Inner Harbor Skyline from dock in Baltimore, Maryland
CHARM CITY ADVENTURE

Cruise from Baltimore, Maryland

Spend the morning walking around Baltimore’s Inner Harbour, where majestic tall ships reveal this East Coast city’s rich maritime legacy. And be sure to visit the star-shaped Fort McHenry, birthplace of America’s 'Star-Spangled Banner' anthem.
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THE BUZZ ABOUT BALTIMORE 

What draws so many people to Baltimore? Perhaps it's the top places to visit in Baltimore the world-famous and historic inner harbor which boasts tall ships and reveals the city's maritime legacy. Or maybe it's the star-shaped Fort McHenry, the birthplace of America's "Star-Spangled Banner" anthem. Or maybe it's the world-renowned museums, award-winning restaurants or jazz music scene. Not to mention, the city is a gateway to everywhere from the Northeast and Canada, to the exotic Caribbean islands and Bermuda. Celebrate sports at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, view world's largest collection of art by Henri Matisse at the Baltimore Museum of Art or gaze at the 55 centuries worth of art within the walls of The Walters Art Museum. Whatever you choose to experience during your cruise from Baltimore, you'll surely come to understand why so many return to Charm City.

THE CHARM IN CHARM CITY
Coined the Charm City in 1975, Baltimore has a lot to offer. From mid-Atlantic cuisine and unique architecture to stunning art exhibits and friendly locals, Baltimore puts the charm in Charm City. Indulge in the famous Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, steamed in Old Bay seasoning. Then explore Lexington Market, where you'll find nearly 100 vendors shucking raw bar fare.
GET JAZZED
Cruises from Baltimore give you the opportunity to learn more about noteworthy names of Baltimore-born celebrities, like Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway. Today, the city is full of musicians keeping the jazz tradition alive and the music scene just as spirited as it was in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Aside from Baltimore's maritime history, the city is also known for its delicious food and unique art exhibits. Before boarding your cruise out of Baltimore walk down The Avenue, through the Bohemian art district, and then indulge in farm-to-table restaurants, craft-beer joints, artisanal pizza and Instagram-able cocktails.


ANCHORED IN ADVENTURE

Old school charm meets modern thrills in the Inner Harbor with two great destinations to sail to, including Royal Caribbean’s private island, Perfect Day at Cococay.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY

From the tallest waterslide in North America to the first overwater cabanas in the Bahamas, your perfect day starts here.

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BERMUDA

From its pastel-painted estates to its pink-sand beaches and turquoise shores, world renown diving and golfing, Bermuda is a land bursting with color and adventure.

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Things To Do in Baltimore

View of Inner Harbor area in Downtown from a docked ship in Baltimore

Nautical Ties

View of Inner Harbor area in Downtown from a docked ship in Baltimore

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.

Fort McHenry raising the American flag, Baltimore, Maryland

Star of the Show

Fort McHenry raising the American flag, Baltimore, Maryland

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.

Waterfront promenade near the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Mayland
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.

Plate of blue crab with lemon and seasoning, in Baltimore, Mayland
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.

View of Inner Harbor skyline from promenade at sunset, in Baltimore
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.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 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.
2 A 15% to 20% tip is customary in restaurants and bars. At the airport, tip skycaps at least USD 1 per bag.

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