The Baltimore Cruise Port is located in Baltimore, Maryland at Locust Point. It is a mere 10 minute ride from the BWI Airport and only a few minutes from the Inner Harbor. You can also get to Washington and Annapolis within an hour by road from the Baltimore Cruise Port. The Baltimore Cruise Port is just off of 1-95 and is a converted 65,000 square foot warehouse with a new and improved parking lot and dredging that can accommodate large ships. The Baltimore Cruise Port is over 300 years old and when Whetstone Point was made as the official entry point, 5 smaller ports emerged to form what is known today as the Baltimore Cruise Port. The port has expanded to over 3,400 waterfront acres and 45 miles of shoreline to date.
Cruise passengers can gain access to the Baltimore Cruise Port by vehicle or a taxi. No advanced parking reservations are required and a $15 per day parking fee is charged which cruisers can pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or cash only. Long term parking is located nearby and handicap shuttles are also available. Non-travelers are welcome to drop off their loved ones at the terminal and send them on their way.
If you are disembarking from a cruise and prefer not to use public transportation, there are a lot of great car hire services close by to choose from.
Great hotels such as the Four Seasons hotel, Pier 5 Hotel, Hyatt Regency Hotel and many others are all accessible from the Baltimore cruise port. Baltimore offers great night life with restaurants, bars and night clubs open until the late hours of the night.
Fort McHenry is best known for the war that took place in 1812 when it defended the harbor from a British navy invasion in Chesapeake Bay and the Baltimore Cruise Port is only a short distance from this historic locale. Take the time to visit this place nearby the Baltimore Cruise Port because it was during this time that Francis Scott wrote the poem, The Star-Spangled Banner which eventually became the national anthem of the United States.