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Carnival Legend Temporarily Relocates from Baltimore to Norfolk after Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse Disrupts Cruise Itinerary

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Carnival Cruise Ship Rerouting to Virginia Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Cruise line Carnival Legend is temporarily relocating its homeport from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on Tuesday morning. The bridge collapsed after a container ship crashed into it. As a result, guests on the Carnival Legend ship will be disembarking at Norfolk instead of Baltimore as planned for their weeklong Caribbean vacation.

The cruise line has announced that the ship’s next weeklong cruise will also depart from Norfolk, with future plans to return to Maryland to be updated later. Other cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and American Cruise Line that sail from the Port of Baltimore are yet to comment on potential itinerary changes as a result of the port’s closure.

Experts estimate that the ongoing shutdown of the port could mean a daily loss of $15 million in economic activity, despite it being a smaller cruise departure hub compared to others in the US. The bridge collapse has caused significant disruptions not only for cruisers but also for other forms of transportation in and out of Baltimore.

By Samantha Nguyen

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