Boston Harbor Now’s Director of Policy Jill Valdes Horwood and Director of Planning Alice Brown host a bi-weekly video blog covering topics related to the harbor. Watch their most recent episode about Boston’s cruise ship community below.
In this five minute vlog, Brown and Horwood discuss Boston’s cruise ship terminal, Flynn Cruiseport Boston, previously called the Black Falcon Terminal.
Opened in 1986, the Cruiseport is owned and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority. It plays a major role in the city and state’s economy, providing hundreds of jobs and bringing in millions in tax revenue.
There are four cruise lines that call Boston their “home port” – Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Seabourn. Boston also has 20 cruise companies that are “port of call”, meaning that they stop at Boston’s Cruiseport along their journey.
The two go on to discuss the recent renovations to the terminal that have created a welcoming space for vacationers arriving and departing by cruise ship. They also talk about the important role of the longshoremen.