12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Enchantment of the Seas from Baltimore, Maryland St. Croix, Lush Natural Scenery
The 12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Baltimore, Maryland visits St Croix, US Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St Maarten; Castries, St Lucia; St. George's, Grenada; Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis; 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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12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Enchantment of the Seas
Day 1 - Baltimore, Maryland
Day 2 - 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - St Croix, US Virgin Islands
Day 6 - Philipsburg, St Maarten
Day 7 - Castries, St Lucia
Day 8 - St. George's, Grenada
Day 9 - Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
Day 10 - 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - Baltimore, Maryland
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St. Croix, Lush Natural Scenery
View of the lush natural landscape in St. Croix
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12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Leaving from
Baltimore, Maryland
Onboard
Enchantment of the Seas
Day Port
1
Baltimore, Maryland
Departs at 4:00 PM
2 - 4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
St Croix, US Virgin Islands
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6
Philipsburg, St Maarten
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7
Castries, St Lucia
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8
St. George's, Grenada
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9
Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
From 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10 - 12
Cruising
Day at sea
13
Baltimore, Maryland
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Enchantment of the Seas

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Enchantment of the Seas
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Enchantment of the Seas, Aerial View, Bahamas and Caribbean Cruise Destinations
Aerial View of Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Ship With Destinations in CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas
Get to know
Enchantment of the Seas
Time to shake up your weekend routine. Enchantment of the Seas® has plenty of thrills to keep you entertained, from poolside film nights to star-studded guest performances. Throw in woah-worthy dining at Chop's Grille℠ or Chef's Table, and classic cocktails at R Bar, and you have the perfect getaway.

KICK BACK OR KICK IT UP A NOTCH

Soak up soaring views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall, learn how to whip up something delicious in a culinary class, or unwind outdoors and watch a film on the poolside screen. Looking to break a sweat or spa the day away? Head to Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre.

FAR-OUT FEASTING

Once you've worked up an appetite, indulge in prime steaks at Chop's Grill℠ or sit down to a five-course foodie fest at Chef's Table. At R Bar, you'll find classic cocktails and vintage vibes. And complimentary breakfast, happy hour and concierge access await in the Diamond Club, exclusive to Crown & Anchor® Society Diamond members and above.

CUE THE ACTION

If rock and roll is your jam, don't miss Can't Stop the Rock. If you're a film or musical buff, you'll love Stage to Screen. And be sure to look out for guest entertainers – from live music at the Schooner Bar to an elusive piano man who pops up in unexpected places around the ship.

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 - 4: Cruising

Day 2 - 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Girls Diving in the Pool
Girls Diving and Swimming in the Covered Pool
PLAY HOWEVER YOU LIKE
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Spa Stone Massage
Woman Receiving a Spa Stone Massage

Spa & Fitness Centre

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.
Boardwalk Arcade Skee Ball
Close-Up the Skee Ball on the Boardwalk Arcade

Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games, plus the latest at the Royal Caribban Arcade.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It's easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you're also soaking up ocean views.

Day 5: St Croix, US Virgin Islands

Day 5
St Croix
US Virgin Islands
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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Frederiksted beach wave crashing
Wave crashing against rocks on a sunny day in Frederiksted Beach, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Things to do in
St Croix
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The largest of the US Virgin Islands, St Croix has it all – gorgeous natural scenery begging to be explored, and quaint colonial towns perfect for wandering. It used to be nicknamed the 'Garden of the Antilles' because of its lush fields of sugarcane – and its sugar mills dating back to the 18th century are still popular spots. But these days, it’s world-class dive sites like Salt River Canyon, powdery beaches like Cane Bay, and rainforests teeming with tropical wildlife that keep people coming back. Plus, award-winning rum of course. Cruise to St Croix and discover plenty of Victorian Dutch architecture and charming colonial churches in Frederiksted and Christiansted.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Rum distillery
Cruzam rum distillery, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

GET YOUR RUM ON

Taste your way through the history of rum on St Croix as you tour the Captain Morgan and Cruzan Rum distilleries, where you’ll learn about the process of making the Caribbean’s favourite spirit.
Insider tip
If you’re planning to go swimming, make sure you bring something to cover up with. Walking around town and entering shops wearing only a swimsuit is frowned upon.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, canon Fort Frederik
Canon perched atop the red walls of Fort Frederik, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

