The most popular time to visit is during the fall months of September and October when the leaves dramatically change color, although cruise lines operate cruises in the area from April through October.
The New England cruise season is relatively short due to the frigid winters. Short 4-day cruises are more common during the summer months, while longer sailings of seven-days are longer are offered in the fall. Most trips are between four and 24 nights in length.
Even in the summer, you may want a jacket or sweater for chilly evenings at sea. If you opt to whale watch off the coast, you’ll encounter much cooler temperatures than on land, so warm clothing is a must to keep you comfortable.