8 Night Southeast Coast & Perfect Day on Grandeur of the Seas from Baltimore, Maryland Arrivals Plaza Perfect Day at Coco Cay Aerial
The 8 Night Southeast Coast & Perfect Day from Baltimore, Maryland visits Nassau, Bahamas; Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas; Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Baltimore, Maryland. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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8 Night Southeast Coast & Perfect Day
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Explore Grandeur of the Seas
Day 1 - Baltimore, Maryland
Day 2 - 3 - Cruising
Day 4 - Nassau, Bahamas
Day 5 - Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
Day 6 - Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
Day 7 - Charleston, South Carolina
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Baltimore, Maryland
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8 Night Southeast Coast & Perfect Day

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Leaving from
Baltimore, Maryland
Onboard
Grandeur of the Seas
Day Port
1
Baltimore, Maryland
Departs at 4:00 PM
2 - 3
Cruising
Day at sea
4
Nassau, Bahamas
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
5
Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6
Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
From 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7
Charleston, South Carolina
From 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
Baltimore, Maryland
Arrives at 7:00 AM
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Grandeur of the Seas, Side View, Southeast Coast, Bahamas, Canada and New England Destinations
Side View of Grandeur of the Seas With Destinations in Bahamas, the Southeast Coast, Canada, and New England
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Grandeur of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas® is the ultimate east coast adventure, sailing from Baltimore. It's the perfect blend of unbelievable shores and unique experiences onboard, like film nights under the stars, imagination-defying dishes at Chef's Table and entertainment that takes you from Broadway to Buenos Aires.

EAST COAST EXPLORING

There's a reason why Grandeur of the Seas® is Baltimore's reigning favourite adventure. Maybe it's the views from the Rock Climbing Wall, or the poolside films beneath the sky. It could be the kitchen-conquering culinary classes, or the ooh- and ahh-inducing services at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre. Why don't you be the judge?

IT'S A PALATE PARTY

Trade boring bites for far-out flavour with five palate-pleasing courses at Chef's Table, sizzling steaks seared to perfection at Chop's Grille℠, classic cocktails at R Bar, and inclusive facilities and services at the Diamond Club, exclusive to Crown & Anchor® Society Diamond members and above.

HIT THE LIGHTS

Whether you're singing along to your favourite showtunes at Broadway Rhythm & Vine, brushing up your boleo in Tango Buenos Aires or belting out classics at the Schooner Bar, you'll find a new adventure on every stage.

Day 1: Baltimore, Maryland

Day 1
Baltimore
Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland, Aerial View Downtown Inner Harbor
Aerial view of Downtown Inner Harbor area in Baltimore, Maryland
Things to do in
Baltimore
Departs at 4:00 PM
Baltimore’s nickname – Charm City – is well earned. This town’s charisma runs deep – from the tall ships floating in the Inner Harbour to the top-notch museums. It’s an East Coast slice of American history where you can visit Edgar Allan Poe’s grave, and tour the fort where America’s national anthem was penned. And for authentic Baltimorean neighbourhood experiences, nothing beats sipping pints in the pubs of Fells Point, cracking open steamy crabs in Canton’s seaside shacks and enjoying sweeping skyline views from the top of Federal Hill.
Baltimore, Maryland, Inner Harbor Downtown Dock Ship
View of Inner Harbor area in Downtown from a docked ship in Baltimore

Nautical Ties

No visit to Baltimore is complete without exploring the historic Inner Harbour. Step aboard a collection of impressive ships – a Pearl Harbour-era cutter, a 1930s lightship, a sail-powered warship dating back to 1797. Then stroll around brick walkways flanked by chic boutiques, restaurants serving mid-Atlantic seafood and photo-worthy views of the water.
Insider tip
The Baltimore Water Taxi is the best way to explore the Inner Harbour. With 14 stops along the waterfront, boats arrive approximately every 15 minutes at the most popular attractions.
Baltimore, Maryland, American Flag Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry raising the American flag, Baltimore, Maryland

