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First cruise vessel to arrive April 24

Fri April 21, 2017

Release sent by the Halifax Port Authority.

This news release was originally sent out on April 21, 2017.

 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 a.m. and will depart for Halifax at noon.

With 173 vessels carrying approximately 274-thousand expected cruise guests during the 2017 season, the Port of Halifax is preparing for the busiest year to date.

2017 Halifax Cruise highlights include:

  • Five inaugural calls.
  • Over 30 potential shore power connections.
  • Four visits from Queen Mary 2 during the 2017 season. Her first call will be June 13.
  • One visit from Disney Magic on October 26.
  • October 3 is expected to be the busiest passenger day with over 11,000 passengers plus crew expected.
  • September 14 is the only scheduled five-ship day.

A complete vessel posting can be found at the Cruise Halifax website at

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