The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) has announced that Crystal Cruises will return to the Port of Baltimore later this year. The Crystal Symphony will sail an 11-day cruise from the port, with calls in Charleston, Jacksonville, the Caribbean and ending the cruise in Miami.

“I’m delighted to hear Crystal Cruises’ decision to return to the Port of Baltimore,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The Port of Baltimore is located within one of the largest and wealthiest consumer markets in the country. The cruise terminal’s ideal location right off Interstate 95 makes it an easy drive for anybody coming here from neighboring states to our north, south and west.”

“We’re excited to showcase our newly re-designed Crystal Symphony to the mid-Atlantic region when we return to the Port of Baltimore this fall,” noted Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s president.  “Baltimore is a great market for us and we’re excited to offer the world’s most luxurious cruise experience to guests who want to minimize their air travel and start their Crystal experience as quickly as possible.”

In 2014, almost 200,000 passengers sailed on 89 cruises from the Port of Baltimore.