There were 179 ship calls, fewer than in 2018, which shows the vessels visiting are getting bigger.
Among the season’s highlights was the first six-ship day, on Sept. 19.
‘It has been another great year for the cruise industry in the Port of Halifax, and that is thanks to the hard work and dedication of the many partners involved,’ said Cathy McGrail, associate vice president, strategy & innovation, Halifax Port Authority.
‘We are fortunate that we live in a beautiful part of the country that others want to visit and experience,’ she added, ‘but it’s through the ongoing efforts of the tour operators and providers, tourism agencies, restaurant staff and owners, shopkeepers and destination providers that people keep coming back based on positive experience and word of mouth.’
According to the port authority, the cruise business generates an annual $171.8m economic benefit to Halifax.