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Maryland Cruises

Maryland is a mid-Atlantic state on the east coast of America, home to some of the country’s most exciting historical and artistic cities. Baltimore is the largest, city and the port destination for this region of the United States.

There are many waterways and coastlines in Maryland that span the state, making for beautiful landscapes. From the pristine seaside views at Ocean Beach and the sweeping slopes of Sugarloaf Mountains, Maryland is diverse when it comes to its natural beauty.

The many waterways also help put Maryland on the map when it comes to seafood cuisine, with blue crabs considered the state’s speciality.

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Maryland is nicknamed ‘America in miniature’ as it has everything.
  • There are nearly 50 rivers and creeks as well as streams, lakes and ponds.
  • Maryland’s state sport is jousting. 
  • The state produces the most clams and crabs in the country.
  • The first school in the USA was founded in Maryland. 
 

Highlights

City life

Once you’ve disembarked from the ship, passengers are less than a ten-minute drive from Baltimore. Known as ‘charm city,’ Baltimore is brimming with American history. From slavery and the revolution to the creation of the national anthem, Baltimore has a detailed story to tell. Fort Henry, Federal Hill and Edgar Allen Poe’s house are top historical attractions.

Aside from history, Baltimore is also known for its culinary delights. Situated by the sea, ‘pop-up’ crab shacks are both highly recommended and popular, and can be found on most promenades.

The Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Museum are also popular hotspots in the city for art-lovers, and for sports fans nothing beats catching a baseball game at Oriole Park.

Washington DC

For those willing to venture further afield, Washington DC is an hour’s drive away from the port. Here you’ll find a city of vast open spaces intertwined with historical monuments and museums. The White House, the Smithsonian and the Washington Monument are among the most notable attractions. The neighbourhood of Georgetown also has plenty of shops and quirky bars for those looking for entertainment. 

 

Natural beauty

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The state has a lot to offer in the way of natural beauty, with sandy bays, lush valleys and winding rivers. In fact, the city of Baltimore alone boasts over seven and a half square miles of parkland. 

A particular highlight is the Cylburn Arboretum, which is 207 acres of impressive nature reserve. This features Japanese maples, Maryland oaks, tree peonies and magnolias in luscious gardens, all surrounding an opulent Victorian mansion. There are plenty of winding trails here, ready for you to explore the rare trees, native plants and wildflowers native to the area.

 

Ports in the country

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