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Cruises From Boston, Massachusetts

 

Overview

As of today (April 24, 2024) there are 50 available cruises out of Boston, MA (from which 29 are in 2024 and 21 are in 2025). 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 50 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
Bahamas
Canada & NE
Caribbean
Transatlantic

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Boston and visits Bahamas is November, with prices starting from $949. For Canada & NE you can book cruises in May starting from $449. For Caribbean you can book cruises in October starting from $1086. As for Transatlantic, the lowest priced cruises are in July, with prices starting from $3059.

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. 19, 2024 Zuiderdam 21 $1299 $62 View
May 11, 2024 Volendam 7 $449 $64 View
Nov. 9, 2024 Zuiderdam 25 $1619 $65 View
Sep. 17, 2024 Emerald Princess 10 $668 $67 View
Nov. 9, 2024 Zuiderdam 14 $949 $68 View
Aug. 28, 2024 Emerald Princess 10 $698 $70 View
Aug. 11, 2024 Emerald Princess 17 $1568 $92 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted Boston cruise starts at $62 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on October 19, 2024 (21 nights Boston round-trip itinerary on Zuiderdam).

If you want to see the listing of all 50 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 - Holland America, Princess, Norwegian (NCL) 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
Holland America 26 19 $144 2
Princess 13 9 $114 2
Norwegian (NCL) 6 4 $125 2
Celebrity 5 4 $125 1

Holland America Cruises Out Of Boston

Holland America offers the most sailings out of Boston - 26 cruise options. It offers 19 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Zuiderdam and Volendam) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $144.

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Princess Cruises Out Of Boston

Princess offers 13 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 9 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Majestic Princess and Emerald Princess) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $114.

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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of Boston

Norwegian (NCL) offers 6 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 4 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 2 cruise ships (Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade). The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $125.

View all Norwegian (NCL) Cruises From Boston.

Celebrity Cruises Out Of Boston

Celebrity offers 5 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 4 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Celebrity Eclipse) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Celebrity cruises is $125.

View all Celebrity Cruises From Boston.

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
Zuiderdam 2002 20 13 $144
Majestic Princess 2017 7 4 $127
Volendam 1999 6 6 $144
Emerald Princess 2007 6 5 $102
Celebrity Eclipse 2010 5 4 $125
Norwegian Gem 2007 4 2 $128
Norwegian Jade 2008 2 2 $118

Zuiderdam, which was built in 2002 and accommodates approximately 1900 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Boston - 20 of them. It features 13 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $144.

Majestic Princess, built in 2017 with capacity of approximately 3600 passengers, offers 7 sailings out of Boston. It features 4 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $127.

Volendam, which started sailing in 1999 and accommodates approximately 1400 passengers, offers 6 sailings. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $144.

Emerald Princess offers 6 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Celebrity Eclipse offers 5 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries, Norwegian Gem offers 4 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries and Norwegian Jade offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of Boston are 7 days, 10 days, 11 days, 14 days, 17 days, 25 days or 35 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
7 Days / 7 Nights 28 15 $129
10 Days / 10 Nights 6 6 $111
11 Days / 11 Nights 6 5 $131
17 Days / 17 Nights 3 3 $175
25 Days / 25 Nights 2 2 $126
35 Days / 35 Nights 2 2 $186
14 Days / 14 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 28 such cruises featuring 15 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $129.

There are 6 cruise sailings that are 10 days (10 nights) long. They feature 6 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $111.

Among cruises that sail out of Boston you can also find 11 day cruises (6 sailings), 17 day cruises (3 sailings), 25 day cruises (2 sailings), 35 day cruises (2 sailings) and 14 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 72 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 43 29
Sydney 39 27
At Sea 27 22
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada 25 16
Portland, Maine 24 15
Charlottetown 16 11
Charlottetown, Canada 14 8
Bar Harbor, Maine 14 10
Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence 13 7
Corner Brook 11 11
Saint John, NB, Canada 10 9
Saint Lawrence River Cruising 8 4
Other Ports Less than 8

Among cruises that leave from Boston there are 43 cruises (29 distinct itineraries) that visit Halifax, NS, Canada. Sydney, on the other hand, is visited by 39 cruises on 27 distinct itineraries. There are 27 cruises that visit At Sea on 22 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Boston cruises are Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (25 sailings), Portland, Maine (24 sailings), Charlottetown (16 sailings) and Charlottetown, 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
There are a total of
50
available cruise sailings from Boston, Massachusetts
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries

 
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