At Travel New England we spend a lot of time writing about New England as a destination. We sometimes forget that not only are we a destination, but also a point of embarkation to other fun adventures around the world. Our airports and ports are a starting point for many a trip abroad. An excellent example of this is Cruise Port Boston.
Typically when one thinks of taking a cruise you envision embarking a ship in Florida some place (Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, or Tampa). But Boston is also a port of embarkation for cruises. From Boston cruises leave for Bermuda, New England and Canada, across the Atlantic, and to points south and west when they reposition the boats for winter.
Following is a round up of the ships sailing to/from Cruise Port Boston and their destinations:
Compagnie du Ponant
Compagnie du Ponant runs a cruise from Quebec to Boston aboard the LeBoreal in September. They also cruise from Boston to Curacao in September.
Crystal Cruises sails the Crystal Serenity from Boston to Quebec in September.
Holland America Line
Holland America sails two ships, the Maasdam and the Veendam out of Boston to New England and Canada in the summer and fall. The Veendam also does one trans-Atlantic crossing in July. They also run a repositioning cruise of the Veendam to San Diego through the Panama Canal in October.
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Norwegian sails the Norwegian Dawn from Boston to Bermuda all summer long, to New England and Canada in September, to Bermuda again in October, and a repositioning cruise to New Orleans in November.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean sails the Brilliance of the Seas for New England and Canada in September and October. They also run a repositioning cruise to Tamp in October.
Seabourn sails the Seabourn Quest from Boston to Montreal in September and October.
Silversea Cruises sails the Crystal Whisper from Boston to Quebec in October.