Nantucket is a port town (Nantucket MA) on Nantucket Island, located approx 20 km (14 ml) 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 ml2). Nantucket Island is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts.
The island is a very popular summer vacation travel destination in Massachusetts. Due to seasonal residents and tourists, 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-Ro 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 / cruise ferries departing from Hyannis to Nantucket Island year-round and to Martha's Vineyard Island seasonally).
Nantucket cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Nantucket Island dock (anchor) at Nantucket - port town on the northern coast.
Port Nantucket 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, Massachusetts. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Nantucket cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Nantucket, Massachusetts.
If you lose the Nantucket location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.