Cruiseport Boston today welcomed a trio of cruise ships, the second of five three-ship days this season.
Royal Caribbean International’s Brilliance of the Seas pulled into Boston at 6:33 a.m. EDT, followed by Holland America Line’s Eurodam at 7:47 a.m. and Compagnie du Ponant’s Le Boreal at 8:00 a.m., per marinetraffic.com.
Brilliance of the Seas embarked passengers today for a seven-night cruise to Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint John, and Halifax, and will return to Boston on Oct. 6. She will continue to cruise from Boston every Sunday through Oct. 27. In service since 2002, she measures 90,090 gross tons and 962 feet long and can carry up to 2,543 guests and 848 crew.
Eurodam made a daylong stop in Boston as part of a 10-night cruise from Quebec City to New York, where she will arrive on Tuesday. She will return to Boston twice more this season, on Oct. 4 and Oct. 22. Eurodam entered service in 2008 and measures 86,273 gross tons and 936 feet long and can carry 2,104 passengers and 929 crew.
Le Boreal arrived in Boston today on a service call to disembark passengers from its annual Quebec-to-Boston cruise. She will then head for Cartagena and, eventually, to Lima and Ushuaia for her winter season in South America. Built in 2010, the French-flagged “mega-yacht” measures 466 feet long and nearly 11,000 gross tons and can carry up to 264 passengers and 139 crew.
Upcoming three-ship days in Boston are Oct. 10 (AidaBella, Norwegian Gem, Silver Whisper), Oct. 11 (Crystal Symphony, Norwegian Dawn, Seven Seas Navigator), and Oct. 17 (Caribbean Princess, Norwegian Gem, and Queen Mary 2).
Cruiseport Boston, also known as Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, was built as a warehouse during World War I and has also served as a U.S. Army base. It opened as a cruise port in 1986 and in 2010 underwent an $11 million refurbishment that included both cosmetic and functional upgrades. More than 380,000 passengers used the terminal in 2012, according to the Massachusetts Port Authority.