The Nova Scotia port had a record-breaking cruise season in 2018 (Image: Port of Halifax)
Port of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada received its highest ever number of cruise passengers and vessels in 2018, surpassing the record set in 2017.
The port received 316,869 guests on 198 vessel calls in 2018, an 8% increase in the number of cruise guests in 2017, and a 14% increase in the number of vessel calls. Prior to this, 2017 been Halifax’s busiest year for cruise activities, for both passenger visits and vessel calls.
“We would like to acknowledge and thank all the various groups and organisations who have worked hard to build and grow the cruise industry here in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada,” said Catherine McGrail, the associate vice president of Strategy and Innovation at Halifax Port Authority. “This includes the cruise lines, tour operators and providers, tourism agencies, cruise vendors, restaurant staff and owners, shopkeepers, gallery owners – it’s an incredibly long list, and it shows just how many people are involved in the cruise industry here in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada.”
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