Carnival Pride Returns to Baltimore After Upgrade
PHOTO: Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn presents Carnival President Christine Duffy with a proclamation commemorating the Carnival Pride’s return to Baltimore. (Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)
Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,214-passenger Carnival Pride returned to the Port of Baltimore on March 29 to operate a year-round program of five- to 14-day cruises to Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Florida.
The ship recently completed a $75 million dry-dock renovation that added Fun Ship 2.0 innovations, including Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Bonsai Sushi, Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Pub and the poolside RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar. The ship also has new entertainment such as Hasbro The Game Show, Seuss at Sea and Playlist Productions. Plus, a massive WaterWorks water park featuring the Green Thunder waterslide was added.
“Maryland values our long-standing relationship with Carnival, and we are delighted to welcome the Carnival Pride back to her homeport 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.”
Carnival Pride’s five-day Bermuda sailings feature two days and one night at King’s Wharf with two days at sea. Six-day Bahamas cruises call at Nassau and Freeport, while the seven-day Bahamas itinerary also includes a call at Port Canaveral with easy access to Orlando’s attractions.
Seven- and eight-day Eastern Caribbean cruises feature Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Freeport. Eight-day Bahamas sailings visit Charleston, Port Canaveral and Nassau.
Two longer voyages depart from Baltimore. An 11-day Carnival Journeys voyage departs Baltimore on Jan. 17, calling at Grand Turk, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, and St. Croix, ending in San Juan Jan. 28, 2016.
A 14-day Carnival Journeys voyage operating round-trip from Baltimore March 13-27 will visit Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique, Antigua and St. Maarten.
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