Port of Halifax cruise numbers reach new high

Passenger numbers and calls topped their previous highs in 2017 Passenger numbers and calls topped their previous highs in 2017 PHOTO: Halifax Port Authority

2018 has been another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax. Some 316,869 passengers arrrived on 198 vessel calls. This is 8% more passengers and 14% more calls than in 2017, the prior record year for both.

Many to thank

'We would like to acknowledge and thank all the various groups and organizations who have worked hard to build and grow the cruise industry here in Halifax and across Atlantic Canada,' said Cathy McGrail, associate VP. strategy & innovation, 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.'

Posted 27 November 2018

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Anne Kalosh

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