Cruise season suspended in 2021

February 4, 2021, Halifax, NS – The cruise season in Canada has been suspended in 2021 due to COVID-19. The Government of Canada continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors. Keeping Canadians and transportation workers safe and healthy are top priorities for Transport Canada.

The fundamentals of tourism in our region remain strong; Nova Scotia is a place that people want to visit, and the cruise lines will continue to make Halifax a premier destination once it is safe to do so. Halifax and Nova Scotia remain a safe, welcoming place to visit with natural beauty and authentic experiences to offer. The Halifax Port Authority will continue to take direction from Transport Canada and Public Health officials as we have throughout this situation, and at the same time, we will work with our industry partners to ensure we are ready to move quickly once the recovery takes hold.


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