Nestled on America’s east coast, the city of Boston is a popular jumping off point for cruises to destinations around the world. A major seaport, its harbour has a constant hum of activity, thanks in part to the conveyer belt of cruise liners drifting in and out.
Whatever kind of cruise you’re looking for, there’ll be something to suit your tastes and preferences. To help inspire you, we’ve picked out three of the best based on pricing and previous guest reviews.
FROM $63 PER NIGHT
Starting in the port of Boston, you’ll kick off your cruise by spending a total of four nights at sea, during which time you can make use of the ship’s impressive amenities, including 15 dining options, 3 swimming pools, 12 bars and lounges and a casino. On day 5, you’ll arrive in the eastern Caribbean, with St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, famous for its beaches and snorkeling, your first port of call. The ensuing 5 days will see you stop off at some of the region’s other region’s idyllic destinations, where you’ll have ample time to explore and have fun. Your final stop will be San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico.
FROM $78 PER NIGHT
For a longer trip around the Caribbean, this 13-day cruise is a great choice. After embarking in Boston, you’ll spend three days at sea before pitching up on the pristine shores of St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. From there, over the next six days you’ll move on to the island of St Maarten, St Lucia, Curacao and Aruba before making the leisurely journey back to Fort Lauderdale in Florida, where your cruise will finish. Guest reviews of this Caribbean cruise have highlighted the excellent children’s facilities onboard the ship, including a rock-climbing wall and mini-golf.
FROM $86 PER NIGHT
For some, a week-long cruise just isn’t enough, so how about a full fortnight at sea? This fantastic 14-day cruise around the eastern Caribbean has received exceptional reviews from guests, who have loved the on-board amenities and the leisurely itinerary that allows ample time to explore some of the region’s most beautiful islands. After three days at sea, you’ll arrive at St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and for the subsequent six days you’ll be visiting a new island each day, with no rush to get back to your ship. Your final stop-off will be at San Juan in Puerto Rico before enjoying three final days at sea to round off your trip, which ends back where it started, in the port of Boston.
FROM $100 PER NIGHT
For an unforgettable adventure, there are few better destinations than Bermuda in the north Atlantic ocean. Comprising a small collection of islands, it can all be easily explored in a week, so if you’ve only got seven days to play with, this cruise is ideal for you. Starting in Boston, you’ll spend a day at sea before arriving at the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda where you’ll enjoy two full days to lap up all the country has to offer, including incredible beaches, watersports, restaurants, nature trails, and local culture. Two more days at sea, allowing you to make full use of your ship’s array of on-board facilities, will round off your trip before you return to Boston.
FROM $289 PER NIGHT
For a truly indulgent experience, this cruise runs for almost three weeks and transports guests across the Atlantic to the wilds of Greenland and Iceland, the Nordic magic of Norway and the scenic lowlands of Netherlands. The journey starts a little closer to home, however, in Boston, before moving on to Maine and then Newfoundland in Canada. Then comes the big ocean crossing, with your first stop the incredible sparse scenery of Greenland. The following 12 days will offer the chance to explore some of the less trodden paths on this side of the Atlantic, as well as enjoy your ship’s fantastic on-board amenities and nighttime entertainment during travel between islands, with your cruise closing out in the bustling port city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
FROM $111 PER NIGHT
The artificial 48-mile waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean has drawn intrepid visitors since it was created over a century ago and today it is a popular destination for cruise liners. Starting in Boston, you’ll spend three days at sea before disembarking in the vibrant city of Ford Lauderdale in Florida. Another couple of days riding the ocean waves will give you the chance to make further use of the ship’s facilities, which include several restaurants, a spa and a fitness centre, before stopping off in the beautiful port city of Cartagena in Columbia on day 7. The next morning you’ll finally reach the Panama Canal where you’ll get to spend two full days. Further stops in Costa Rica, Nicaraguan, Guatemala and Mexico will round off your trip before one final stop in San Diego, California, where your cruise will come to a close.