Cruises from Boston

Cruise from Boston to Canada & New England on 6- to 11-day getaways. Or explore the untamed landscapes of Iceland & Greenland on 24- or 35-day cruises. Before you set out on your cruise from Boston, take in the city’s many attractions. Meander the streets to find historic wonders and modern neighborhoods; stores and restaurants with old-time character; and generous green spaces alongside a beautiful waterfront. See legendary figures come alive at buildings and attractions on the Freedom Trail, including the Paul Revere House and Old South Meeting House, and in Lexington and Concord just outside. Boston neighborhoods have big personalities. Catch street performers in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, do a food tour of the North End’s Little Italy, and then admire the 19-century architecture of Beacon Hill. All before or after cruises from Boston.

Featured Itineraries Departing Boston

Depart from the U.S and Canada

Drive or fly to Boston and experience the untamed landscapes of Iceland and Greenland on incredible 24- or 35-day cruises. Or trace the coast to historic towns of Canada and New England. Visit 225 ports in 91 countries from the U.S. and Canada. Find your nearest departure port today!

Things to do in Boston

Explore these top picks of things to do in Boston.

Public Garden

Budget time before your cruise from Boston to visit the first public botanical garden in the country. Ride around the lagoon in one of the Public Garden’s famous swan boats. Admire monuments, fountains and unusual plants, all maintained in Victorian style.

Beacon Hill

History enthusiasts should head to Beacon Hill, a 19th-century neighborhood with brick rowhouses. Shops, eateries, and photo-taking opportunities line these quaint cobblestone streets. Make it to the top to see the Massachusetts State House’s magnificent gold dome.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Save a few hours before your cruise from Boston to tour the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the world’s most comprehensive art museums. It houses close to 500,000 works, from ancient to contemporary. The museum opened in Copley Square in 1876 and moved to its current Beaux-Arts building in 1909.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Steps from the waterfront, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace has a festive atmosphere with performances and events all year. Try lobster rolls, chowder, Boston baked beans and more at the many eateries in the Food Colonnade.

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