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Cruises From Boston, Massachusetts



As of today - October 21, 2018 - there are 56 available cruises out of Boston, MA (from which 3 are in 2018 and 53 are in 2019). In the following paragraphs you'll find a detailed overview of all those cruise options. If you're just looking to see the listing of the 56 sailings, please click on one of the 3 buttons on the right side - either on "View Sailings Sorted By Departure Date" (good for viewing last minute Boston cruise deals), "View Sailings Sorted By Price Per Day" or "View Sailings Grouped By Itineraries".

Regions and Prices

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Canada & NE

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Boston and visits Bermuda is April of 2019, with prices starting from $599. For Canada & NE you can book cruises in September of 2019 starting from $847. For Caribbean you can book cruises in November starting from $479. As for Transatlantic, the lowest priced cruises are in July of 2019, with prices starting from $5049.

You can click on links in the table above to view the cruise options for the given region in a given month. You can also click on the "Next Month" and "Previous Month" links at the top of the table to shift the window of months that are displayed.

Cheap Cruises From Boston

Since Boston cruises have various durations (7 days, 12 days and other durations - see below), the best way to compare cruise prices is to do that on price-per-day bases. The following table shows Boston cruises in the upcoming 12 months sorted by price per day. You can use this table to find the best cruise deals from Boston.

Ship Days Price $/Day View
Oct. 26, 2018 Norwegian Dawn 14 $539 $39 View
Nov. 9, 2018 Norwegian Dawn 9 $479 $53 View
Mar. 29, 2019 Norwegian Gem 14 $899 $64 View
Oct. 28, 2018 Serenade of the Seas 12 $791 $66 View
Apr. 19, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $599 $86 View
Apr. 26, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $649 $93 View
May 3, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $699 $100 View
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The most discounted Boston cruise starts at $39 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on October 26, 2018 (14 nights Boston round-trip itinerary on Norwegian Dawn).

If you want to see the listing of all 56 Boston sailings sorted by price per day, you can click on 'View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day' link at the bottom of the table above.

Cruise Lines out of Boston

There are only three cruise lines - Norwegian (NCL), Holland America and Royal Caribbean - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of Boston.

Cruise Line Number of
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Norwegian (NCL) 30 8 $106 2
Holland America 17 5 $213 3
Royal Caribbean 9 6 $101 1

Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of Boston

Norwegian (NCL) offers the most sailings out of Boston - 30 cruise options. It offers 8 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Dawn) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $106.

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Holland America Cruises Out Of Boston

Holland America offers 17 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 5 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 3 cruise ships (Zaandam, Zuiderdam and Veendam). The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $213.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Boston

Royal Caribbean offers 9 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 6 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Serenade of the Seas) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $101.

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Cruise Ships out of Boston

There are 6 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the Boston cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Number of
Average Price
Per Day
Norwegian Gem 2007 28 6 $113
Zaandam 2000 11 1 $183
Serenade of the Seas 2003 9 6 $101
Zuiderdam 2002 3 3 $254
Veendam 1996 3 1 $199
Norwegian Dawn 2002 2 2 $44

Norwegian Gem, which was built in 2007 and accommodates approximately 2400 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Boston - 28 of them. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $113.

Zaandam, built in 2000 with capacity of approximately 1400 passengers, offers 11 sailings out of Boston. It features 1 distinct itinerary and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $183.

Serenade of the Seas, which started sailing in 2003 and accommodates approximately 2100 passengers, offers 9 sailings. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $101.

Zuiderdam offers 3 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries, Veendam offers 3 cruises using 1 distinct itinerary and Norwegian Dawn offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of Boston are 5 days, 7 days, 9 days, 12 days, 13 days, 14 days or 17 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 45 9 $141
12 Days / 12 Nights 3 3 $97
14 Days / 14 Nights 3 2 $63
5 Days / 5 Nights 1 1 $126
9 Days / 9 Nights 1 1 $53
13 Days / 13 Nights 1 1 $88
17 Days / 17 Nights 1 1 $297
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Boston is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 45 such cruises featuring 9 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $141.

There are 3 cruise sailings that are 12 days (12 nights) long. They feature 3 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $97.

Among cruises that sail out of Boston you can also find 14 day cruises (3 sailings), 5 day cruises (1 sailing), 9 day cruises (1 sailing), 13 day cruises (1 sailing) and 17 day cruises (1 sailing).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day, 3 day or 4 day cruises out of Boston.

Ports of Call

There are 43 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from Boston. The following table shows these ports:

Port of Call Number of
King's Wharf, Bermuda 25 4
Halifax, NS, Canada 23 8
Bar Harbor, Maine 23 8
Quebec City, QC, Canada 18 5
Sydney,Canada 17 5
Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA 15 3
Montreal, QC, Canada 14 2
St. John's, Antigua 7 6
Philipsburg, St. Maarten 6 5
Tortola, British Virgin Islands 5 4
Basseterre 5 4
Bridgetown, Barbados 5 4
Other Ports Less than 5

Among cruises that leave from Boston there are 25 cruises (4 distinct itineraries) that visit King's Wharf, Bermuda. Halifax, NS, Canada, on the other hand, is visited by 23 cruises on 8 distinct itineraries. There are 23 cruises that visit Bar Harbor, Maine on 8 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Boston cruises are Quebec City, QC, Canada (18 sailings), Sydney,Canada (17 sailings), Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA (15 sailings) and Montreal, QC, Canada (14 sailings).

Things to See and Do in Boston

There are many interesting places that you can see and do while you're in Boston - one of the most iconic American cities - either before or after your cruise. Here are some ideas:
  • You can take a walk on the Freedom Trail - a marked path in Boston - and see many interesting historical buildings and places. Many Boston visitors take the Freedom Trail as it's a great way to see a lot of Boston history in a short period of time.

  • If you're even a little bit of a baseball fan, it would be worth visiting Fenway Park and seeing a Red Sox game at it's home stadium, which is also the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

  • Harvard Square is another of Boston's must-see places. Here you can see interesting, small shops and you can also tour Harvard's beautiful campus. If you're tech-oriented, you may also visit the MIT campus, which is not far from the Harvard Square.

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a nice place that's very popular among Boston tourists. Here you can find interesting shops that sell out of ordinary items, entertaining street performers as well as good restaurants.

  • Boston Public Garden is a peaceful and beautiful place that you can visit to have a bit of a down time. They also have Swan Boats that you can ride on. It's a great place for kids and families as well.

  • Museum of Fine Arts is one of the best museums in US. Here you can see many paintings of world renown artists. Also, American paintings from the period of early US history are particularly noteworthy.

Cruise Sailings
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