OverviewCurrently (as of today - October 2, 2023) there are 53 available cruises out of Boston, MA (from which 6 are in 2023 and 47 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 53 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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In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from Boston and visits Bermuda is April of 2024, with prices starting from $579. For Canada & NE you can book cruises in September of 2024 starting from $366. For Caribbean you can book cruises in October starting from $749. As for Transatlantic, the lowest priced cruises are in July of 2024, with prices starting from $3849.
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 BostonSince 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.
The most discounted Boston cruise starts at $52 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on September 29, 2024 (7 nights Boston round-trip itinerary on Grandeur of the Seas).
If you want to see the listing of all 53 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 BostonThere are 5 cruise lines - Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian (NCL), Princess and Celebrity - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of Boston.
Holland America Cruises Out Of BostonHolland America offers the most sailings out of Boston - 16 cruise options. It offers 9 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Volendam and Zuiderdam) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $166.
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Out Of BostonRoyal Caribbean offers 12 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 11 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 2 cruise ships (Grandeur of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas). The average price per person per day for Royal Caribbean cruises is $193.
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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of BostonNorwegian (NCL) offers 10 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 2 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 $125.
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Princess Cruises Out Of BostonPrincess offers 8 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 6 distinct itineraries out of Boston, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Emerald Princess). The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $94.
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Celebrity Cruises Out Of BostonCelebrity offers 7 cruise options out of Boston. It offers 6 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Summit) sailing out of Boston. The average price per person per day for Celebrity cruises is $116.
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Cruise Ships out of BostonThere are 8 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the Boston cruise terminal.
Volendam, which was built in 1999 and accommodates approximately 1400 passengers, offers 10 sailings out of Boston. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $142.
Norwegian Gem, built in 2007 with capacity of approximately 2400 passengers, offers 10 sailings out of Boston. It features 2 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $125.
Emerald Princess, which started sailing in 2007 and accommodates approximately 3100 passengers, offers 8 sailings. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $94.
Grandeur of the Seas offers 8 cruises using 8 distinct itineraries, Zuiderdam offers 6 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries, Celebrity Eclipse offers 5 cruises using 4 distinct itineraries, Serenade of the Seas offers 4 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries and Celebrity Summit offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries.
Duration of CruisesAlmost all cruise sailings scheduled out of Boston are 4 days, 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, 11 days, 15 days or 17 days long. The following table summarizes those options:
The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of Boston is 7 days (7 nights) long. There are 34 such cruises featuring 17 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $154.
There are 7 cruise sailings that are 11 days (11 nights) long. They feature 5 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $129.
Among cruises that sail out of Boston you can also find 10 day cruises (5 sailings), 17 day cruises (2 sailings), 4 day cruises (1 sailing), 5 day cruises (1 sailing) and 15 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 CallThere are 47 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from Boston. The following table shows these ports:
Among cruises that leave from Boston there are 35 cruises (25 distinct itineraries) that visit Halifax, NS, Canada. Sydney, on the other hand, is visited by 35 cruises on 25 distinct itineraries. There are 25 cruises that visit Bar Harbor, Maine on 10 itineraries.
Some of the other more popular ports of call for Boston cruises are Portland, Maine (22 sailings), Quebec City, QC, Canada (20 sailings), Cruising (19 sailings) and Saint John, NB, Canada (16 sailings).
Things to See and Do in BostonThere 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: