Carnival Cruise Line Temporarily Relocates to Norfolk Following Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Carnival Cruise Ship Redirected to Virginia Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Following the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they will temporarily relocate the Carnival Legend’s homeport from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia. This decision was made after a container ship crash caused the bridge to collapse. Guests returning on Sunday will be provided with a complimentary bus back to Baltimore.

The Port of Baltimore remains closed, prompting Carnival to temporarily base the ship in Norfolk. Passengers on the Legend’s Caribbean voyage will disembark in Norfolk instead of Baltimore, and the next weeklong cruise on the Carnival Legend will depart and return to Norfolk, Virginia. Other cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and American Cruise Line 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 the port is important for certain imports and exports, it represents a relatively small portion of cruise departures in the United States. In 2023, over 444,000 passengers embarked on cruises from Baltimore.

Following the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they will temporarily relocate the Carnival Legend’s homeport from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia. This decision was made after a container ship crash caused the bridge to collapse. Guests returning on Sunday will be provided with a complimentary bus back to…

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