Carnival Cruise Line Relocates Ship to Virginia Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
Carnival Cruise Ship Redirected to Virginia Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

In light of the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, Carnival Cruise Line has made the decision to temporarily relocate the Carnival Legend’s homeport from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia. This was announced following the container ship crash that caused the bridge to fall.

As a result of the bridge closure, Carnival has arranged for guests returning on Sunday to be provided with a bus back to Baltimore. However, instead of disembarking in Baltimore as originally planned, travelers aboard the Carnival Legend will complete their weeklong Caribbean vacation on Sunday and will be disembarking in Norfolk, Virginia. The Port of Baltimore remains closed for the time being, prompting Carnival to temporarily base the ship in Norfolk.

Passengers on the Legend’s Caribbean voyage will be given a complimentary bus ride back to Baltimore. The next weeklong cruise on the Carnival Legend will depart and return to Norfolk, Virginia. Carnival has assured passengers that they will receive updates on future plans to return to Maryland. Other cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and American Cruise Line, which also sail from the Port of Baltimore, have not released information regarding potential itinerary changes.

The closure of the Port of Baltimore could result in a daily loss of $15 million in economic activity according to experts. While it is an important port for certain imports and exports, it represents a relatively small portion of cruise departures in the United States. In 2023 over 444 thousand passengers embarked on cruises from Baltimore.

By Eleanor Harrison

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