Flynn Cruiseport Boston receives over 300,000 cruise passengers

Flynn Cruiseport Boston receives over 300,000 cruise passengers

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Flynn Cruiseport Boston welcomed 128 calls during 2022

Flynn Cruiseport Boston in Boston, USA, received 310,767 passengers and 128 cruise ship calls in 2022, as the port returned as a cruise destination after a two-year hiatus.

According to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), the cruise port received 56 calls from the five ships which homeported at the destination this year, a record for a single season. It also saw the number of passengers and ships visiting Boston in October surpass pre-pandemic levels during the same time frame.

“We were thrilled to see that the demand for cruising continues to be strong as we work to support the recovery of travel and tourism in New England,” said Joseph Morris, port director at Massport. “Boston has grown as both a homeport and destination port of call for multiple cruise lines, and we look forward to expanding our itineraries for customers in the future.”

The 2022 cruise season for Flynn Cruiseport Boston began in April and ended before the end of November. There were 12 maiden calls to Boston during the season, including Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl, Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Legend and both Enchanted Princess and Sky Princess from Princess Cruises. The port also welcomed its first hybrid cruise ship, Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen.

Massport also held a fireside chat featuring Celebrity Cruises’ CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo and Massport CEO Lisa Wieland to celebrate Celebrity Cruises inaugural homeport season in Boston.

“Our first season homeporting in Boston was a great success and we can’t wait to build on it for the 2023 season,” said Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. “As a native of the Boston area, I’m thrilled to see the region thrive and congratulate all of the teams within the Massachusetts Port Authority on a truly stellar year.”

The port authority expects to receive a similar number of passengers and ships during the 2023 season, which will begin on 31 March with the departure of Norwegian Pearl to Bermuda.

“Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises congratulate Flynn Cruiseport Boston on a strong comeback year,” said Juan Kuryla, senior vice president of port development and construction at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “The health of the cruise industry is critical for port communities as its contributions help stimulate the local economy and support infrastructure investments. Flynn Cruiseport Boston is the homeport for one of our most popular itineraries to Bermuda and we are excited to continue our strong partnership.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
16 December 2022

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