Baltimore’s Cruise Passenger Surge in 2010

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Baltimore’s port has seen a surge in cruise traffic between 2009 and 2010, with 210,549 cruise passengers traveling through the port last year. The port now stands #5 in East Coast departure ports, and nationally, the port ranked #12, trumping Jacksonville and Alaska for its new spot.

Carnival Pride sailing in Baltimore
Carnival Pride sailing in Baltimore. Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Lines

In 2011, the Port of Baltimore had a new record of 112 year-round cruises offered by Carnival, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean. Cruises sail to the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and New England/Canada.

Carnival recently signed a new five-year extension to continue cruises from Baltimore. In 2010, 90 cruise ships sailed from the port of Baltimore.

The top five cruise ports on the East Coast for passengers in 2010 were Miami, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral, New York, and Baltimore.

Source: Port of Baltimore

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