Cruising is a popular vacation option and when thinking about cruising, people usually think about cruises that leave from Florida. Did you know that there are cruise ports in the northeastern parts of the United States? If you are within driving distance of one of these cruise ports, it may be a great way to have a cruise vacation and save money on airfare. With so many ports to choose from, you will find a great value cruising from a port close to home and try out a new ship, cruise line, or destination. Listen and find out more.
Here is a round up of what cruise lines are available from the Northeast ports.
Cruises from Boston
If you live within driving distance of Boston, Massachusetts, you may consider a cruise from here. This port includes Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruise Line, Princess Cruises Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line options. Most of these sailings go to New England/Canada or Bermuda with some longer cruises to the Caribbean and Europe as well.
Cruises from New York
Leaving from New York can be a fun experience with views of the Statue of Liberty, bridges, and the city skyline. You will find ships from Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Princess Cruise Line. These sailings usually go to New England/Canada, Bermuda, Bahamas, or the Caribbean. There are also some longer sailings that go to Europe or even the Panama Canal.
Cruises from New Jersey
If driving into New York City is not your favorite, you can leave from New Jersey on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Line. This port is easy to get to and offers cruises to New England/Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. There are also larger ships leaving from this port, such as Oasis Class Royal Caribbean ships.
Cruises from Baltimore
Baltimore is another great port. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line have sailings from this here. They go both north to New England/Canada and south to Bermuda, Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Advantages of Leaving from the Northeast
If you are within driving range of these ports, you can save money on airfare, which helps bring the price down or gives you more money to have an upgraded cabin or experience. Another advantage is starting your vacation sooner. Instead of having to fly in the day before and then hours of flying home after, you can start your vacation right away and be home afterwards without long travel days. You’ll also have more control over your arrival and departure time and how much you can pack if you are not flying. These are all great advantages of departing on a cruise closer to home.
You will also see some new ports from the Northeast departures. Stops in New England and Canada are awesome. There are amazing sites as well as national parks and historical places to visit. This type of sailing has a whole different vibe than the Caribbean.
Many of the guests onboard will also be from the area you are sailing out of, so you may meet people that live near where you are from. People even cruise together year after year with their new friends they met on the ship!
With so many ports to choose from in the Northeast, you will find great value cruising from a port close to your home and have fun trying out a new ship, cruise line, or destination.