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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,

First cruise vessel to arrive in Halifax April 30, 2016

April 29, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2016 Halifax cruise season will officially start April 30 at 9 a.m. with the arrival of the Veendam, a Holland America Line vessel, at the Port of Halifax. With 135 vessels carrying approximately

Port of Halifax anticipating larger vessels, more passengers in 2016

February 24, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2016 cruise season at the Port of Halifax will begin on April 30, 2016 with the arrival of the Veendam, a Holland America Line vessel. “This is a wonderful way to start

Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2015

November 23, 2015 – Halifax, NS – Over 222-thousand passengers visited the Port of Halifax during the cruise season. This year, the Port of Halifax welcomed 141 vessel calls with 222,309 passengers onboard from April 27 to November 2, 2015.

Halifax cruise calls to arrive early due to anticipated weather event

September 30, 2015, Halifax, N.S. – A major weather event is expected for Halifax and the surrounding area starting sometime this evening, September 30, 2015 and continuing well into October 1, 2015. A rainfall warning has been issued by Environment

Schedule of public viewing locations for Queen Mary 2 departure from Halifax

July 9, 2015, Halifax, NS – Following a day of celebrations commemorating the 175th anniversary of the first Cunard vessel transatlantic crossing on July 10, 2015, a special sendoff will take place in Halifax harbour. The Queen Mary 2 will

2015 Cruise Season is Underway

Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA) – Media Release April 27, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia – With the arrival of the Phoenix Reisen vessel Amadea to Halifax this morning, the 2015 cruise season is officially underway in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic

Cruise season sails into Halifax

Monday, April 20, 2015 – The Halifax Port Authority is expecting a record year for tourism in 2015. With one week to go before the first cruise ship docks, Lane Farguson of the Port Authority talks about the economic impact

Start of Halifax cruise season delayed

April 17, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Members of the media are advised that the first scheduled cruise call in Halifax for 2015 has been cancelled. This is due to a developing storm as the vessel transits the Atlantic. The

New Video – Shore Power for Cruise Vessels

The shore power system to allow cruise vessels to plug in when calling the Port of Halifax is now complete and fully operational. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to