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The City on a Hill
The George Washington statue at The Public Garden is just one of Boston's many historical monuments.
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Boston, MA

Boston, one of America's most historic yet innovative cities, is located in New England. From luscious green parks to countless cultural attractions, Boston is indeed an interesting city. Cruises from Boston are quite popular, as are cruises that visit Boston as a port of call on their itinerary. Residents of the New England area are big fans of cruises from Boston, as they are able to take a wonderful vacation without incurring the expenses and hassle of flying. Cruises from Boston are typically available from April to November. Currently, there is a great variety of mainstream and deluxe cruise lines that leave from Boston, including (but not limited to) Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and Celebrity Cruises.

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Destinations for Cruises from Boston, MA

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Boston, MA. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Boston, MA

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Boston, MA. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Boston, MA:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

American Cruise Lines
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  • River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (100 - 200 Guests)
  • Destination Immersion®
  • Gratuities Included
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American Queen Voyages
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  • River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (166 - 436 Guests)
  • Unique U.S. Destinations
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Celebrity Cruises
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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Holland America Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (90 - 970 Guests)
  • Unique Expedition-Style Voyages
  • Wide Range of Excursions
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Norwegian Cruise Line
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Oceania Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (684 - 1,250 Guests)
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Country Club Casual
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 5 (490 - 750 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive, Ultra-Luxury
  • Enrichment Programs
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Royal Caribbean
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 27 (1,992 - 5,610 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Windstar Cruises
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 6 (148 - 312 Guests)
  • Small Ship Sizes Lead to Exotic Ports
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Things to do near Boston, MA

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Boston, along with a brief description:

♦ The Freedom Trail

When taking a cruise from Boston, or one that happens to visit Boston, history-lovers will be excited for the opportunity to experience this series of landmarks. Boston, a great walking city, is home to The Freedom Trail, one of the first historic walking trails in America. While walking along this path you'll learn about the history of Boston, all the way back to its colonial days. Among the many landmarks on this trail are The Old State House (the site of the Boston Massacre), the Benjamin Franklin Statue, Copp's Hill Burial Ground, the Bunker HIll Monument, the USS Constitution, the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House. You'll have the option of doing a self-guided tour or taking a tour through the Boston Commons Visitors Center (at 148 Tremont Street) or the Bostix Booth (at Faneuil Hall).

♦ Faneuil Marketplace

This popular venue (also referred to as Quincy Market, one of the buildings in this area) is home to over 40 unique pushcart eateries, various brand name shops, lively bars and pubs (like Cheers and Dick's Last Resort), as well as many restaurants. It is one of the best places in Boston to do some shopping and eating. Aside from the great things to do at the marketplace itself, its prime location offers a short (five-minute) walk to other attractions including the New England Aquarium, the Old State House and Paul Revere's House. Many people that take cruises from Boston enjoy shopping at and/or eating in this historic and interesting area.

♦ Newbury Street

This eight-block area of Boston is home to some of the city's most chic stores (including Chanel, Cynthia Rowley, Pinkyotto and The Closet), as well as salons, bars and great upscale dining venues. It's a fun place to hang out before, during or after your cruise.

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