Atlantic Port Of Departure - Boston
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1) Introducing Boston

Located by a natural deepwater harbor on the north eastern coastline of America, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US.

The city has played a key part in American history from the time of its founding. Early in 1630 a fleet of 11 ships with 700 Puritans on board sailed into Massachusetts Bay after a 2 month voyage from England. The migrants established a town, calling it Boston after Boston in the county of Lincolnshire. In the 1770’s Boston was a hotbed of anti-English feeling. The renowned Boston Tea Party, when men dressed as native Americans boarded three English ships in the bay and threw the cargo of tea chests into the sea, was a catalyst for the Revolutionary War. The rise of manufacturing in the mid 19th century brought many immigrants, and Boston transformed from a trading city populated by residents of mostly English origin, to a manufacturing center populated by a majority of Irish citizens.

Today Boston is a powerhouse of a city, with prestigious hospitals investigating the leading edge of medicine, innovative centers of technology and world-renowned universities.

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2) Boston Cruise Port

Massport’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal is situated in South Boston’s lively Waterfront District, only a couple of miles away from downtown.

The terminal, which got its name from a catastrophic incident at the dock in 1953 when a merchant vessel called Black Falcon caught fire, opened in 1986 to service the growing demand for New England cruises.

In the fall of 2010, Massport completed a total modernizing of the cruise port, configuring the building for embarkation on the third floor, disembarkation on the second floor, and baggage reclaim on the first floor.

The terminal offers efficient embarkation and debarkation, and includes a full range of convenient services like informative signage, seating area, taxi rank, security, customs and telephone booths.

Convenient cruise parking is available at the Marine Industrial Park garage, near the terminal, which is under 24hr security surveillance.

See cruises from Boston for a complete list of available cruises.

See massport.com for the cruise port website.

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3) Out And About In Boston

Boston Public Garden
A short detour from the Freedom Trail, Boston’s Public Garden is a great place to unwind from the busy city. At the Lagoon you’ll find the Swan Boats, a popular Boston tourist attraction, run by the Paget family since 1877. The boats are usually joined by a flock of beautiful real swans in summertime.

Paul Revere’s House
Built in about 1680, the Paul Revere House is the oldest building in Boston. Paul Revere is famed for his ‘midnight ride’ from this house to Lexington, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that they were due to be arrested by armed British soldiers. The house was painstakingly restored in 1908 to closely matche its seventeenth century look, with original doors, flooring and fireplaces. Tours are self-guided, aided by a detailed leaflet and information panels.

Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail visits a historic series of meeting rooms, houses, churches, a warship and burying grounds, detailing the tumultuous times of the American Revolution. Finding your way is easy - there's a course of red bricks in the sidewalk, and signs identifying the 16 historic places of interest.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, located in the Back Bay area of the city, is a magnificent collection of artwork and historical treasures. Favorite paintings include John Singer Sargent's The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, Rembrandt's The Artist in his Studio, Turners The Slave Ship, Pierre Auguste Renoir's Dance at Bougival, Claude Monet's Rouen Cathedral in Full Sunlight and Degas' Visit to a Museum. Opening times are every day except major public holidays.

Boston Harborwalk
Boston’s newly created HarborWalk takes on a constantly alterning nature as it weaves through the city's downtown district and harborside areas. Along several parts of the walk you’ll find pieces of sculptural artwork which help with your route finding. Descriptive signage next to the path describes the rich history of Boston’s waterfront.

4) Traveling To Boston Cruise Port

By Car

The cruise terminal parking facility, the BRA-EDIC Garage located at 12 Drydock Avenue, can be conveniently reached from the North and South via I93, or from the West via the Massachusetts Turnpike.

From the North
On the I93, inside the Thomas P O'Neill Jr Tunnel, leave at exit #23 signed Purchase Street. At the top of the ramp turn left to join Seaport Blvd signed S Boston Waterfront. Make a right onto D street. Make a left onto Summer St. Turn left onto Drydock Avenue into the Boston Marine Industrial Park, with a sign for the Cruise Terminal. Straight ahead on the left hand side is the entrance to the BRA-EDIC garage.

From the South
Follow the I-93 north to Boston. Take exit #20 signed I-90 Logan Airport. Follow the signs to South Boston. Turn slight right onto Congress Street. Make a right onto D street. Make a left onto Summer St. Turn left onto Drydock Avenue into the Boston Marine Industrial Park, with a sign for the Cruise Terminal. Straight ahead on the left hand side is the entrance to the BRA-EDIC garage.

From the West
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike heading towards Logan Airport. Take exit #25 signed South Boston. Carry on onto Massport Haul Road. Make a right onto Pumphouse Road. Make a left onto Summer St. Turn left onto Drydock Avenue into the Boston Marine Industrial Park, with a sign for the Cruise Terminal. Straight ahead on the left hand side is the entrance to the BRA-EDIC garage.

By Air

All the Logan Airport terminals have taxi ranks, and it is a short 10 minute journey to the cruise port.

5) Other Information

Language English
Timezone ETZ
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