NewsKey Bridge Collapse


Cruise lines working an alternatives for upcoming Baltimore stops

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Mar 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-27 10:23:51-04

The Port of Baltimore isn't just a site of commerce, it's also a destination for cruise lines.

Just last year Norwegian Cruise Line began sailing into the Port of Baltimore, though its next stops in Charm City aren't until September of this year.

As of 5:30pm Tuesday Carnival Cruise Lines they would temporarily move operations to Norfolk, Virginia.

Their Legend ship was scheduled to dock in Baltimore on Sunday. Passengers aboard that ship will now get complimentary bus service back to Baltimore.

"Our thoughts remain with the impacted families and first responders in Baltimore," said Carnival Cruise Line President, Christine Duffy..

Royal Caribbean has a cruise scheduled to leave Baltimore in mid-April. A spokesperson for the cruise line issued this statement:

"We are deeply saddened by the tragedy and collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and extend our heartfelt prayers to all those impacted. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our port logistics team is currently working on alternatives for Vision of the Seas’ ongoing and upcoming sailings."

American Cruise Lines is another company that has a cruise scheduled to depart in May.

The company's spokesperson sent us the following statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the bridge collapse, and for the safety of everyone involved with the rescue efforts underway. American Cruise Lines small ship cruises currently exploring the Chesapeake Bay remain unaffected, and are operating roundtrip from Washington, DC. In regard to cruises operating in the region later in the 2024 season, we will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments if needed."