Star of the Show

Relive the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, where in 1814, by dawn’s early light, Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner, the United States’ national anthem. Enter this star-shaped citadel to follow a period-costumed guide around the grounds, watch an educational film and see a replica of the 15-starred American flag.
Baltimore, Mayland, Waterfront Promenade National Aquarium Sunset
Waterfront promenade near the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Mayland

Water Logged

Cruises from Baltimore facilitate encounters with almost 20,000 sea creatures spanning seven stories of interactive exhibits at the National Aquarium. Widely considered one of the best in America, this mind-boggling aquatic space includes a rooftop rainforest, multi-storey shark tank and reef recreations that are home to turtles, stingrays, bottlenose dolphins, sharks and more.
Baltimore, Mayland, Blue Crab Lemon
Plate of blue crab with lemon and seasoning, in Baltimore, Mayland

Local Cuisine

You can’t leave Baltimore without feasting on Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, which are steamed in Old Bay seasoning or served as golden brown cakes. Little Italy’s trattorias serve up pasta, tiramisu and cannoli – and National Bohemian Beer, lovingly nicknamed Natty Boh, is a local staple. Lexington Market is a foodie’s paradise where nearly 100 vendors shuck raw bar fare; you can also enjoy deli sandwiches and the famous Berger cookie.
Baltimore, Maryland, Skyline Inner Harbor Promenade Sunset
View of Inner Harbor skyline from promenade at sunset, in Baltimore

Shopping

Satisfy all your souvenir needs and more at Harborplace, a festival marketplace during your Baltimore cruise. Mount Vernon’s Antique terraced houses: a string of retailers dating to the 1840s. The Hampden neighbourhood is known for its indie stores and vintage clothing outfitters – or browse Thames Street in Fells Point for vinyl records, books and trendy clothing.

Day 2 - 3: Cruising

Day 2 - 3
Cruising
At Sea
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Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time
Man Climbing Rock Wall On Board Day Time

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Chef Cutting Tomatoes
Close-Up of the Chef Cutting Vegetables

Culinary Classes

Watch seasoned chefs turn fresh ingredients into delectable appetizers, main dishes and desserts, as you get tips that will take your culinary pursuits to the next level.

Day 4: Nassau, Bahamas

Day 4
Nassau
Bahamas
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Atlantis Paradise Island Zoom in Nassau, Bahamas
Close up of Atlantis Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Things to do in
Nassau
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetising flavours, white-sand beaches and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven – and you can explore its colourful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Nassau and swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins or spot colourful coral on a glass-bottomed boat. And just across the bridge is beautiful Paradise Island, home to world-famous luxury hotels and resorts. Spend the day at the famous Atlantis and splash your way through its expansive water park, grab a piña colada at the Marina Village and spot the hammerhead sharks in Predator Lagoon.
Bahamas Dolphin Swimming Excursion
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort – an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbour on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had – whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides or swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
Water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island every half-hour.
Bahamas Pearl Island Lighthouse
Aerial of the Bahamas Pearl Island Lighthouse

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of The Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.
Insider tip
Most restaurants include a 15% service charge on the bill.
Nassau, Bahamas, Beach jetski
Jetskis lining a white sandy beach in Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbour, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavour.
Nassau, Bahamas, Conch Fritters and Salad
Conch fritters, conch salad, and rum punch on a beachside table

Local Cuisine

Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways – from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff – a warm, spongy dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.
Bahamas Straw Market Magnets
Bahamas Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs

Shopping

Festival Place, which sits right on the wharf, has more than 40 local vendors selling artisanal items. Cruise to Nassau and make your way to Bay Street – just a block away – for duty-free luxury goods. This waterfront promenade is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, and the nearby Straw Market is the go-to spot for authentic Bahamian hand-made treasures.

