Grandeur of the Seas

Royal Caribbean to extend year-round cruises from Baltimore through 2020

Royal Caribbean to extend year-round cruises from Baltimore through 2020

Royal Caribbean International cruises will sail year-round out of the Port of Baltimore through June 2020, according to a new contract announced Thursday by the Maryland Port Administration.

Under the renewed contract, Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas, which sails to the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean, New England and Canada, will continue to offer five-, nine-, and 12-night round trips from Baltimore, and will add a new nine-night cruise to Nassau.

Nearly 200,000 passengers sailed on 90 cruises departing from Baltimore last year, port officials said. The port of Baltimore ranks sixth on the East Coast, 11th in the United States and 20th in the world for cruise...

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