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Another Strong Year For The Halifax Cruise Industry

Fri April 20, 2018

This release was originally published by the Halifax Port Authority on April 20, 2018.

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 300-thousand cruise guests during the 2018 season, the Port of Halifax is preparing for another record-breaking year.

2018 Halifax Cruise highlights include:

  • 10 scheduled inaugural calls in 2018, starting with the arrival of Norwegian Bliss, a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel, on April 30, 2018. This will be the first North American call on the maiden voyage of the Norwegian Bliss.
  • Three visits from Disney Magic on September 17, September 22 and October 2, 2018
  • One visit from Queen Mary 2 on October 5, 2018
  • October 9, 2018 is expected to be the busiest passenger day with over 11,000 cruise guests on five vessels

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