Cruising From Baltimore
As the closest East Coast drive-to port from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Chicago, it’s no wonder the Baltimore cruise industry is stronger than ever. With over 40 million people in a six hour radius, the total economic value of cruising from the Port of Baltimore is an estimated 90 million dollars.
In 2011 the Port of Baltimore handled the fifth-largest amount of cruise passengers among East Coast cruise ports, the 11th largest amount in the U.S., and 20th most in the world. In fact, last December the Port of Baltimore hosted their one millionth cruise passenger since its opening on May 12th, 2006.
“Since beginning a year-round cruising schedule in 2009, the Port of Baltimore has continued to make waves as one of the hottest cruise ports in the U.S.,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “The port’s cruise business is a major economic generator for our state, bringing in tens of millions of dollars and generating hundreds of jobs… “.
Boasting approximately 100 cruises to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/ New England and the Eastern Caribbean, Cruise Maryland is now offering year round sailing from their Baltimore terminal onboard the Carnival Cruise Lines Pride, and Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas.