Nantucket MA (Massachusetts)
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Nantucket MA is a port town on Nantucket Island, located approx 20 km (14 mi) south of Cape Cod (mainland Massachusetts USA). Along with the small islands Muskeget and Tuckernuck, Nantucket Island forms the administrative unit "Town of Nantucket", with total population around 11,000 and land area approx 273 km2 (105 mi2). Nantucket Island is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts. In the 19th century, the town was nicknamed "The Whaling City" being one of the world's largest whaling ports, together with New Bedford MA and New London CT.
The island is a very popular summer vacation travel destination in Massachusetts. Due to seasonal residents and tourists, the island's population increases up to 50,000 people during peak summer season. In 2008, house prices per ft2 were considered much higher compared to NYC's The Hamptons (East End, Long Island).
Nantucket Island can be reached from mainland Massachusetts by car and by sea - via ferries (Ro-Pax vessels / car and passenger ships) and private boat charters. Nantucket ferry services are managed by SSA-Steamship Authority (Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard island) and provided by the companies "Freedom Cruise Line" (departures from Saquatucket Harbor, Harwich MA) and "Hy-Line Cruises" (high-speed catamarans/cruiseferries departing from Hyannis to Nantucket Island year-round and to Martha's Vineyard Island seasonally).
Nantucket MA cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Nantucket Island dock (anchor) at Nantucket - port town on the northern coast.
Port Nantucket MA cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Nantucket MA, Massachusetts. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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NCL cruise ship Norwegian Pearl struck by trawler/fishing ship
An NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line ship bound for Bermuda has been struck by a commercial fishing vessel east of Nantucket (Massachusetts USA) early...July 31, 2022
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American Queen Voyages marks the return of its final Lakes & Oceans ship, Ocean Navigator
AQV-American Queen Voyages marked the return of Ocean Navigator, the final Lakes & Oceans ship to be added back to the fleet, as she welcomed her...April 12, 2022
Passenger Medevaced from Norwegian Escape
An elderly man has been medevaced from a Norwegian Cruise Line ship south of Nantucket MA on Saturday, September 22. According to US Coast Guard, an...September 24, 2018
Passenger Medevaced from Cunard QM2
An elderly woman has been medevaced by medical helicopter from a Cunard cruise ship off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard said its Air...July 3, 2018
Passenger Medevaced from Silver Muse
The USCG has airlifted a 76-year-old passenger from Silver Muse on Thursday, April 26, approx 80 miles south of Nantucket MA. A crew member aboard...April 27, 2018
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Ferry Turns Around Due to Ice in Harbor
A ferry ship was forced to turn around Monday morning, January 1, due to icy conditions in Hyannis Harbor. Hy-Line voyage from Hyannis to Nantucket...January 2, 2018
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