Boston’s 2022 cruise season is here


This is the first full cruise season in two years.

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. mass sports

Boston welcomed its first cruise ship this week, kicking off the city’s first full cruise season in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Pearl arrived Monday at Flynn Cruiseport Boston, the ship’s homeport until November. The ship will make weekly crossings between Boston and Bermuda this year.

Massport says it expects a “robust” cruise season, which runs from April to November. The last time Boston had a full cruise season was in 2019, when it served a record 402,346 passengers on 138 ships, according to Massport.

“We are delighted to welcome our cruise partners back to Boston and support the recovery of the travel and tourism industry in the city and the Commonwealth,” Massport CEO Lisa Wieland said in a statement. .

The cruise industry brings in $135.5 million a year and supports 2,200 jobs, according to Massport, and this year Boston will welcome 125 ships from 19 cruise lines and Flynn Cruiseport Boston will welcome 12 first calls.

Massport installed a state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridge at the cruise terminal in preparation for cruise rebound, allowing Flynn Cruiseport Boston to accommodate larger ships.

For the first time, four cruise lines will offer five homeport ships and voyages to Flynn Cruiseport Boston: Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl debuts April 4; Holland America’s Zaandam starts on May 15 and Nieuw Statendam begins August 3; Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Summit begins August 31; and Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas begins September 18.

New itineraries from Boston this year include two voyages in October: a 12-day one-way Celebrity Summit cruise from Boston to the Caribbean and a 10-day cruise along the East Coast and ending in Nassau, Bahamas, on Vantage Cruise Line’s Ocean Explorer. , according to Massport.

Here is a list of cruise ships departing from Boston this year and their destinations:

  • Celebrity Celebrity Summit: Caribbean/Miami
  • Celebrity Celebrity Summit: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Celebrity’s Celebrity Summit: Quebec
  • Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl: Bermuda
  • Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam: Iceland
  • Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam: Quebec
  • Holland America’s Zaandam: Canada/New England
  • Holland America’s Zaandam: Montreal
  • Zaandam from Holland America: Netherlands
  • Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas: Nova Scotia
  • Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas: San Juan
  • Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas: St. John’s
  • Vantage Ocean Explorer: Nassau
  • Windstar Cruise Star Pride: Montreal
  • Windstar Cruises Star Pride: San Juan

Consult the 2022 cruise program.

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