Cruises From Baltimore

Sunday, October 4, 2009

GETTING THERE

The Cruise Maryland terminal is at 2001 E. McComas St., Baltimore. From Interstate 95, take Exit 55. Adjoining parking lots charge $15 daily. Passengers can avoid parking fees by taking MARC (weekdays only), Amtrak or light rail to Baltimore's Penn Station; a taxi to the port is $15. There is a $30 fixed rate from BWI to the port, but you may have to insist on it; cabbies rarely mention it and postings are rare. Dozens of cabs are at the port on sailing days.

SHIPS CRUISING FROM BALTIMORE

Carnival Pride: Every Sunday to the Bahamas, 52 weeks a year; 888-227-6482, http://www.carnival.com.

Grandeur of the Seas (Royal Caribbean): To Bermuda, New England/Canada, or the Caribbean, through Nov. 19; 866-562-7625, http://www.rccl.com.

Celebrity Mercury: To the Bahamas and the Caribbean, November to February and October 2010 to February 2011; 800-647-2251, http://www.celebritycruises.com.

Enchantment of the Seas (Royal Caribbean): To Bermuda, New England/Canada, or the Caribbean, starting June 2010 and continuing year-round; 866-562-7625, http://www.rccl.com.

American Star, American Spirit, American Glory: To Mid-Atlantic inland passage and Chesapeake Bay, Oct. 10 to Nov. 14 and May 22 to Nov. 13, 2010; 800-814-6880, http://www.americancruiselines.com.

For a schedule of Baltimore sailings, see http://www.cruisemaryland.com.

-- M.E.


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