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

August 9, 2017, Halifax, NS – An evening sail away for the Queen Mary 2 is scheduled to take place in the Port of Halifax. Following a day of celebrations commemorating the Third Annual Samuel Cunard Prize for Vision, Courage and Creativity to former Prime Minister Paul Martin on August

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Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2016

November 21, 2016, Halifax, NS – The Port of Halifax welcomed over 238-thousand cruise guests during the 2016 cruise season. This year saw 238,217 guests arriving on 136 cruise vessels. The busiest passenger day was October 11, a five-ship day. “It was an exciting season for cruise in Halifax,” said

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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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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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Port of Halifax Planning for Busy Day During Royal Tour

May 16 , 2014 – Halifax, NS – The Halifax Port Authority is absolutely delighted the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have chosen to visit the Halifax Seaport during the upcoming Royal Tour of Canada. May 19, 2014 will be an exciting and historic day. The Royal Tour

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2014 Cruise Season in Halifax Underway

May 4 , 2014 – Halifax, N.S. – The 2014 Halifax cruise season is now underway with the arrival of the Celebrity Infinity, a Celebrity cruise vessel, at the Port of Halifax. “This is going to be a great year for cruise,” said Cathy McGrail, Manager of Cruise Development for

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Construction Underway for Cruise Vessel Shore Power System at the Port of Halifax

March 7, 2014 – Halifax, N.S. – The Halifax Port Authority (HPA) would like to advise that construction for a shore power system for cruise vessels is now underway. HPA remains committed to allowing cruise vessels connect to shore power during the 2014 cruise season. “The Government of Canada is

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Halifax Port Authority Releases Final Cruise Numbers for 2013

November 22, 2013 – Halifax, N.S. – Over a quarter of a million people visited the Port of Halifax during the cruise season. This year, the Port of Halifax welcomed 134 vessel calls with 252,121 passengers onboard from May 6 to October 31, 2013. The biggest passenger day was October

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