Port of Baltimore and InformationThe historic Port of Baltimore was established over 300 years ago. Involved in the American Revolutionary War, the port was originally made to support the tobacco trade and now is the eighth bustiest port in the world.
The historic Baltimore Port is a wonderful place for your vacation!
A Closer Look at the Port of Baltimore
The Port of Baltimore is a historic site dating back 310 years when Baltimore was a little town next to the port. Located in central Maryland, on the banks of Patapsco River which runs into Chesapeake Bay, it was originally erected for the tobacco trade with England, other exports included rum from the Caribbean and grain. The port was involved in the American Revolutionary War as part of a port defense and briefly acted as the USA's capital.. Throughout the years several projects were enacted to enlarge the port. Cruise Maryland currently runs out of the port. They offer cruises to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, New England and the Caribbean. The various cruise lines going include American Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Carnival Pride, Royal Caribbean International and Grandeur of the Seas.
Baltimore is home to many interesting and engaging attractions including the National Aquarium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the American Visionary Art Museum, The Maryland Zoo, Historic Ships in Baltimore and Port Discovery. The shoreline is very popular with tourists. The 1996 action film Eraser, staring Arnold Schwarzenegger was filmed at the Port of Baltimore and the second season of the HBO series The Wire takes place at the Port of Baltimore.
Port Baltimore is America's 8th largest port, with over 23 miles of coastline, and offers a sleek, modern cruise terminal. Cruise ships leaving port are the Grandeur of the Seas and Carnival Pride.
Port of Baltimore Layout
- The Port of Baltimore is on the Patapsco River. Its official address is World Trade Center Institute, World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street #1653, Baltimore, MD.
- Along the north side of the river, running from east to west are the Dundalk Marine Terminal (2700 Broening Hwy), and Seagirt Marine Terminal (S Newkirk St), CNX Marine Terminals (3800 Newgate Ave),
- The river forks into the Northwest Harbor and Middle Branch. On the east bank of Northwest Harbor is the Clinton Street MPA Terminal (1671 S Highland Ave # A). On the west side of Northwest is the North Locust Point Marine Terminal.
- On the south side of the Middle Branch, running from east to west are Farifield Auto Terminal and Masonville Marine Terminal.
- On the north shore of Middle Branch is South Locust Point Marine Terminal.
- The Cruise Maryland Terminal is part of the South Locust Point Marine Terminal and is located at 2001 E McComas St. in Baltimore.
- All cruise ships run out of a single terminal.
- Passengers enter through the north of the building and go through security.
- Parking is available outside of the building.
- The cruise ships are docked to the south of the building.
- The quay can house one cruise ship at a time with a maximum size of 1139ft long and 35ft deep.
- The terminal building also offers services including restrooms, ATMs, vending machines, check-in desks and pay phones.
More information about the Cruise Maryland Terminal schedule and the services are available on their website. Instapark offers the best parking lots for the best prices.
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