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Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2015

November 23, 2015 – Halifax, NS – Over 222-thousand passengers visited the Port of Halifax during the cruise season. This year, the Port of Halifax welcomed 141 vessel calls with 222,309 passengers onboard from April 27 to November 2, 2015. The biggest passenger day was October 16, 2015 with approximately

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Halifax cruise calls to arrive early due to anticipated weather event

September 30, 2015, Halifax, N.S. – A major weather event is expected for Halifax and the surrounding area starting sometime this evening, September 30, 2015 and continuing well into October 1, 2015. A rainfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada. Significant wind is also expected. All of this comes

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Schedule of public viewing locations for Queen Mary 2 departure from Halifax

July 9, 2015, Halifax, NS – Following a day of celebrations commemorating the 175th anniversary of the first Cunard vessel transatlantic crossing on July 10, 2015, a special sendoff will take place in Halifax harbour. The Queen Mary 2 will depart the Halifax Seaport at 8:00 p.m. The attached chart

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2015 Cruise Season is Underway

Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA) – Media Release April 27, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia – With the arrival of the Phoenix Reisen vessel Amadea to Halifax this morning, the 2015 cruise season is officially underway in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA) is forecasting approximately 601,000 passengers will

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Cruise season sails into Halifax

Monday, April 20, 2015 – The Halifax Port Authority is expecting a record year for tourism in 2015. With one week to go before the first cruise ship docks, Lane Farguson of the Port Authority talks about the economic impact on the province. Link to interview: Cruise season sails into

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Start of Halifax cruise season delayed

April 17, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Members of the media are advised that the first scheduled cruise call in Halifax for 2015 has been cancelled. This is due to a developing storm as the vessel transits the Atlantic. The Regal Princess was scheduled to arrive in Halifax on Sunday,

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New Video – Shore Power for Cruise Vessels

The shore power system to allow cruise vessels to plug in when calling the Port of Halifax is now complete and fully operational. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down their auxiliary engines and connect to the electrical

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Port of Halifax anticipating 146 cruise vessel calls during 2015 cruise season

February 23, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2015 cruise season at the Port of Halifax will begin on April 19, 2015 with the arrival of the Regal Princess. This will be the first call for the Regal Princess at the Port of Halifax and will be the first of

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Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2014

November 24 , 2014 – Halifax, N.S. – Over 217-thousand passengers visited the Port of Halifax during the cruise season. This year, the Port of Halifax welcomed 134 vessel calls with 217,305 passengers onboard from May 6 to November 15, 2014. The biggest passenger day was October 7, 2014 with

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Cruise vessels can now plug in at the Port of Halifax

October 26 , 2014 – Halifax, N.S. – The shore power system to allow cruise vessels to plug in when calling the Port of Halifax is now complete and fully operational. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down

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