Port of Halifax experiences record-breaking cruise year 2017

November 24, 2017, Halifax, NS – The Port of Halifax welcomed over 292-thousand cruise guests during the 2017 cruise season. This year saw 292,722 guests arriving on 173 cruise vessels, making 2017 the busiest cruise year for the Port of Halifax so far.

“It was an incredible year for cruise in Halifax,” said Catherine McGrail, Vice President Operations, Interim, Halifax Port Authority. “Nova Scotia is a great place to visit. People love coming here, and we work hard with our partners to keep them coming back. The tourism operators and service providers deserve full recognition for the tremendous season, and we are looking forward to working with them again next year.”

This year saw an increase of 23% in overall passenger counts, and 27% in vessel calls. The cruise season in Halifax typically runs from mid-April to the end of October.

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Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
lfarguson@portofhalifax.ca