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Cruises From Boston, Massachusetts

 

Overview

As of today (July 20, 2020) there are 65 available cruises out of Boston, MA (from which 6 are in 2020 and 59 are in 2021). 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 65 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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Region
Bermuda
Canada & NE
Caribbean
Transatlantic

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Boston and visits Bermuda is April of 2021, with prices starting from $449. For Canada & NE you can book cruises in September of 2021 starting from $699. For Caribbean you can book cruises in October starting from $834. As for Transatlantic, the lowest priced cruises are in July of 2021, with prices starting from $5699.

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.

Departure
Date
Ship Days Price $/Day View
Oct. 25, 2020 Brilliance of the Seas 11 $834 $76 View
Oct. 17, 2020 Celebrity Summit 12 $1059 $88 View
Apr. 25, 2021 Norwegian Gem 5 $449 $90 View
Apr. 30, 2021 Norwegian Gem 7 $649 $93 View
June 4, 2021 Norwegian Gem 7 $729 $104 View
May 14, 2021 Norwegian Gem 7 $779 $111 View
May 21, 2021 Norwegian Gem 7 $779 $111 View
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The most discounted Boston cruise starts at $76 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on October 25, 2020 (11 nights Boston to Tampa, FL itinerary on Brilliance of the Seas).

If you want to see the listing of all 65 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 5 cruise lines - Norwegian (NCL), Holland America, Celebrity, Seabourn and Royal Caribbean - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of Boston.

Cruise Line Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Ships
Norwegian (NCL) 31 10 $117 1
Holland America 26 9 $183 3
Celebrity 5 5 $124 1
Seabourn 2 1 $614 1
Royal Caribbean 1 1 $76 1

Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of Boston

Norwegian (NCL) offers the most sailings out of Boston - 31 cruise options. It offers 10 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Norwegian Gem) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $117.

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Holland America Cruises Out Of Boston

Holland America offers 26 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 9 distinct itineraries and has 3 cruise ships (Zaandam, Amsterdam and Rotterdam) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $183.

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Celebrity Cruises Out Of Boston

Celebrity offers 5 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 5 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Celebrity Summit). The average price per person per day for Celebrity cruises is $124.

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Seabourn Cruises Out Of Boston

Seabourn offers 2 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 1 distinct itinerary and has 1 cruise ship (Seabourn Quest) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Seabourn cruises is $614.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Boston

Royal Caribbean offers 1 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 1 distinct itinerary out of Boston, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Brilliance of the Seas). The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $76.

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Cruise Ships out of Boston

There are 7 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the Boston cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Built
Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Norwegian Gem 2007 31 10 $117
Zaandam 2000 11 5 $209
Amsterdam 2000 10 1 $157
Celebrity Summit 2001 5 5 $124
Rotterdam 1997 5 3 $169
Seabourn Quest 2011 2 1 $614
Brilliance of the Seas 2002 1 1 $76

Norwegian Gem, which was built in 2007 and accommodates approximately 2400 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Boston - 31 of them. It features 10 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $117.

Zaandam, built in 2000 with capacity of approximately 1400 passengers, offers 11 sailings out of Boston. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $209.

Amsterdam, which started sailing in 2000 and accommodates approximately 1400 passengers, offers 10 sailings. It features 1 distinct itinerary and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $157.

Celebrity Summit offers 5 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Rotterdam offers 5 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries, Seabourn Quest offers 2 cruises using 1 distinct itinerary and Brilliance of the Seas offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of Boston are 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, 11 days, 12 days, 16 days or 17 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 47 11 $132
12 Days / 12 Nights 5 5 $124
5 Days / 5 Nights 3 3 $123
11 Days / 11 Nights 3 2 $434
17 Days / 17 Nights 3 1 $167
10 Days / 10 Nights 2 2 $175
16 Days / 16 Nights 1 1 $356
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Boston is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 47 such cruises featuring 11 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $132.

There are 5 cruise sailings that are 12 days (12 nights) long. They feature 5 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $124.

Among cruises that sail out of Boston you can also find 5 day cruises (3 sailings), 11 day cruises (3 sailings), 17 day cruises (3 sailings), 10 day cruises (2 sailings) and 16 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 49 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from Boston. The following table shows these ports:

Port of Call Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Bar Harbor, Maine 35 15
Halifax, NS, Canada 33 13
Quebec City, QC, Canada 27 10
King's Wharf, Bermuda 25 7
Sydney,Canada 22 5
Montreal, QC, Canada 22 6
Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA 21 4
Portland, Maine 7 6
St Anthony, Newfoundland, CA 6 4
St. John's, Newfoundland, CA 6 4
Sydney, Nova Scotia 6 3
Charlottetown, Prince Edward I 6 3
Other Ports Less than 6

Among cruises that leave from Boston there are 35 cruises (15 distinct itineraries) that visit Bar Harbor, Maine. Halifax, NS, Canada, on the other hand, is visited by 33 cruises on 13 distinct itineraries. There are 27 cruises that visit Quebec City, QC, Canada on 10 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Boston cruises are King's Wharf, Bermuda (25 sailings), Sydney,Canada (22 sailings), Montreal, QC, Canada (22 sailings) and Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA (21 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
There are a total of
65
available cruise sailings from Boston, Massachusetts
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