Boston's Cruise Port Allows Easy Access to Boston's Best Shopping

When you depart your ship, or are awaiting boarding at Boston's Cruise Port you may want to spend some time shopping while you are on Boston soil. Five or fewer miles (short cab ride) to most of the shopping Boston has to offer, the Cruise Port is convenient to access. 

Boston's historic, Faneuil Hall Marketplace/Quincy Market is a little more than a mile from the pier, making this one place you should certainly shop while here. A stroll along the HarborWalk and onto the Greenway (a park that runs through the middle of the city while traffic flows along the roads on both sides) is a great start to a shopping excursion in Faneuil Hall. Stores here range from national chains carrying brand names you desire to small Boston themed stores ideal for buying souvenirs. 

Boston's Back Bay is loaded with indoor options, set inside the connected buildings of the Prudential Center and the Copley Place Mall, you'll find an array of department stores, chains and specialty shops that are sure to suit your needs. Shopping here is a cab ride away, but well worth it as you can enjoy a stroll even if the weather does not cooperate because these  climate controlled shops offer year round comfort.

For those seeking something specific, Boston's neighborhoods are fortunate to have a large selection of independent retails along its main and side streets. Boutiques like Crush and shops like Bromfield Camera Co. are just waiting for you to pop in.

Copley Place
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Copley Place located in the Back Bay, offers high-end stores with a variety of quality merchandise. This indoor shopping "mall" is a sight to see. The two story design with extra wide walkways allows guests to enjoy the space while shopping at...  Read More



A Boston social and commercial centerpiece since 1742, Faneuil Hall was originally established as a market for merchants, fishermen and vendors. It later hosted inspirational appearances by prominent figures like Samuel Adams and George...  Read More



Jessika Goranson opened Holiday Boutique and has grown this favorite Boston boutique quite a bit since that time. Holiday exudes femininity from the decor to the attire within; this is the place to shop for all those girly girls out there. The...  Read More

Faneuil Hall/Government Center


Lucy's League is a female sports fan's fantasy! Filled with sports attire that actually has style, Lucy's League is a must when buying for the lady who loves her team! With a focus on Boston, Lucy's League carries a range of attire that works...  Read More



Louis Boston is a Boston legend. As the place to shop for high end designer attire for men and women. Their accessories, as well as merchandise, is designed by true rising stars in the fashion world. The open, airy, chic space is shared with...  Read More



When childhood friends Rebecca Penner and Laura Macris decided to put their years of playing with and learning about fashion into four walls of a boutique, they opened Crush. Focusing on giving customers a hand picked selection of best women's...  Read More



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The Shops at Prudential Center
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Billed as one of the Northeast's top shopping destinations, the exclusive Prudential Center offers well over 75 retail establishments, including Barnes & Noble, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lacoste, Lord & Taylor, and Club Monaco. The mall also...  Read More



You'll find Bromfield Camera Co. hidden on a small side street in Downtown Crossing. This camera shop has everything you could imagine for you photo needs. Selling manual and digital cameras, buying old pieces, and repairing cameras in need,...  Read More



Hip, contemporary CambridgeSide is an indoor mall that draws locals for easy indoor shopping at all the shops you love: Ann Taylor, Gap, Victoria's Secret, Best Buy, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and J Crew. Easily accessible by MBTA, Boston area...  Read More


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Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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