FORTIFIED FINDS

Check out the hard-to-miss yellow brick Fort Christiansvaern in Christiansted for a vivid history lesson – it’s the best preserved Danish-built fort in the Virgin Islands. You can also visit an art gallery and several historical exhibits in Frederiksted’s Fort Frederik.
Insider tip
In most restaurants and cafes, a 10 to 15% service charge is automatically included, but you may wish to leave an additional tip if service was especially good.
St. Croix, U.S. Virigin Islands, Point Udall
A view of buck island from Point Udall, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

A BETTER POINT OF VIEW

Point Udall is the easternmost point in the United States. It’s about a half-hour drive from Christiansted, but well worth the journey – once you arrive at the rocky bluff, you can wander up a paved road to the overlook for the best views on the island.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Conch Fritters
Seven conch fritters on a white plate with a lime wedge and aioli

LOCAL CUISINE

St Croix’s culinary scene is as diverse as its landscape. Pop in at any small local eatery and you’ll find fresh seafood dishes, like Cruzan Style Gundy (balls of ground herring and spices), that nod to French, Thai and Dutch cuisine – with plenty of West Indian spice, and favourites like conch fritters. You’ll also find boardwalk bars serving traditional American fare, like hamburgers with rum punch.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tropical Shirts
Tropical shirts for sale in the U.S. Virgin Islands

SHOPPING

There’s no shortage of interesting dive shops in either Christiansted or Frederiksted. But the best places to shop in St Croix are the duty-free shops offering jewellery, spirits, clothing and souvenirs.

Day 6: Philipsburg, St Maarten

Day 6
Philipsburg
St Maarten
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Marigot sunset
Sunset at Marigot, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Things to do in
Philipsburg
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What makes St Maarten so unique is its blend of cultures. The island is home to 120 different nationalities speaking over 80 languages, and is governed by two countries: the Netherlands and France. In fact, it’s the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. While it may be less than 40 square miles, there’s plenty to do on this little island: you can travel back in time while exploring centuries-old ruins and get your adrenaline fix zip lining through lush tropical forests. If you’re after a little rest and relaxation during your cruise to St Maarten, you’ll find plenty of secluded beaches where you can work on your suntan before treating your taste buds to some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Great Salt Pond aerial
Aerial view of the Great Salt Pond, Philipsburg, St. Maarten

LOTERIE FARM

Loterie Farm is a nature sanctuary with 135 acres of hiking trails, a zip line adventure course, and a spring fed multi-level pool with cascading waterfalls.
Insider tip
A service charge is sometimes included at Dutch-side restaurants, but you may wish to add 15% if the service was especially good.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Great Sald Pond vantage zoom
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, cityscape at the Great Salt Pond.

SIMPSON BAY LAGOON

The largest saltwater lagoon in the Caribbean, Simpson Bay is a great spot for lounging and watching the boats and yachts that dot its picturesque harbour.
Insider tip
In restaurants on the French side, it is customary to leave a cash tip of 5-10%.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Girl horseback riding
Girl horseback riding with a view of the ocean in Philipsburg, St. Maarten

MOUNT CONCORDIA

Hike to the top of Mount Concordia, which marks the border between the French and Dutch sides of the island, for the best views of both sides
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Seaside lobster lunch
Enjoying a relaxing, seaside lobster lunch in Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Local Cuisine

This gourmet capital of the Caribbean serves a mix of French, East Indian and island flavours. Cruise to St Maarten and stop by a roadside barbecue stand (called a lolo) and enjoy lobster grilled on split-metal drums. Or dine on stuffed crab and cod fritters at any local café. Be sure to try some guavaberry liqueur, made exclusively on the island.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Front Street Sign
A sign at Front Street in St. Maarten

Shopping

Head to Front Street in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St Maarten, and shop your way down a mile of duty-free shops. Before you go, pick up some famous guavaberry liqueur at the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company.

Day 7: Castries, St Lucia

Day 7
Castries
St Lucia
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Castries, St Lucia, Anse La Raye Fishing Boats
Fishing boats on the bay of Anse La Raye, Castries, St. Lucia
Things to do in
Castries
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
From dramatic landscapes moulded by ancient volcanoes to sparkling palm-fringed beaches, St Lucia offers some amazing Caribbean eye candy. Luxury resorts nestle up to the natural beauty, giving this island just the right touch of exclusivity. Cruise to St Lucia and explore the coast by catamaran. Hike to the peaks of the soaring twin Pitons. Tour rainforests and explore the fishing villages of Anse-La-Raye. Or take a relaxing dip in warm mineral pools heated by the dormant volcano of Soufriere. In the capital of Castries, you’ll find touches of French and British heritage, from the architecture to the cuisine.
Castries, St. Lucia Soufriere Volcano Sulphur Springs
Steaming sulphur springs by Qualibou volcano, Soufriere, Castries, St. Lucia

