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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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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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