Economic impact estimated at more than $15 Million during the month
The cruise calendar at Massports Black Falcon Cruise Terminal has a line up of 29 cruise ship calls for the month of September. As many as four ships will tie up at the dock on Sunday, September 15: Norwegian Majesty, Brilliance of the Seas, Carnival Triumph, and Clipper Adventurer. On September 3 and 4, World of ResidenSea---the first condo cruise ship comes to Boston.
"Boston continues to attract premier cruises and helping to boost our regional economy. We estimate more than $15 million just for September," said Craig P. Coy, Massport CEO.
The month starts with the Norwegian Majesty continuing her weekly cruises to Bermuda.
On September 3, World of ResidenSea, the worlds first condo cruise ship arrives. The vessel has 110 spacious and elegantly decorated apartments which can be purchased for $2.25 to 7.5 million each. When the owners are not onboard, some of the condos are available for rent beginning at $2,100 per night with a five-day minimum. There are also 88 studio guest suites for high-end cruise passengers. The ship boasts two swimming pools, a full-size tennis course, world-renowned beauty salon, Clinquie LaPraire, and tony House of Graff Jewellers.
The ships worldwide itinerary coincides with major international events, taking condo owners and cruise passengers to the Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Prix of Monaco and the British Open in Scotland.
On Sept. 15, Royal Caribbeans Brilliance of the Seas, a brand new ship makes Boston her first port of entry in the United States after a trans-Atlantic cruise from Harwich, England.
Brilliance is 962 feet long with a 28 foot draft and has 12 passenger decks. The ship has a capacity of 2,112 passengers and carries 848 crew. She will make five cruise embarkations from Boston. On September 15, Brilliance will have a seven-nights roundtrip cruise from Boston through New England and Canadian Maritime waters. On September 22, Oct 1, 12, and 22, Brilliance of the Seas will increase its itenerary to 10-nights roundtrip cruises, adding Quebec City, Canada.