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.
“It was an exciting season for cruise in Halifax,” said Catherine
McGrail, Interim Vice President, Operations and Director, Corporate
Affairs, Halifax Port Authority. “The tour operators and tourism
providers went above and beyond to meet and exceed the expectations of
our cruise guests. Making sure those passengers have a memorable and
enjoyable experience during their time in our province is such an
important piece of the development of the Halifax cruise industry, and
we thank all of those who worked hard this year to make that happen.”
This year saw an increase of just over 7% in overall passenger
counts. The cruise season in Halifax typically runs from mid-April to
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