for those of us who have to travel a distance, has gone up (flights, parking, hotel, taxi...)
I was able to find some really good prices for flights for my recent cruise. A lot better than TA who offered us flights at $800 pp. I said forget it and I ended up with flights, from two different cities (cruise started in Miami, ended in San Diego) at less than $200 pp, not including baggage fees. Then I had wonderful friends in both cities who picked us up at airport or port.
I am glad ships cruise out of Baltimore, but I would like the port to make it easier to get there. The downside to leaving from Baltimore is you're more limited as to where you can cruise to, but at least it's an option.