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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

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

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

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

Port of Halifax anticipating busiest cruise season to date

January 26, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2017 cruise season in Halifax will be the busiest to date. A record number of passenger visits and vessel calls will get underway on April 24, 2017 with the arrival of the

Canadian port cities anticipate influx of cruise visitors this summer

Monday, January 9, 2017 – Canadian port cities expect to get an economic boost this summer from an influx of cruise visitors attracted by a low loonie and the country’s 150th birthday celebrations. Links to feature by Ross Marowits, The Canadian

Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2016

November 21, 2016, Halifax, NS – The Port of Halifax welcomed over 238-thousand cruise guests during the 2016 cruise season. This year saw 238,217 guests arriving on 136 cruise vessels. The busiest passenger day was October 11, a five-ship day.

Port of Halifax to bid “bon voyage” to final cruise vessel of 2016

October 27, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The final vessel of the 2016 Halifax cruise season, the Royal Caribbean International Serenade of the Seas, is scheduled to arrive Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Highlights of the 2016 cruise

Port of Halifax receives top-rated cruise destination award

September 19, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Port of Halifax has been recognized as a top rated Canada-US cruise destination by Cruise Critic. The 2016 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards announced by Cruise Critic list the Port of Halifax as

New Video – Grand opening of Ambassatours Gray Line’s new corporate head quarters and maintenance service centre

June 22, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Ambassatours Gray Line, the region’s largest and most diverse tour company, today revealed its highly-anticipated, purpose-built corporate office and maintenance service centre in Halifax’s north end. “Two years ago we significantly expanded our fleet,