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Cruises From Boston, Massachusetts

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - November 16, 2019) there are 87 available cruises out of Boston, MA (from which 60 are in 2020 and 27 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 87 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
Africa
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 Africa is October of 2020, with prices starting from $13399. For Bermuda you can book cruises in November of 2020 starting from $399. For Canada & NE you can book cruises in September of 2020 starting from $549. As for Caribbean, the lowest priced cruises are in October of 2020, with prices starting from $726.

You can view the prices of all other regions in the table above. You can click on the links in that table 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 $726 $66 View
Apr. 24, 2020 Norwegian Gem 7 $499 $71 View
Sep. 18, 2020 Norwegian Gem 7 $549 $78 View
Apr. 17, 2020 Norwegian Gem 7 $579 $83 View
June 5, 2020 Norwegian Gem 7 $599 $86 View
Sep. 4, 2020 Norwegian Gem 7 $599 $86 View
Oct. 2, 2020 Norwegian Gem 7 $599 $86 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted Boston cruise starts at $66 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 87 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) 55 14 $121 1
Holland America 21 7 $183 2
Royal Caribbean 6 5 $110 1
Celebrity 5 4 $165 1

Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of Boston

Norwegian (NCL) offers the most sailings out of Boston - 55 cruise options. It offers 14 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 $121.

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Holland America Cruises Out Of Boston

Holland America offers 21 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 7 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Zaandam and Amsterdam) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $183.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of Boston

Royal Caribbean offers 6 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 5 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Brilliance of the Seas). The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $110.

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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 $165.

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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 Gem 2007 55 14 $121
Zaandam 2000 12 5 $199
Amsterdam 2000 9 2 $169
Brilliance of the Seas 2002 6 5 $110
Celebrity Summit 2001 5 4 $165

Norwegian Gem, which was built in 2007 and accommodates approximately 2400 passengers, offers the most sailings out of Boston - 55 of them. It features 14 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $121.

Zaandam, built in 2000 with capacity of approximately 1400 passengers, offers 12 sailings out of Boston. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $199.

Amsterdam, which started sailing in 2000 and accommodates approximately 1400 passengers, offers 9 sailings. It features 2 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $169.

Brilliance of the Seas offers 6 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries and Celebrity Summit offers 5 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries.

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 72 16 $131
12 Days / 12 Nights 5 4 $165
5 Days / 5 Nights 3 3 $117
4 Days / 4 Nights 1 1 $100
8 Days / 8 Nights 1 1 $197
10 Days / 10 Nights 1 1 $119
11 Days / 11 Nights 1 1 $66
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Boston is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 72 such cruises featuring 16 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $131.

There are 5 cruise sailings that are 12 days (12 nights) long. They feature 4 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $165.

Among cruises that sail out of Boston you can also find 5 day cruises (3 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 73 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
King's Wharf, Bermuda 46 10
Halifax, NS, Canada 37 16
Bar Harbor, Maine 36 15
Quebec City, QC, Canada 27 8
Sydney,Canada 18 4
Montreal, QC, Canada 17 3
Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA 17 3
Portland, Maine 12 9
Sydney, Nova Scotia 8 3
Saint John, NB, Canada 8 7
Charlottetown, Prince Edward I 8 3
La Baie (Saguenay River) 6 2
Other Ports Less than 6

Among cruises that leave from Boston there are 46 cruises (10 distinct itineraries) that visit King's Wharf, Bermuda. Halifax, NS, Canada, on the other hand, is visited by 37 cruises on 16 distinct itineraries. There are 36 cruises that visit Bar Harbor, Maine on 15 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for Boston cruises are Quebec City, QC, Canada (27 sailings), Sydney,Canada (18 sailings), Montreal, QC, Canada (17 sailings) and Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA (17 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
87
available cruise sailings from Boston, Massachusetts
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