June 15, 2024


The 2024 cruise season begins on March 29.

The Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. Massport

A record-breaking cruise season is anticipated at Flynn Cruiseport Boston in 2024, Massport introduced on Friday.

  • Vacationers cruising to the Bahamas for Christmas holidays wound up in Boston as a substitute

The 2024 season, which begins on March 29, is anticipated to set information for passenger and ship quantity, Massport reported, by bringing greater than 170 vessels, 12 maiden calls, and 16 three-ship days to Flynn Cruiseport Boston.

Boston will host a file eight homeport ships in a single season in 2024: Norwegian Cruise Strains’ Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Jade; Holland America Line’s Volendam and Zuiderdam; Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess; Movie star Cruises’ Movie star Eclipse; Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas, and Oceania
Cruises’ Nautica, Massport famous.

In 2023, Boston’s cruise enterprise generated greater than $135 million, in keeping with Massport, with Boston seeing 149 cruise ships and 373,000 passengers, a 20% passenger enhance over the earlier yr.

“We had been thrilled to see the sturdy demand for cruising in 2023, supporting the Metropolis of Boston and the Commonwealth’s journey and tourism business,” stated Joseph Morris, Massport port director, in a press release. “Boston has
grown as each a homeport and vacation spot port of name for a number of cruise traces, and we sit up for fostering extra progress in passengers, ships, and diversified itineraries as we strategy the 2024 season.”

The 2023 season, which ran from March to December (ending with the a lot talked about re-routed MSC Meraviglia), introduced 5 maiden voyages to Boston and supported itineraries to the Caribbean, Central America, and Iceland/Greenland from 27 totally different cruise traces.

New itineraries in 2024 embody the next:

  • 21-day roundtrip from Boston to the Caribbean/Panama Canal cruise aboard Holland America’s Zuiderdam in October
  • 10-day a technique Boston to the Caribbean cruise aboard Movie star Cruises’ Movie star Eclipse in October
  • 9-day a technique Boston to St. Maarten cruise aboard Windstar Cruises’ Star Pleasure in October.
  • 7-day a technique Boston to Panama cruise aboard Hapag Lloyd Cruises’ Hanseatic Inspiration in October
  • 14-day a technique Boston to the Caribbean cruise aboard Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam in November

“Flynn Cruiseport Boston is a vital homeport for Holland America Line sailings, and we sit up for one other profitable season in 2024,” stated Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line, in a press release. “Friends who board our cruise ships in Boston get to discover historic websites alongside the New England coast and immerse themselves within the wealthy cultures of japanese Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Caribbean, and Panama Canal, all whereas experiencing impeccable service at sea.”

Massport additionally took steps this season to cut back emissions at Flynn Cruiseport by putting in LED lighting, shopping for hybrid/electriccal assist automobiles, recycling, and upgrading the HVAC system.