Ships dock at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal which is situated less than 2 miles from historic Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail. Back Bay which includes trendy Newbury Street and Copley Square shopping areas are only 3 miles away.
A large number of well priced hotels can be found nearby in the downtown and Back Bay area. For passengers with cars you can also stay at an cheaper hotel along the route 128/I95 corridor, I93 (Quincy area) and drive to the pier the next morning. Another option is staying nearby Logan airport.
Nearest hotels are located in Boston’s seaport district. The New England Aquarium, the historic Back Bay area and vibrant Chinatown are only a short taxi or underground journey away from these properties. When you stay in the heart of the historic downtown district. Boston Commons, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and Newbury Street are just minutes away.
A popular area and home to fabulous and high rated hotels is the historic and trendy Back Bay district. Here you will find a lot of restaurant and shopping options within a relatively small area. Fabulous shopping at Copley Mall, the scenic Charles River and an exciting nightlife are seconds away.
From a downtown or Back Bay hotel or motel, Black Falcon Pier can easily be reached by cab.
For passengers with cars another option is to stay overnight along route 128/95, 90, 93 or 495 for one night and then just drive into the city the morning of the cruise. Logan International Airport is about 10 minutes away. Several moderate priced hotels can be found here and often offer a free shuttle service transport.
A few hotels located in Boston’s Seaport District are within easy walking distance of the Flynn cruise terminal (No shuttle needed). Some properties, located further away from the port offer a shuttle transfer for free or a small fee.
Great value 4 star hotel accommodation located right at Logan International Airport, jusy over 3 miles from the port and downtown.
Boston Cruise Port in Massachusetts USA
Raymond L. Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston – Massport
The Boston Black Falcon Cruise Terminal is located less than 2 miles from the historic Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail.
Black Falcon Passenger Terminal is owned and operated by Massport. The terminal, set in a former World War I military warehouse, is located on the South Boston waterfront. Various cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean RCL, Holland America Line HAL and Norwegian NCL operate from the Port of Boston offering itineraries north to Canada, south to Bermuda and the Caribbean or east to Europe.
Address and Contact
Cruiseport Boston’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal is located at: 1 Black Falcon Avenue, South Boston, MA 02210
Boston Logan International Airport — Port of Boston in Massachusetts is served by Logan International Airport, located about 10 minutes or 7 miles from the cruise passenger terminal.
The cost to take a cab from the airport to the cruiseport is approximately $25.
Silver line bus will take you also right there, but you’ve got to change from SL1 to SL2 at South Station. The Silver Line from the airport is free.
Several accommodations offer a free shuttle service transfer to/from the airport.
Parking — cruise passengers that drive to the pier can park at a 5-level municipal, safe and secure, car parking garage located directly across the street from the terminal (about a 5-minute walk).
There is no handicapped parking at the cruise terminal itself, so it is suggested that you first drop off the individual and all luggage first.
FROM THE NORTH – I 93 South to downtown.
On the Expressway downtown you have to take Exit #22 (South Station/Chinatown). At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto South Street. At the next signal, turn left onto Essex Street. At the next signal, turn left onto Atlantic Ave. Move into the right lane. At the next signal, turn right onto Summer Street. Continue on Summer past the new Convention Center. At the second set of lights on Summer Street (past the convention center), turn left into the Boston Marine Industrial Park (Drydock Ave) Travel roughly 200 yards and take the right turn into the Boston Design Center, the Black Falcon Terminal is the adjacent building on the water.
FROM SOUTH – I 93 North to Boston.
Take (new) Exit 20 to I-90 east/Logan Airport. You will travel into a new tunnel toward Logan. Inside the tunnel, take Exit 25/South Boston. At the traffic lights, you will be at Congress Street. Turn right onto Congress. Follow to the end at Northern Avenue. Turn right onto Northern Avenue and proceed into the Marine Industrial Park. Shortly after you enter the industrial park, turn right onto Tide Street. Follow to the end at Drydock Avenue. Turn left onto Drydock and make a right into the next curb cut, at the Design Center. The Black Falcon Terminal is the adjacent building on the water.
One of the Oldest Cities of the United States
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts. Rich in history, it’s one of the oldest cities of the United States and the birthplace of American independence. The city is the administrative, financial center and New England’s largest city.
Deciding to spend additional time in Boston before or after a cruise is a great way to extend your vacation. Using the ferry service to discover this city is economical, fast and scenic. Hotels and motels in Boston ma can be found all over the city. Staying at one of the discount hotels is a way for the cruise traveler to stretch their budget to enjoy the highlights of the city.
Boston retains a pleasant small town atmosphere, with old streets in Charlestown which still feature old style gas lamps and charming brick sidewalks. Wander around Back Ray in downtown Boston where streets are lined with Victorian brownstone houses and lovely hotels. Head to Beacon Street for a glimps of the “Cheers Bar”, which modelled in the 80s sitcom.
History lovers will enjoy the Freedom Trail. Take your time and walk and learn more about historic facts. Starting point for the Freedom Trail is Boston Common, one of America’s most beautiful parks. Interesting is a visit to the 18th century Faneuil Hall, located in the centre of the city next to Quince Market. It’s the birthplace of democracy. Couple blocks away is Long Wharf, one of the most popular docks of the Port of Boston.
From the seaport you can take exciting whalewatching trips, smooth sailing or boat tours to the harbor islands and romantic evening cruises. Fun for families with kids is a visit to the USS Constitution Museum ship. See the crew dressed in historical navy clothing and learn what life was like at sea over 200 years ago.
Shopping — for shopping enthusiasts, Boston is well known for its abundant shops and boutiques. Newbury Street, also known as the “5th Avenue” of Boston, is one of the finest shopping areas of the city.
Cambridge — nearby Cambridge across the Charles River is home to Harvard University, the USA’s oldest and most prestigious university, and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) private research university.
Pre or Post cruise lodging with (free) airport and shuttle service to the pier
Some hotels offer a complimentary transport shuttle service to/and from the airport, and to the Black Falcon cruise ship terminal.
Downtown Boston hotel rooms are a bit more expensive but are a cheap cab ride to the pier. If Boston sightseeing is not part of your plan, a good bet is to find a well priced hotel or affordable motel stay along route 128/95, 90, 93 or 495 for juts one night.
The next morning you can drive into the city for boarding your cruise ship.
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