Great Water Destinations
Cruising in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC
Cruising in Virginia, Maryland & DC


Chesapeake Bay Gateway




If you like big cruise ships that go to warm international destinations and are not too expensive, set your sights on the cruise facilities operating from the two largest port cities at the upper and lower ends of the Bay. Baltimore and Norfolk are the major international and local cruise centers in Maryland and Virginia.

While Virginia and Maryland are by no means international cruise ports on the par with Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, New York City, New Orleans, Galveston, or Los Angeles, nonetheless, these two states have increasingly developed small yet popular cruising centers similar to other east coast cities, such as Charleston, SC, Philadelphia, PA, and Boston, MA.

If you love to cruise on everything from huge international ships and freighters to small cruisers, yachts, catamarans, monohulls, and power boats, several communities along the Chesapeake Bay will more than satisfy your every cruising need.

They offer everything from international cruises to Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean to regional history and local sightseeing, lunch, dinner and sunset cruises. Whatever your wishes, including spreading the ashes of a loved one, there is a perfect cruise waiting for you. All you need to do is check out your options and then arrange an exciting day or week with a friend or loved one on the water. Indeed, the cruise business is well and alive in the waters of Virginia and Maryland. It welcomes you with open arms!
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