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Boston mayor, officials help kick off cruise season

Norwegian Dawn Capt. Teo Grbic, Condon School student Sinead Mulligan and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh officially open Boston’s cruise season
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh was among a number of local and state officials who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the season's start on Friday when Norwegian Dawn arrived for its first Bermuda cruise.

Norwegian Dawn Capt. Teo Grbic and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Andy Stuart, evp global sales and passenger services, were on hand for the event at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. Also attending were Boston Harbor Association president Vivian Li, Rep. Nick Collins, City Council president Bill Linehan and city councilor at large Michael Flaherty. Bermuda’s Ministry of Tourism and Transportation representative Larry Jacobs and Pat Phillip-Fairn, chief product and experiences development officer for the Bermuda Tourism Authority, were also among the attendees.

Following the ceremony, the special guests had a tour of Norwegian Dawn with lunch.

Friday marked the first of Norwegian Dawn’s 22 round-trip cruises to Bermuda, through Oct. 31. The ship spends three days at the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Norwegian Dawn will also sail a series of Canada/New England cruises from Boston to Québec in September and early October.