Day 5: Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas

Day 5
Perfect Day at CocoCay
Bahamas
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Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
Perfect Day Coco Cay Family Entering Coco Cay
Things to do in
Perfect Day at CocoCay
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in The Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own Floating Cabana.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Cay Slide Aerial with Navigator of the Seas in Background

Thrill Waterpark

This is a drench a minute thrill-a-thon for every adventurer. From giggle-worthy tides to shriek-inducing slides towering high into the clouds. Bounce, climb and swing your way through the obstacles in Adventure Pool. Get swept up by the biggest Wave Pool in the Caribbean. Or if you’re up for a true rush, take on the tallest waterslide in North America — Daredevil’s Peak℠. Whatever your thrill threshold, you’ll find firsts to test your bravery at Thrill Waterpark®.
Insider tip
All features are subject to change without notice. Images and messaging for Perfect Day at CocoCay may include artistic renderings. Perfect Day and CocoCay are registered trademarks of Royal Caribbean.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Oasis Lagoon Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Cay Oasis Lagoon Overhead View of the Pool

Oasis Lagoon

This is no mirage, you’ve found it — the largest freshwater pool in the Caribbean. Make your way through the different coves of Oasis Lagoon®, each with a vibe all its own. Splash right in at the kid-friendly sloping entry. Take your first sip of a cold Coco Loco at the swim-up bar before lounging on one of three swim-up islands. Or treat yourself to total relaxation in the privacy of your own cabana, complete with attendant service.
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Perfect Day Coco Beach Floating Cabanas Aerial
Perfect Day Coco Beach Floating Cabanas Aerial

Coco Beach Club

Welcome to Coco Beach Club®, where every moment is elevated. It’s just you and endless blue, lounging in the first Floating Cabanas in The Bahamas. Savor new Mediterranean flavors, then drift along the finest line between poolside and seaside, in an infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Splashaway Bay Slides Brother and Sister Competing
Splashaway Bay Slides Brother and Sister Competing

Splashaway Bay

The coolest aqua park at sea is breaking out beyond the deck and coming ashore at our largest Splashaway Bay℠ yet. Now kids can enjoy bigger buckets of fun than ever before with more fountains and pools — plus five waterslides, and two massive drench buckets.

Beach Day Vibes

If you just want to unwind, head to Chill Island on the east side of CocoCay, where you’ll find plenty of ways to relax and recharge. Access to Chill Island is complimentary, as are beach chairs and hammocks, but for an additional cost you can up your relaxation game by reserving your own private cabana, clamshell or daybed. Or head to South Beach where you’ll find plenty of beachside activities and water sports, plus lounge chairs for those who want to take a break from all the thrills.
Perfect Day Coco Cay  Family Walking Towards up and Away
Family Walking Towards the Up, Up and Away Hot Air Balloon

Up, Up and Away

Take your adventure to the skies aboard a helium balloon and see the islands like never before from the highest vantage point in The Bahamas — Up, Up and Away℠. Feel your heart race while soaring up to 450 feet above land and sea, then let the wonder wash over you as you coast on the breeze.
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating
Perfect Day Coco Cay Snack Shack Exterior Guest Eating

Island Dining

Perfect Day at CocoCay offers loads of options to fuel up in between adventures. Like harborside views, chicken wings and fries with signature dipping sauces at Captain Jack’s®. Freshly grilled burgers and barbecued chicken at Skipper’s Grill. And a full menu of Caribbean-style bites at Chill Grill. Looking to savor the suite life onshore? Access to the exclusive Coco Beach Club® includes elevated Mediterranean flavors paired with breathtaking ocean views.

Day 6: Orlando, Florida

Day 6
Orlando
Port Canaveral, Florida
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Things to do in
Orlando
From 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
As the home of Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swathes of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favourite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

Trekkie Track

Lift off into interstellar exploration at the Kennedy Space Centre. Amongst interactive Mission Zones you’ll see the Saturn V rocket and the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis. Go behind the gates to discover historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities, plus marvel at the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Insider tip
Bring cash for tolls on the Beachline Expressway between Port Canaveral and Orlando.

