Boston Cruise Season Kicks Off

The arrival of Holland America’s ms Veendam kicked off Boston’s 2016 cruise season last week, which runs through November.

70 percent of travelers taking a Canada/New England cruise from Cruiseport Boston travel there by air, while approximately 95 percent who take a Bermuda cruise or a re-positioning cruise to the Caribbean live within a five-hour drive of Boston.

Boston, primarily a gateway to Canada/New England sailings, will have five ships homeported throughout the year. Over 100 ships calls are scheduled as well as seeing nine maiden calls.

Ships include:

  • Carnival Sunshine
  • Norwegian Dawn
  • ms Veendam
  • ms Rotterdam
  • Serenade of the Seas
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Viking Star

You can check the full schedule here.


Cruiseport Boston launched a renovation and expansion of its main terminal, which transformed a vintage World War I military warehouse into a 21st century point of departure for ocean-going vacationers. The $11 million makeover tripled the usable space on the third floor to allow for faster processing of passengers embarking or returning from a cruise. It also added vibrant colors, environmentally friendly lighting, new elevators and people movers, and signage giving visitors a sense of place and destinations served.

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