Boston city skyline

Cruises from Boston

Explore charming historic towns in Canada & New England

With a port city full of history and culture, cruises from Boston offers countless things to experience before you embark on your voyage to Canada & New England with Princess®. Walk into history on the Freedom Trail, enjoy a lobster roll, explore family fun in vast green spaces, or visit top universities including Harvard and MIT. Whether you are history buffs, cultural travelers, seafood lovers or outdoor enthusiasts, Boston cruises provide amazing experiences both before and during the journey.

Destinations to Enjoy in Cruises from Boston

What to Know About Cruises from Boston

Once a quiet estuary of Massachusetts Bay, today Boston Harbor is a bustling area with the Flynn Cruiseport welcoming passengers as they begin their vacations at sea or visit Boston as a port of call. Here’s everything you should know about cruises out of Boston.

See the Galveston Wharves when cruising with Princess.

Boston at a glance

  • Language: English
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (USD)
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (ET)
  • Docking: Cruises from Boston dock at Flynn Cruiseport, in South Boston’s vibrant Seaport District.
  • Attire: Famous for its rugged coastlines, active outdoor lifestyle and maritime traditions, Boston is equally known for its changeable weather. Bright and sunny days can quickly turn blustery, and bathing suit weather can become sweater weather the moment the sun sets and temperatures drop. Whether you plan to enjoy summer coastal activities during a family cruise vacation in July or August or experience spectacular autumn foliage in late September or October, you’ll want to pack practical attire, from swimsuits and quick-dry athletic shirts to cozy sweaters and waterproof jackets. It is also a must to pack sports sandals and sturdy sneakers or hiking boots as you will be spending time outdoors and walking over a variety of uneven surfaces.
  • Transportation: You can get around by public transportation, rental cars, and taxis.

Things to do in Boston

Before getting on a cruise from Boston, or after your debarkation, place your feet along the Freedom Trail, visit the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, discover the Institute of Contemporary Art, taste-test lobster rolls at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, tour the campuses of Harvard and MIT in Cambridge, or relax at Boston Common, America’s oldest park. One of the most historically rich and attraction-abundant cities in the US, Boston is brimming with activities for all kinds of travelers.

Fun at the Pleasure Pier in Galveston.

Ships that Cruise from Boston

Our Princess fleet includes some of the best cruises from Boston. Find the comforts of home along with the luxuries you deserve on board any of our ships. Discover what makes our fleet so unique.


Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess

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Majestic Princess

The Colonial Heritage Voyage

For the first time ever Princess Cruises will offer a series of Colonial Heritage itineraries featuring Yorktown, Va., part of Virginia’s Historic Triangle, along with stops at charming and history-rich Charleston, S.C., Boston and Halifax aboard Island Princess sailing round-trip from New York next summer.

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