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Nova Scotia Cruise Ports Preparing for Growth

February 2, 2023, Halifax, Nova Scotia – With over 300 expected vessel calls across the province, cruise in Nova Scotia is returning to growth. Nova Scotia is a place that people love to visit thanks to the natural beauty of our coastal province, authentic experiences, and the legendary hospitality of

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PORT OF HALIFAX CONCLUDES A STRONG RECOVERY YEAR FOR THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

November 14, 2022, Halifax, Nova Scotia – It was a strong rebuilding year for the cruise industry. The 2022 cruise season for the Port of Halifax began on April 26 and ended on November 5. The Port of Halifax welcomed approximately 234,000 passengers on 148 vessel calls, 17 of which

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Cruise industry in Halifax preparing for strong recovery

March 1, 2022, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2022 cruise season in Halifax will start on April 26 with the arrival of Norwegian Getaway, a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel and Ocean Navigator, an American Queen Steamboat Co. vessel. The season will run until November 5, 2022. “We are starting the

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Port of Halifax excited for the return of cruise vessels in 2022

July 15, 2021, Halifax, NS – Cruise vessels are returning to the Port of Halifax in 2022. The Halifax Port Authority would like to recognize Transport Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada for taking the steps necessary to allow the resumption of the cruise industry. “This is excellent

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Cruise Season Suspended in 2021

February 4, 2021, Halifax, NS – The cruise season in Canada has been suspended in 2021 due to COVID-19. The Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors. Keeping Canadians and transportation workers safe and healthy

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Halifax 2020 Cruise Season Suspended

May 29, 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Halifax 2020 Cruise Season has been suspended due to COVID-19. Updated measures announced earlier today by the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, effectively mean there will be no cruise vessel calls in Halifax this year. Please click here for the

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Changes announced to Halifax Cruise season

March 13, 2020, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2020 cruise season at the Port of Halifax will be delayed until July 1. This follows the direction provided by Transport Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Please click here for the latest information. The Halifax Port Authority will communicate

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Another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax

November 29, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia – It is another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax. In 2019, Halifax received 323,709 guests on 179 vessel calls. This is a 2.2% increase in the number of cruise guests over 2018. The number of cruise vessels calling Halifax is down

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

July 24, 2019, Halifax, NS – A rare evening sail away involving the Cunard vessels Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2 is scheduled to take place in the Port of Halifax. Following a day of celebrations commemorating the fifth Annual Samuel Cunard Prize for Vision, Courage and Creativity on July

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