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

Carnival Cruise Ship Rerouting to Virginia Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Carnival Cruise Line is temporarily relocating the Carnival Legend’s homeport from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia after the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday morning. The bridge was struck by a container ship, causing it to close and disruption to the cruise line’s operations.

As a result of the bridge collapse, guests aboard the Carnival Legend ship will be returning home via bus instead of disembarking at their original port in Baltimore. However, this does not affect their weeklong Caribbean vacation as planned. The cruise line has announced that its next weeklong cruise will also depart from Norfolk, with future plans to return to Maryland yet to be updated to guests.

Other cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and American Cruise Line that sail from the Port of Baltimore have yet to comment on potential itinerary changes resulting from the port’s closure. Despite being a smaller cruise departure hub compared to others in the US, business experts estimate that the ongoing shutdown of the port could mean a daily loss of $15 million in economic activity.

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