It’s Boston baby, the historical city by the water! It’s a charming place where modern and history collide. Wander around and absorb everything you can during your visit. Boston isn’t shy when it comes to putting on an underrated show. You’ll find plenty of art, music, innovation, delicious food and attractions as you wander. It’s also a historical port town, so it only seems natural to check out a Boston cruise. Check out our cruise deals from Boston and discover the perfect getaway!
You’re in luck when it comes to cruises out of Boston, with a range of popular cruise lines visiting, choosing one will be difficult.
Royal Caribbean - There are endless thrills for everyone onboard Royal. Friendly customer service and exceptional facilities make it a firm favourite with cruisers.
Holland America - Holland offers a touch of classic cruising, and we love their dedication to outstanding customer service and elegance.
Norwegian Cruise Line - Norwegian cruises aren't for those who like the old-fashioned traditions of cruising, but for those who want to do what they want, when they want with their "freestyle" cruising style.
Princess Cruises - Dedicated to customer satisfaction and offering an eclectic selection of itineraries, there is something for everyone when it comes to Princess.
Weekend cruises from Boston are leisurely trips. Visit nearby destinations like New England or head south for a tropical escape on these cruise ships.
Zaandam - The Zaandam's theme is music, and features memorabilia from some of the world's most famous musicians. The activities on board lean towards relaxation as opposed to action or adventure.
Serenade of the Seas - This is a Radiance Class cruise ship which offers stunning sea views from almost every public room. This beautiful vessel exudes charm, comfort and luxury.
Norwegian Gem - Sailing year-round from New York to destinations in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Canada and New England, the Gem is a firm favourite among the North American cruise market.
Boston Cruise Port
Your ship will dock at Cruiseport Boston, home to the amazingly-named Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.
Boston cruises visit many popular destinations, including the New England region of the United States and the eastern coast of Canada. Port cities that get regular visits include Portland, Bar Harbour, New York, Saint John and Halifax, with some ships even heading to French-speaking Quebec. Some cruises take a southerly direction and head towards balmy Florida, the Bahamas and the rest of the Caribbean. There are also cruises from Boston to Bermuda.
Cruiseport Boston welcomes approximately half a million passengers a year between April and November, and this number is expected to grow.
There are limited facilities available at the terminal; but, the good news is that Black Falcon Cruise Terminal is close to the city. You’ll find everything you need, including restaurants, cafes and bars.
Located five kilometres from the city centre and easy to reach via public transport. Black Falcon Cruise Terminal is also a short 15-minute drive from Logan International Airport. For a more scenic trip across the waves, take a water taxi between the airport and port (depending on how much luggage you have).
Attractions in Boston
Cruiseport's location in the South Boston Waterfront means you’re set right in the city's trendiest, most exciting area.
Within a 10-minute walk or a 4-5 minute bus ride after you step off your ship, you'll find excellent museums, waterfront restaurants, and local breweries.
Explore top historical sights, famed cultural and sports venues, art galleries, and excellent shopping in the heart of Downtown Boston.
Don’t leave without experiencing a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, catch a show at Boston’s downtown Theatre District or wander through the Museum of Fine Arts.
Best Times To Visit Boston
The weather is forever-changing in Boston, despite having four distinct seasons. It’s best to prepare for all types of weather when you’re visiting.
Head to Boston during May-October for pleasant weather, as you’ll want to get out and about in this historic port city.
Summer during June-July is a real treat with lots to see and do, although it does get busy.
Transport in Boston
Boston is a fantastic city for wandering on foot, especially if the weather is grand. If you need to get around faster, check out the below options.
Bus - Take the Silver Line bus from the cruise terminal, when you’re ready to come back take the SL2 bus.
Water taxi - Cruise along Boston Harbour if you want to visit Faneuil Marketplace on the Freedom Trail, Charlestown (Bunker Hill, USS Constitution), or the picturesque North End.
See the United States differently! Pick a cruise and explore the East Coast; this is the perfect way to get acquainted with the exciting city of Boston.