Today the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) celebrated the return of the newly renovated Carnival Cruise Lines ship Pride to the Port of Baltimore. Carnival will offer five to 14-day cruises onboard the Carnival Pride year-round from Baltimore to the Caribbean and Bahamas.  

“Maryland values our long-standing relationship with Carnival and we are delighted to welcome the Carnival Pride back to her home port at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary    Pete K. Rahn. “Governor Hogan is focused on building Maryland’s reputation as a place that’s open for business, and today we are pleased that the Carnival Pride is once again open for business in Baltimore.”

“We are thrilled to be returning to Baltimore which is such a fantastic cruise departure point for people in Mid-Atlantic States, the northeast and beyond,” said Carnival President Christine Duffy. “Carnival Pride has just undergone a massive enhancement program that added a variety of great new features which, when combined with a wide range of itinerary options, makes this ship an excellent vacation choice for consumers and a great selling opportunity for our valued travel agent partners.”

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