer ships in the early years of the 19th century. Currently, you will find cobblestone streets, tall period houses and narrow market places. You can have a coffee if you are tired of touring the city highlights.
The Baltimore cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Baltimore, Maryland.
If you lose the Baltimore location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Baltimore cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Baltimore, Maryland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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2 January, 2017
3 January, 2017
14 January, 2017
23 January, 2017
According to Coast Guard investigators, the captain of a passenger ship on midnight party cruise this summer had dozed off before crashing the boat...December 20, 2016
The newest ship of American Cruise Lines, still under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland), was given the historic American...May 21, 2016
Carnival Pride crashed while docking in Baltimore. The ship hit the passenger gangway pulling into Maryland cruise terminal on May 08 (Sunday morning...May 9, 2016
A new port of call in Puerto Rico (Ponce), a new itinerary from Baltimore to Bahamas, and sailings from Miami, Tampa, San Juan and Port Everglades...April 15, 2016
According to a statement from Carnival Cruise Line, as the result of unspecified propulsion issues, Carnival Pride canceled 2 port calls on her April...April 5, 2016
When passengers on the newest, biggest and most innovative ship of Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Vista, raise a pint in RedFrog Pub & Brewery...March 28, 2016
Carnival Cruise Line opened reservations for its fleet through April 2018, with more than 3,500 sailings of 2 to 19 days offered across its 24 cruise...February 12, 2016
Carnival Cruise Line successfully tested out its Carnival Journeys sailings - longer voyages of 9 to 15 nights. Now, the line has added 22 new...February 5, 2016
Winter storm Jonas forced Anthem of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas to delay their return to port. Jonas is bearing down on Mid-Atlantic states...January 23, 2016
Three of the major cruise lines were forced to reroute their vessels to avoid Hurricane Joaquin. Carnival altered its itineraries in Eastern...October 1, 2015