The Halifax Seaport is equipped with infrastructure to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships, offering full-service cruise terminals and more than 2,000 feet (611 metres) of continuous berth space.

Piers 22 and 20 are the principle cruise ship berths offering passengers direct ship-to-shore access to the Halifax Port Authority’s dedicated cruise passenger terminals, Pavilions 22 and 20. Pavilion 22 offers cruise passengers and crew unique and friendly shopping experience and Pavilion 20 offers an open, barrier-free space ideal for gathering tours. Tour buses, taxis and limousines are conveniently located in front of the terminals. Pier 23, Cunard Centre is also used for cruise activities.

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For Passengers

All the amenities are standard at the Port of Halifax.

  • Dedicated passenger terminals (Pavilions 20 and 22)
  • Direct ship-to-shore access with berth space for numerous cruise ships
  • Wheelchair accessibility, telephones and washrooms
  • Immediate access to buses, taxis and limousines
  • Visitor services and shopping available dockside
  • A convenient location within easy walking distance of the downtown core
  • Wide variety of tour options
  • A hundred thousand smiles

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For Cruise Ships

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  • Experienced full-service cruise port now offering shore power
  • Dedicated on-site Halifax Port Authority staff facilitating efficient cruise operations
  • Deep draft (40′ at the Halifax Seaport)
  • Minimal tidal variations averaging only four and one-half feet (1.5 meters)
  • Significant investment in a fendering system and bollards to handle the world’s largest vessels
  • Hydraulic gangways
  • Tugboat services are optional; pilotage is compulsory
  • Bunkering available dockside by truck or barge
  • Safe and secure port
  • Capability of handling turnaround calls
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