When you think of cruises, you may think of cities with warmer climes than Boston’s. But as a cruise port the Hub garners some pretty impressive numbers. Massachusetts ranked eighth nationwide last year for cruise industry direct expenditure, totaling $480 million and generating 8,154 jobs, according to Cruise Lines International Association.
With the completion of an $11 million renovation of the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal two years ago, what was a dark, industrial-looking space was improved with artwork, a renovated waiting area, and faster embarkation and debarkation processes, according to Miraj A. Berry, media relations manager for the Massachusetts Port Authority. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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