Cruiseport Boston

Set sail for Cruiseport Boston!

Boston has lured seafarers for centuries, and today the city has come of age as a world-class destination rich in culture, excitement and charm. Boston’s renowned attractions and historical architecture, winning sports teams, world-class educational institutions, and walkable streets featuring unique shopping and dining make it a desirable port of embarkation and port of call on many cruise itineraries.

Cruiseport Boston is conveniently located in Boston’s “New” Waterfront District and is less than two miles from many of the city’s famed neighborhoods, including the North End and Charlestown, both rich with historical landmarks; the Back Bay, featuring the Newbury Street and Copley Square shopping areas; and the culinary hotspot, the South End.

Cruiseport Boston is owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), and serves as the waterfront gateway to New England welcoming hundreds of thousands of visiting cruisers to Boston and New England each year.

Four home-based ships (Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn, Holland America’s Maasdam, Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas and Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Glory sail itineraries from Cruiseport Boston to Bermuda, Canada & New England, Europe and the Caribbean. The terminal is conveniently located just 10 minutes by car (or a short water taxi ride) from Boston Logan International Airport (also owned and operated by Massport), which offers cruise passengers nonstop service from many U.S cities and international destinations.

Massport recently unveiled an $11 million makeover of Cruiseport Boston, which transformed the vintage military warehouse in to a hip first-class departure point for ocean-going vacationers.

The New Waterfront District is served by the MBTA Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit Service, and the cruise terminal is conveniently located at the “Black Falcon Avenue and Design Center Place” stop.

Within the New Waterfront District, Massport also owns and operates several other maritime facilities, and several million square feet of private, commercial development throughout the area which includes hotels, parking lots, restaurants, apartment buildings, and convention centers/meeting space have been developed on Massport land.