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Freedom Cruise Line

Harwich Port, MA, USA
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About Freedom Cruise Line
The fun way to travel to Nantucket! Avoid the trip to Hyannis and sail away on the Freedom Ferry from Harwich Port. Enjoy the beautiful 80 minute ride across Nantucket Sound. Enjoy our enclosed lounge, outside decks, full-service snack bar and our friendly crew! Daily departures from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
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AnneMarie B wrote a review Sep 2021
Suffield, Connecticut325 contributions71 helpful votes
A year ago, we wanted to go to Nantucket on Freedom Cruise Line, but we were informed that an engine problem in Nantucket would make our trip a no-go. Happily, this year we were a go for a beautiful crossing and had a wonderful time! The crew was so friendly and welcoming and both our departure and return were on time. We crossed while on the front deck which was comfortable and made for some great views. On the way back we took inside seats with a table. The seats were much like airline seats - comfortable and reclining-capable. We enjoyed a really relaxing trip!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Jordan D wrote a review Sep 2021
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I was recommended by a local friend to take Freedom Cruise Line as opposed to the Hyannis ferry due to prices, experience and location. The people working at the front desk were so friendly and helpful and the ship crew helped me and my friends load and secure our bikes on board. The ferry is smaller than the Hyannis ferry which gives it a more intimate feel. The ride was smooth and my friends and I enjoyed sitting on top and on the sides of the boat soaking in the sunshine (and getting a little splash on the way back)! The departures of the boat gives you enough time to explore Nantucket and get back to the Cape at a reasonable time. We brought our bikes back early and the crew was so kind to store them for us so we could walk around a few more hours before returning. The owner of the company joined us on our trip and had everyone participate in a cute tradition on our return trip. Will definitely use Freedom again and recommend it to my friends visiting the cape!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Heidi F wrote a review Sep 2021
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My two girl friends and I went over for the day with the Freedom Ferry! I cannot recommend using this ferry service out of Harwich Port enough! The staff was so incredibly friendly and welcoming! They kindly helped us with our bikes on and off the boat it was so convenient. It was a beautiful ride and so beyond worth it to travel out of Saquaqucket Harbor in Harwich Port to beautiful Nantucket. I look forward to using the Freedom Ferry again! Thank you!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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gustacr17 wrote a review Aug 2021
Chatham, Massachusetts12 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a convenient and easier location than going to Hyannis to get a ferry to Nantucket. This is a no frills transportation ship, and is quite small compared to the ships out of Hyannis. We took this round trip recently, and found some issues that have not been fully discussed yet. The boats are quite small; we travelled to Nantucket during the day with 2-3 foot swells, and the boat was not very steady; it bounced and heaved side to side, and many people had difficulty trying to move about the cabin. The rest room was out of service. The staff was gracious and helpful when needed. The return trip, at night, was very unpleasant with 3-4 foot swells, and we believe the captain had to slow the boat down slightly in order to keep passengers safe, and prevent passengers from getting sea sick due to the bouncing and heaving side to side. It seemed like a "forever" ride back. At no time did w feel unsafe; just unsteady. These boats take 80 minutes to go to and from Nantucket, and are also loud. In the future, we will spend the extra time, but l less money and go to Hyannis and take the larger and faster high speed ferries.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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mistersalty wrote a review Aug 2021
Atlanta, Georgia40 contributions7 helpful votes
Convenient, free parking. It's a no frills ferry ride over to Nantucket but it gets you there for less than some of the other carriers. Friendly crew. It's about one hour 20 minutes to Nantucket. You have the option of sitting inside with mask (as of August 2021 or outside with no mask.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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