Boston's Cruise Port, located in the city's lively South Boston Waterfront neighborhood, welcomes almost half a million visitors each year.
Whether you're departing on one of the many cruises from Boston or arriving for a port of call visit, here's your guide to everything you need to know about the cruise port, destinations from Boston, and the cruise ships - plus where to store your luggage, and transportation to and from the airport.
If you're visiting Boston just for the day, shore excursions let you make the most of your time by showing you what makes Boston special. You may even be able to save by booking directly!
Arriving a day or two before your cruise, or spending some time after you return?
You'll find recommendations for convenient hotels within walking distance of the cruise port and all the nearby attractions.
CruisePort's convenient location in the South Boston Waterfront makes it easy to reach, whether you come by car, public transportation, or water taxi . . . More
Spending an extra day or longer in Boston before or after a cruise? Stay in a hotel near Boston's Cruise Port, such as the stylish Westin Waterfront Hotel:
More top hotels near the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal at Boston's Cruise Port:
Enjoy spectacular fall foliage on these leisurely cruises along the New England coast to Eastern Canada . . . More
Pink sand beaches, deep blue sky, warm weather - no wonder Bermuda is the most popular cruise destination from Boston . . . More
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Hop On Hop Off trolleys, Boston sightseeing, Revolutionary War sites tours - find out about shore excursions leaving from the Cruise Port . . . More
Boston Insider Tips
Question: "Where can I store my luggage before (or after) my cruise from
the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal?"
Answer: This is one of the questions we receive the most frequently at Boston Discovery Guide. Find out about our luggage storage recommendations.
More Questions from Boston Discovery Guide Visitors:
Transportation from Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to Boston Logan Airport
What is the best transportation to take from the Boston cruise terminal to Boston Logan Airport after our cruise? We'll have all our bags with us . . .
Getting from Logan Airport to Black Falcon, storing luggage, and seeing Boston
I was wondering if you could offer some suggestions for us because we're traveling as a group of 16 (extended family). We are arriving at Logan on Saturday morning . . .
Getting from the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to Faneuil Hall Marketplace
We're coming to Boston for the day for a Port of Call visit. What's the best way to get to Faneuil Hall? Is there a shuttle? What else should we consider doing while . . .
More questions about Boston's Cruise Port?
First, take a look at all the questions (and answers) above and below in case your question has already been answered.
If it hasn't, then please ask, and I'll do my best to answer.
If you'd like to share photos or tips or anecdotes about your cruise from Boston, you can do that here as well - we'd love to see them!
What others have asked
Storing Luggage at Boston Cruise Port
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Rental Cars from Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston
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When to arrive at the Cruiseport?
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Getting from Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to Salem
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Travel from Boston's Cruise Port to Downtown Boston and Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Cost for Cab, Bus, or Subway from Boston's Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to Logan and Downtown Boston
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Where to Find Moderate-Range Hotels near Boston's CruisePort
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Boston Hotel Accommodations near Black Falcon Cruise Terminal
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How to Find Cruises from Boston to Bermuda
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Boston Trolley Tour Convenient to CruisePort
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Transportation from Black Falcon Cruise Terminal into Boston
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Boston's Black Falcon Cruise Terminal Address
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