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.
- 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.
Have you ever sailed from Boston?