First Cruise Vessel to arrive April 22 at the Port of Halifax

April 20, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The 2018 Halifax cruise season will officially start Sunday, April 22 at noon with the arrival of MS Fram, a Hurtigruten vessel. The vessel is scheduled to berth at Pier 23 in the Halifax Seaport District.

With 200 scheduled vessel calls carrying approximately 300-thousand cruise guests during the 2018 season, the Port of Halifax is preparing for another record-breaking year.

2018 Halifax Cruise highlights include:

  • 10 scheduled inaugural calls in 2018, starting with the arrival of Norwegian Bliss, a Norwegian Cruise Line vessel, on April 30, 2018. This will be the first North American call on the maiden voyage of the Norwegian Bliss.
  • Three visits from Disney Magic on September 17, September 22 and October 2, 2018
  • One visit from Queen Mary 2 on October 5, 2018
  • October 9, 2018 is expected to be the busiest passenger day with over 11,000 cruise guests on five vessels

A complete vessel posting can be found at the Cruise Halifax website.


Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
[email protected]