As you begin to put together the details of your upcoming cruise, you will need to decide on a departing port. While there are many options throughout the United States, many travelers pick Baltimore. This city not only has a beautiful harbor, but it has plenty of other things to love, too. Here are some top reasons why you’ll want to book a cruise that departs from the Port of Baltimore.

Nearby the Best Attractions

Just 2.5 miles from the Inner Harbor, you won’t be far from the best things to see and do. Be sure to try some famous Maryland blue crabs as you explore the local restaurants and eateries. If you want to explore some top attractions while in the city, check out the National Aquarium and the American Visionary Art Museum. You can easily plan a few extra days into your trip so that you can see all that the city has to offer.

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Ships Head to Many Destinations

Part of the excitement of planning a cruise is deciding where you want to go. When you port from Baltimore, you’ll have several destination options. You can cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada, or New England.

10 Miles from BWI Airport

If you’re not planning to drive to Baltimore and aren’t a local, we recommend flying into BWI since flights in and out of the airport are frequent and plentiful. Once you land, the Port of Baltimore is only 10 miles away, making it easy to get to where you need to go. Shuttles are available to take you directly from the airport, which is also convenient.

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