BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The first cruise ship of the season has officially arrived in Boston.
The Norwegian Pearl is picking up passengers at the Flynn Cruiseport Monday and is bound for Bermuda, where it will make a five-day trip and return to Boston on Friday. The ship was greeted by several people, who saw the arrival of the ship as a sign of warmer weather ahead.
One dock worker told WBZ's James Rojas he was excited to see the ship arrive.
"It's an event for everyone here that's for sure," he said.
Steve McBride, a cruise ship enthusiast who came to see the ship arrive, said he's not sure if he'll be on a cruise ship anytime soon but hopes to.
"I'm looking now but I've got to convince my wife," he said. "She's not too thrilled about it."
The CDC did amend its policy and remove a travel risk warning for passengers looking to travel on cruise ships on March 30.
The Norwegian Pearl will make trips from Bermuda to Boston regularly until November.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.