Another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax

November 29, 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia – It is another record cruise season for the Port of Halifax. In 2019, Halifax received 323,709 guests on 179 vessel calls. This is a 2.2% increase in the number of cruise guests over 2018. The number of cruise vessels calling Halifax is down year-over-year which indicates the Port of Halifax is receiving larger cruise ships.

“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 Catherine 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, 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.”

A video featuring some of the highlights of the 2019 Halifax Cruise season can be found here.

Note to reporters – the number of cruise guests for 2019 has been updated.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating $2 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.


Lane Farguson
Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
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