We are a husband and wife from Saint John NB Canada, who along two friends, Joe & Jo-Ann, decided to drive to Boston for another trip to Bermuda. Our city hosts over 80 visits from cruise ships each year, 5 minute drive from our home but have to drive all the way to Boston to board a ship. We're hoping that one day, we'll be able to cruise out of Saint John.
Boston is always fun and a great port. We like to show up a day early and usually stay 2 days after the cruise. This time while in Boston, we did the trolley tours with a 35 minute harbor cruise (worth $25 but not the listed $39 - hotel had a magazine that gave you $10 off). Our absolutely favorite "excursions" were the Blue Man Group & Imax theatre. When we were on the Spirit July 2009, we met a wonderful couple that have become friends. They drove hours from Philly to meet up with us. Definitely recommend lunch at Quincy Market. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in South Boston. At $199 for the first night, it provided transfers for 2 to the Black Falcon Terminal and parking during the week we were gone.
We cruised NCL on the Spirit for a 12 day repo cruise in April 2009 and for a week to Bermuda in July 2009. By far, this was our best cruise on this ship.