Baltimore Cruise Guide

Baltimore Cruise Port and the Baltimore Cruise Terminal

cruise terminalBaltimore has a dedicated passenger cruise terminal at South Locust Point. The terminal is located just minutes from the famous Inner Harbor and just off of I-95. It's a ten minute ride from BWI Airport. Both Annapolis and Washington can be reached by car from the Baltimore cruise port in under an hour.

The Baltimore cruise terminal is a converted 65,000-square-foot warehouse. The new facility, construction of a paved parking lot and dredging to accommodate the large cruise ships cost $13 million. The Port of Baltimore is more than 300 years old. In 1706, Maryland's legislators designated Whetstone Point as an official Port of Entry. Five small ports eventually merged to become the Port of Baltimore. The port has grown to 45 miles of shoreline and more than 3,400 waterfront acres. We have a page about Baltimore cruise transportation, to and from your ship.

Baltimore's Cruise Port is just a stone's throw from historic Fort McHenry. The fort is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it defended Baltimore Harbor from attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay. It was during this bombardment that Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star-Spangled Banner, the poem that would eventually be turned into the national anthem of the United States. Definitely take the time to visit before or after your cruise from Baltimore.

Baltimore Cruise Parking and Driving Directions

Cruise passengers have easy access to the Port of Baltimore South Locust Point Marine Terminal by private car or taxi. Map of 2001 E McComas Street, Baltimore, Maryland:

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Directions from points South: Follow I-95 North to Exit 55, Key Highway. From the ramp, stay straight on East McComas Street. The South Locust Point Cruise Terminal entrance is on the right.

Directions from points North: Follow I-95 South through the Ft. McHenry Tunnel, be sure to be in the right lane when going through the tunnel. Take Exit 55, Key Highway. Turn left at the traffic light onto East McComas Street. Follow the signs to the South Locust Point Cruise Terminal entrance on the right.

Baltimore cruise parking is easy. No advance reservations are required to park in the lot located on the South Locust Point Marine Terminal. Ample long-term parking is located within walking distance of the Passenger Building and courtesy/handicap shuttles are available.

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