Play in the Mud

Melt away your cares in the town of Soufriere, home to Sulphur Springs, known for its medicinal waters since the 1600s. Soak in natural thermal pools at the bottom of the bubbling craters and Zen out while indulging in a therapeutic mineral mud bath from head to toe.
Insider tip
Don’t forget insect repellent if you plan to visit the rainforest.
Castries, St. Lucia Girl Boat Mountains Piton Peaks
Girl on red canoe, sailing to the Pitons on Castries, St. Lucia

Coastal Cruising

See the famous Pitons and island vistas from the sea as you glide down the coast of St. Lucia on a coastal cruise. See the lush vegetation and fishing villages as you make your way to the Pitons.
Insider tip
Drive on the left side of the road on this island.
Castries, St. Lucia Marigot Bay Sailboats
Sunny day with sailboats at Marigot Bay, Castries, St. Lucia

Serene Scene

Make your way to Marigot Bay – a gorgeous natural harbour straight out of a film, dotted with restaurants, bars and shops. You can stroll the yacht marina, shop at boutiques, visit a French bakery or relax at the secluded beach, accessible by ferry.
Castries, St. Lucia, Creole Seafood Dish
A fried filet of fish with a Creole sauce and vegetables

Local Cuisine

The Creole cuisine shows off the local fish, fruits and vegetables. Traditional flavours are a unique blend of West African, British, French and East Indian influences. Don’t miss 'coal pot', a local staple where dishes are cooked in a clay basin over coals.
Castries, St. Lucia, Souvenir Shop Storefront
The storefront of a souvenir shop in St. Lucia

Shopping

The best duty-free shops are at Pointe Seraphine cruise terminal and across the harbour at La Place Carenage. Cruise to St Lucia and find duty-free jewellery, watches, perfume, crystal, rum and local crafts. An artisanal favourite to bring home from here is the traditional pottery, made from the clay of the Pitons.

Day 8: St. George's, Grenada

Day 8
St. George's
Grenada
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St. George's, Grenada, View Town Buildings Houses Mountains
Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Grenada, view to St. George's, Grenada
Things to do in
St. George's
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
If variety is the spice of life, then Grenada is the taste of the tropics. The intoxicating aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves fill the air wherever you go. Take your pick of 45 sun-kissed beaches to lounge on, or hit the jungle-covered mountain range for more rugged adventures. Stroll through the 125-year-old Sendall Tunnel to reach the Carenage waterfront promenade. Cruise to Grenada and grab a seat at an open-air café and admire the steep streets lined with colonial buildings and colourful 18th-century warehouses. And holding true to its nickname of Spice Island, you’ll find several spice plantations and estates here too.
St. George's, Grenada, Grand Etang Lake
Dock on Grand Etang Lake in St. George's, Grenada

SEE YOU CRATER

Hike through the island’s lush, mountainous interior to the beauty of Grand Etang Lake – a 30-acre extinct volcano crater filled with natural cobalt blue water, rumoured to be inhabited by a mermaid. Bonus: you’ll see waterfalls, tropical birds and rare flowers along the trail.
Insider tip
Spices make a great souvenir, but only factory-sealed packages can be brought through US Customs.
St. George's, Grenada, Sculpture Park Man Desk Typing Scuba Diving Snorkeling
Underwater sculpture of man with typewriter in St. George's, Grenada

SUNKEN SIGHTS

Grab your snorkel mask for the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park – a collection of contemporary ecological art beneath the ocean’s surface, and a vibrant habitat complete with colourful coral formations, tropical fish and other marine life.
Insider tip
Hop on the Grenada Discovery Train from the terminal for a narrated and scenic ride around St George’s.
St. George's, Grenada, Nutmeg Farm Fruit Plants
Nutmeg and fruit from farm in St. George's, Grenada

HAVE A SPICE DAY

Discover the origins of the spice trade at the historic Dougaldston Estate, a village nutmeg cooperative. During your Grenada cruise, see how nutmeg is harvested, processed and exported at the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station and tour the island’s oldest working distillery at the River Antoine Rum Distillery.
St. George's, Grenada, Cuisine Goat Curry Sauce Bowl Plate Food
Mid close up shot of a bowl of Goat Curry

Local Cuisine

Native dishes are based on local produce, fresh seafood and – of course – aromatic spices. Traditional dishes include the 'oil down' (meat and veggies simmered in spices and coconut milk), stuffed crabs and callaloo soup. For hamburgers and other casual eats, check out the food vendors along the Carenage harbour-front.
St. Georges, Grenada, Spices
An assortment of spices including Nutmeg

Shopping

You’ll find your standard guaranteed items like designer goods, jewellery and perfume here. But what you really want to take home are signature island spices, nutmeg jams and spice-scented soaps. Your best bet is the Esplanade Mall at the cruise terminal, but many other options are within walking distance.

