Leave from Boston and cruise to these destinations this year

Norway, anyone?

Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem is making three trips from Boston to the Caribbean this season. –Norwegian Cruise Line

Whether you want to cruise to the Caribbean, Montreal, or even Norway this year, your adventure at sea can begin in Boston.

Massport anticipates a record-breaking 2019 cruise season in Boston, according to a statement from Massport; Boston’s cruise terminal, Flynn Cruiseport Boston in the Seaport, saw a record 389,619 travelers to Boston during the 2018 cruise season and expects to see more than 400,000 passengers this year.

According to the Massport schedule, cruise ships sailing from Flynn Cruiseport Boston in 2019 are Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Gem, Royal Caribbean International’s Serenade of the Seas, Seabourn’s Seabourn Quest, Ponant’s Le Champlain, Windstar Cruise Line’s Star Pride, and Holland America Line’s Veendam, Zaandam, and Zuiderdam.

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New trips out of Boston this year include a cruise to Puerto Morales, Mexico, on Oct. 26 on board Le Champlain, a trip to the Southern Caribbean Islands on Oct. 27 on the Serenade of the Seas, and three Caribbean vacations on the Norwegian Gem — the first trip already departed on March 29, and the remaining trips will depart on Oct. 25 and Nov. 8.

Among the trips taking place once again this year are a “Voyage of the Vikings” aboard the Zuiderdam, which leaves July 30 for Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Newfoundland; trips to Bermuda every Friday aboard the Norwegian Gem; and fall trips to Canada, Bermuda, and New England aboard the Serenade of the Seas.

Also once again this year, several ships will visit Boston as a port of call. MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia, a 4,500-passenger ship that will depart from New York and sail to Canada and New England before returning to New York, will do so for the first time this October, according to Massport.

You can check out the entire 2019 Boston cruise schedule here.

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