Cruise passengers who wish to see Boston in 2014 have a variety of options, according to Cruiseport Boston. Between May 4 and Nov. 16, 27 ships from 18 cruise lines are expected to dock at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. This includes 60 embarkations or disembarkations in Boston and 57 port calls on cruises that embarked elsewhere.
Boston will be the seasonal home port for three cruise lines—Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Combined, they will embark passengers in Boston for 36 cruises to Canada/New England, 22 to Bermuda and one transatlantic. An additional four Canada/New England cruises will be operated from Boston by Seabourn (two cruises), Silversea Cruises, and Crystal Cruises.
Highlights of the 2014 season include three visits from Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 (July 2, Sept. 17, and Oct. 18) and six days when three ships are in port (Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 10, and Oct. 13). The full schedule is available on the Cruiseport Boston website.
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.