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Another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax

November 27, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – It is another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax. In 2018, Halifax received 316,869 guests on 198 vessel calls. This is an 8% increase in the number of cruise guests over 2017, and a 14% increase in the number of vessel

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Port of Halifax receives top-rated cruise destination award

July 25, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Port of Halifax has been recognized as a top rated Canada-US cruise destination by Cruise Critic. The 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards announced by Cruise Critic lists the Port of Halifax as a Top-Rated US & Canada Cruise Destination. The awards are

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First Cruise Vessel to arrive April 22 at the Port of Halifax

April 20, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2018 Halifax cruise season will officially start Sunday, April 22 at noon with the arrival of MS Fram, a Hurtigruten vessel. The vessel is scheduled to berth at Pier 23 in the Halifax Seaport District. With 200 scheduled vessel calls carrying approximately

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Another strong year for the Halifax cruise industry

February 7, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2018 cruise season in Halifax will get underway on April 22, 2018 with the arrival of Fram, a Hurtigruten vessel. “It is a very exciting time for cruise in Halifax,” said Cathy McGrail, Associate Vice President of Cruise, Operations and Corporate Affairs,

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Port of Halifax experiences record-breaking cruise year 2017

November 24, 2017, Halifax, NS – The Port of Halifax welcomed over 292-thousand cruise guests during the 2017 cruise season. This year saw 292,722 guests arriving on 173 cruise vessels, making 2017 the busiest cruise year for the Port of Halifax so far. “It was an incredible year for cruise

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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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First cruise vessel to arrive April 24

April 21, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2017 Halifax cruise season will officially start April 24 at 4:15 p.m. with the arrival of the Amadea, a Phoenix Reisen vessel. This cruise ship will first berth at Lunenburg at 7 a.m. and will depart for Halifax at noon. With 173

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Port of Halifax anticipating busiest cruise season to date

January 26, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2017 cruise season in Halifax will be the busiest to date. A record number of passenger visits and vessel calls will get underway on April 24, 2017 with the arrival of the Amadea, a Phoenix Reisen vessel. “We are very excited about

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Canadian port cities anticipate influx of cruise visitors this summer

Monday, January 9, 2017 – Canadian port cities expect to get an economic boost this summer from an influx of cruise visitors attracted by a low loonie and the country’s 150th birthday celebrations. Links to feature by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press: CBC News CTV News Local Xpress The Global &

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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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