Get Into Character

Orlando is known as a land of amusements – and for good reason. The city is home to six unique theme parks, each with their own distinct thrills, including Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. Or you can venture beyond the Big Six to Gatorland’s swampy terrain, or hit one of the many epic waterparks around town.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable, broken-in walking shoes to the theme parks.

Outside the lines

Connect with Florida’s natural side while riding waves at Cocoa Beach or basking in seclusion at Canaveral National Seashore. Don’t miss a kayak trip through glowing bioluminescent waters, or an air-boat ride through wetlands. Cruise to Orlando-Port Canaveral and swim in rejuvenating freshwater springs – or tee off at one of Orlando’s 150 golf courses.

Local Cuisine

The Cove at Port Canaveral is home to plenty of waterfront restaurants serving up fresh fish tacos and mahi-mahi sandwiches. Orlando has its fair share of celebrity chef-led, farm-to-table spots – and character meals are popular at the theme park resorts. And the Mills 50 District north of central Orlando is famous for its Vietnamese fare.

Shopping

The shops in Historic Cocoa Village sell local handmade art and tropical décor. Souvenir shopping in Orlando is best at Disney Springs, Universal CityWalk and along International Drive. Pop into the family-owned Orange Blossom Indian River Citrus for Florida-grown oranges, grapefruits and other fruits during your Orlando cruise.

Day 7: Charleston, South Carolina

Day 7
Charleston
South Carolina
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Things to do in
Charleston
From 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Charleston is a timeless treasure of America’s Old South— and every aspect of life in the Lowcountry is captivating. Whether you’re a history buff, beach bum or foodie, there’s plenty of adventure and southern hospitality to go round. Hop in a horse-drawn carriage for a sightseeing ride past pastel-hued mansions on Rainbow Row. Roam Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the American Civil War rang out. Cruise to Charleston and stand under the 1,500-year-old Angel Oak. Or sink your toes into soft sands along the Carolina coast. Aptly nicknamed “The Holy City” for its abundance of churches, Charleston evokes a genuine American spirit through its colonial relics, laid-back coastal culture and deep-rooted traditions.

FOOTSTEPS OF TIME

Head out on foot from the Battery’s seawall to Waterfront Park, then through the French Quarter and down buzzing King Street. Along the way you’ll stroll past centuries-old mansions, Dock Street Theatre, Gothic Revival churches, war relics, retail hubs and other southern treasures.
Insider tip
The Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) trolley offers a quick and free means of traveling around downtown Charleston.

ANTEBELLUM MEMORIES

Trace centuries of American history amongst Charleston’s old rice plantations. Boone Hall Plantation is one of America’s oldest working farms, while Middleton Place is home to the country’s oldest landscaped gardens. Drayton Hall and Magnolia Plantation both offer Southern heritage and Lowcountry scenery along the Ashley River.
Insider tip
Pack insect repellent to avoid mosquitos if exploring the marshes, beaches and rural plantations outside the city.

PALMETTO PARADISE

Get your feet— or your paddle— wet with plenty of outdoor adventures. Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach are both popular with beachgoers, and nearby Kiawah is renowned for its PGA-caliber golf courses. Kayak around Shem Creek’s estuaries beside dolphins and waterfowl, or enjoy a walk across the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge before your Charleston cruise.

LOCAL CUISINE

Charleston is one of America’s top food cities, where Lowcountry-comfort food meets award-winning, chef-inspired cuisine. Southern staples like creamy she-crab soup, fried chicken and collard greens reign supreme – and everyone has their own twist on the quintessential prawn and grits. Try frogmore stew for authentic Gullah flavours, or head to Bowens Island for fresh-off-the-boat oysters shucked by the creek.

