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8 Destinations You Can Visit on a Cruise from Baltimore

Looking forward to a relaxing vacation soon? It’s no secret that cruises are filled with fun times, from games and beaches to bars and lounges where you can unwind. Sometimes, though, a cruise from Baltimore isn’t about the journey—it’s about the destination. There are some incredible cruises, with places like the Caribbean, The Bahamas and Bermuda on the list of destinations available to you.

Here are some exciting destinations that you can visit when you cruise out of Baltimore:

1. Freeport

Grand Bahama Island is waiting to welcome you with open arms in Freeport. If you want to take a wager, the casino is a great place to stop and have a little fun. There’s also great shopping at the local marketplace and, of course, there’s always beach time available.

Freeport offers seven miles of underwater caves at the Lucayan National Park. Here, you can also bike, kayak and hike. While you’re there, say hello to the sea’s friendliest creatures during the Dolphin Close Encounter. This special experience will make your trip even more memorable!

two beach chairs on the beach in freeport

2. Nassau

Nassau is known for its beautiful blue skies and stunningly clear waters, and there’s no shortage of things to do in The Bahamas. Whether your cruise includes your whole family, or you’ve set out on an adventure with friends, the constant calypso beat of the city will enthrall all of you.

Nassau offers plenty of points of amusement, including slipping and sliding down adventurous waterslides and some of the best sailing in the world. Take advantage of the crystal-clear water with a Catamaran Sail & Reef Snorkel & Beach session.

3. Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay is a paradise that feels like your own private island. It’s a sun-drenched hideaway and offers plenty of rest and relaxation.  Yet you can also saddle up and enjoy the island from a different perspective atop a stallion that’ll take you right into the water. Horseback Riding by Land & Sea is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, perfect for couples and families with older kids and teens.

When you’re finished, head to an open-air bar for a fruity rum cocktail and enjoy the balmy breezes after a day of active fun.

: two kids jumping over waves with a carnival ship in the backgroun

4. Princess Cays

With a supervised kids’ area where young ones can play, there’s a reason why Princess Cays is among the top family cruise destinations. This exclusive destination is a go-to for the whole family! While mom and dad make plans to go snorkeling, sailing, swimming and kayaking, the kiddos will be enjoying child-friendly activities in their own little club.

Princess Cays is found on the private resort island of Eleuthera, Bahamas, where the pristine beauty of its virtually untouched landscape is a joy to behold. To see it all from a different angle, try the Lagoon Clear-Bottom Kayaking Adventure, and experience undersea paradise.

5. Grand Turk

Set amid historic charm and scenic enchantment, Grand Turk is the perfect destination. If shopping’s your thing, there are plenty of markets filled with local crafts and duty-free jewelry. Governor’s Beach offers excellent swimming and sunbathing. Of course, if you’re looking for a killer time, make sure to check out Whale Watching Adventure for an unforgettable adventure.

To get a true taste of the local flavor, register for the Local Conch Recipes, Sightseeing, Museum & Lunch excursion as well! You can learn to make amazing conch fritters from a trained chef and bring that knowledge back home to share with your friends and family

6. Bermuda

Explore the pink sands with a cruise to Bermuda. This tropical paradise brings a bit of British charm, a temperate climate and plenty of activities. You can easily find hiking trails or enjoy one of the many magnificent museums that dot the landscape. Bermuda is also a great place for golfing and water sports!

The Crystal Caves, Sightseeing, & Beach excursion will let you experience a bit of everything this island has to offer from top to bottom. If history is your thing, be sure to check out the Historical Forts of Bermuda. Of course, you also won’t want to miss an opportunity to board the WildCat Adventure Blast, which will give you a look at Bermuda’s coastline with a narrated explanation of the resorts, landmarks, shipwrecks and more.

beautiful pink sand beach in bermuda

7. Limón

Limón is a place where multicultural activities meet ecotourism. This Costa Rican hub offers a unique blend of tropical rainforests and interesting animals galore so don’t be surprised if you see a peaceful sloth sleeping in a tree when you come into port!

Limón is filled with interesting excursions. See the island by water via the Tortuguero Canals & Rainforest Walk excursion, or set your adrenaline aflutter with a Rainforest Canopy Adventure in which you’ll sail high above the treetops on zip lines for an incredible view of this beautiful place.

8. Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios is known for its cascading waterfalls and tropical rainforests. If you’re taking a cruise to the Caribbean and have a sense of adventure, Ocho Rios is the place for you! It’s home to the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls which gives visitors the opportunity to test their stamina and explore their adventurous side. Check out Dunn’s River Fall Zip & Climb with Lunch to experience the thrill!

For people who love to get their heart rates up, The Big 3: Sky Explorer, Canopy & Bobsled excursion is a can’t miss opportunity that celebrates the legacy of the Jamaican bobsled team. For a more serene outing, the Mystic Mountain Escape is a great way to enjoy the landscape. If you’d prefer to keep both feet on the ground, consider an All-Inclusive Bahia Resort Day Pass for a blissful retreat.

carnival ship cruising through ocho rios

Carnival is ready to welcome you aboard and create memories that will last a lifetime! A cruise that sets sail from Baltimore gives you the opportunity to experience some beautiful destinations and take part in exciting adventures. Book your adventure with us today!