Cruise News Ports East Coast Cruise Port Ends Season With Another Record

East Coast Cruise Port Ends Season With Another Record

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The Boston cruise port has reached another record at the end of its 2019 season with more than 400,000 cruise ship passengers reached.

Boston Cruise Port Hits Record

It has been a great year for the cruise industry as just days ago we posted about the record numbers at the Port of Galveston and now the same goes for Flynn Cruiseport Boston. The port has reached a record of 402,326 cruise passengers and 138 ships in 2019 which is a major milestone.

The passenger volume is a 3% increase over the 2018 cruise season driven by new itineraries, larger ships, and a longer season, which began in March. Flynn Cruiseport Boston generates more than $100M to the local economy and supports nearly 2,200 jobs, throughout the visitor economy in the Commonwealth.

Massport Port Director Mike Meyran said:

“We are pleased to see this record growth in cruise tourism in Boston, which has a ripple effect on the regional economy. We also thank our city, state, and federal elected officials for their continued support.”

“The demand for cruising in New England continues to be strong and attracts visitors from all over the world. We are making smart investments at the Flynn Cruiseport Boston to maximize the use of the terminals and accommodate future growth in homeport and port-of-call passengers.”

For the first time in Flynn Cruiseport Boston’s 33-year history, the cruise season started in March and ended a week before Thanksgiving, extending the season by 5 weeks. This year, Massport celebrated 9 maiden voyages to Boston, including Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Gem and Holland America’s Zaandam.

Boston also welcomed a record 86 ships during the season’s peak months of September and October, including MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia, the largest cruise ship to ever port in the city.

Flynn Cruiseport Boston supported itineraries to Bermuda, Caribbean, and the New England-Canadian coastline from over 20 different cruise lines.

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In 2020, four major cruise lines will be homeporting in Boston, a first for Flynn Cruiseport Boston. In addition to Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America, and Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises is now offering itineraries from Boston.

Celebrity Summit will sail from Boston to Maine and Canada beginning in August and will sail to the Caribbean and Florida in October.

Seven ships are scheduled for maiden calls, including Princess Cruise Line’s Sky Princess, which debuted this year and inaugural voyage of the newly formed Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection’s Azora. Next fall, there will be 16 days when Flynn Cruiseport Boston hosts 3 ships simultaneously.

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