We arrived at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in Boston before 8am and we were cleared to go ashore shortly thereafter. I was intrigued by the name Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, and learned that it is also the name of the street that runs alongside the terminal, so the terminal must have been named after the street. A Black Falcon is a type of Falcon that is indigenous to Australia with no mention that it is even present in the USA. My brief research could not determine how either the street or cruise terminal came to be known as “Black Falcon”. Any insight appreciated.
We were planning to visit a friend who lives up in Gloucester so I headed off on foot for about 1 mile to the nearby Westin Hotel where there was a Enterprise Rental Car agency in the lobby. A car for the day would cost $84 including all taxes. Although the rental car counter was closed when I planned to return the car, you simply give the keys to the valet parking attendant upon your return and you are on your way.
Since this was not a turnaround day, and even though the Veendam was also in port with us, the traffic around the cruise terminal was very light, so it was easy to drive back to the cruise terminal and find free parking directly across the terminals pedestrian exit. Once I was parked I alerted Judy who joined me and we were soon on our way thru Boston traffic which, since this was a Saturday, was pretty light.
About 1 hour later we arrive in Gloucester and had a wonderful day visiting. We had lunch at a restaurant called “Lobsta Land” which was very nice and highly recommended if you are in the area.
After a pleasant day visiting, we headed back to the Westin Hotel to drop off our car. It took about 20 minutes longer going back due to heavier traffic. Dropping off our car was a breeze – simply give the keys to the valet and you are done. I received my receipt via email 2 days later.
For dinner this evening we enjoyed the Island Spiced Berkshire Pork and the Barramundi. They were both very good. The complete menu is available on the blog.
Jeff Taveggia, an outstanding juggler was on the main stage this evening. We have learned that jugglers usually feel unappreciated because they make all of their acts seem so easy, that we forget that they are actually quite difficult and don’t fully appreciate the diffusely of what they are performing. We always find the jugglers entertaining and Jeff was as good as they come.
Tomorrow will be the first of two sea days before we arrive in Port Canaveral for our last port visit.This entry was posted in Uncategorized