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Port of Halifax anticipating busiest cruise season to date

January 26, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2017 cruise season in Halifax will be the busiest to date. A record number of passenger visits and vessel calls will get underway on April 24, 2017 with the arrival of the Amadea, a Phoenix Reisen vessel. “We are very excited about

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Canadian port cities anticipate influx of cruise visitors this summer

Monday, January 9, 2017 – Canadian port cities expect to get an economic boost this summer from an influx of cruise visitors attracted by a low loonie and the country’s 150th birthday celebrations. Links to feature by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press: CBC News CTV News Local Xpress The Global &

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Halifax Port Authority releases final cruise numbers for 2016

November 21, 2016, Halifax, NS – 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

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Port of Halifax to bid “bon voyage” to final cruise vessel of 2016

October 27, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The final vessel of the 2016 Halifax cruise season, the Royal Caribbean International Serenade of the Seas, is scheduled to arrive Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Highlights of the 2016 cruise season in Halifax include inaugural visits from some of the

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Port of Halifax receives top-rated cruise destination award

September 19, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Port of Halifax has been recognized as a top rated Canada-US cruise destination by Cruise Critic. The 2016 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards announced by Cruise Critic list the Port of Halifax as one of the top five Canada-US cruise destination. The awards

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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, our tour offerings and our staffing with the acquisition of

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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 240-thousand cruise guests expected during the 2016 season, the Port

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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 our 2016 cruise season in Halifax,” said Cathy McGrail, Director

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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. The biggest passenger day was October 16, 2015 with approximately

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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 Canada. Significant wind is also expected. All of this comes

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