We love leaving out of Boston. No planes.....easy port. We love the 14 day cruises in the fall. There are very few kids (I like kids,but as a teacher, it is nice to have adult time)
We arrived in Boston around noon. We parked in the open lot next to the ship ($200). Check in was easy.
We have taken this same cruise many times on the Gem as well as other NCL ships.
Beach break was great. The beach was perfect