Official Program

Activities will be staged mainly in the Cruise Terminal with a shuttle service planned to transport you from your hotel to the terminal. Scheduled evening activities will enable you to discover the city of Boston.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

1:00PM - 4:00PM Registration YOTEL Boston
1:45PM - 3:30PM

Boston Duck Tour of Boston - sign up required

You’ve never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your “DUCK”, a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you’ll be greeted by one of our legendary tour ConDUCKtors®, who’ll be narrating your sightseeing tour of Boston. Then you’re off on a journey like you’ve never had before. You’ll cruise by quite a few places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor® will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s more. It’s time for “Splashdown” as your captain splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won’t get anywhere else. 

YOTEL Lobby pick up
4:30PM - 9:30PM

Community Night and Opening Dinner
Dress code: Business casual

Presented by Flynn Cruiseport Boston, Boston Tea Party Museum, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Old Town Trolley

Tea Party Museum & New England Aquarium

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

7:00AM - 7:45AM


 Cruise Terminal
Shuttles begin 6:45AM

Old Town Trolleys depart: 6:45AM, 7:00AM, 7:15AM

7:00AM - 7:45AM


Presented by Cruise Portland and City of Portland

First Floor
8:00AM - 8:15AM

Opening Remarks

Third Floor

8:15AM - 9:30AM

Port Infrastructure: Smart Approaches for Growing Ports

Presented by Bermello Ajamil & Partners

9:30AM - 9:45AM


Presented by Ports America

9:45AM - 11:00AM

Shore Excursion Challenge: Creating Dynamic Destination Experiences

Presented by Intercruises

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Lunch at Cruise Terminal

Presented by Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

First Floor
12:30PM - 2:30PM

The Marketplace 1:1 Meetings with Cruise Lines and Media

Participation by cruise line representatives and CCNE association members only 

Presented by Port of Saint John

Third Floor
12:30PM - 2:30PM

City Tour with Old Town Trolley (for attendees not participating in the Marketplace)

Presented by Old Town Trolley Tours

In order to give you a real taste of the city, The Old Town Trolley Tour, covers all the major areas of Boston including Downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Theater District, and the Waterfront District. View where Samuel Adams, James Otis, and other revolutionary leaders urged their fellow colonials to fight for liberty at Faneuil Hall. See the spot where the Boston Massacre occurred just outside the Old State House.  Enjoy the views of the Boston Harbor where the Redcoats marched ashore in 1768.

Meet out front of Terminal 2
2:30PM - 2:45PM


Presented by Ports America

Third Floor
2:45PM - 4:00PM

The Science of Whales & the Cruise Industry

Presented by Destination Salem, Salem Witch Museum, Salem Night Tour

4:00PM - 4:15PM

Trolleys back to hotel


Old Town Trolleys & Boston Ducks depart for dinner from hotels

JFK Library & Museum
5:30PM - 9:00PM

CCNE Reception and Dinner
Dress code: Business casual

Presented by Port of Sydney, Bar Harbor Whale Watching, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, NY Cruise, JFK Library & Museum

Friday, June 1st, 2018

8:00AM - 8:30AM Breakfast District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
8:30AM - 9:45AM

Keep Exploring - What's Next for Cruises in Canada New England?

Presented by Port of Montreal, Montreal Cruises

9:45AM - 10:00AM


10:00AM - 11:15AM

Growing Our Markets and Market Dynamics

Presented by Port of Quebec

11:15AM - 11:30AM

Closing Remarks


Massport Shuttle to Airport

Flynn Cruiseport Boston

One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128-2909

Phone: (617) 946-4434
Fax: (617) 946-4466

Printed on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019