Cruises take us on adventures to numerous places in a short amount of time, but they all tend to leave from the same departure points. One of those departure points is Boston, and the city offers numerous cruise options with only a few destinations, but several varieties of cruise ships.
The majority of the cruises take you on a coastal tour of the eastern side of the United States and Canada, but others head south to the Caribbean or Florida. When choosing a cruise it is important to look at the places you stop at, but it is also a good idea to check out the amenities certain cruise ships offer. There are ships made for a family-friendly good time, and others, which focus on a relaxing vacation. Keep reading to learn about the ten best cruises that leave out of Boston!
10 7-NIGHT BERMUDA CRUISE
This cruise travels straight to the beautiful Bermuda and ranges from $1,299 to $2,799 per person, but there are usually plenty of deals going on. You will be riding on the Norwegian Gem and offers plenty of dining options, including the Grand Pacific and Magenta. They also offer numerous on-deck activities like live music and a casino. It also includes a library for any avid book readers onboard to entertain themselves. This cruise is family friendly and provides plenty of activities for children, like Wii tournaments and teens-only dance clubs.
9 7-NIGHT CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND CRUISE
You depart on the Serenade of the Seas to begin your journey up the eastern coast. You will make stops in Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia to give you the full experience of what this side of North America has to offer. The ship itself offers rock climbing or spa treatments depending upon how you plan to spend your days on the sea. They also offer live shows for the Broadway enthusiasts aboard this magnificent ship, so you can sing and dance your way to your next location.
8 17-NIGHT VOYAGE OF VIKINGS
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
This cruise line departs from the shores of Boston, but rather than returning back to its starting point, it ends in the Netherlands. It is priced between $6,000 and $14,000 and lasts a total of 17 nights. You should have your passport in hand as you venture to 11 different ports and experience six different countries along the way as you travel aboard the MS Zuiderdam.
This ship includes seven dining areas and several options for entertainment, including live music and a nightclub.
7 9-NIGHT CANADA CRUISE
You will depart upon the Silver Wind and visit a total of seven ports before ending in Montreal. The pricing is $4,500 for a suite and you have to call for pricing on any other option. This ship comes complete with a pool and lounge to complete your relaxation. It also includes a show lounge and photo studio, where photographers can use the materials provided to perfect their pictures in print. There is a total of four dining areas upon the ship and a connoisseur's corner for premium cigars and specialty drinks.
6 12-NIGHT BOSTON TO FORT LAUDERDALE
This cruise transports you from Boston to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and you have the pleasure of visiting six other ports along the way. The other ports are l0cated in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Dutch Antilles, and Curacao. The price ranges from $1,000 to $4,300 and you take a ride aboard the Celebrity Summit. This ship provides eight food and drink options for you to choose from, including a juice bar. It comes complete with a jogging track and cosmos lounge, as well as several spa options to keep you relaxed throughout your journey.
5 11-NIGHT NEW ENGLAND AND CANADIAN MARITIMES
This trip is priced at $4,500 and is well worth it as you venture to ten different ports aboard the Seabourn Quest before finally ending in Montreal. They have six dining options, including in-suite food service.
It includes several bars and a casino to keep the adults busy throughout the trip. Kids can enjoy water activities like kayaking or snorkeling to entertain themselves while the adults do their own thing. Musicals and parties are also offered as nighttime attractions for those who want to add a new dimension to their journey.
4 14-NIGHT CANADA AND NE DISCOVERY
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
This amazing two-week long cruise stops at six ports on its way to Montreal and back aboard the Zaandam. The pricing is from $800 to $2,200 and is geared towards an adult crowd. It is a smaller ship and helps its occupants relax as the old-school decor hanging on the walls inspires them to become young once again. It includes a spa for you to relax in with premium facials and outstanding massages. They also showcase several acts on their mainstage, including comedy performances and symphonies.
3 7-NIGHT OCEAN VOYAGE
You will board the Le Champlain and take a magical journey aboard the ship until you reach Puerto Morelos, Mexico. They have four main restaurants and two feature French cuisines for you to sample. They offer several spa options including a Hammam Turkish bath and a balneo shower. They have live shows and dancing for your entertainment as well as onboard activities and lectures. You won't be disappointed if you are traveling with children as they offer kid's menus and babysitting services.
2 10-NIGHT CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND
Hop onto the Brilliance of the Seas to journey up the coast of main and Canada as you stop in several beautiful ports. This cruise offers 14 dining options including Izumi Japanese Cuisine and Minstrel Dining Room as you explore different cultural venues aboard the ship. The price ranges from $850 to $2,100 which allows you more spending money in the ports you visit. They have entertainment for the entire family, from Casinos to on-deck sports so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
1 7-NIGHT CANADA AND NEW ENGLAND DISCOVERY
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
This voyage is aboard the Veendam, which is a modern ship focused on teaching its occupants important 21st-century skills. It ends in Montreal but makes five port landings along the way. The pricing is from $1,000 t0 $3,000 per person and provides a video-editing workshop on board to teach you the skills to turn your memories into a masterpiece. This is a kid-friendly cruise which offers a fully supervised area for children aged 13 to 17, so the adults can have time to themselves.