We are sailing on the Carnival Pride as guests of Carnival Cruise Lines. This post was not required and does not reflect the thoughts of Carnival Cruise Lines or any of their partners.
Next month, we’ll be sailing the high seas on the Carnival Pride from Baltimore, Maryland.
Yes. Baltimore. A cruise. In February.
Baltimore is an affordable, accessible cruise port option for travelers from the Northeast. We were originally scheduled to cruise out of Florida, but holiday airfares were running around $3,500 for our family of four. No, thanks. Baltimore will be an easy drive and we’ll still be able to get to the Bahamas to soak up the sun.
Baltimore offers loads of hotel options in all price ranges and many hotels offer “snooze and cruise” packages which include your hotel stay and parking for the duration of your cruise. A hotel shuttle brings passengers to and from the cruise terminal. You can also make a mini vacation out of your stay by visiting sites like Inner Harbor and the National Aquarium or checking out a Baltimore Oriels game. It’s truly a city that has something for everyone.
Carnival cruises from Baltimore to The Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, Bermuda, and even to the Panama Canal on Carnival Journeys trips. Cruises range from 4-13 days.
Sure, we won’t be starting our cruise off with Florida sunshine and warm temps, but we’re on a cruise instead of home. And I know the crew of the Carnival Pride will make sure there’s plenty of fun to be had. We have a balcony stateroom so we’ll be able to take in the sights from the warmth and comfort of our own room, and one of the pools can be enclosed to chase off the chills for those first couple of days.
Stay tuned as I share more about our Carnival Pride cruise, including helpful tips on what to pack, what to see, and how we enjoyed cruising from Baltimore.