Local Cruises - Boston

| January 5, 2009

Local cruises, ship departures from U.S. cities like Seattle and Boston, are back due to the economic slowdown. Here is a guide to finding the perfect local cruise for you.

Local cruises, also known as drive-to cruises in the cruise industry, are popular once again as people look to scale back their vacation costs. A local cruise saves time and money by eliminating the need to fly to your departure port. There is a local cruise for almost everyone if you live within a few hours of the coast -- East or West. Here is our local cruise guide for you:

Local Cruises from Boston Boston is a favorite departure city for fall foliage cruises up the St Lawrence Seaway. There are also a number of Bermuda cruises leaving from Boston every year.

  • Crystal Symphony sails a fall foliage cruise in the fall of 2009.
  • Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas sails Canada/New England cruises in the fall of 2009, and one 10-day cruise to the Caribbean ending in Miami.
  • Holland America's Amsterdam sails two Canada/New England voyages in the summer of 2009. The ship offers three unusual 35-day voyages to Iceland and the Arctic and one Atlantic crossing ending in Rotterdam, Holland.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line sails one cruise to Bermuda, two to Canada/New England and one 16-day voyage to the Caribbean in the fall of 2009.
  • Cunard Queen Mary 2 sails one trans-Atlantic cruise to Southampton in the summer of 2009.

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