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Carnival and Royal Caribbean to resume Baltimore cruises this month

Cruise ships will be returning to Baltimore starting May 25
Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International are planning to be back sailing from the Port of Baltimore this month.

'Royal Caribbean International looks forward to returning to the Port of Baltimore once again. Vision of the Seas will set sail on a five-night itinerary as planned on Saturday, May 25, after completing its previously scheduled drydock in The Bahamas,' a spokeperson said.

And Carnival Pride expects to resume sailing from Baltimore on May 26, continuing the line's year-round homeport schedule.

Temporary operations from Norfolk

Carnival and Royall shifted operations to Norfolk, Virginia after the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which halted all traffic into Baltimore Harbor.

Carnival Pride is expected to arrive in Baltimore on May 26, following a weeklong cruise from Norfolk.

The ship’s next sailing, a 14-day 'Carnival Journeys' cruise to Greenland, is planned to sail roundtrip Baltimore. The line will then continue its previously planned sailings, currently scheduled into spring 2026.

Rapid response

'We are extremely grateful to the officials and incredible first responders in Baltimore, who’ve shown great leadership and resolve in this difficult time, as well as our supportive partners in Norfolk, whose rapid response allowed us to continue to deliver our scheduled sailings for our guests,' Carnival President Christine Duffy said.

'It’s been our goal to resume operations in Baltimore as soon as possible, and after working closely with local, state and federal agencies, we look forward to a successful return.'