Baltimore Port of Call

Historically a working-class port city, Baltimore has been transformed over the past 20 years into one of America's most attractive and interesting destinations with plenty of interest for cruise passengers.
Baltimore is renowned for its charming and distinct neighbourhoods, and epic draw-cards like Fort Worth and Oriole Park. Baltimore's port was founded in 1706, preceding the founding of the actual city. The port is the furthest inland US port, and cruise ships take around 12 hours to reach the Atlantic along the picturesque channel of Chesapeake Bay.
Cruise ships dock at newly built South Locust Point cruise terminal, close to the heart of the city. Although conveniently located it currently has very few amenities.


Maryland Port Administration
401 East Pratt Street
Tel: +1 (800) 638-7519


Catch one of the waiting metered taxis or rent a car to access the city, 10-minutes away. Within the city, catch the Baltimore Water Taxi which stops are most of the city's top sights.


Key sights include legendary baseball ground Oriole Park at Camden Yards; the adjacent Babe Ruth Baseball Center; Fort McHenry, where "The Star Spangled Banner," was written by Francis Scott Key; the U.S. frigate Constellation, commissioned in 1797; and the National Aquarium, one of the biggest in the world.


Woodberry Kitchen - bustling open-plan restaurant serving local cuisine

Charleston - southern cuisine in the city's most highly rated eatery

Mama's on the Half Shell - incredibly local seafood and a fun atmosphere

Best Dish

Steamed crab


Head to Harborplace, within Inner Harbor, for more shops than your credit card can ever handle. The funky Hampden district has a great range of interesting stores does Charles Street in Mount Vernon. Visit Faidley's for the best crab cakes in the land - they will ship frozen to your home.

Best Buy

Baltimore Orioles memorabilia


Catch the Baltimore Water Taxi around the city's waterways

Visit former US-capital city Annapolis, 45-minutes away

Catch the train to Washington D.C.

Head to the great outdoors of Western Maryland

Browse the Baltimore Museum of Art

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