New England — the birthplace of America — is filled with rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages, and outdoor adventures at every turn. Discover white sandy beaches and lighthouses, brilliant fall foliage, expansive lakes, panoramic mountain views, and dockside restaurants with delicious seafood chowder, lobster, and blueberry pie.

Travellers taking a cruise ship along the northeast coast of America get a breathtaking perspective of the New England region and a chance to sample highlights — from the boating mecca of Newport, Rhode Island, to the streets of historic Boston, to a grand view of the islands of Maine. The New England cruise season runs from April into October and is especially recommended during late summer and fall foliage time. Many travellers add on a New England road trip before or after their cruising experience.

The gateway to New England, Boston, is the capital of Massachusetts. The oldest major city in the USA, it was founded by English settlers in 1630. Since then, immigrants from around the world, as well as people from across the USA, have come, made their homes and are proud to be Bostonians.

You’ll find a wealth of diverse New England travel experiences within just a few hours drive of Cruiseport Boston’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

The six states that compose the region – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont – have distinct characteristics that make them ideal for visitors in all seasons of the year. Fall is for viewing the colourful foliage; winter brings all manner of snow sports; spring is the time for urban fun, museums, and cultural attractions; and summer is for getting outdoors in the mountains, meadows, and beaches.

See a list of New England’s top cruise ports here.