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Cruises From Boston, Massachusetts

 

Overview

As of today - August 22, 2019 - there are 80 available cruises out of Boston, MA (from which 21 are in 2019 and 59 are in 2020). 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 80 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
Europe
Transatlantic

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Boston and visits Bermuda is August, with prices starting from $399. For Canada & NE you can book cruises in September starting from $349. For Caribbean you can book cruises in November starting from $599. As for Europe, the lowest priced cruises are in July of 2020, with prices starting from $7899. Finally, for Transatlantic, you can book cruises in July of 2020 starting from $4499.

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
Nov. 8, 2019 Norwegian Gem 13 $599 $46 View
Sep. 6, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $349 $50 View
Aug. 30, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $399 $57 View
Sep. 20, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $399 $57 View
Oct. 25, 2019 Norwegian Gem 14 $799 $57 View
Oct. 4, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $449 $64 View
Oct. 18, 2019 Norwegian Gem 7 $549 $78 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted Boston cruise starts at $46 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on November 8, 2019 (13 nights Boston round-trip itinerary on Norwegian Gem).

If you want to see the listing of all 80 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 4 cruise lines - Norwegian (NCL), Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity - 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) 35 16 $112 1
Holland America 27 9 $170 4
Royal Caribbean 13 10 $385 2
Celebrity 5 4 $146 1

Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of Boston

Norwegian (NCL) offers the most sailings out of Boston - 35 cruise options. It offers 16 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 $112.

View all Norwegian (NCL) Cruises From Boston.

Holland America Cruises Out Of Boston

Holland America offers 27 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 9 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 4 cruise ships. The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $170.

View all Holland America Cruises From Boston.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Boston

Royal Caribbean offers 13 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 10 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Serenade of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $385.

View all Royal Caribbean Cruises From Boston.

Celebrity Cruises Out Of Boston

Celebrity offers 5 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 4 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Celebrity Summit). The average price per person per day for Celebrity cruises is $146.

View all Celebrity Cruises From Boston.

Cruise Ships out of Boston

There are 8 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 35 16 $112
Zaandam 2000 15 5 $179
Amsterdam 2000 8 1 $153
Serenade of the Seas 2003 7 5 $635
Brilliance of the Seas 2002 6 5 $111
Celebrity Summit 2001 5 4 $146
Veendam 1996 3 2 $151
Zuiderdam 2002 1 1 $179

Norwegian Gem, which was built in 2007 and accommodates approximately 2400 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Boston - 35 of them. It features 16 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $112.

Zaandam, built in 2000 with capacity of approximately 1400 passengers, offers 15 sailings out of Boston. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $179.

Amsterdam, which started sailing in 2000 and accommodates approximately 1400 passengers, offers 8 sailings. It features 1 distinct itinerary and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $153.

Serenade of the Seas offers 7 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Brilliance of the Seas offers 6 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Celebrity Summit offers 5 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries, Veendam offers 3 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries and Zuiderdam offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of Boston are 4 days, 5 days, 7 days, 8 days, 10 days, 11 days or 12 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 63 23 $179
12 Days / 12 Nights 7 6 $225
5 Days / 5 Nights 2 2 $103
4 Days / 4 Nights 1 1 $100
8 Days / 8 Nights 1 1 $187
10 Days / 10 Nights 1 1 $104
11 Days / 11 Nights 1 1 $68
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Boston is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 63 such cruises featuring 23 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $179.

There are 7 cruise sailings that are 12 days (12 nights) long. They feature 6 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $225.

Among cruises that sail out of Boston you can also find 5 day cruises (2 sailings), 4 day cruises (1 sailing), 8 day cruises (1 sailing), 10 day cruises (1 sailing) and 11 day cruises (1 sailing).

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

Ports of Call

There are 57 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
Halifax, NS, Canada 46 23
Bar Harbor, Maine 44 21
Quebec City, QC, Canada 34 13
King's Wharf, Bermuda 28 10
Sydney,Canada 25 7
Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA 24 6
Montreal, QC, Canada 23 5
Portland, Maine 14 11
Saint John, NB, Canada 13 11
La Baie (Saguenay River) 6 4
Sydney, Nova Scotia 6 4
Charlottetown, Prince Edward I 6 4
Other Ports Less than 6

Among cruises that leave from Boston there are 46 cruises (23 distinct itineraries) that visit Halifax, NS, Canada. Bar Harbor, Maine, on the other hand, is visited by 44 cruises on 21 distinct itineraries. There are 34 cruises that visit Quebec City, QC, Canada on 13 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Boston cruises are King's Wharf, Bermuda (28 sailings), Sydney,Canada (25 sailings), Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA (24 sailings) and Montreal, QC, Canada (23 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
80
available cruise sailings from Boston, Massachusetts
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