Day 9: Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis

Day 9
Basseterre
St Kitts & Nevis
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Basseterre, St. Kitts Mount Liamuiga Volcano Hike Couple
Couple resting from volcano hike on Mount Liamuiga, Basseterre
Things to do in
Basseterre
From 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Greens in every shade spring from the rolling hills of St Kitts – an island ripe with eco-tourism adventures. In the port city of Basseterre, you’ll find centuries of history to explore in impressive estates and photo-worthy monuments like the Brimstone Hill Fortress, one of the most well-preserved military structures in the Americas. Cruise to St Cruise to St Kitts & Nevis and venture beyond the port and gear up for a unique climb up the 1,152-metre Mount Liamuiga volcano for views that are well worth the hike. Or hop in a kayak to get up close to a rainbow of tropical reef fish. Looking for something a little more laid back? Escape to the tiny unhurried sister island, Nevis, for smooth golden beaches and clear-water snorkelling – it’s just a thirty-minute ferry ride away.
Basseterre, St. Kitts Forest Volcano Hike Couple
Couple hiking on a volcano trail in Basseterre rainforest

TAKE A HIKE

Hit the Mount Liamuiga trail and trek through towering trees, tangled vines and tropical flowers to the crater of the 1,155-metre dormant volcano. At the peak of your 6-mile ascent, you’ll be rewarded with a view that goes so far, you can see the neighbouring islands.
Insider tip
Tipping taxi drivers isn’t necessary. In restaurants, a 10-15% tip is standard.
Basseterre, St. Kitts Nevis Traditional Architecture
Boardwalk with traditional red houses in Nevis, Basseterre

HIT THE STRIP

For a taste of nightlife while the sun is still shining, head to The Strip on South Frigate Bay. This hot spot along the beach is lined with resorts, restaurants and bars with open-air dance floors. Most places open at 10 a.m. and keep the island party vibes going until late at night.
Insider tip
Six ferries are available to take you on the 45-minute trip between the islands.
Basseterre, St. Kitts Sugarcane plantation ruins
Sunny day at old sugarcane plantation ruins, Basseterre

ALL ABOARD

Hop on the West Indies’ last railway – double-decker trains that travel along a line built a century ago to transport sugarcane across the island. You’ll pass historical estates and countryside filled with tall, wild sugarcane.
Basseterre, St. Kitts Nevis Grilled Spiny Lobster
Four spiny lobster tails on a grill

Local Cuisine

Casual beach spots with super-fresh seafood are your best bet for lunch. Order some spiny lobster or conch grilled over an open fire. More adventurous eaters should try West Indian specialities like pepper pot, Arawak chicken and goat-water stew. For a quick snack, vendors sell sugarcane stalks to chew on.
Basseterre, St. Kitts Nevis Assorted Colorful Souvenirs
An assortment of colorful souvenirs

Shopping

Port Zante has over 60 shops where you can find deals on watches, jewellery, diamonds and gemstones. Or you can head to the nearby Pelican Shopping Mall, a collection of souvenir shops designed to look like a traditional Caribbean street.

Day 10 - 12: Cruising

Day 10 - 12
Cruising
At Sea
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Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
Chops Grille Rosemary Steak Juicy
LET THE FLAVOUR FEST BEGIN
Cafe Latte Tudes Barista Designing with Milk Foam
F&B, Drinks, cocktails; beverage package, 2016 Beverage shoot, Cafe Select Coffee Card, cream being poured into cup of coffee in decorative pattern,

Café Latte-tudes

When you find yourself craving a steaming hot cuppa, Café Latte-tudes has just what you need. From a nice breakfast blend to get you going to an after-dinner cappuccino or macchiato, you’ll find all your favorite sweets and specialty coffee beverages at this cozy cafe.
Chef's Table Dessert
A dessert at Chef's Table on Royal Caribbean cruises

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Main Dining Room Cheesecake Topeed With Fruit Dessert
A cheesecake topped with fresh fruit on a white plate at the Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Room Service Bottle Glass
Room Service Bottle Glass Champagne and Strawberries

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 13: Baltimore, Maryland

Day 13
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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