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Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore | PHOTOS

Philip and Miracarla Jackson of Philadelphia, who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary, pose for a Carnival Cruise Line photographer before boarding the ship.
(Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
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The first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began.
(Amy Davis)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Michael Potter, of Norwalk CT, taking his first cruise, gives a thumbs up as waits with his girlfriend and two other friends to have their boarding passes scanned before the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore for the Bahamas since the pandemic began.
Michael Potter, of Norwalk CT, taking his first cruise, gives a thumbs up as waits with his girlfriend and two other friends to have their boarding passes scanned before the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore for the Bahamas since the pandemic began. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Robert and Nancy Houchens of North Garden, VA, who have taken 118 cruises together, were selected to cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the return of Carnival Pride to Baltimore. Passengers arrived on Sunday for the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began.The seven-day cruise to the Bahamas is at 70% of capacity to adhere to Covid restrictions, and all adult passengers were required to be vaccinated.
Robert and Nancy Houchens of North Garden, VA, who have taken 118 cruises together, were selected to cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the return of Carnival Pride to Baltimore. Passengers arrived on Sunday for the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began.The seven-day cruise to the Bahamas is at 70% of capacity to adhere to Covid restrictions, and all adult passengers were required to be vaccinated. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, center, gives the go-ahead for Nancy Houchens, holding scissors, to cut the ribbon to celebrate the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began. Nancy Houchens, with her husband Robert, of North Garden, VA, have taken 118 cruises together with Carnival. Behind Duffy, second from right, is William P. Doyle, Maryland Port Administration executive director. Carnival Cruise Line staff includes Captain Maurizio Ruggiero, left, and Cruise Director Frankie Portena, at far right.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, center, gives the go-ahead for Nancy Houchens, holding scissors, to cut the ribbon to celebrate the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began. Nancy Houchens, with her husband Robert, of North Garden, VA, have taken 118 cruises together with Carnival. Behind Duffy, second from right, is William P. Doyle, Maryland Port Administration executive director. Carnival Cruise Line staff includes Captain Maurizio Ruggiero, left, and Cruise Director Frankie Portena, at far right. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Philip and Anjuan Yates-Butler of Loveville, in St. Mary's County, got married on a cruise ship and had planned to celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary last year on a cruise, but it was canceled due to the pandemic. They were waiting with other passengers to board a Carnival Pride cruise to the Bahamas, the first cruise ship to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began.
Philip and Anjuan Yates-Butler of Loveville, in St. Mary's County, got married on a cruise ship and had planned to celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary last year on a cruise, but it was canceled due to the pandemic. They were waiting with other passengers to board a Carnival Pride cruise to the Bahamas, the first cruise ship to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Carl and Joyce Reininger, of York, PA, wait with other passengers to get their boarding passes scanned before boarding a Carnival Pride cruise to the Bahamas.
Carl and Joyce Reininger, of York, PA, wait with other passengers to get their boarding passes scanned before boarding a Carnival Pride cruise to the Bahamas. (Amy Davis)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Robert and Nancy Houchens of North Garden, VA, center, who have taken 118 cruises together, were selected to cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the return of Carnival Pride to Baltimore. They are departing with other passengers for a cruise to the Bahamas.
Robert and Nancy Houchens of North Garden, VA, center, who have taken 118 cruises together, were selected to cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the return of Carnival Pride to Baltimore. They are departing with other passengers for a cruise to the Bahamas. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Philip and Miracarla Jackson of Philadelphia, who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary, pose for a Carnival Cruise Line photographer before boarding the ship.
Philip and Miracarla Jackson of Philadelphia, who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary, pose for a Carnival Cruise Line photographer before boarding the ship. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
From left, Wayne and Heidi Hodgson of Hacksneck, VA, and Nancy Brunnell of Belle Haven, VA, depart for the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began.
From left, Wayne and Heidi Hodgson of Hacksneck, VA, and Nancy Brunnell of Belle Haven, VA, depart for the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began. (Amy Davis)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Donna and Mark Ford of Pittsburgh, PA, are eager to take a cruise after an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic.
Donna and Mark Ford of Pittsburgh, PA, are eager to take a cruise after an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic. (Amy Davis)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Kimberly Tomaro, center, with her grandson Ethan Tomaro, age 4, and her parents, Dianne and Butch Williams, all of Clarksburg, W. VA, arrive for the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began. Young Ethan has been on four cruises, but this is the first voyage for Dianne and Butch Williams.
Kimberly Tomaro, center, with her grandson Ethan Tomaro, age 4, and her parents, Dianne and Butch Williams, all of Clarksburg, W. VA, arrive for the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began. Young Ethan has been on four cruises, but this is the first voyage for Dianne and Butch Williams. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
The first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise terminal since the pandemic began departed on Sept. 12.
The first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise terminal since the pandemic began departed on Sept. 12. (Amy Davis)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Passengers who arrived early for the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began hold fans as they wait to board for a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas.
Passengers who arrived early for the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began hold fans as they wait to board for a seven-day cruise to the Bahamas. (Amy Davis)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
William P. Doyle, executive director of the Maryland Port Administration, speaks to passengers and crew at the South Locust Point Cruise Terminal before the departure of a seven-day Carnival Pride cruise to the Bahamas.
William P. Doyle, executive director of the Maryland Port Administration, speaks to passengers and crew at the South Locust Point Cruise Terminal before the departure of a seven-day Carnival Pride cruise to the Bahamas. (Amy Davis)
Carnival Cruise Line returns to Baltimore
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, speaks about the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, speaks about the departure of the first Carnival Pride cruise to leave the Port of Baltimore's South Locust Point Cruise Terminal since the pandemic began. (Amy Davis)
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