There are six cruise ports on the East Coast of the USA. They are Boston, New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, and Jacksonville. East Coast cruises are the voyages from and between these ports.
The northern-most East Coast cruise port is Boston. Most cruises from Boston go to Bermuda and Canada, but there is also a cruise to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal. There is even a cruise to Europe.
New York is the next port. There are cruises from NY year-round. Many of the voyages go down the coast to Florida and the Bahamas.
One choice for a cruise from Baltimore is a true East Coast cruise that goes down the Intracoastal Waterway to Charleston. It stops at scenic towns and ports along the way.
Another option is to get onboard a cruise from Norfolk VA. Norfolk cruises go to the Bahamas or Bermuda.
Want to depart from one of the most historic and charming cities in the US? Cruises out of Charleston SC fit the bill. Take a big ship to the Bahamas or Bermuda. Or take a small ship along the coast to Florida.
Cruises from Jacksonville FL are available to the Bahamas and up the East Coast to Charleston. They also offer Florida river cruises.