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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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First Port of Halifax Cruise Vessel in 2019 to arrive Monday

April 5, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2019 Halifax cruise season will officially start April 8 at 9:30 a.m. with the arrival of Marina, an Oceania Cruises vessel, at Pier 31. Please note there is no public access to Pier 31. With 190 vessels carrying approximately 320-thousand expected cruise

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Cruise industry in Halifax continues to grow

February 4, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2019 cruise season in Halifax will start on April 8 with the arrival of Marina, an Oceania Cruises vessel. The season will run until the first week of November, making it one of the longest seasons for the Port of Halifax with

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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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