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Cruises From Boston, Massachusetts

 

Overview

As of today - November 29, 2022 - there are 69 available cruises out of Boston, MA (from which 45 are in 2023 and 24 are in 2024). 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 69 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 March of 2023, with prices starting from $579. For Canada & NE you can book cruises in September of 2023 starting from $629. For Caribbean you can book cruises in October of 2023 starting from $604. As for Transatlantic, the lowest priced cruises are in July of 2023, with prices starting from $4249.

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, 11 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. 13, 2023 Celebrity Summit 10 $604 $60 View
Sep. 10, 2023 Celebrity Summit 11 $842 $77 View
Apr. 28, 2023 Norwegian Pearl 7 $579 $83 View
Mar. 31, 2023 Norwegian Pearl 7 $579 $83 View
Sep. 15, 2023 Norwegian Pearl 7 $629 $90 View
Sep. 1, 2023 Norwegian Pearl 7 $629 $90 View
May 5, 2023 Norwegian Pearl 7 $629 $90 View
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The most discounted Boston cruise starts at $60 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on October 13, 2023 (10 nights Boston to Miami, FL itinerary on Celebrity Summit).

If you want to see the listing of all 69 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 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) 50 13 $125 2
Holland America 14 10 $165 2
Celebrity 5 4 $364 1

Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of Boston

Norwegian (NCL) offers the most sailings out of Boston - 50 cruise options. It offers 13 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $125.

View all Norwegian (NCL) Cruises From Boston.

Holland America Cruises Out Of Boston

Holland America offers 14 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 10 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 2 cruise ships (Zaandam and Zuiderdam). The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $165.

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Celebrity Cruises Out Of Boston

Celebrity offers 5 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 4 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Celebrity Summit) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Celebrity cruises is $364.

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Cruise Ships out of Boston

There are 5 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 Pearl 2006 26 7 $106
Norwegian Gem 2007 24 6 $144
Zaandam 2000 9 5 $140
Celebrity Summit 2001 5 4 $364
Zuiderdam 2002 5 5 $195

Norwegian Pearl, which was built in 2006 and accommodates approximately 2400 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Boston - 26 of them. It features 7 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $106.

Norwegian Gem, built in 2007 with capacity of approximately 2400 passengers, offers 24 sailings out of Boston. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $144.

Zaandam, which started sailing in 2000 and accommodates approximately 1400 passengers, offers 9 sailings. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $140.

Celebrity Summit offers 5 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries and Zuiderdam offers 5 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries.

Duration of Cruises

The cruise sailings scheduled out of Boston are 7 days, 10 days, 11 days, 17 days, 25 days and 35 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 59 18 $124
11 Days / 11 Nights 6 5 $326
10 Days / 10 Nights 1 1 $60
17 Days / 17 Nights 1 1 $250
25 Days / 25 Nights 1 1 $208
35 Days / 35 Nights 1 1 $207

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Boston is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 59 such cruises featuring 18 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $124.

There are 6 cruise sailings that are 11 days (11 nights) long. They feature 5 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $326.

Among cruises that sail out of Boston you can also find 10 day cruises (1 sailing), 17 day cruises (1 sailing), 25 day cruises (1 sailing) and 35 day cruises (1 sailing).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day, 3 day, 4 day or 5 day cruises out of Boston.

Ports of Call

There are 45 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 57 19
King's Wharf, Bermuda 40 8
Halifax, NS, Canada 27 17
Quebec City, QC, Canada 19 11
Sydney 15 10
Portland, Maine 12 9
Charlottetown 10 5
Sydney 10 5
Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence 9 6
Charlottetown, Canada 9 6
At Sea 7 6
Montreal, QC, Canada 6 3
Other Ports Less than 6

Among cruises that leave from Boston there are 57 cruises (19 distinct itineraries) that visit Bar Harbor, Maine. King's Wharf, Bermuda, on the other hand, is visited by 40 cruises on 8 distinct itineraries. There are 27 cruises that visit Halifax, NS, Canada on 17 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Boston cruises are Quebec City, QC, Canada (19 sailings), Sydney (15 sailings), Portland, Maine (12 sailings) and Charlottetown (10 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
69
available cruise sailings from Boston, Massachusetts
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