Go for a Boston dinner cruise for a memorable dining and sightseeing experience. You feast on lobster, steak, and other gourmet dinner selections while touring Boston Harbor.
Lunch and brunch options are also available, plus interesting specialty cruises to celebrate holidays and sometimes even certain menu items...such as lobster and clambakes.
Harbor views range from fascinating to spectacular. You'll tour along the Boston shoreline and then head out to the Harbor Islands - a whole different world!
The huge 600-passenger Spirit of Boston dinner cruise voyages combine Inner and Outer Harbor sightseeing with sumptuous buffets followed by DJ music for dancing. Evening departures mean that you'll enjoy the beautiful harbor views first by the the glow of sunset, and later under the moon and stars. Inside, you'll find 3 floors, including 2 dance floors, and outside plenty of deck space for feasting on the scenery.
The dinner buffets feature plenty of choices - typically, appetizers, lots of salad choices, a carving station with ham and beef, salmon or other fish, chicken, veggies, potatoes, and wonderful desserts.
Lunch cruises are also available, including seasonal lobster lunches that are spectacular. In addition, Spirit of Boston offers lots of special dinner cruises on holidays and other occasions.
If you're looking for a way to combine sightseeing, dining, entertainment, and dancing, this may be the cruise for you.
Dates/times: Year-round; lunch and dinner cruises offered daily. Most lunch cruises are 2 hours, and dinner cruises are 2 or 3 hours. Special cruises may be other lengths.
Departure location: World Trade Center
More Information: Spirit of Boston cruises
Ticket discounts: Check Goldstar
Also huge, the 600-passenger Odyssey is the most elegant Boston cruise options, short of a private yacht. For the dinner cruises, jackets are recommended for men and cocktail dresses for women. Lunch cruises are somewhat more relaxed - but no jeans, sweats, shorts, tennis shoes, or anything else that's too casual.
Lunch and dinner are 3-course meals with table service. Brunch is a buffet. An executive chef prepares all of the food on board.
The Odyssey has 3 climate-controlled floors for dining and dancing. What's special about the Odyssey is that each floor features live music ranging from solo pianists playing classical music to jazz bands to dance bands.
Odyssey's goal is to give its passengers the experience of cruising on an elegant ocean liner while enjoying great views of Boston Harbor and wonderful food. These cruises will also give you a memorable experience of Boston.
Dates/times: Year-round; Lunch cruises Monday - Friday, Brunch cruises Saturday and Sunday, and Dinner cruises offered daily. Many special occasion cruises as well.
Departure location: Rowes Wharf, behind the Boston Harbor Hotel
More Information: More about Odyssey cruises
Ticket discounts: Goldstar
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