Port of Halifax receives top-rated cruise destination award

September 19, 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The Port of Halifax has been recognized as a top rated Canada-US cruise destination by Cruise Critic.

The 2016 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards announced by Cruise Critic list the Port of Halifax as one of the top five Canada-US 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: http://www.cruisecritic.com/memberreviews/destination-awards/us-canada/

A recent economic impact report released by the Halifax Port Authority found the cruise industry in Halifax is worth an estimated $104.3 million in economic benefit for the local economy. This includes passenger spending on tourism-related activities as well as provisioning associated with cruise vessels. Halifax is a full-service port that is able to offer a full range of goods and services across the entire marine industry.

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

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