SHOPPING

King Street’s retail mecca is filled to the brim with unique boutiques, antique shops and book emporiums. Broad Street’s Gallery Row is an art collector’s dream, while the four-block City Market is where you’ll find Gullah artisans selling their famous sweetgrass baskets handwoven from locally grown bulrush grass.

Day 8: Cruising

Day 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Grilled Veal Chop - Chops Grille
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
FOR FOODIES
Tuna Wasabi Carpaccio Izumi
Tuna Wasabi Carpaccio served at Izumi, fine dining Japanese Restaurant. One of Royal Caribbean's best cruise dining restaurants.

Izumi

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
Chops Grille Dinner Table Dishes
A top-down view of a couple enjoying dinner dishes at Chops Grille on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

Day 9: Baltimore, Maryland

Day 9
Baltimore
Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland, Inner Harbor Ship
Sail ship docked at Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland
Things to do in
Baltimore
Arrives at 7:00 AM
Baltimore’s nickname – Charm City – is well earned. This town’s charisma runs deep – from the tall ships floating in the Inner Harbour to the top-notch museums. It’s an East Coast slice of American history where you can visit Edgar Allan Poe’s grave, and tour the fort where America’s national anthem was penned. And for authentic Baltimorean neighbourhood experiences, nothing beats sipping pints in the pubs of Fells Point, cracking open steamy crabs in Canton’s seaside shacks and enjoying sweeping skyline views from the top of Federal Hill.
Baltimore, Maryland, Inner Harbor Downtown Dock Ship
View of Inner Harbor area in Downtown from a docked ship in Baltimore

Nautical Ties

No visit to Baltimore is complete without exploring the historic Inner Harbour. Step aboard a collection of impressive ships – a Pearl Harbour-era cutter, a 1930s lightship, a sail-powered warship dating back to 1797. Then stroll around brick walkways flanked by chic boutiques, restaurants serving mid-Atlantic seafood and photo-worthy views of the water.
Insider tip
A 15% to 20% tip is customary in restaurants and bars. At the airport, tip skycaps at least USD 1 per bag.
Baltimore, Maryland, American Flag Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry raising the American flag, Baltimore, Maryland

Star of the Show

Relive the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, where in 1814, by dawn’s early light, Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner, the United States’ national anthem. Enter this star-shaped citadel to follow a period-costumed guide around the grounds, watch an educational film and see a replica of the 15-starred American flag.
Baltimore, Mayland, Waterfront Promenade National Aquarium Sunset
Waterfront promenade near the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Mayland

Water Logged

Cruises from Baltimore facilitate encounters with almost 20,000 sea creatures spanning seven stories of interactive exhibits at the National Aquarium. Widely considered one of the best in America, this mind-boggling aquatic space includes a rooftop rainforest, multi-storey shark tank and reef recreations that are home to turtles, stingrays, bottlenose dolphins, sharks and more.
Baltimore, Mayland, Blue Crab Lemon
Plate of blue crab with lemon and seasoning, in Baltimore, Mayland

Local Cuisine

You can’t leave Baltimore without feasting on Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, which are steamed in Old Bay seasoning or served as golden brown cakes. Little Italy’s trattorias serve up pasta, tiramisu and cannoli – and National Bohemian Beer, lovingly nicknamed Natty Boh, is a local staple. Lexington Market is a foodie’s paradise where nearly 100 vendors shuck raw bar fare; you can also enjoy deli sandwiches and the famous Berger cookie.
Baltimore, Maryland, Skyline Inner Harbor Promenade Sunset
View of Inner Harbor skyline from promenade at sunset, in Baltimore

Shopping

Satisfy all your souvenir needs and more at Harborplace, a festival marketplace during your Baltimore cruise. Mount Vernon’s Antique terraced houses: a string of retailers dating to the 1840s. The Hampden neighbourhood is known for its indie stores and vintage clothing outfitters – or browse Thames Street in Fells Point for vinyl records, books and trendy clothing.

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