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Disney Cruise Line calling at the Port of Halifax

Wed April 6, 2011

Disney Cruise Line announced today that for the first time ever, they will be calling at the Port of Halifax in 2012. The Port of Halifax will be one of a few new itineraries from New York City.

“We are pleased to offer our guests the opportunity to explore the magic of Halifax and its surrounding areas as part of our five-night cruises up the New England Coast,” said Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz. “We believe our guests are going to love this experience.”

“The Disney Magic cruise stop at the Port of Halifax is a wonderful opportunity for passengers to discover the amazing experiences Nova Scotia has to offer,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “It will allow us to showcase the province to new audiences on the international stage, and help us continue to build our tourism industry and promote Nova Scotia as a world-class destination.”

The Port of Halifax is a marquee port in Atlantic Canada and currently has 19 cruise lines calling. The 2011 season is strong with a passenger range between 230,000 - 240,000 on board 126 vessels.

“The Port of Halifax is excited about showcasing our city to thousands of families as they will be visiting Halifax on board the Disney Magic,” said Cathy McGrail Manager of Cruise Development with the Halifax Port Authority. “We look forward to working with Disney Cruise Line.”

Disney Magic will be calling at the Port of Halifax nine times in 2012. These calls are part of its five-night cruises from New York up the New England coast with stops in Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Saint John (New Brunswick).

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