Port of Halifax receives top-rated cruise destination award

July 25, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Port of Halifax has been recognized as a top rated Canada-US cruise destination by Cruise Critic.

The 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards announced by Cruise Critic lists the Port of Halifax as a Top-Rated US & Canada Cruise Destination. The awards are based entirely on ratings submitted with reviews published on CruiseCritic.com. A link to the announcement can be found here: Top 5 US & Canada Cruise Destinations.

“This is an incredible recognition for all the operators and tourism partners who work tirelessly to build and promote Nova Scotia as a tourism destination,” said Catherine McGrail, Associate Vice-President, Cruise/Operations and Public Affairs, Halifax Port Authority. “We are fortunate to have strong partners delivering an excellent product that our cruise guests enjoy.”

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.
  • 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 at http://cruisehalifax.ca/our-visitors/cruise-schedule/.

About Cruise Critic:

Cruise Critic® is an online cruise guide, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 160,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community where travelers share experiences and opinions with fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 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
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
[email protected]