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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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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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